Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector Jobs

Last update: December 18, 2019

Agricultural production is a very complex system. It depends on several inter related components such development of appropriate production technology, dissemination of modern technology to the end users, and the formulation of farmer friendly agricultural policies.

Dissemination of appropriate technology to the farmer's is of vital importance if benefit is to be derived from technological advances moreover, the gap exists between the research findings and farmers' adoption needs appropriate rectification by the adaptive research. This task is carried out through agriculture extension system in Punjab.

Adaptive Research aims at devising site specific technology packages for increasing agricultural production. It helps to adjust the results of research into suitable form before transmitting it to the farmers, keeping in view their local agro-climatic and socio-economic conditions. It bridges up the gap between research findings and farmers achievements and extension.

Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector Jobs

Agriculture Department Punjab has requisitioned Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to recruit candidates against the vacant posts of Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector in Basic Scale 17. Thus, PPSC has announced 64 job vacancies at its website and through newspapers dated 15.12.2019.

Job Title: Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector
Basic Pay Scale: 17
Post Nature: (On Contract Basis for the Period of 05 Years)
Number of Vacancies: 64 POSTS (including 04 Posts reserved for Minority Quota, 02 posts reserved for Special Persons Quota and 12 posts reserved for Women Quota)

Minimum Qualification

M.Sc. Agriculture / B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Agronomy) / Plant Breeding & Genetics / Soil Science / Entomology / Plant Pathology / Food Technology / Horticulture / Agriculture Extension Education / Agriculture Economics / Agriculture & Resource Economics / Farm Management / Plant Protection having at least 2nd division or equivalent qualification from a recognized University or Institution.

Gender: Male, Female & Transgender.
Age Limit: 21 to 35+5=40 Years for Male and 21 to 35+8=43 Years for female. Age and sex of the transgender will be based on the contents of their CNIC.
Domicile: Punjab
Place of Posting: The entire Punjab as per location of available vacancy or by transfer

Exam Procedure

PPSC takes following steps to finalize the recruitment of Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector:

  1. Usually PPSC conducts one paper comprising of 100 marks to shortlist the candidates.
  2. Shortlisted candidates are called for Interview.
  3. Finally PPSC sends its recommendations in respect of qualified candidates to Agriculture Department to offer them jobs.

How to Apply

Firstly, deposit Rs.600/- under Head:"C02101- ORGANIZATIONS OF STATE-TEST FEE REALIZED BY THE PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION", in any Branch of State Bank of Pakistan or National Bank of Pakistan or Government Treasury on or before the Closing Date of submission of applications. However, Special Persons are not required to deposit application fee.

Then apply online at PPSC website http://www.ppsc.gop.pk by submitting "On-line Application Form". Applicants should fill in the On-line Application Form carefully in the light of the Guidelines and Instructions mentioned in the Advertisement.

Closing Date: Candidates may apply on or before 30-12-2019 up to 12:00 AM (Midnight).

Syllabus of Exam

MCQ Type Written Test of 100 Marks syllabus for written test:

  1. 80 Marks - Qualification Related Questions.
  2. 20 Marks - General Knowledge including Pakistan Studies, Current Affairs, Islamic Studies (Ethics for Non-Muslim Candidates), Geography, Basic Mathematics, English, Urdu, Everyday Science and Basic Computer Skills.

Job Description of Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector

  • Preparing reports about Crops of his area
  • Report on cotton production of his area
  • Management of farms owned by Government
  • Financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Conduct of Research
  • Coordination with Farmers and resolution of issues

Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector Salary

A fresh Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector with Basic Pay Scale-17 get salary in accordance with Government of Pakistan Pay Scales. Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector BS-17 usually gets salary nearly Rs. 55,000/- per month.

Promotion Scope of Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector

The post of Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector is governed by Punjab Agriculture Department (Adaptive Research Wing) Service Rules, 2007. Agriculture Officer / Farm Manager / Cotton Inspector BS-17 are eligible for promotion as Deputy District Officer Agriculture (Extension)/ Deputy District Officer Agriculture (Farms)/ Assistant Director (Farms) in Basic Scale 17 plus 150 Special pay after 03 years service.

The Deputy District Officer Agriculture (Extension)/ Deputy District Officer Agriculture (Farms)/ Assistant Director (Farms) are eligible for promotion as Agricultural Economist in Basic Scale 18 after 05 years service.

The Agricultural Economist is eligible for promotion as Director Agriculture in Basic Scale 19 after 12 years service in Basic Scale 17 and above.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A HABIB
Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily




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