I am really happy that you decided to choose the government sector. First of all I would like to say that the Rs.5200-20200 + Grade pay of Rs.2000 is the revised pay scale. The grade pay has been introduced in this pay commission and you will are entitled to the new revised per scale as per the information provided. Also I would like to give information about the gross pay that you may receive after joining. Though the pay band is Rs.5200 to Rs.20200 Your initial basic pay fixation will be slightly more. For example in my sector the same category people who belong to the same pay band is fixed Rs.6200/- as initial pay. So just remember that Rs.5200/- is just starting of the pay band and probably your initial fixation will be slightly higher.
Let us consider you are also fixed with Rs.6200 as your basic pay. Your Grade pay will be Rs.2000.
Calculation of salary
Basic Pay = Rs6200
Grade Pay = Rs2000
Dearness Allowance= 51% of basic pay + grade pay at present. So Rs.4100 approximately.
Allowances= It depends on your organization.
So approximately it will cone to Rs.12000 to Rs.15,000 or even more depending on your organization and the extra allowances given If yours is a production plant, then probably you can expect more.
Something you should know
Once in a year there will be a increment added to your basic It is 3% of your basic at present.
Basic pay and grade pay changes once you get promotion. So you are not going to be in the same pay band. People joined in the same category before several years are now getting around Rs40,000 and more at present with experience. So your pay band and salary will increase with experience and promotion.
If yours is a production unit, you will get incentives from the profit of your organization apart from the salary. It will be a lump sum amount.
There is also a additional scheme called Performance related incentive scheme (PRIS)in the new pay commission..
You will be entitled to Casual leave (CL), Medical Leave (ML), Earn Leave (EL) and many more leaves. So you have enough leaves to do your own work
I just think that worry to join as the job is not up to your qualification. If that is so, don't worry. Join the organization, get the salary, prepare from something else and move to a higher job. This is what many do after joining in the category. Many in my organization have joined in this category, prepared from some exams and moved away. So you have time to make use of your qualification too.
Kindly give the name of the sector which you are going to join, so that I can give much more information.
With Best Regards,