Rural Horticulture Extension Officer (RHEO): Work and Salary of A RHEO


SUBJECTRural Horticulture Extension Officer (RHEO): Work and Salary of a RHEO. Preparation for RHEO. ग्रामीण उद्यान विस्तार अधिकारी। Work and Salary of a RHEO. उद्यान विस्तार अधिकारी के कार्य एवं वेतन।


1.INTRODUCTION: Rural Horticulture Extension Officer
3.Post of RHEO: Exam, Preparation ofThe Exam, Selection and Posting
4. Works of a RHEO
5.Field of a RHEO (work area)
6.Frequently Asked Questions
7.Explanation of Post Related Words

1. INTRODUCTION: Rural Horticulture Extension Officer

A Rural Horticulture Extension Officer or RHEO is  Class Three (Class 3), non-gazetted officer. Field works are the major part of the duty a RHEO. This is a governmental post. Clearing written exam taken by vyapam or other equivalent exam conducting agencies is necessary. The post of Rural Horticulture Officer is similar the post of Rural Agriculture Extension Officer. It is known Gramin Udyan Vistar Adhikari (ग्रामीण उद्यान विस्तार अधिकारी in Hindi).

2. Eligibility

Undergraduate degree is required to become eligible for RHEO. UG degree with following subjects is necessary to become eligible for rural horticulture extension officer:

2.1 B. Sc. Horticulture.

2.2 B. Sc. Agriculture.

2.3 Agricultural Engineering (B. Tech.)


3. Post of RHEO: Exam, Preparation of The Exam, Selection and Posting

Entrance Exam: Post is created by the Department of Horticulture (director), exam is taken by the vyapam or any other exam conducting governmental departments.

Preparation For The Exam: Preparation can be done individually. Joining a coaching centre is not necessary but getting notes. Although, some students can get right direction by joining coaching centres.

Students have to appear for exam. After exam, selected candidates are posted in different parts of a state.

4. Works of A RHEO

Two Rural Horticulture Extension Officers giving technical direction

4.1 Field Works

  • Visiting farmer’s field.
  • Giving technical advise.
  • Selection of farmers.
  • Occasionally, training to farmers.
  • Completing departmental targets.

4.2 Office Works.

  • Attending weekly or monthly meetings.
  • Maintaining records.

5. Field of a RHEO (work area)

A RHEO is given 5 – 10 or more or less panchayats (पँचायत). He has to complete all the targets allotted to him in these villages.

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6. Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01. What is the salary of a RHEO?

Answer: Initial salary is about 26,000 INR.

Question 02. Is coaching necessary to crack competition exam?

Answer: No. But you should join to get study materials.

Question 03. How tough the works of a RHEO?

Answer: Work of a RHEO is not very tough. It is easier than others.

Question 04. when will a new RHEO get increment?

Answer: A new RHEO will get increment when he completes probation period which is 2 years.

Question 05. Can post of RHEO be terminated?

Answer: Yes, during probation period.

Question 06. What are the risk factors exist in this job?

Answer: Risk factors exist in this job are ase follows:

  • Suspension: Risk of suspension is high for field officers.
  • Disputes: Disputes during field survey with villagers. Many times it is a common situation.

Question 07: Is it a permanent job?

Answer: Yes, when probation period of 2 years is over.

7. Explanation of Post Related Words

7.1 B. Sc. Agriculture

B. Sc. is complete with following subjects:

  • Agronomy.
  • Horticulture.
  • Entomology.
  • Soul Science.
  • Agricultural Economics.
  • Extension Education.
  • Plant pathology.
  • Agriculture Statistics.

7.2 B. Sc. Horticulture

B. Sc. is completed with following subjects

  • Horticulture.
  • Entomology.
  • Plant pathology.
  • Agriculture Statistics.




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