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Agriculture Officer Jobs | Exam, Salary and Promotion Scope

Last update: July 31, 2019


Agriculture Department, Punjab has requested Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to recruit 80 suitable candidates against vacant seats of Agriculture Officer in Basic Scale 17.

Those who possess degree of MSc Agriculture Engineering, MSc (Hons.) Agriculture or Technology, MSc Food Technology/ Food Sciences will have great chance to start career in government sector. This is an excellent chance to prosper and blossom. Here is brief discussion about Agriculture Officer jobs in Punjab Agriculture Department.

Job Title: Agriculture Officer
Basic Pay Scale: 17
Place of Posting: Anywhere in Punjab

Minimum Qualification

As per Punjab Agriculture Department (Research Wing), Service Rules, 1980 the minimum qualification required for the posts of Agriculture Officer, is as under:

MSc Agriculture / MSc (Hons.) Agriculture (2nd Division) in Agriculture Engineering Technology, Food Technology / Food Sciences earned after BSc Agriculture / BSc (Hons.) Agriculture from a recognized university / institute.

Minimum Experience: Nil
Age: Male 21 to 35+5 years and Female 21 to 35+8 years
Gender: Male, Female & Transgender
Domicile Eligibility: Only Punjab domiciled candidates can apply.

Syllabus for Written Examination / Test

20 Marks English and 80 Marks subject based MCQs.

Salary of Agriculture Officer

Salary of Agriculture Officer is equal to Basic Pay Scale 17 along with allowances as admissible to other Punjab Government Employees.An estimated salary of Agriculture Officer (new recruit), is as follow:

Basic Pay: 30,370
House Rent Allowance (large city): 6,649
Conveyance Allowance: 5,000
Medical Allowance: 1,500
Adhoc Relief Allowances 2016-2019: 11,655/-
Total Estimated Salary: 55,174 plust Field Allowance as per policy of Agriculture Department

Job Description of Agriculture Officer

Agriculture Officer will perform the following duties:

  1. Submission of Reports pertaining to the Crops of his/ her area to High ups
  2. Analysis of Data on crops
  3. Field Surveys
  4. Assessments of Crops
  5. Assistance to farmers

Promotion / Career Scope

Step 1: Agriculture Officers, Basic Scale 17, are eligible for promotion as Assistant Technologist / Assistant Food Technologist/ Assistant Dairy Technologist/ Assistant Cotton Technologist in Basic Scale 18 upon completion of 03 years experience.

Step 2: Assistant Technologist / Assistant Food Technologist/ Assistant Dairy Technologist/ Assistant Cotton Technologist are eligible for promotion as Director (Agriculture)/ Technologist in Basic Scale 19 after completion of 12 years service in BS 17.

Writer is a Punjab Government servant (Pakistan). He writes voluntarily

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