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RPF SI Salary 2021: Check in-hand salary, allowances, benefits, payscale

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Sun, 03 Oct 2021 12:11 AM IST


Know the RPF SI Salary 2021 along with the perks and Allowances. Get an idea of the Railways Basic Pay and Growth Prospects of the Sub Inspector in the RPF.

RPF SI 2021 notification is yet to be released by the Ministry of Railways. The Railway Protection Force also known as RPF conducts examinations to hire eligible candidates for the post of Sub Inspector in the force. The candidates who are successful in finding a selection are being recruited as SI whose job is to look after the security of the railway department. The salary structure of the SI in the RPF is very diverse and a lot of perks add up to make the salary attractive. 

If you are also preparing for the upcoming RPF Sub Inspector examination and wish to join the force then this article is for you. Scroll till the end to get a clear picture of the salary structure, allowances, job profile, and career growth in the job. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.



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RPF SI Salary 2021

The salary of the RPF SI comprises a lot of factors that make the salary bankable and hefty. The complete description of the salary structure of the RPF Sub Inspector post in this section:

RPF Sub Inspector Salary Structure

The in-hand salary of the RPF Sub Inspector comprises of a lot of elements which the candidates can check in the table below:

RPF SI salary

Pay in Rupees


Rs.9300 - Rs 34, 800 

Basic Pay

Rs 35,400

Grade Pay 


Dearness Allowance

As per the rules of the Railway Board

House Rent Allowance

As per the rules of the Railway Board

Transport Allowance

As per the rules of the Railway Board

Professional Allowance

As per the rules of the Railway Board

Special Personal Allowance

As per the rules of the Railway Board

Gross Salary

45,000 - 49,000


RPF Sub Inspector Allowances

In addition to the basic salary inputs as mentioned in the table above the candidates will also be eligible to receive the additional allowances as per the decision of the Railway Board. There is a fixed payment for all the allowances mentioned below as per the Grade Pay of the post.

  • Medical facilities

  • Gratuity

  • Provident fund

  • Educational assistance

  • Pension

  • Travelling and transfer allowance

  • Pass and Privilege Ticket Orders

  • Other financial matters

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RPF Sub Inspector Career Growth

The candidate who wishes to start their career with the Railways as a Sub Inspector get to work in a thrilling environment and the career growth of the aforesaid post can be checked from the growth hierarchy mentioned below:

  • Sub- Inspector

  • Inspector

  • Circle Inspector

  • Zonal Inspector

  • Dy. Superintendent

RPF SI Job Profile

  • They are responsible to supervise the Railway station, take care of any crime happening, find out the evidence and file cases in the station.  

  • They are responsible for protecting the Indian railway tracks and keep an eye on the signalling equipment.

  • A Sub Inspector has to work in a team with his teammates the candidate is required to regularly take updates from his junior and senior.

  • An SI is also responsible to monitor and supervise all the activities happening on the station and keep coordination between the Local Police, Railway Police, and the railway administration.

RPF SI Salary 2021 FAQs

Ques 1: How much does an RPF SI make per month?

Ans 1:      A RPF SI makes at least Rs 45,000 to Rs 47,000 per month.


Ques 2: What is the basic salary of RPF SI?

Ans 2:     The basic salary of RPF SI is Rs Rs.9300 - Rs 34, 800.


Ques 3: Which is the minimum pay scale for Sub Inspector in RPF?

Ans 3:     The minimum pay scale for Sub Inspector in RPF is Rs 4200.


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

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


Ques5: Is there any career growth for the RPF SI?

Ans 5:    Yes, the candidates can appear in the internal exam and seek promotions to the posts of Inspector, Circle Inspector, Zonal Inspector and Dy. Superintendent.
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