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RBI Grade B Salary Structure - Complete Details

Employee motivation is one of the most important factors in any organization. Motivated employees create a positive working environment, thereby giving their best performances. This inevitably leads to employee personal development and subsequently leads to the company's overall growth. It is widely believed that employee compensation in the form of a salary is the best way to maintain a motivated workforce. Well, the Reserve Bank of India knows all this and much more! The compensation package that it offers to its employees is one best in the banking industry. Let's go on and analyse all the components of the RBI Grade B Salary 2022 along with the Job Profile, Career Prospects, Perks, and Allowances that RBI extends to its Grade B officers.

RBI Grade B Salary 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is also known as the central bank authority of India (Established on 1st April 1935), is one of the most reputable institutions in the country. RBI conducts the Direct Recruitment for the post of RBI Grade-B Officer– which comes with a high-esteemed job profile, excellent pay scale, and numerous other perks and benefits

Recruitment of candidates for Grade B posts of the RBI occurs through an online examination conducted in three phases viz. Phase 1, Phase 2 & Interviews. Candidates who are looking forward to the Grade B post must be aware of the Current Pay Scale, Perks & Allowances, Career Prospects & RBI Grade B Job Profile. Reading here about the RBI Grade B Salary 2022 will give you enough motivation to apply for the post and study rigorously for it. So, read along. 

RBI Grade B Officer Salary 2022 – Details 

As per the latest revision of the RBI Grade B salary, the basic pay is Rs 55,200/- per month on the scale of Rs. Rs. 55200 - 2850 (9) - 80850 - EB - 2850 (2) - 86550 - 3300 (4) - 99750 (16 years) and the Gross Monthly Emoluments are Rs 1.08 Lakhs approximately. 

RBI Grade B Salary Structure

RBI Grade B Salary – Basic PayRs 55,200/- p.m.
RBI Grade B Salary – ScaleRs. 55200 - 2850 (9) - 80850 - EB - 2850 (2) - 86550 - 3300 (4) - 99750 (16 years)
RBI Grade B Salary – Allowances Giveni. Dearness Allowance,
ii. Local allowance,
iii. House Rent Allowance,
iv. Family allowance and
v. Grade Allowance
RBI Grade B Salary – Gross Monthly EmolumentsRs 1.08 Lakhs approximately. 

 RBI Grade B Officer Salary Increments

The new pay scale of RBI Grade-B Officers is Rs. 55200 - 2850 (9) - 80850 - EB - 2850 (2) - 86550 - 3300 (4) - 99750 (16 years).

This means, your initial basic pay will be Rs. 55,200 and you will receive an increment of Rs 2850 for up to 9 years of your service.

After the tenure of 9 years is over, your basic pay will rise to Rs 80, 850 and you will again receive an increment of Rs.1850 for the next 2 years.

Further increment of Rs.3300 for the next 4 years will finally leave you with basic pay of Rs.86,550.

RBI Grade B Officer Benefits, Perks, and Allowances

Apart from the basic pay, RBI Officers are entitled to receive numerous emoluments like Dearness Allowance, Family Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Conveyance Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Medical Allowance, etc.

Dearness Allowance (D.A.)i. 113% of the basic pay that previously accounted for D.A. has now been revised to 125%.
House Rent Allowance (H.R.A.)i. H.R.A. is provided to those employees who are posted out of their hometowns. 
ii. Accommodation is also provided to RBI employees.
Usually one gets a 2 BHK flat.
iii. If an employee has not been allotted a flat, RBI offers an estimated amount of Rs.70,000 for accommodation in metro cities such as Mumbai.
Conveyance Allowance (C.A.)i. Based on the declaration provided by you, C.A. is paid.
For instance, the additional in-hand amount in Mumbai is Rs.14,000.
Medical Allowance (M.A.)i. Medical Allowance worth Rs.4500 is offered to RBI employees as well as to their dependents. 
ii. Reimbursement of medical expenses for hospitalization and OPD treatment along with free dispensary facilities are available.
Education Allowancei. Selected RBI Officers get Education Allowance for their children. 
ii. The annual reimbursement amount accounts for approximately Rs.4000 per month.
Leave Fare Concession (LFC) &
Leave Travel Concession (LTC)
i. LFC/LTC is offered to the employee and his/her family once every two years. 
ii. RBI provides Rs.107,000 (approx.) per head for this purpose.
Bank Loan Facilityi. As per the salary revision, RBI Officers can now avail of loans at cheaper rates for a vehicle, housing, computers, etc.

RBI Grade B Salary – Perquisites

i. Bank's accommodation, subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility.

ii. Free dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalization as per eligibility. Interest-free festival advance, Leave Fare Concession (once in two years for self, spouse, and eligible dependents).

iii. Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Vehicle, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal computers, etc. Selected candidates will be governed by ‘the defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS)', in addition to the benefit of Gratuity.

iv. At certain centres, a limited number of residential quarters are available. A facility for securing residential accommodation on lease, however, exists at all centres.

RBI Grade B Career Prospects

1. The initial appointment will be on probation for two years.

2. At Bank's discretion, the probationary period may be extended up to a maximum period of four years. 

3. Selected candidates are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.

4. There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades. 

5. For candidates possessing very high academic or professional qualifications/ experience of significant value to the Bank, the Bank may, at its sole discretion, consider granting up to four advance increments.

6. The Board, at its sole discretion, may consider requests for higher emoluments on account of higher qualification/special experience of value to the Bank at the interview stage only.

7. Such information may be furnished in the Bio-data Form in the appropriate column. The number of maximum increments will be four. The Board/Bank will not entertain any request received after the interview.

RBI Grade B Future Avenues - Career Path/Career Progression

1. If one continues to work in RBI with sincerity & dedication, then an RBI Grade B Officer can reach up to CGM level post. Few Grade B officers have also managed to reach Executive Director (ED) positions and very few up to Deputy Governors (DG).

Deputy Governor

Executive Director

Principal Chief General Manager

Chief General Manager

General Manager

Deputy General Manager

Asst. General Manager

Manager (Grade B Officer)

2. On the Boards of every Public Sector Bank, there is an RBI representative who is CGM level Officer in RBI.

3. A few officers who perform extraordinarily could also get a chance to go on deputation on foreign institutions like IMF, World Bank, foreign country's central bank, Finance Ministry, Home Ministry, etc.

Various Departments in RBI

This is the list of departments in which an RBI Grade B officer gets a chance to work. Read top know better.

1. Central Vigilance Cell18. Department of Statistics and Information Management
2. Consumer Education and Protection Department19. Enforcement Department
3. Corporate Strategy and Budget Department20. Financial Inclusion and Development Department
4. Department of Banking Regulation21. Financial Markets Operation Department
5. Department of Banking Supervision22. Financial Markets Regulation Department
6. Department of Communication23. Financial Stability Unit
7. Department of Cooperative Bank Regulation24. Foreign Exchange Department
8. Department of Cooperative Bank Supervision25. Human Resource Management Department
9. Department of Corporate Services26. Inspection Department
10. Department of Currency Management27. Internal Debt Management Department
11. Department of Economic and Policy Research28. International Department
12. Department of External Investments and Operations29. Legal Department
13. Department of Government and Bank Accounts30. Monetary Policy Department
14. Department of Information Technology31. Premises Department
15. Department of Non-Banking Regulation32. Rajbhasha Department
16. Department of Non-Banking Supervision33. Risk Monitoring Department
17. Department of Payment and Settlement Systems34. Secretary's Department

This is all from us for the RBI Grade B Salary. We hope that you like the information provided here. 

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FAQs

Q. What is the selection procedure followed for RBI Grade B exam?

A. The RBI Grade B exam is conducted in three stages: Phase I (Prelims), Phase 2 (Mains), and the Interview round.

Q. What is the minimum qualification required for RBI Grade B? +

A. You will need a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree OR a minimum of 55% percentage in your Post Graduation if you are a postgraduate (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants).

Q. What is the age criteria for RBI Grade B? +

A. The minimum age to apply for the RBI Grade B officer exam is 21 years. You should have completed 21 years of age as of the 1st of January 2022. Your birth date should not be after 1st January 2001.

The maximum age to apply for the RBI Grade B officer exam is 30 years of age. This means you should not be 30 years of age. As per the RBI Grade B 2022 notification pdf, your birth date should not be prior to 2nd January 1992.

(The candidate should not have been born before 2nd Jan 1992 and not after 1st Jan 2001.)

Q. What are the RBI Grade B exam dates? +

A. RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 exam for the Generalist post is scheduled on the 28th of May 2022 and RBI Grade B Phase 2 is scheduled on the 25th of June 2022.

Q. Will there be RBI Grade B exam in 2022? +

A. Yes, the RBI Grade B exam is being conducted in 2022. RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is scheduled on the 28th of May 2022 and RBI Grade B Phase 2 is scheduled on the 25th of June 2022. The detailed notification got out on the 28th of March 2022.

Q. Can final year students apply for RBI Grade B exam 2022? +

A. No, the final year students cannot apply for the RBI Grade B exam. You need to complete your graduation and get a degree certificate in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam. For RBI Grade B 2022, as of the 1st of January 2022, you should hold the minimum education criteria given in the notification.

Q. How many times can I attempt RBI Grade B exam? +

A. If you are a general category candidate, you have 6 attempts, whereas there is no bar on the number of attempts for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. By 6 attempts, it means you should have taken the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 6 times. If you have already taken the RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam 6 times, then you are not eligible to apply.

Q. Is there any negative marking in RBI Grade B exam? +

A. Yes, there is negative marking in Phase 1 of the RBI Grade B exam. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in RBI Grade B Phase 1.

Q. Does RBI Grade B exam happens every year? +

A. Yes. The RBI Grade B exam happens every year barring a few years. It was conducted in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 2019, 2021. RBI Grade B exam was not conducted in the year 2020. The RBI Grade B 2022 notification got out on the 28th March 2022.

Q. What is the Application Fee for RBI Grade B 2022 Exam? +

A. Application fee for the RBI Grade B is as follows:
For GEN/OBC/EWSs - Rs 850
For SC/ST/PwBD - Rs 100
For RBI Staff - Nil.
There is no application fee for the RBI staff.

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Q. Do I need a minimum of 60% criteria in my 10th and 12th class in order to apply for the RBI Grade B exam? +

A. No, your 10th and 12th class/standard marks/percentage do not matter. You will need a minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree OR a minimum of 55% percentage in your Post Graduation if you are a postgraduate (pass marks for SC/ST/PwBD applicants).

Q. Are the RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 Admit Cards/Call Letters Out? +

A. Yes, the call letters for RBI Grade B 2022 Phase 1 exam are out on the RBI website along with the information handout. Check RBI website to download these.

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