ADA (Assistant Director of Agriculture): Criteria, Works and Salary

Assistant Director of Agriculture

The Assistant Director of Agriculture, or commonly ADA in its short form, is an agriculture officer. It is a rank 2 or grade 2 post under the department of agriculture.

This post is also known as Sahayak Sanchalak krishi (सहायक संचालक Krishi) in Hindi. An SHDO (Senior Agriculture Development Officer) may got promoted to the post of ADA during the later stage of the current post. Although, it is a direct post.

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General Info. ADA

Type Govt. post under the department of horticulture.

Class 2.

Related Deptt.: Department of Agriculture.

Posting Office: Assistant Director of Agriculture

Nodal: District

Superior to: SADO.

Works Under: Director of Agriculture.

Also Read: Assistant Director of Hortiulture

What are the qualifications needed to be eligible for this post?

Answer: To be eligible for this post one should have completed  M. Sc. Agriculture/Horticulture.

A student or candidate can not apply without M. Sc. Agriculture/Horticulture degree.

Which is the exam related with ADH?

Answer: Generally, it is SPSC (State Public Service Commission). The vacant posts are known as the post of ADA.

What are the works of an ADA, and also describe duties?

Answer: List of works and, descriptions….

a. Work as an assistant of director- As the name suggests, an ada work as an assistant of director, the Director of Agriculture.

b. Work as a head of the department (not HOD)- An assistant director, agriculture, works as a head officer who directs all the staffs to achieve the goals set by the department.

c. Field visit- Time to time field visit..

  1. For the proper execution of different plans and schemes at field level.
  2. For the inspection of field staffs.
  3. Any local programme such as Kisan Mela.

Is B. Sc. Hortiulture a good subject?

What is the salary of an ADA?

Answer: The salary of an ADA is 50 thousand+ INR. Grade pay is different for the adas’ of different Indian states.

For a new employee, Generally, it is 54,000.00 INR to 56,000.00 INR.

For better understanding of level, grade pay and salary related to this post see following images (image 01 and 02)

What is the grade pay of an ADA?

Answer: The grade pay of a assistant director of agriculture is 5610 INR. Grade pay is different for the adas’ of different Indian states.

The entry level grade pay is 5400. The level of grade pay increases with time.

Model of grade a pay is as follows:

Example: Entry level grade pay – 5,400 >> next level grade pay – 6,600 >> next  level grade pay – 7,500.

For better understanding of level, grade pay and salary related to this post see following images (image 01 and 02.

What are the other govt. posts similar to ADA?

Answer: The other posts similar to ADA are-

  1. ADA or Assistant Director of horticulture, Department of horticulture.
  2. ADV or Assistant Director of Veterinary, Department of Veterinary.
  3. ADF or Assistant Director of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries.

Other posts in same departments:

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