The post of Field Investigator is common at different ministries and departments related to Statistics, Health, Economic and Social Development, etc. of the Central Government and State Governments, at various research institutions, educational institutions, etc. within the country. The appointment on Field Investigator post is done as Group ‘C’ or Group ‘D’ personnel depending upon the rank of appointment.
Wherever a Field Investigator is posted his duty is to conduct the field survey according to the instructions of the senior officials of the organization of institution working for, collecting the necessary data, presenting the data in the given format and prepare the report according to the data generated. On the basis of report prepared by Economic Investigator is being used for planning, drafting, execution and evaluation of various government schemes and programmes.
Role of the Field Investigator is important in context to the planning and evaluation of economic and social projects of government. So, imperative skills to become an Economic Investigator understanding about various stages of government schemes and programmes, their targeted group of beneficiaries, presenting the data in the given format and preparing report based on the data.
Eligibility Conditions for Field Investigator
To become a Field Investigator a candidate needs to have qualified bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or educational institution. Candidates who studied with subjects like Economics, Statistics, Sociology or Public Administration in Graduation are given preference. Also the candidates having prior experience of similar work are also given preference.
Age Limit for Field Investigator
To become a Field a candidate’s age must fall into the range of 18 years to 27 years. However, the upper age limit could be 45 years or more in case the appoint is to be done on contract basis. The reserved category (SC / ST / OBC / PWD/ ExSM) candidates get relaxation in upper age limit according to the rules laid down by the Government.
Selection Process for Field Investigator
The selection of candidates for Field posts is done on the basis of their performance in the Academic Records, Written Exam and Personal Interview. Candidates could be selected on the basis of Academic Records and Personal Interview if the appointment is to be done on contract basis.
Salary Structure of Field Investigator
Salary for different posts in the areas of Field differs according to the Post or Rank of appointment. If the appointment is to be done on contract basis, the candidate is given Rs. 15,000 - 20,000/- or more per month as consolidated salary. If the appointment is on regular basis, the salary could be according to the post and Pay Commission implemented in the organization. Apart from this, various allowances (DA, HRA, etc.) are also given.
Job Updates for Field Investigator
The post of Field is common at different ministries and departments related to Statistics, Health, Economic and Social Development, etc. of the Central Government and State Governments, at research and educational institutions. So the vacancies for Economic Investigator are notified by the recruitment wing of these organisations directly. These notifications are advertised in weekly Employment News being published by the Publication Division of the Government of India, in various national daily newspapers and various portals and mobile application publishing government job updates.