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RPF Constable Salary 2021: Know in-hand salary, payscale, allowances, and benefits

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:35 PM IST


Get to know RPF Constable Salary here with Safalta. Check out details on salary structure, job profile, and career prospects.
Railway Protection Force of Indian Railways is a massive force, which releases bumper vacancies each year. This year around 1000 vacancies for constable and sub-inspectors are expected soon. Candidates preparing for the exam should have a clear idea about RPF Constable Salary and roles and responsibilities for better insight into the job and life. The salary structure in railways is as per the 7 th pay commission and salary and allowances make the job a rewarding one. The constables in RPF are recruited at a  Grade Pay of Rs. 2000. Their basic salary is around Rs 21.7000. Candidates should note that railways pays handsome allowances like Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and other befits to recruits. This space will cover RPF Constable Salary, allowances, job profile, and career prospects. The details can be a source of motivation for many. 

RPF Constable Salary Structure

The salary is as per 7th CPC. Recruits are paid a basic salary of Rs. 21,700. Which is enhanced due to various add ons like allowances and perks. They are recruited at an initial Grade pay of Rs 2000 and a pay band of PB1. The allowances vary as per the location of the job. The details of the salary structure are covered below.


Percentage of basic pay 

Class A City 

Class B City 

Class C City 

Basic Pay


Rs 21, 700/-

Rs 21, 700/-

Rs 21, 700/-

Dearness Allowance


4 % of Basic 

Rs 868/-

Rs 868/-

Rs 868/-

House Rent Allowance

20% of Basic- Class A 

16% of Basic- Class B 
8% of Basic- Class C 

Rs 5208


Rs 3472


Rs 1734/-


Transport Allowance (TA)

16% Of basic

Rs 3600

Rs 3600

Rs 3600

Gross Salary


Rs 31, 270/-

Rs 29, 636/-

Rs 27, 902/


RPF Constable Salary - Allowances and Benefits 

Constables are eligible for a number of allowances like dearness allowance, House rent allowance, and other allowances. They are paid as add ons to the salary and to provide security against rising exapenditurs. The detailed list of allowance and salary is given below.
  1. Provident fund from own monthly contribution.
  2. Overtime Allowance
  3. Dress Allowance 
  4. Medical facilities like coverage and expense for grave medical situations.
  5. Dress Allowance
  6. Night Duty Allowance
  7. Educational assistance for children.
  8. Ration Allowance and
  9. Traveling  allowance
  10. Easy and instant loans.
  11. Preference in railway tickets and passes.
  12. Gratuity.

RPF Constable - Roles and Responsibility 

RPS is a specialized force tasked to look after railway infrastructure and property. They are also tasked to maintain peace and law and order inside tarins and railway premises. The detailed roles and responsibilities of the RPF Constable are enumerated below.
  • To protect and ensure safe travel in railways.
  • To check anti-social elements in Railway coaches and platforms.
  • To guard freight tarins and track routes.
  • Secure railway properties from any kind of damages.
  • To keep vigil and gather possible information on any kind of threat.

RPF Constable - Career Growth 

RPF personnel is promoted based on time of service and work experience, Exeplinary commitment and service are always rewarded. The promotion is as per internal assessment by railways. There are a number of opportunities to grow within the organization. The various posts that can be given after promotion are mentioned below.
  1. Constable
  2. Head Constable
  3. Assistant Sub Inspector
  4. Sub Inspector
  5. Inspector
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RPF Constable Salary - FAQ

Ques 1: How much does a RPF Constablemake per month?

Ans 1:  A RPF Constable makes at least Rs 25,000 to 31,994 per month

Ques 2:What is the basic salary of a RPF Constable?

Ans 2: The basic salary of a RPF Constable is Rs. 21,700  per month.

Ques 3:Which is the minimum pay scale for a RPF Constable?

Ans 3: The minimum pay scale for a RPF Constable is a pay scale of Rs. 15,600 and Rs. 39,100 with the grade pay of Rs. 2000.

Ques 4:Do you get a salary after the RPF Constable exam?

Ans 4: No salary is only received once the candidate joins the department as a RPF Constable.

Ques5: What is are the main allowances given to RPF Constable?

Ans5: The main allowances given to RPF Constable are dearness allowance, house rent allowance, and traveling allowance.

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