Ministry of Agriculture of India

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare

Ministry of Agriculture of India: Agriculture has an important role in India’s economy. 54.6% of the population is engaged in agriculture and allied activities (Census 2011) and it contributes 17.4% to the country’s gross value-added – Current value 2014-15, 2011-12 series. Seeing the importance of the agricultural sector, the Government of India took several steps for its sustainable development. Steps have been taken to improve soil fertility on a sustainable basis through the Soil Health Card Scheme, to provide access to irrigation and improved water efficiency through the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana, under the Traditional Agricultural Development Scheme (PKVY) To create an integrated national agricultural market to promote farmers’ income to support and support organic farming through the medium. Source

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage: 

Applications are invited in the prescribed format for the engagement of 175 Technical Officers, on purely temporary basis under the Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, CGO Complex, NH – 4, Faridabad, Haryana, Pin – 121001 for its Locust Warning Organisation/ Locust Circle Offices for desert locust survey and control work from eligible candidates to be filled through walk-in-interview as per scheduled given below:
SI.No Venue Date and Reporting Time Vacancies Tenttive Place of Posting
1 Locust Warning Organisation, Air Force Road, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) 9:30 Am
50 Phalodi, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jalore
2 Locust Circle Office, Bikaner (Rajasthan) 9:30 Am
50 Bikaner, Saratgarh, Churu(Rajasthan) & Fazilka(Punjab)
3 Locust Circle Office, Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) 9:30 Am
55 Jaisalmer, Barmer
4 Locust Circle Office, Palanpur (Gujarat) 9:30 Am
20 Bhuj, Palanpur

Educational Qualification & Eligibility Criteria:

M.Sc. Degree in Entomology or Nematology of M.Sc. in Agriculture with specialization in Entomology or Nematology of M.Sc. Degree in Zoology with specialization in Entomology or Nematology from a recognized University or institute or M.Sc. Degree in Plant Pathology of M.Sc. Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Pathology or M.Sc. Degree in Botany with specialization in Plant Pathology from a recognized University or institute or M.Sc. in Agriculture (Agronomy) or MSc. degree in Botany with Weed Science as a subject from a recognized University or institute.

Emoluments:  Rs. 37,000/- Per Month (Consolidated). No other allowances like HRA, Transport Allowance, etc., will be admissible.

Age: For Technical Officer- 35 years for Male candidate and 40 Years for Female/Third gender Candidates. SC/ST – 5 years age relaxation as per GOI Rules.

Documents Needed For Interview:The desirous candidates shall bring along duly completed application form, original documents (educational qualification certificates from 10th standards on wards, experience certificate, etc) along with their attested photocopies, recent passport size photographs and identification proof.

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