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How to Become a Horticulture Inspector? Know Selection Process, Salary & Eligibility Criteria

Know what the selection process to get Horticulture Inspector Government job. What is the qualification, Eligibility Criteria and other information for the Horticulture Inspector job.

Apr 30, 2019 14:12 IST
Horticulture Inspector jobs

The post of Horticulture Inspector is common in the Horticulture and Food Processing at directorate offices in various ministries and departments of Central Government and State Governments within the country. The post of Horticulture Inspector is a promotional post and the direct recruitment is on the post of Assistant Horticulture Inspector. The appointment on Horticulture Inspector post is done as Group ‘C’ personnel at most of organizations.

The recruitment process for Horticulture Inspector is conducted directly in some states while through combined competitive examination in some of the states. Since, this post is a subordinate post in state governments; the selection process is conducted by State Public Service Commission or State Subordinate Services Commission or Board of different states. These selection bodies advertise recruitment process from time to time as per the vacancies.

Wherever a Horticulture Inspector is posted his duty is to perform various responsibilities related to horticulture and food processing department for caretaking public gardens, inspection of their maintenance, inspection of irregularities, taking actions in case of discrepancies, preparing report on the basis of field visit, etc.

Eligibility Conditions for Assistant Horticulture Inspector

To become a Horticulture Inspector a candidate needs to have qualified graduation in any stream from a recognized institution or university. Candidates must have proficiency on the regional language of the state.

Age Limit for Assistant Horticulture Inspector

To become a Horticulture Inspector a candidate’s age must fall into the range of 21 years to 40 years. However, the upper age limit could be 36 years in some states. 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 Horticulture Inspector

The selection of candidates for Horticulture Inspector posts is done on the basis of their performance in the Academic Records, Written Exam (Offline/Online) and Personal Interview. In written exam questions are asked related to General Knowledge, General Intelligence, General Science / Arithmetic and General Hindi subject in multiple choice objective type format. Usually, there is no negative marking in the exam. Candidates qualified in the written exam are called for the personal interview.

Salary Structure of Horticulture Inspector

Salary for the post of Horticulture Inspector is given as per the Pay Band - 1 Rs. 5,200 – 20,200/- of the Sixth Pay Commission or Pay Matrix Level - 5 of the Seventh Pay Commission wherever it has been implemented.  Apart from this, various allowances (DA, HRA, etc.) are also given.

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The post of Horticulture Inspector is common in the organizations related to Horticulture and Food Processing in various ministries and departments of Governments. The recruitment process for Assistant Horticulture Inspector is conducted by State Public Service Commission or State Subordinate Services Commission or Board of different states from time to time as per the vacancies by issuing recruitment notifications. 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.