RRB NTPC 2016: Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) Job Description, Salary and Career

RRB-NTPC-Junior-Account-cum Typist-Job-Profile

Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) Job Description: Continuing our detailed analysis of RRB Non-Technical Posts, we will now talk about the job profile and duties of a JAA. In this article, we will provide information regarding Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) Job Description and Profile, Salary and Perks and Career Prospects. We hope this will help you know better about the non-technical job.

In our previous articles, we have covered a number of RRB Non-Technical Job Profiles. If you wish to read about them, refer to the links below.

RRB Post Name  Job Profile, Pay Scale and Career
 Commercial Apprentice (CA) Read Detailed Article
 Traffic Apprentice (TA) Read Detailed Article
 Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) Read Detailed Article
 Goods Guard Read Detailed Article
 Assistant Station Master (ASM) Read Detailed Article
 Traffic Assistant Read Detailed Article

Let us begin by talking about the job profile and duties of a JAA in the Indian Railways.


Railways Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) Job Description 

Once you crack RRB Non-Technical Examination for the post of JAA, you will be recruited as a Junior Accounts Assistant. After serving for your assigned training period, you will get allocated a particular zone.

As the post name suggests, A Junior Accounts Assistant (JAA) works in Department of Finance and Accounts. A particular set of tasks and duties are required to be executed by the JAA regularly. They are

  • Bill Clearing
  • Railway Budget Analysis
  • Purchase Order Process
  • Stock Verification

There are thousands of JAA working on a variety of tasks. So, you will be handling a small part of a bigger operation. The above mention tasks are basically the broad categories. The JAA is also required to regularly compile overall budgets after consultation with other departments and monitoring the budgetary control procedures.

A lot of clerical work and minimal footwork would be brief definition of a JAA Job Profile in the Indian Railways.


Railways Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) Salary and Perks

According to RRB NTPC 2016 Notification, there are 1205 vacancies for the post of Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist. The salary or pay scale breakdown of a Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist is as follows.

 Pay Scale  Rs. 5,200 – 20,200/-
 Grade Pay  Rs. 2,800/-
 Initial Pay  Rs. 8,500/-
 Total Pay  Rs. 11,360/-

Apart from fixed pay scale, there are a few added benefits and perks offered with the post of Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist.

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Transport Allowance (TA)
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)

There will be deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.


Railways Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) Career Prospects and Future Growth

The usual training period is set for 30 to 45 days, after which, the selected candidate gets assigned to the post of Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist. The career progression of a JAA is pretty stable and follows this progression line.

  1. Accounts Assistant
  2. Junior Accounts Officers
  3. Senior Accounts Officers
  4. Deputy Chief Account Officers
  5. Additional Financial Adviser
  6. Chief Accounts Officer
  7. Chief Account Officers/ Financial Adviser

The career progression will be quite steady, with minimal number of transfers and a substantial amount of pay raise after each promotion. If you are comfortable with a desk job involving a lot of accounting work, perhaps Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) for the Indian Railways is your preferred career.

We hope this article helped you get valuable insights on the job profile of a JAA. If there are any queries, please mention in the comments section below.

Stay connected for more information regarding RRB NTPC Recruitment 2016. To excel in Railways Exams, download the Best RRB Exam Preparation App for free.

Best Exam Preparation App OnlineTyari

For better response, post your queries on OnlineTyari Community.


  1. if we applied for one profile and after clearing the written test..can we change the profile ?. Example : I have applied for commercial apprentice, can i change it to JAA after clearing the test ?

  2. cut off kya ho sakta hai Bilaspur region ka junior and senior clerk ka ya phir sabhi post ka individual post wise

Write your comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.