BSNL JTO Salary in hand, Pay Scale, Facilities , and Job Profile

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is the largest Public sector enterprise in the telecommunications industry. As per the latest TRAI data the company is still leading the wireline landline/ broadband market.

If you have a plan to join the Mini-Ratna telecom PSU, you might be interested to know the company profile before becoming part of it.



Headquarter New Delhi
Parent Ministry Department of Telecommunications
Chairman & Managing Director Shri Pravin Kumar Purwar
Status Miniratna Category-I
Classification Schedule – A
No. of Employees (as on 30.04.2019) 1,65,508
Revenue (2017-18) Rs 27,818  Crore
Loss (2017-18) Rs 4,785 Crore

This year the BSNL has advertised the post of Junior Telecom Officer in the Civil and electrical wing of the PSU.

I know that you are looking salary structure of the BSNL Junior Telecom Officer post. Here, I will be explaining the monthly payment of JTO.

Here you will get every information about the BSNL JTO like Salary in hand, Pay Scale, Payment during training & probation period, allowance, benefits, and facility available for the graduate engineer in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

If you observe the table company profile table mentioned above, you will find that the BSNL is not making profits. Hence, it is not in a position to extend the 3rd PRC benefits to the employees.

So we will see here the Junior Telecom Officer Salary in hand, Allowances, facilities, and benefits according to the 2nd PRC.

Post Details

Post Name Junior Telecom Officer/ Assistant Manager
Post Type Group-B/ Class-II
Post Cadre Executive
Work Profile Supervisory
Work Type Field Duty/ Office Work
Promotions Slow as compared to other PSUs
Salary Good
Job Security Good

The post is equivalent to the group B position of the central government employee cadre hierarchy.

The pay scale for the Junior Telecom Officer Post is ranging from Rs 16,400 to 40,500/-, and it is part of E1 grade.

The entry pay for the Junior Telecom Officer post starts from the Rs 16,400/- after the successful completion of training.

The newly joined Telecom Officers would also get the Industrial Dearness Allowance, Conveyance Allowance, and House Rent Allowance.

The HRA depends on the location of the posting. The current rate for the House Rent Allowances is 10%, 20%, and 30% of basic pay.


BSNL JTO Salary in Hand

Component Monthly Salary
Grade E-1
Pay Scale 16,400 – 40,500
Entry Basic Pay 16,400/-
Dearness Allowances (1st September 2019) 24,059/-
House Rent Allowances 1,640 Or 3,280 Or 4,920/-
Transport Allowances 500/-
Total Salary Rs. 41,959 – 46,879/-

So when the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited appoints any graduate engineer as a Junior Telecom Officer, he/she would get the total salary of Rs 41,959 – 46,879/- per month.


Payment During Training

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited provides the Basic Pay and the Dearness Allowances for the newly joined graduate engineers. From the above table, you can easily add both the component. The total salary during training would Rs 40,059 per month.

JTO Salary During Probation

After successful completion of training, the newly appointed BSNL Junior Telecom Officers will be on probation for two years.

These officers will receive the full payment during the probation period as per the above salary table.


Salary after 5 Years and 3rd PRC

The employees of the government sector get the annual increment with a rate of 3 % of basic pay. Same amount of increment an employee get on promotion.

Let’s do the calculation for the Junior Telecom Officer Salary after 5 years of regular service. We need to make some assumptions to find the approximate pay details.

Years As per the Current Pay Structure Expected Pay After 3rd PRC
Basic Pay at the Time of Appointment 16,400 40,000
After Completion of 1st Year 16,900 41,200
2nd Year 17,410 42,440
3rd Year 17,940 43,720
4th Year 18,480 45,040
5th Year 19,040 46,400

Now let’s consider that the DA will increase 10% per year after the appointment of the candidate. Hence DA rate after 5 years of service: 185% and similarly I am taking the 25% DA rates for revised pay scales.

Hence total salary after 3rd PRC will be as the per the data in the table

Component Current Pay Structure Revised Pay Structure (3rd PRC)
Basic pay 19,040 46,400
DA+EPF+Allowances 42,000 20,000
HRA (If applicable) 1904/ 3808/ 5712/ 4640/ 9280/ 13,920
Approx Gross Pay per Month in Rupees 63,000 to 67,000/- 71,000 to 80,000/-

Contribution towards the retirement benefits

EPF Contribution Rs 4,855/-
Gratuity Rs 1,942/-
Pension Rs 2023
PRMB (Post Retirement Medical Benefits) Rs 1,335/-

Benefits and Facilities

  • Out Medical Treatment for employee and dependents (Check Limit)
  • Cashless Indoor Medical Treatment for Self and family members in company impaneled hospitals
  • Newspaper Reimbursement of Rs 100/- Per Month
  • Mobile Handset reimbursement Rs 1,500/- Once in three years
  • Subsidized broadband for employees (60% concession)
  • Free Mobile Postpaid Plan of Worth Rs 750/- Per month
  • Quarter facility

JTO Promotion & Cadre Hierarchy

Grade Pay Scale Post Name
E-1 16,400 – 40,500 JTO/AM/JAO
E-2 20600  – 46500 SDE / AO
E-3 24900  – 50500 Sr. SDE/ Sr. AO
E-4 29,100 – 54,500 DE / AGM / CAO
E-5 32,900  – 58,000 DGM
E-6 36,600  – 62,000 GM
E-7 43,200  – 66,000 PGM
E-8 51,300  – 73,000 CGM
E-9 62,000  – 80,000 ED

SDE: Sub Divisional Engineer | AO: Account Officer | DE: Divisional Engineer | CAO: Chief Account Officer | AGM: Assistant General Manager | DGM: Deputy General Manager | GM: General Manager | PGM: Principal General Manager | ED: Executive Director

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