What Is The Salary Of An Agriculture/Horticulture Officer In India

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Agriculture Officer Salary

The question “What Is The Salary Of An Agricultural/Horticultural Officer” is a very important and must known question for all the students currently studying agriculture/horticulture (UG and PG) or preparing for different agricultural posts. The answer of this question helps many students while making decision about government/private jobs or own business.

With the answer to this question, we are able to decide for which post we should prepare after completing agriculture. This answer is being written to clear the doubts of all.

In this post we will know about different posts (government posts) of agriculture.

Disclaimer: This is an informative post. The objective of the post is to provide basic knowledge about different posts in the field of agriculture and horticulture.

INDEX

S. NO.HEADINGS
1.Agriculture Officers and Their Salary
2.Horticulture Officers and Their Salary
3.Central Government Job
4.Frequently Asked Questions

Main Heading: Salary of an Agriculture Officer

The Categories of Agriculture officers are as follows:

(1). Grade Two/Class Two/Rank Two (Grade-2/Class-2/Rank-2) Officers.

(2). Grade Three/Class Three/Rank Three(Grade-3/Class-3/Rank-3).

(3). Central Government Job.

1. Agriculture Officers and Their Salary

1.1 Grade Two Officers

List of Grade Two (Grade 2nd) Agriculture Officers

  • Assistant Director of Agriculture (ADA).
  • Subject Matter Specialist (SMS).

1.1.1 Salary of an Assistant Director of Agriculture

Assistant Director of Agriculture is district level officer. Headquarter of ADA is located rated district.

Initial SalaryInitial salary is more than 50,000.
IncrementStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 5,400
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 55,000 to 75,000 rs. or more (depends on increments and seniority)

1.1.2 Subject Matter Specialist

Initial SalaryInitial salary is around 55,000 rs.
IncrementStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 54,00
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 55,000 to 70,000 rs or more (depends on increments and seniority)

Note: It is not an actual data, it is based on the personal knowledge of the author. The author of the post is himself a SADO.

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1.2 List of Grade Three (Grade 3) Agriculture Officers

  • Senior Agriculture Development Officer (SADO).
  • Rural Agriculture Extension Officer (field officer).

1.2.1 Salary of an Senior Agriculture Development officer

Initial SalaryMore than 40,000 rs. (Between 40,000 to 50,000)
IncrementStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 4,200
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 40,000 to 60,000 (depends on seniority and increments).

1.2.2 Salary of a Rural Agriculture Extension officer

Initial SalaryInitial salary is between 28,000 to 35,000 rs.
IncreamentStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 28,00
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 28,000 to 42,000.

2. Horticulture Officers and Their Salary

2.1 List of Class 2 (2nd Grade) Agriculture Officers

  • Assistant Director of Agriculture (ADA).
  • Subject Matter Specialist (SMS).

2.1.1 Salary of an Assistant Director of Horticulture

Initial SalaryInitial salary is more than 50,000 rs.
IncrementStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 54,00
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 50,000 to 70,000 rs or more.

2.1.2 Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture)

Initial SalaryInitial salary is around 50,000 – 55,000 rs.
IncrementStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 5,400
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 55,000 to 70,000 rs or more.

2.2 List of Class 3 (3rd Grade) Horticulture Officers

  • Senior Horticulture Development Officer.
  • Rural Horticulture Extension Officer

2.2.1 Salary of a Senior Horticulture Development Officer

Initial SalaryInitial salary is 40,000 – 50,000 rs.
IncrementStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 4200
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 40,000 to 60,000 rs.

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2.2.2 Salary of a Rural Horticulture Extension Officer (field officer).

Initial SalaryInitial salary is around 24,000 rs.
IncrementStarts after 2 years or after the completion of probational period (In terms of job).
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 2,400.
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 24,000 to 42,000 rs.

3. Central Government Job

3.1 Agriculture Field Officer (AFO or AO)

Initial SalaryInitial salary is around 42,000 – 45,000 rs.
IncrementAfter the completion of probational period.
Basic Pay ScaleBasic pay scale is 2,800 or more.
Monthly SalaryMonthly salary is 42,000 to 45,000 rs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01: Which degree is required for RHEO/RAEO?

Answer: B. Sc. Agriculture, B. Sc. Horticulture, Agriculture Engineering (B. Tech.).

Question 02: Which degree is required for SADO/SHDO?

Answer: M. Sc. Agriculture, M. Sc. Horticulture.

Question 03: Which degree is required for ADA/ADH?

Answer: M. Sc. Agriculture, M. Sc. Horticulture.

Question 04: Which degree is required for AFO?

Answer: B. Sc. Agriculture.

Question 05: Which degree is required for Subject Matter Specialist?

Answer: M. Sc. Agriculture, M. Sc. Horticulture, Agriculture Engineering (M. Tech.).

Question 06: Which government job is best for a student witj B. Sc. Ag/horti degree?

Answer: RAEO.

Question 07: Which government job is best for a student M. Sc. Ag/horti degree?

Answer: Subject Matter Specialist, Assistant Professor.

-BY SHASYADHARA AGRICULTURE (शस्यधरा कृषि)


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