Job Profile Of Health & Malaria Inspector (HI)

  • Health and Malaria Inspector normally work in big railway stations or under a Railway Hospital.
  • Duties of HI are supervisory in nature and there will no night shift. He will supervise cleanliness of station and sanitation. He will have staff working under him for cleaning, sanitation. He will have to collect water samples and send lab for testing.  Malaria related duties previously assigned on HI are almost gone.

Recruitment (Ref 1)

  • 75% of vacancies of  Health and Malaria Inspector are filled by direct  recruitment  through  Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB).
  • 25%  of vacancies are filled by promotion  by selection  from  serving  employees  of  Medical  Department possessing  qualification  prescribed  as below.

Qualification needed for RRB Recruitment of HI

  • B.Sc.  (Chemistry)  plus (a)      One  year  Diploma  of  Health/Sanitary  Inspector;  OR (b)        One  year  National  Trade  Certificate  (NTC)  in  Health  Sanitary  Inspector  awarded  by  National  Council  for  Vocational  Training,  Ministry  of  Labour  &  Employment,  Government  of  India,  New  Delhi. (Ref 1)

Career path

  • Health Inspector ->
  • Chief Health Inspector ->
  • Assistant Health Officer (Group B)

Selection Process

  • Written Examination by RRB
  • Document Verification
  • Medical test


No on job training available for HI&MI.
Salary and other perks

  • (i) Pay Scale 9300-34800
  • (ii) Grade Pay 4200
  • (iii) Initial Pay 9300
  • (iv) Total Pay (i) + (ii ) 13500

Other Allowances depend on various conditions and hence cant be stated uniformly. Other major allowances include :

  • DA on Total Pay above
  • Transport Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters)

Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

  • 1. Rule 163 of  Indian  Railway  Establishment  Manual Chapter  I


Dear sir,

Greetings of the day!

Actually sir, I have done diploma of malaria inspector from Delhi, so I am waiting recruitment of this post. So kindly request that you guide during selection in rrb malaria inspector.

Thanks with Regard 


I am applying for compensation ground in Eastern railway Asansol div.i passed diploma in electrical . So which posts should I get in railway ? Recently I am studying regular in 2nd year . Can I show my degree in railway while I want to complete my degree along with my railway service.

Respected sir,
I am from Assam and I am a final year student. I want to do diploma course in health inspector. How can I apply for this course.

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