Are there any civil engineers here who have worked for a power supply after cleaning GATE? If so, please tell us about the lifestyle and the work you have to do.

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Kyree Padilla



Are there any civil engineers here who have worked for a power supply after cleaning GATE? If so, please tell us about the lifestyle and the work you have to do.

Many of them are working there already and believe me bro, they just live like a celebrity from the construction field with a huge following of the guys from the private sector.

PSUs are a great place to work in India for a recent graduate. Since they pay a good salary with job security, it automatically becomes a preferable job. Additionally, PSUs also take very good care of their employees, taking into account medical facilities, emergency assignments, abundance of permits, etc.

Let's look at the salary of a Maharatna PSU like PGCIL / IOCL / ONGC / BPCL / HPCL / NTPC etc. for a new engineer

Base salary: 60K per month

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Housing Subsidy (DA): 11K (18.4% of basic currently, and depends on CPI inflation)

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Benefits: 21K per month (35% of the basic)

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House Rent (HRA): 14K per month (depends on

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PSUs are a great place to work in India for a recent graduate. Since they pay a good salary with job security, it automatically becomes a preferable job. Additionally, PSUs also take very good care of their employees, taking into account medical facilities, emergency assignments, abundance of permits, etc.

Let's look at the salary of a Maharatna PSU like PGCIL / IOCL / ONGC / BPCL / HPCL / NTPC etc. for a new engineer

Base salary: 60K per month

+

Housing Subsidy (DA): 11K (18.4% of basic currently, and depends on CPI inflation)

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Benefits: 21K per month (35% of the basic)

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House rent (HRA): 14K per month (depends on the city)

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Fuel allowance: 7K per month (depends on gas prices in the market)


Total gross: 1.13 Lakh per month (this is your money, except you have to pay taxes)


Now you have to contribute some mandatory money to your PF and pension accounts. But that will still be your money.

PF Contribution: 7K (the company also contributes the same amount, you can withdraw all this money for the purchase of your house, children's education, marriage or any medical emergency)

Pension contribution: 2K (the company contributes double, all this money you will receive as a pension)


Income tax: 14K approx. (this money is given to the government and will never come back)

Miscellaneous deductions: 2K (food at the office, death of a colleague's contribution, etc.)


Available salary = 1.13,000 - 7000 - 2000-14000 - 2000 = Rs 88,000

Therefore, Rs 88,000 will be credited to your account each month as a newer power source in a Maharatna power source.


There are other benefits too:

You will receive performance-related pay (PRP) on your account annually. This increases with your rank in the organization. for example, at my level (Manager) it is around 4.5 Lakh per year.

PRP = 2 Lakh per year (for a cooler one)

Mobile phone = 20K every two years

Laptop = 85K every five years

Uniform allowance = 36K per year

Mobile phone and Internet bill = 12K per year

Unlimited medical reimbursement for whole family

So your CTC turns out to be 18 LPA (approx.) For a cooler power supply

Take a look at my salary after two promotions at PGCIL:

I hope you are now motivated to join a power supply.

Good luck!

Hello dear friends, this is a very delicate question. First let me tell you about my trip.

I did BE - Civil and joined MBA to get a white collar office job so that I could use my engineering knowledge and skills effectively for marketing or management in a construction company. I got one of the best placements on my lot, I was happy to get an attractive salary and profile. After working less than a month, due to unavoidable circumstances, I had to quit my job.

I started applying for a new job, luckily I got a call from a construction company thinking of a clerical job with them. I was

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Hello dear friends, this is a very delicate question. First let me tell you about my trip.

I did BE - Civil and joined MBA to get a white collar office job so that I could use my engineering knowledge and skills effectively for marketing or management in a construction company. I got one of the best placements on my lot, I was happy to get an attractive salary and profile. After working less than a month, due to unavoidable circumstances, I had to quit my job.

I started applying for a new job, luckily I got a call from a construction company thinking of a clerical job with them. I went for an interview and they selected me, but it turned out that I had to work in my central civil engineering department and not on the marketing side as I expected. When I told my parents, they convinced me to join work. After working for a month, I was very happy and worked very hard day and night. At that point, I decided that I would continue to work in my domain of engineering, as my main field excited me immensely.

After working for a few years in the construction industry, I felt that some of my skills were lacking, so I enrolled in Construction Management at NICMAR-Pune. I am currently enrolling in the IIM Strategic Management course.

Learning is not a destination, it is a journey, always keep learning.

As you can see, I have worked in almost every domain of construction, from site execution, billing, contracts, planning, QA / QC, and audits. I worked in Contractor, Developer and PMC, for multi-story, commercial and hotel projects. I even started my own venture recently and taking projects for Interior, MEP and Civil Works.

Looking at the current scenario of the construction industry, I would advise that it is better to opt for a higher education, based on your personal interests and your future plans. You can prepare for GATE, GRE, TOEFL, Project Management, MBA, MTech, IES, IAS entrance exams.

Still, you want to get the job done, then try for Government Job, Public Sector Unit (PSU). If you don't fall in love with any of the above, just look for big-name companies or infrastructure jobs. But if possible, avoid private companies at this juncture because it is the hardest hit period for the construction industry.

Nothing that special really. It's just a myth propagated by society that it's cool to have a job at a power supply.
In the 1960s-2000s, industries weren't quite as booming. The business sector was almost non-existent until the last half of the 1990s. The only jobs that provided a constant source of income were those in the government. Hence India's fascination with PSUs. Parents would seek boyfriends to work at PSU for their daughters, and PSU employees seemed to enjoy higher social status.
There are still some pros and cons of a job at PSU:
Pros:
1. You have a stable source of income with 9

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Nothing that special really. It's just a myth propagated by society that it's cool to have a job at a power supply.
In the 1960s-2000s, industries weren't quite as booming. The business sector was almost non-existent until the last half of the 1990s. The only jobs that provided a constant source of income were those in the government. Hence India's fascination with PSUs. Parents would seek boyfriends to work at PSU for their daughters, and PSU employees seemed to enjoy higher social status.
There are still some pros and cons of a job at PSU:
Pros:
1. You have a stable source of income with 9-5 hours of work.
2. The amount of work depends on the sector in which you work. But it won't be anything unmanageable.
3. Make sure you get promotions if you can get along with your boss and your colleagues.
4. Advantages of being a government employee. Also social status.
Cons:
1. Slow wage growth rate. Expect the payment of commission by increments.
2. You may have to deal with corruption in one form or another. Either you will fight it or you will accept it. Either way, you will have to find peace of mind.
3. The fear of becoming a 'babu'.

It goes without saying that a job in a power supply is a safe bet. Some would not mind the peace it brings.

You didn't say anything about "Investigative Career" so I'll leave that point in my answer.

Look, there are three aspects of a job,

  1. Money
  2. Work-life balance
  3. Social status

Money

If you love money, you should go for private companies after doing M. Tech. From IIT. Your Mtech fees would be less than the stipend provided to IIT M. Tech students, for example. At IIT, the annual kgp fee is around 85,000 and the MHRD stipend is 12,500 / month, that is 1.5 lakh per year.

But there is a catch, if you are from a branch other than CS / IT / ECE, only 10% of your class would get the 10lpa + package (maybe even less). And forget about 100% placement. 100

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You didn't say anything about "Investigative Career" so I'll leave that point in my answer.

Look, there are three aspects of a job,

  1. Money
  2. Work-life balance
  3. Social status

Money

If you love money, you should go for private companies after doing M. Tech. From IIT. Your Mtech fees would be less than the stipend provided to IIT M. Tech students, for example. At IIT, the annual kgp fee is around 85,000 and the MHRD stipend is 12,500 / month, that is 1.5 lakh per year.

But there is a catch, if you are from a branch other than CS / IT / ECE, only 10% of your class would get the 10lpa + package (maybe even less). And forget about 100% placement. 100% placement is a myth. The average package in iit kgp M. Tech CS is around 13 lpa and close to 90%. the class is placed (but this is the best case in all IIT, IIT kgp has the highest percentage of place in M. Tech CSE).

But if you are bright enough, you will get a 24-30 lpa pack (the top band is from IIT Bombay).

Now coming to the power supplies.

The starter package in the main power supply is: -

  1. PGCIL - ~ 14 lpa.
  2. IOCL - 11.6 lpa (has increased recently, but I don't know how much)
  3. ONGC - ~ 12.9 lpa
  4. GAIL - 10.6
  5. NTPC - ~ 10.4

And govt. Organizations.

  1. BARC - 64000 / Month consolidated
  2. ISRO / DRDO - about 10

And this will increase by 30-40% after the PSU salary review in 2017.

Therefore, the PSU in terms of money is a better option if you are not an above average student (above average at IIT, not at a private university).

Now we come to work-life balance.

PSU life is much better than in some private company and you will have a 9 to 5 job with not so strict deadlines (compared to private companies, we have a lot of work but the stress level is not that high).

Social status

Social status is good both ways. But PSU will attract much more attention (people go crazy for government jobs in INDIA).

Note: Getting a PSU is much more difficult than getting an IIT, so keep this in mind (I didn't even get an interview call for PGCIL, but got direct admission (no interview) at 2/3 of IIT).

Gopalam had already mentioned most of the non-monthly perks.

Monthly remuneration cannot be classified as Maharatna or Navratna.

So this post is not for difference benefits, iam monthly salary explaining in this. To learn about the advantages of the PSU, you can refer to Himanshu Lohani's answer to What are some of the facilities that IOCL offers its engineers?

For IOCL, I would like to explain more. ALL data is for Grade A (Entry Level Officer)

The salary varies, because it depends on several factors.

Basic pay + DA + cafeteria allowances are important and common to all (state offices and plant-based locations)

  1. Basic payment (BP) f
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Gopalam had already mentioned most of the non-monthly perks.

Monthly remuneration cannot be classified as Maharatna or Navratna.

So this post is not for difference benefits, iam monthly salary explaining in this. To learn about the advantages of the PSU, you can refer to Himanshu Lohani's answer to What are some of the facilities that IOCL offers its engineers?

For IOCL, I would like to explain more. ALL data is for Grade A (Entry Level Officer)

The salary varies, because it depends on several factors.

Basic pay + DA + cafeteria allowances are important and common to all (state offices and plant-based locations)

  1. The basic salary (BP) for the entry level is 24,900 for the Grade A officer in the IOC
  2. The contribution allowance (DA) varies. 117% of BP is present, it was 119.5% during the last months = Rs 29,500 (approximate)
  3. The cafeteria is 48.5% of BP = Rs 12076.5 per month. This includes monthly allowances like house keeping, professional upgrade, transportation allowance, subsidized dining room, fitness allowance, and other allowances that are for a particular year such as LFA, furniture allowances, digital newspaper nominated hotels, all things are under this. Let's take as an example how it works for non-monthly allowances. For LFA = 1.5x (BP + DA) that occurs after a period of 2 years, a monthly amount is deducted from your cafeteria, that is, that amount that you will not receive in salary, but goes to the LFA box. And this will be returned to you after 2 years. So you can take it as bulk money. Check the attached photo to see the assignments that are outside the cafeteria
  4. HRA: outdoor cafeteria. Now, if someone does not have accommodation in the company, they are given an HRA that is rented. 10%, 20%, 30% HRA for city Z, Y, X. This does not matter much because someone who receives HRA barely saves 2k of the rent. Who does not receive an HRA but has a good accommodation in the company, will definitely receive less salary. Many people I met do not understand all of this. They only know the final salary based on the comments of their friends.
  5. Shift allocation: There is compensation for each extra work in the power supply unit. Plant locations have shifts, state offices do not have shifts. Whoever works morning, afternoon, night shifts (A, B, C) will get Rs 170, 170, 250 per shift respectively. Who wants to work shifts? Few singles want to work shifts. This allowance will increase the salary from 3k to 4k. If you come in general shift (from 9 am to 5 pm), then there is no such assignment.
  6. Then comes the SCO (Special Compensatory Compensation) which is awarded to officers for 48 hours of work in the week, which means location based on the plant. because we have to work 6 days a week. So here there is also a compensation with the condition that if one works for 45 days in a quarter, he will be given 9 ELs (charged sheets). But the company provides monetary compensation in this amount for 9 days granted to the officer on a quarterly basis. so there is an addition of about 16k salary every 3 months for plant-based locations (NOT FOR OFFICES) with the condition of 45 days of work in a quarter.
  7. Transport maintenance subsidy: granted to those who have 2 wheels or a car with its registration. 6k for car, 2.5k or 2 wheels. This also increases the monthly salary.

Overtime compensation I'm not writing.

DEDUCTIONS

  1. FP: 12% of BP + DA goes to the provident fund. Approximately 6.5k deducted for this
  2. Income tax: This is the most important part. We were recruited in October 2016, so our gross income was lower because there were 6 months left, so the income tax was also very lower last year (rs 1000 mostly), which increases the transfer payment bank. I don't think people think about this because they only enjoy the final salary: p. But this is one of the reasons why workers' wages will decrease in the new financial year (April 2017 onwards). 4k to 5k will be
  3. SABF: Rs 1000 on this
  4. Others: Rs 700 approx.

Hope this helps you understand the salary structure.

It is better that NHAI is not a power supply, it is a central government, so it is safer and the work is related to civil engineering.

The PSU can go private at any time.

In terms of work, each PSU has a construction / project section. If you are included in the project team, you will work as a civil engineer. otherwise you can forget about all the civil engineering for other sections (marketing, operations, etc.)

maharatna PSU hires more in number, but most civil engineers will not be placed in civil works. it's safe and the pay is good

navratna and mini ratna, which employ civilians, offer you mainly civil works, but they are less safe and less paid in comparison.

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It is better that NHAI is not a power supply, it is a central government, so it is safer and the work is related to civil engineering.

The PSU can go private at any time.

In terms of work, each PSU has a construction / project section. If you are included in the project team, you will work as a civil engineer. otherwise you can forget about all the civil engineering for other sections (marketing, operations, etc.)

maharatna PSU hires more in number, but most civil engineers will not be placed in civil works. it's safe and the pay is good

navratna and mini ratna, which employ civilians, offer you mainly civil works, but they are less safe and less paid in comparison.

so you can decide

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Thanks Charu Arora for A2A.

PSU jobs for Civil Engineer are more like money oriented job. The civil engineer is hired as a graduate engineer apprentice or executive apprentice or management apprentice or junior engineer etc. But mainly the work is more towards the administration. There are some power supplies that offer technical jobs especially like IRCON.

The facilities while working for power supplies are excellent. They are given accommodations, initially sharing and then family accommodations. You are also given a travel, telephone and electricity allowance. Other than that, the packages are good too. Life is good when you work

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Thanks Charu Arora for A2A.

PSU jobs for Civil Engineer are more like money oriented job. The civil engineer is hired as a graduate engineer apprentice or executive apprentice or management apprentice or junior engineer etc. But mainly the work is more towards the administration. There are some power supplies that offer technical jobs especially like IRCON.

The facilities while working for power supplies are excellent. They are given accommodations, initially sharing and then family accommodations. You are also given a travel, telephone and electricity allowance. Other than that, the packages are good too. Life is good when working on power supplies. The only thing is that the entry into it is hard. To get new entries, you need to clear GATE with flight scores.

PS: - All the previous points are for general cases. It does not mean that it applies to all power supply units.

Good luck!

Yes ONGC hires a Civil Engineer whenever there is a vacancy. Most of the vacancies available for civil engineers are very few. To be selected in ONGC you have to qualify the GATE exam with good marks. Based on the door markings, they will call you for an interview if you are interested in working there.

Not even ONGC recruits civil engineers, but most of the 'psu' recruit civil engineers like CIL, NTPC, POWER GRID, NALCO HPCL and more psu recruits.

As far as I know, more than 50 psu including maharatana, navaratna, miniratna recruit civil engineers.

So lucky to get good marks on the entrance exam.

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Yes ONGC hires a Civil Engineer whenever there is a vacancy. Most of the vacancies available for civil engineers are very few. To be selected in ONGC you have to qualify the GATE exam with good marks. Based on the door markings, they will call you for an interview if you are interested in working there.

Not even ONGC recruits civil engineers, but most of the 'psu' recruit civil engineers like CIL, NTPC, POWER GRID, NALCO HPCL and more psu recruits.

As far as I know, more than 50 psu including maharatana, navaratna, miniratna recruit civil engineers.

So lucky to get good marks on the entrance exam.

Good luck!!!!

If you are looking for respect in your society and of course for your neighbors and family, go for ISRO

Taking money into consideration, I don't think there is a big difference in salary….

Many of my friends who work at NTPC, ONGC like GET and I don't find any difference in salary ...

Apart from these, you are a central government official if you work as SC in ISRO ...

So in my opinion, go for ISRO ...

For the general category, it must be within 100. If your range is between 100–200, then there are 50–50 chances of being selected at the PSU, but the interview call will definitely come and you can be selected after clearing the list Standby. Beyond 200, forget about the power supply.

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