CAREER AS FIELD ASSISTANT IN AGRICULTURE DIRECTOR GENERAL PEST WARNING & QUALITY CONTROL OF PESTICIDES)

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Government of Punjab Agriculture Department has a specialized wing for Plant Protection i.e. Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab responsible for monitoring of pest development and executing all the plant protection activities throughout the Punjab province.

This wing was created during July, 1984 with the main aim to stop indiscriminate use of pesticides and to acquaint the  farmers with appropriate use of pesticide with doses and time of spray. Initially it was created as Project Directorate with headquarter at Multan for only cotton crop in cotton zone but keeping in view the effectiveness of this system, it was expanded to the entire province of Punjab for all crops, vegetables and orchards etc. During 1987 the post of Project Director was upgraded to that of Director. Further due to its importance and achievements the Government elevated this Directorate to Directorate General during the year 2005 along with 190 posts of different categories Similarly it was felt necessary  to strengthen the Directorate General and 2 posts of Directors (one for cotton zone whereas second for Rice Zone) during 2010 are created to strengthen this system and equipped with modern and latest technology to improve early warning system and Quality Control of Pesticides

Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides are performing the following functions

  • Issuance of weekly/ fortnightly pest scouting reports of all the crops, orchards and vegetables in different ecological zones of the province.
  • Training of farmers, Extension workers and pesticide dealers in identification of insect pests and their appropriate and timely control measures. Training is done in the beginning of each crop season. Also educate about safe handling of pesticides and their effective use
  • Registration of Pesticides distributor in the Punjab
  • Ensure that quality pesticides are available to the farmers. For this purpose Pesticides samples are drawn from companies’ warehouses, stores & dealer shops and sent to Provincial & Federal Pesticides Testing Laboratories. The culprits are dealt with under the Pesticide Ordinance

Post of Field Assistant BS-11 is very important in Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides. Field Assistant BS-11 deals with collection of the data on crops and processes it in laid down procedure. All the estimates of Agriculture Department relating to the Pest Warning & Pest Control are based upon the work of the Field Assistant BS-11.

The post of Field Assistant Reporter BS-11 is being filled by the Agriculture Department through the Punjab Public Service Commission and suitable candidates are appointed against the posts of the Field Assistant BS-11 Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab.

Here we shall discuss in brief the Service Rules, Criteria, Method of recruitment, Job responsibilities and career prospects of the posts of Field Assistant BS-11 Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab.

FIELD ASSISTANT BS-11.

Name of the post Field Assistant BS-11
Qualification as per The Directorate of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab Service Rules, 1987 i.             Secondary School Certificate (second division) from a recognized Board; and

ii.           Three years diploma course of Field Assistant from recognized institute including six months internship in relevant field.

Method of Recruitment 100 % by initial recruitment.
Process by Punjab Public Service Commission Punjab Public Service Commission PPSC generally conducts one paper test comprising of general ability including English, Islamiat, Pak Studies, Everyday Science, Basic Mathematics, Computer Studies and Current Affairs.  The successful candidates are interviewed and recommended against the post of Field Assistant BS-11.
Job Description ·         Acreage estimation surveys of all major and important minor crops

·         Pest classification with respect to area.

·         Crop Condition Surveys and effects of Pests.

·         Collection and maintenance of Agricultural Inputs data

·         Quality Control of Pesticides

·         Growers’ Opinion Surveys on use of Pesticides)

·         Early warning of attack of pests and prevention through effective use of Pesticides.

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