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RBI Assistant Salary Structure, Pay Scale, Allowances & Benefits 2021

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Nov 8, 2020

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the central bank of India, and it becomes a matter of prestige to get a job in it. Like every other government position requires an aspirant to crack the exam conducted by the authority, RBI has the same criterion.

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If an aspirant wants to become an RBI official, it is necessary to study persistently. Apart from prestige, a job in the RBI gives a boost to the candidate’s career and also leads to their growth as an individual. There is an eligibility criterion a candidate needs to check before applying for the role of RBI Assistant. After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the salary of RBI Assistant in-hand is Rs.36,091 per month. The breakdown of the pay is as follows:

Basic Pay Rs.15,060/-
Payscale Rs.13,150 – 750(3) – 15400900(4) – 19000 – 1200(6) – 26200 – 1300(2) – 28820 – 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750(1) – 34990(20 years)
Gross pay Rs.32,429 per month
Salary in-hand Rs.36,091 per month
RBI Allowances

RBI Assistant Allowances

Apart from this, allowances are also included in the salary of RBI Assistant. These allowances are:

  1. Accommodation- Housing accommodation is provided to the RBI assistant. Because the accommodation is subject to availability, they are provided with rent as a substitute
  2. Dearness Allowance- This is paid by the government to mitigate the impact of inflation on the official
  3. City Compensatory Allowance- The government pays the RBI assistant to compensate for the higher cost of living in metropolitan or Tier-1 cities
  4. Transport Allowance- Government provides RBI assistant with this allowance for them to meet commuting expenses between the places of residence and office or a place where office duty is to be performed
RBI Working Days

Working Days and Public Dealing

Working days for an RBI assistant are weekdays i.e. 5 days. An RBI assistant requires no public dealing.

RBI Job Role

Job role

Before you apply for the post of RBI assistant, it is important to know their role in the organization. Among the many responsibilities of RBI assistant, some of them are as follows:

  1. Work filing- The RBI assistant has to maintain files, collect receipts, balance tally, maintain the ledger, etc.
  2. RBI assistant verifies documents and bank details
  3. Can issue and circulate a new currency
  4. Ensure financial stability by maintaining accounts
  5. Reply to emails and record the same


Apart from job security, good pay, work-life balance, the RBI also provides you with excellent growth opportunities within the organization by conducting internal promotional examinations which are conducted at regular intervals. These exams are a path to promotion as the employees who pass these exams are promoted to a better position. With the promotion, your salary also increases along with the responsibilities that come with the new position.

RBI Eligibility


The candidates must have a graduation degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks. They should also have a good knowledge of computer and word processing.

  • Minimum age- 21 years
  • Maximum age- 28 years

Age relaxations for backward community and other communities are as follows:

Category Age relaxation
ST/SC 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD 10 years
PwD-OBC 13 years
PwD- SC/ST 15 years
Jammu and Kashmir applicants 5 years
Ex-servicemen Maximum age- 50 years
Widow judicially separated women and not remarried, divorced women 10 years
RBI Registration

Registration fee

There is a registration fee to be paid for the application to the post. The fee for various categories is as follows:

Category Fee
General/OBC Rs.450

Benefits of being an RBI assistant

After the 7th pay commission, there has been a huge hike in the salaries of government employees. Apart from this, there are many perks that an RBI assistant enjoys. These perks are as follows:

  1. Work-life balance- The RBI assistant works 5 days a week and has weekends off. Also, the job duration is 8 hours a day i.e. 9:15 AM to 5:15 PM, which also allows personal time to the employee after working hours. When compared to other jobs and the private sector, this role provides the employee with a work-life balance.
  2. Accommodation facility- Government jobs come with transfers. So, the employee is provided with accommodation wherever they are transferred to. They need not worry about housing facility as the RBI provides them with quarters.
  3. Medical benefits- The RBI doesn’t only provide medical coverage for the employee but for their family members as well. This comes as a big relief as many facilities are either free of cost or charges are at a very nominal rate.
  4. Housing loan- RBI gives housing loan facility to its employees, which is up to Rs.30 lakhs at nominal rates.
  5. Education loan- RBI gives education loans up to Rs.20 lakhs to the children of the employees at a very nominal rate. The children are also given scholarships.
  6. Leaves- The number of leaves is more when compared to other banking jobs. An RBI employee enjoys comparatively more number of leaves including paid holidays.
  7. Work- The work pressure is comparatively less. This way, the employee is able to perform to the best of their ability without taking stress.
  8. There are opportunities for promotion. For this, the employee goes through departmental promotional examinations and can get promoted to the level of Assistant Manager.
  9. Public dealing- This job role is purely office work and so it does not involve any kind of public dealing.
  10. Brand- RBI is the peak of banking as it is the central bank of India and all the banks, public or private come under it. If you are in RBI, there is nothing better you would want in terms of career.
  11. Posting- RBI employees are posted in urban areas as RBI doesn’t have any branch in rural areas. When compared to other banks, postings are both in urban and rural areas.


Ques. What are the job responsibilities of an RBI assistant?

Ans: The responsibilities of an RBI assistant are to maintain files, verify documents and bank details, manage currency circulation and make sure it is proper, and maintain the ledger.

Ques. Is there career growth as an RBI assistant?

Ans: Yes. There are departmental promotional examinations conducted within the RBI along with interviews. The employee is eligible for the examinations when they have worked in the current job role for at least 3 years.

Ques. What is the basic pay an RBI assistant gets?

Ans: The basic pay of an RBI Assistant after the 7th pay commission is Rs.15,060 per month.

Ques. What are the allowances given to an RBI assistant?

Ans: Apart from the basic pay, an RBI assistant’s salary package includes allowances which are as follows-

Accommodation, transport allowance, house rent allowance, dearness allowance, city compensatory allowance, medical allowance, travel allowance, and miscellaneous benefits.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


kashish tomar
What is the work of RBI Assistant?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. The most common job that which RBI Assistants are supposed to do include maintaining the files on various matters of the organization. It also includes collecting receipts, balancing tally, maintaining ledger, etc. Check more details here.

divakar sharma
What is the salary of RBI Assistant?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. The basic salary of RBI Assistant is INR 14,650 (Rs 13,150 with two advance increments to graduates).