Recruitment for the post of Junior Officer Trainee(HR)

One of the largest transmission utilities in the world, a Maharatna Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power of the Government of India, is engaged in the power transmission business with the responsibility for planning, coordinating, supervising, and controlling the whole Inter-State Transmission System.

As of April 30, 2023, POWERGRID operated 273 Sub-stations, 1,74,601 circuit kilometres of transmission lines, and moved nearly 50% of the total electricity produced in the nation through its transmission network.

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID)

Additionally, POWERGRID owns and manages 82,294 kilometres of telecom network, with intra-city networks in 256 Indian cities and points of presence in about 458 places across the country. With its extensive internal knowledge of the Transmission, Sub Transmission, Distribution, and Telecom sectors, POWERGRID also provides consulting services at the national and international levels.
Since its start, POWERGRID has been profitable, with a gross turnover of Rs. 42,697.90 crores and an after-tax profit of Rs. 16,824.07 crores (FY: 2021-22). 

Central Transmission Utility of India Limited (CTUIL)

CTUIL, which was founded on December 28, 2020, is currently a fully owned subsidiary of POWERGRID and is working to separate from the latter. In accordance with Section 38 of the Electricity Act of 2003, CTUIL is required to carry out its statutory duties as an independent utility, including carrying out the transmission of electricity through the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS), carrying out all related planning and coordination duties, and ensuring non-discriminatory open access to the system.

As a national utility, CTUIL will make significant investments in human resources, assisting in the expansion and overall development of India’s power sector. For CTUIL, POWERGRID is handling the hiring process.
For various regions and the Corporate Centre, POWERGRID and CTUIL are seeking bright, dedicated, and enthusiastic Graduates to join their ranks as JUNIOR OFFICER TRAINEE (HR). Below is a list of the regions’ respective areas of jurisdiction:



Northern Region-II 

Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Part of Haryana, UT of J&K,

UT of Ladakh, UT of Chandigarh

Northern Region-III 

Part of Uttarakhand, Part of Uttar Pradesh, Part of Madhya Pradesh

Eastern Region-I 

Bihar, Jharkhand

Eastern Region-II 

West Bengal, Sikkim

Odisha Project


Southern Region-I 

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Part of Karnataka

Southern Region-II 

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Part of Karnataka

Western Region-I 

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Part of Madhya Pradesh

Western Region-II 

Gujarat, Part of Madhya Pradesh, Part of Maharashtra, UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Corporate Centre

NCT of Delhi




NCT of Delhi

Vacancies & Reservations

  Entity  RegionPost ID  Total  UR  EWSOBC [NCL]  SC  ST  PwBD#Ex- SM#DEx- SM#
POWERGRIDWR-I247631111 (VI)1
POWERGRIDOdisha Proj.24942112 (VI-1 & LD-1)
POWERGRIDCC2501151321 (HI)1
PwBD: Persons with Benchmark Disabilities; Ex-SM: Ex-Servicemen; DEx-SM: Disabled Ex-Servicemen/Dependant of Ex-Servicemen Killed in Action] # Horizontal Reservation

Job Specifications

Name of PostJunior Officer Trainee (HR)
Induction levelSupervisor Trainee (ST) for initial one-year training. S1 grade after completion of training.
Essential QualificationBBA/BBM/BBS or similar degree (completed in three years full-time) from a recognised institute or university with at least 60% of the required marks. Candidates for the aforementioned position must not hold a postgraduate degree or diploma or an equivalent higher education certificate. POWERGRID retains the authority to determine whether two qualifications are equivalent.
Upper age limit27 years as on 30.05.2023 (Candidates should not have been born on or after 30.05.2005 and on or before 30.05.1996)
Other Details:
Salary PackageStipend during training periodDesignation & Level on successful completion of training periodBasic pay on Regularization
Rs. 27500/- pmJunior Officer (HR) Gr-IV at S1 level in Supervisory categoryRs.25000/- in the pay-scale of Rs.25000-3%-117500/- (IDA)
Basic Pay, Dearness Allowance, Cafeteria Approach Perquisites and Allowances, Performance Related Pay, Company Quarters or HRA, Reimbursement of Monthly Transportation Expense, Mobile, Laptop, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Pension & Leave encashment, Group Insurance, Group Personal Accident Insurance, etc. are all included in the salary package upon regularisation. Corporations also provide top-notch benefits to their regular employees, in accordance with the organization’s policies from time to time, such as short- and long-term loans and advances, including house building advances, medical facilities for oneself and dependents, etc.
Service Agreement BondFollowing successful completion of training, the selected candidates will be required to execute a service agreement bond for the Corporation for a minimum of three years in the amount of Rs. 1,25,000 for SC/ST/PwBD candidates and Rs. 2,50,000 for General and OBC (NCL)/EWS candidates.
Application FeesApplication fee (where applicable, a non-refundable Rs. 300) payment. Candidates who are SC/ST/PwBD/Ex-SM are not required to pay an application fee. Click here ( for comprehensive instructions on how to pay the application fee. Candidates are urged to carefully read the instructions and make sure to pay the fees on time.

Essential Qualification

i. Academic year 2022–23 final year or semester students who anticipate their results by August 14, 2023 may also be eligible if they meet the minimum percentage marks or equivalent cumulative grade point average (CGPA) requirements for the relevant category at the time of applying for the above post. Only if they meet all the required eligibility requirements will their candidature be considered for appointment in the event of selection.
ii. Without rounding off, the percentage of marks for the essential qualification will be taken into account.
iii. Refer to “GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS” section 7, which provides instructions on how to convert CGPA into a percentage.


1. Reservation, relaxation, or concession to OBC (NCL), EWS, SC, ST, PwBD, Ex-SM, or Riot Victims should be in accordance with directives of the Government of India.
2. To qualify for the benefit under the PwBD category, a person must have at least 40% of the relevant impairment. People who are requesting accommodations, relaxations, or reservations under the PwBD category must upload their disability certificate in the format requested by the Indian government.
3. For candidates who fall under the categories of SC, ST, PwBD, or Ex-SM, the qualifying marks for essential qualifications are relaxed to pass marks for those positions.

Relaxation in Upper Age

a)For OBC(NCL)3 years (for the posts reserved for the respective category)
b)For SC/ ST5 years (for the posts reserved for the respective category)
c)For PwBD10 years over & above category relaxation
d)Ex-ServicemenEx-Servicemen who have completed at least six months of continuous service are eligible for a three-year extension to the prescribed age limit, provided that the resultant age after deducting the ex-serviceman’s period of service from his actual age does not exceed the prescribed age limit by more than three years.
e)Victims of riotsAs per Govt. of India directives

Selection Process

Application Scrutiny  Application scrutiny should be based on the Job Specification, Relaxation and Concession as indicated in the detailed advertisement and supporting papers published on the application portal. Hence, candidates are advised to be very careful while uploading the relevant documents. The final and legally binding judgement made by POWERGRID on the review of applications and shortlisting for the computer-based test.  
Written Test / Computer Based TestAdmission to the Written Test/ Computer Based Test will be on production of Admit Card. Candidates who are determined to be provisionally eligible based only on online data will be given access to the admit card in the Candidate Login, which will include their roll number, the name of the designated test centre, and instructions for the exam. To appear in the test, the candidate must download all necessary documents from the internet, including his or her admit card and the test guidelines. Please be aware that the admission card won’t be mailed.
Test DurationAccording to GOI directives, PwD/PwBD candidates are only given an additional two hours if they have trouble writing.
    Questions• Type, Objective. There are four possible responses for each question.• Professional Knowledge (PKT) in Part I Aptitude Test (AT) Part II: 120 Questions fifty questions• One mark is awarded for each correct answer.• Multiple incorrect responses would result in a score deduction of 14.
    Test qualifying criteriaAs per posts reserved for the respective category in respective Region:
Vacancy ReservationQualifying Criteria
Unreserved VacanciesMinimum 30%  in  each:  Part-I  &  Part-II  separately  and Minimum 40% marks in aggregate
Reserved VacanciesMinimum 25%  in  each:  Part-I  &  Part-II  separately  and Minimum 30% marks in aggregate
Candidates who meet the qualifications in the detailed advertisement and pass the written test or computer-based test will be invited to the computer skill test in the following ratios: 1:5 for positions up to 3, 15 for positions of 4, and 1:3 for positions of 5 or more. The number of applicants called for the computer skills test may vary depending on the pool of qualified applicants at the cut-off.
Document Verification & Computer Skill TestThe Computer Skill Test will be of Qualifying in nature and Qualifying marks in test shall be 50% for Unreserved and 40% for reserved category candidates, subject to reservation of posts in respective Region.
Empanelment of CandidatesThose who pass the CST will be appointed in order of merit based on their written test scores. Subject to passing the computer skill test, which is qualifying in nature and has no weight in the final merit, the candidates’ final merit for selection will be determined based on their scores in the written test and computer-based test (100% weightage). Candidates who meet the qualifying requirements will be shortlisted for empanelment according to the number of openings in each category, category by category.
Offer of Appointment & Pre- employment Medical ExaminationThe Offer of Appointment will be extended to the qualified applicants in accordance with the requirement and according to the order of merit. The pre-employment medical examination will be undertaken in accordance with POWERGRID Norms and Standards of Medical Fitness, and the appointment of the chosen applicants will be contingent upon their being deemed to be medically fit. Prior to applying, candidates must make sure they match POWERGRID’s health requirements. Please visit the job area of our website at for further information on the requirements for medical fitness.

Test Centre

The test centre will be made available to the candidates based on the Region for which they have applied, so interested and qualified candidates are advised to choose a test centre from the list of test centres listed below against the name of the Region in which they are willing to apply. The following locations will prospectively host the computer-based test:

The test locations are subject to change at POWERGRID’s discretion. POWERGRID’s choice of test locations shall be final and binding. Aims will be made to assign cities for the computer-based test to candidates in the order they selected in their applications. However, in unusual cases, a nearby alternative city might be chosen.

Entity: RegionTest Centre
POWERGRID: NR-IIJammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh
POWERGRID: NR-IIILucknow, Varanasi, Agra
POWERGRID: ER-IPatna, Ranchi
POWERGRID: ER-IIKolkata, Siliguri
POWERGRID: SR-IHyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
POWERGRID: SR-IIBangalore, Chennai, Kochi
POWERGRID: WR-INagpur, Pune, Raipur
POWERGRID: WR-IIVadodara, Bhopal
POWERGRID: Odisha Proj.Bhubaneswar, Rourkela

How to Apply

Candidates must read the entire advertisement in its entirety and accept all of its terms before applying for the position. No changes are permitted after the application has been filed, under any circumstances.
All Entity & Regions will have a “Single Day in Single Session” computer-based test for the notified post. Therefore, it is encouraged that interested and qualified applicants only apply for “Any One Entity/ Region”. Once a candidate has selected an Entity-Region in the online.

Changes to the candidate’s selection of an Entity-Region made in the online application form are not permissible once they have been made. The applicant’s candidature shall only be taken into consideration for the Region for which the application is made, and shall not be taken into consideration for any position in any other Region.

  1. Only through POWERGRID’s online registration system should interested and qualified individuals submit their applications. Log on to, select “Recruitment of Junior Officer Trainee (HR)” under the “Job Opportunities” section, and fill out the application. There shall be no other acceptable methods or modes of application. Any emails sent to the candidate that bounce back are not the responsibility of POWERGRID.
  2. Candidates must have a working mobile number, primary email address, and alternate email address before enrolling and submitting their applications on the website. This is required. If an applicant doesn’t already have a working personal email address, he or she should make one before submitting an online application. In the subsequent stages, these would be necessary to access information via candidate login.
  3. Candidates are recommended to print off their online application, since this will be needed for document verification, and to make a note of their user ID (also known as their primary email address) and password (also known as their registration ID), which were obtained during the online registration process.
  4. When submitting an online application, candidates are recommended to upload legible copies of the following papers in the designated area. The candidates who have been notified to appear for document verification must present the original versions of the uploaded documents: –
  5.  Candidates are not needed to send POWERGRID hard copies of their applications.

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SN.DocumentSize (Max)Format
a)Recent passport size color photograph (in white background) .50 KB.jpg
b)Signature (in Blue/ Black Ink)30 KB.jpg
c)Date of Birth Proof: Matric / Birth Certificate 01 MB.pdf
d)Qualification Certificate (Degree) along with Mark Sheets of all years / semesters10 MB.pdf
e)Candidates working in Govt. / PSU are required to apply through the proper channel and need to upload “No-Objection Certificate” 01 MB.pdf
f)Caste Certificate/EWS Certificate in the prescribed Govt. of India format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable)01 MB.pdf
g)PwBD/ PwD Disability Certificate in the prescribed Govt. of India format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable)01 MB.pdf
h)In case of requirement of scribe, Certificate in prescribed format issued by Competent Authority as per Govt. of India guidelines regarding physical limitation by the candidate to write along with Photo ID Proof & Qualification documents of Scribe01 MB.pdf
i)Ex-Serviceman Discharge Certificate, Undertaking and Proforma of Certificate for Employed Officials in case of Ex-Servicemen in the prescribed format (if applicable)01 MB.pdf
j)Domicile cum Age relaxation certificates for Candidates from J&K State / Riots Victim in the prescribed Govt. of India format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable)01 MB.pdf

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