Saturday, May 9, 2009

Kerala:- Agricultural Assistant Grade II (By Transfer) - Agriculture

GAZETTE DATE : 30.04.2009
LAST DATE : 03.06.2009
CATEGORY No : 106/2009


1. Department : Agriculture
2. Name of Post : Agricultural Assistant Grade II (By Transfer)
3. Scale of Pay : Rs.5930 – 9590/-
4. No. of vacancies : not estimated.

The list of selected candidates published by the Commission in response to this notification shall remain in force for a minimum period of one year provided that the said list will continue to be in force till the publication of a new list after the expiry of the minimum period of one year or till the expiry of three years whichever is earlier. Candidates will be advised from the said list against the vacancies that may be reported to the Commission in writing during the period of currency of the list.

5. Method of Appointment : By Transfer from Last Grade Servants of Agricultural

6. Age Limit : Must have completed 50(Fifty) years as on 01.01.2009. (other conditions regarding the age relaxation is not applicable)

7. Qualifications :
A 1. Diploma in Agricultural Science awarded by the Kerala Agricultural University or its equivalent.
2. Pass in SSLC with Agriculture as optional subject or its equivalent.
3. Pass in SSLC or its equivalent and a recognized training in Agriculture.
4. SSLC and KGTE in Agriculture.
B Good Physique.
Note:- The following are the certificates accepted as recognised training in Agriculture.

1. Successful completion of 2 years certificate course in Agricultural Science conducted by Gandhigram Rural Institute, Madurai or by Other similar Rural Institutes recognised by the Government of India.

2. Certificate in Agricultural Science awarded by the National Council of Rural Higher Education, Government of India.

3. Certificate in KGTE or MGTE in Agriculture.

4. One year training in Agriculture in an Agricultural Training School or a basic Agricultural Training School.

Note:- (1) Persons who have completed 2 years certificate course in Agriculture of the
Rural Institute, Thavanur will be given preference over KGTE/MGTE holders. The preference mentioned above will be within the meaning of GO(MS)50/70/PD dated, 12.02.1970.

(2) Persons in possession of Diploma in Agricultural Science awarded by the Kerala Agricultural University will have to pass the written examination/objective type test conducted by the PSC. They will exempted from endurance test prescribed in GO(MS)312/75/Agri. Dated 16.10.1975

(3) All candidates except Diploma Holders in Agriculture will have to undergo an endurance test and a written/Objective type test conducted by Public Service Commission. The Endurance test will consist of
(i) 1600 m race…. Maximum duration of 10 minutes.
(ii) Digging a plot of 0.4 ares … Maximum duration 1 hour.
The Endurance test will be conducted at three centers viz.
Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Taliparamba.

(4) Pre Service Training.
All candidates selected by the the by-transfer method except those who possess any of the certificates accepted as recognised training in Agriculture will have to undergo a course of training for 6 months in any of the two centres at Ollukkara and Thaliparamba. Intensive training will be given in theory as well as practical. At the end of the training period final test consisting theory, practical and oral will be conducted by the Deputy Director of Agriculture of the District concerned. Those who fail in the first chance will be given two more chances to sit for the test during the period of probation, failing which their probation will be terminated and
service dispensed with. The test will be conducted half yearly during the period of probation. After the successful completion of training, the candidates will be appointed as Agricultural Assistants on Rs.5930-9590.

(5) All candidates selected by the by-transfer method except those who have got exemption from the training will have to execute a bond agreeing to serve the Govt. for a period of two years failing which he/she should pay back to Government all the money paid to him/her and all the expenses incurred by the Government for his/her training together with liquidated damages of Rs.300/- The specimen form of the bond to be executed can be had from the Agricultural Department.

(6) The Rank and Seniority of candidates selected for the post of Agricultural Assistant will be decided according to their ranks assigned in the advice list of the Public Service Commission, irrespective of whether they need or need not undergo pre service training. But in the case of those who fail to secure a pass after completion of the training in the first chance, their rank
and seniority will be revised on the basis of the chances and mark they obtained in the subsequent chances.

Candidates appointed by transfer will be on probation for a period of two years duty within a continuous period of 3 years.

Last Grade servants of the Agriculture Department should produce the service certificate in original from the head of department as and when required by the Commission.
Service Certificate

1. Name of the Employee :
2. Name of the post now held by the applicant with scale of Pay :
3. Name of department in which now working :
4. Name of Service to which applicant belongs. :
5.Date of commencement of service and date of commencement
of Probation :
6.Whether the applicant is a probationer or approved
probationer or full member of the service. :
7. Service Particulars.

Name of Post
Length of service Date of

Date of
of Probation

Year – Months - days

Total Service

Certified that the above details in respect of Sri./Smt…………………….. ………………….. who is a probationer/approved probationer/full member of the ………………………………….. (name of service) have been verified by me with the service particulars as given in the Service Book of the candidate and they are found correct.

Also certified that Sri/Smt. …………………………………….. is eligible to apply for the post of ………………………….. By Transfer per I Rule 2(13) of K.S & S.S.R 1958
Name and Designation
Of Office Head.
(Office Seal)

8. Applications:
The applications can be submitted only by on-line facility provided in the website of the Kerala Public Service Commission. Detailed instructions regarding the submission of applications are available in the website of the Kerala Public Service Commission viz No application fee is required. The barcode number in the application form shall be quoted in all further enquiries/correspondence. Documents to prove qualification, age and community have to be produced as and when called for. Applications which are submitted not in accordance with the instructions given in the website will be summarily rejected.

9. Last date for receipt of applications:. 03/06/2009 Wednesday upto 05.P.M.
10. Address to which applications are to be sent:-On line:-



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