BSNL JTO Recruitment, Phase 1 Training, Salary and JTOs Role


It’s time to prepare for BSNL JTO recruitment with Gate scoring. Have a look at the starting pay, training and BSNL JTOs role in operations. BSNL JTOs, the entry-level officers of executive cadre in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. The oldest and the longest telecom network service provider had announced the recruitment of 2510 BSNL JTOs throughout the country in the year 2017, and the 3 waiting lists released for BSNL JTO till date.

The recruitment procedure is almost over as some candidates already appoint in circles and some selected candidates are waiting for the call letter, and state-wise lists have been prepared. This mega recruitment procedure of BSNL JTO indicates that the worst is about to over in the telecom sector as the significant consolidations and turnarounds have already happened in this sector. Only a few players are on the market now.

BSNL JTO Recruitment Process

Junior Telecom Officer named BSNL JTO is entry level recruitment in exclusive cadre Group B. This is only Government undertaking company which hires graduates in mass scale. There are three engineering streams viz. Telecom, Civil, and Electrical, considered for BSNL JTO. As the operator deals in the telecom sector, the vacancies will be more for Telecom engineers as compared to Civil and Electrical streams.

Other graduates like Electronic & Telecommunication, Information technology, and Computer Science are also eligible for the BSNL JTO recruitment. However, the no of vacancies is less as compared to other three stated above.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is hiring BSNL JTOs in the mass scale. The selection criterion is only GATE Score. The candidates are being shortlisted on the basis of their GATE examination score only. At present, without GATE qualification, there is no entry into the department for JTO cadre. The criterion’s of Group discussion follows by personal interview are not followed in the case of BSNL JTO recruitment.

Following the new government policy which clearly states that there will be direct recruitment by performance in a particular examination till B grade service throughout India. The step was taken to minimize the corruption at the time of GD and interview procedures. ISP may not recruit BSNL JTOs in the year 2018. GATE online application is over and even conducted the examination.


A newly recruited Junior Telecom Officers salary varies from their demographic posting. The HRA differs, but other allowance of 1000(approx.) will be added. EPF from Employer, which is 12% on basic salary, will be 4465.

Basic pay is fixed at 16400-40500 (E1) pay scales. Entry level basic pay will be 16400. Dearness Allowance calculates on Basic salary. The current D.A. is 126.9% of basic pay (1st January 2018) and will revise on a quarterly basis when announced as per new IDA rates of BSNL.

Calculates on the entry pay with 126.9% of basic pay, the actual amount is 20812. The total Basic salary is 37212. Housing Rent Allowance (HRA) varies as per demographic posting of the JTO engineer. It will be 10%, 20% or 30% according to rural, semi-urban and urban posing respectively. Other allowance of 1000(approx.) will add to salary. EPF from Employer, which is 12% on basic pay plus DA.

So the total salary of Junior Telecom Office in the entry level calculates as follows

  1. Basic Pay(B.P.) = 16400
  2. DA (126.9 on B.P.)= 20812
  3. Other Allowance = 1000(Approx.)
  4. EPF = 12% on Basic + DA
  5. H.R.A. as per posting = 10%, 20%, or 30%.
  6. Total Salary (approximately) = 44317(10% HRA), 45957(20% HRA) and 47597(30%HRA)
  7. Increment = 3% every year on Basic Pay

BSNL JTOs 2018

There is no official announcement for BSNL JTOs in 2018. So there is no chance of BSNL JTO recruitment for this year as on date. The 3rd waiting list of the Junior Telecom Officer’s 2017 released on 12 December 2017. The final step of document verification is going on. After the document verification process, the candidates called for BSNL JTO phase 1 training of 10 weeks. So the past recruitment process is still going on.

BSNL incorporates in the year 2000, Since its inception, BSNL had announced the recruitment of Junior Telecom Officer (JTO) 6 times. In the year 2005, the total JTO vacancy notified were 3000. In the year 2007 2008 and 2017, the total notified vacancies were 3591, 3545 and 2510 respectively.

It assumes that the average BSNL JTO recruitment is after 3 years. So we may see the fresh recruitment of Junior Telecom Officer in 2020. This recruitment should do through GATE 2019 exam. The no of vacancies may be varied from 2000 to 3000. So interested engineering students of 2nd and 3rd year can foresee the opportunity and can prepare themselves for GATE 2019 exam.

BSNL JTO Working Hours

As per the corporation rule, all the employee working hours is 8 hours from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM. BSNL JTO will have normal working hours but has to available 24 hours 365 days in the headquarters. He/She has to attend the office/exchange for 24 hours at any time as per the requirement.

BSNL JTO Phase 1 Training

After the announcement of results, selected directly recruited candidates has to send BSNL JTO phase 1 training for a period of 10weeks. It is as per the convenience of BSNL at various training centers located in many regions.

Internal candidates who are the promoters from Junior Engineer(JE) to JTO will also send to BSNL JTO phase 1 training with the same period. The training covers CDA rules and 15 to 20 exams for both direct recruitment and promotees at the training center. Based on the performance in exams, they will get the seniority by getting the preference in posting.

After posting into a particular area, all the recruited BSNL JTOs will send to field training for a period of 4weeks. After successful completion of field training, he/she posted as a regular BSNL JTO in one location as per the requirement in Broadband, Mobile and or various sections. From the date of recruitment on or before one year, all the BSNL JTOs has to send to BSNL JTO Phase 2 training.

So students and employees, who wish to join in Governments telecom brand as BSNL JTO, Be prepare and get the good score in coming GATE exam. Apply for Junior Telecom Officers at BSNL recruitement official website ( soon after the announcement with your GATE score and prepare for your direct Interview.

Soon we will update the Interview questions pattern for the sake of BSNL Junior Telecom Officer who eligible with GATE scoring.

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