What is the NALCO salary & promotion for Graduate Engineer Trainees?

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National Aluminium Company Limited is widely known as NALCO, is a Navratna Company under the Ministry of Mines. The Company came in existence into the existence on 07 January 1981 as a Public Sector Enterprise. It's apex office and registered office located in the Capital of Odisha State i.e. Bhubaneswar.

The company has recorded the highest turnover of 9376/- Crore, in the year 2016-17 and earned a huge profit of Rs 1,342.41/- Crore during the same financial year.

To maintain its steady growth in the metal sector the company require Graduate engineers in the disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical, Metallurgy, Electronics, and Instrumentation.

To become a part of National Aluminum Company as a Management Trainee Cadre one has to apply for the GATE examination. On the basis of GATE, scorecard Company conducts Interview for the final selection as a Graduate Engineer Trainee.

NALCO Graduate Engineer Salary

The engineers who made into the final list will get placed for the training of one year and during the training, they get the pay according to E1 Grade 40,000 - 1,40,000. Those who complete the training successfully they appointed as Junior Manager in the Pay Scale 60,000 -1,80,000 of E1 Grade.

The Salary of Graduate Engineers during the training and after appointment as a Junior Manager shown here in the table.

Component During Training After Appointment
Post Nature Group A / Class-I
Post Name Graduate Engineer Trainee Junior Manager
Pay Scale 40,000 - 1,40,000 60,000 - 1,80,000
Basic Pay 40,000 60,000
Allowances 36,000 54,000
Gross Salary Rs 76,000/- per Month Rs 1,14,000/- Per Month

From the above table, a newly appointed Graduate Engineer from National Aluminium Company Limited gets the gross salary of Rs 1,14,000/- per month. The total package for the Junior Manger post in the NALCO is about 15 Lakh per annum which is quite good and better than most of the private firms in India.

NALCO Promotions

As the National Aluminium Company Limited has implemented the CPSU cadre hierarchy for the executives working in the organization that why the young engineers get quick promotions on the basis of individual performance in the PSU.

For promotions from E1- up to E-7, the minimum retention period for the next stage is 3 years only. Almost 80% of the Graduate engineers get the promotion to the E2 grade after completion of regular service in the E1 Grade. The approximate percentage of eligible employees to be promoted on the next pay scale shall be as follows.

Present Grade to Next Grade % of Executives Promoted in 3 Years
E0 to E1 90%
E1 to E2 80%
E2 to E3 50-60%
E3 to E4 50-60%
E4 to E5 50-60%
E5 to E6 30-40%

From the grade, E7 and onwards the promotions are based on the availability of vacant positions in the respective grade.

NALCO 3rd PRC Pay Scales for Engineers

National Aluminium Company Limited is a profit making Company, hence the PSU is eligible for the implementation of 3rd PRC report for employees working there. The revised pay scales and corresponding grades along with post name are shown here in the table.

Designations Grade Pay Scales (in Rs.)
Assistant Engineer/ assistant Officer/ GET/MT E-0 40,000  - 1,40,000
Jr. Manager/ Medical Officer E-1 60,000 - 1,80,000
Assistant Manager/ Sr.Medical Officer E-2 70,000  - 2,00,000
Dy. Manager/Asst. Medical Supdt. E-3 80,000  - 2,20,000
Manager/Dy. Medical Supdt. E-4 90,000  - 2,40,000
Sr. Manager/Medical Supdt. E-5 1,00,000  - 2,60,000
Asst. General Manager E-6 1,20,000  -2,80,000
Dy. General Manager E-7 1,20,000  -2,80,000
General Manager E-8 1,20,000  -2,80,000
Executive Director E-9 1,50,000 – 3,00,000
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