Maharashtra Agriculture Department Recruitment 2016 for 730 Agriculture Posts. Government of Maharashtra, Department of Agriculture has announced notification for recruitment of 730 Agriculture Assistant (Krushi Sevak) Vacancies in various divisions. Eligible candidates can apply online from 29-12-2015 at 11:00 a.m to 12-1-2016 till 11:59 p.m.
About Maharashtra Agriculture Department:
The need to grow more food was felt during the 19th Century because of the increasing pressure of population. According to the recommendation of Famine Commission(1881), Agriculture Department was established in 1883. Work started with the aim of helping the rural community to achieve higher productivity in agriculture. Agriculture and Land Records Departments were functioning together till 1907. After getting encouraging results in an effort made during 1915-16 to stop soil loss, Mr Kitting, the then Agriculture Director started soil conservation work from 1922.
Agriculture Department took up various land development activities with the enactment in 1942 and subsequent enforcement of Land Development Act in 1943. For the first time in 1943, the then Government prepared a comprehensive Agriculture Policy considering the problems in agriculture and allied sectors. According to this policy, emphasis was given on use of water as irrigation for agricultural crops.
Agriculture department considers farmer as the focal point and the whole department is organized in such a fashion that a single mechanism is working to facilitate the farmer for adoption of advanced technology and sustainable use of available resources. Every agriculture assistant working at village level has a jurisdiction of three to four villages with number of farmers limited to 800 to 900 which facilitates more interaction for easier transfer of technology.
Agriculture Assistant at village level undertakes soil conservation work, horticulture plantation and various extension schemes. He is supervised by Circle Agriculture Officer at circle level. Administrative control, laison with other departments, monitoring and training programs etc. are facilitated by Taluka Agriculture Officer at taluka level, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer at sub division level, District Superintending Agriculture Officer at district level and Divisional Joint Director at division level. In addition, Agriculture Officer at Panchayat Samiti level, working under Agriculture Development Officer, Zilla Parishad at district level also implement various agro-inputs related schemes.
All the schemes implemented in the field are supervised technically and administratively by respective directorates of Soil Conservation, Horticulture, Extension and Training, Inputs and Quality Control, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation and Planning and Budget at state level in the Commissionerate of Agriculture. Also separate sections are there for the Establishment and Accounts related matters.
Maharashtra Agriculture Department Recruitment 2016 Details:
Total Number of Vacancies: 730posts
Name of the Post: Agriculture Assistant (Krushi Sevak)
Name of the Division:
1. Pune: 156 Posts
2. Thane: 181 Posts
3. Nashik: 31 Posts
4. Kolhapur: 86 Posts
5. Aurangabad: 107 Posts
6. Latur: 22 Posts
7. Amravati: 9 Posts
8. Nagpur: 138 Posts
Candidates age between 18 to 33 years as on 29-12-2015. The upper age limit is relaxable 5 years for Reserved candidates.
Candidates must have possess Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent.
Candidates are selected based on Interview.
Candidates must have to pay Rs.400/- for Unreserved category and Rs.200/- for Reserved category + Rs.20/- Bank processing fee for all Categories in the form of Challan through State Bank of India, Pune main branch Ac.No.31178452524 OR State Bank of Hyderabad, Lakshmi Road Pune Ac.No.62372530249.
How to Apply:
The eligible candidates may apply online through the website www.mahaagri.gov.in from 29-12-2015 at 11:00 a.m to 12-01-2016 till 11:59 p.m.