AVFO: Assistant Veterinary Field Officer Work and Salary

Assistant Veterinary Field Officer is a field level Officer, generally under the department of Animal Husbandry. It is a state government post.

The person or the employee associated with this post is known as AVFO.

General info.: AVFO or Assistant Veterinary Field Officer

Post TittleAssistant Veterinary Field Officer
TypeGovernment service (State Government Post)
Other name isAVFO
Hindi nameपशु चिकित्सा सहायक शल्यज्ञ
Works underVFO, Veterinary Field Officer.
Grade03 (class three)
Grade pay2,400 – 2,800
Salary26,000.00 – 45,000.00 INR
Field of workVillages


(1). Eligiblity Criteria
(2). Procedures of Selection
(3). Works and Duties of an Assistant Veterinary Field Officer
(4). Salary of an AVFO
(5). Explanation of Post Related Words
(6). Frequently Asked Questions

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(1). Eligiblity Criteria

1.1 PAT

Students have to clear PAT or Pre Agricultural Test for Polytechnic.

1.2 Polytechnic Diploma

A student has to clear 2 year’s diploma programme to be eligible for the post.

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or B. Sc. Ag. is a 4-year degree programme.

Students who have degree of B. Sc. Ag., are eligible for this post.

1.3 B. Sc.  (including biology)

B. Sc. Science is a no-semester degree programme. Generally, it is a 3-year degree programme.

It doesn’t require any competition  exam to get into a common B. Sc. Degree Programme.

Science, particularly biology, is associated with the study of different living beings.

It is necessary for promotion in future.

(2). Procedures of Selection

Step 01. Completing PAT..

Complete B. Sc.

Step 02. Completing Polytechnic..

Complete 2 year’s degree programme.

Step 03. Clearing entrance exam related with this post

Now, a candidate has to clear the entrance exam related with this post.

Notification of vacant posts is released by the department. Exam conducting body may be different.

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(3). Works and Duties of an Assistant Veterinary Field Officer

As follows:

  • Extension works.
  • Training works.
  • Execution of annual plans and schemes.
  • Field visits.
  • Training.

2.1 Extension works

Research and Technology

New methods and technologies are discovered by the regional research stations. It may be a KVK, State Agricultural University or other governmental institute.

The exists methods and technologies along with new findings are

2.2 Plans/Schemes

Extension of current plans and schemes is very important.

2.3 Training

  • SHG: Training to self-help groups.
  • KM: Training in Kisan Mela.
  • Training in any Programme.

All training are related with management practice.


First, training for farm management practice s.
Second, training for production of ermicompost.

Execution of Annual Plans and Schemes

Each AVFO is assigned with a fix number of target for each year.

Example of some plans and schemes are as follows:

1. Backyard poultry farming
2. Pigs on subsidy.
3. Bullock on subsidy.
4. Gaot on subsidy.
5. Private artificial insemination schme.
6. Pashudhan mitra yojna.

Brief Explanation

Backyard poultry farming

1. Eligiblity: ST, SC, OBC, General.
2. Subsidy: 75 – 90% or free.

Contact person: AVFO.

Pigs on subsidy

1. Eligiblity: All categories.
2. Subsidy: 75 – 90%.

Bullock on subsidy

1. Eligiblity: ST, SC, OBC, General.
2. Subsidy: 75 – 90% or free.

Contact person: AVFO.

Gaot on subsidy

1. Eligiblity: ST, SC, OBC, General.
2. Subsidy: 75 – 90% or free.

Contact person: Assistant Veterinary Field Officer.

Also Read: Poultry farming multiple choice questions

2.4 Filed Visit

Each AVFO is given 4 – 10 Villages. According to daily schedule, an avfo has to visit the field.

2.5 Attending Meetings

  • VFO: Meetings of Veterinary Field Officer.
  • AD: Meetings of Assistant Director.
  • SDM: Meeting of SDM.
  • Meeting of DM.

Example of duties:

Kisan Mela.




  • Agricultural cams.
  • Other camps.

Election duty

Election duties (during the time of election).

(4). Salary of an AVFO

Acording to 7th grade pay..

1. Pay scale is 2,400 – 2,800.
2. Starting salary is 26,000+ INR.


After certain period, an Assistant Veterinary Field Officer is promoted to the post of Veterinary Field Officer.

(5). Explanation of Post Related Words

Field Officer

A field officeris a category of officer. All field officers from agriculture and its allied sectors work hard to achieve government’s goals by executing annual plans.

Grade pay

The grade pay or pay scale is a unit which tells how much amount a employee would get per month for his work or duty.

Grade scale is different for different employees, and it is based on the grade of the post.

(6). Frequently Asked Questions

Quetion 01. What is class three post?

Answer: A class three post is the post of Non-Gazetted Officers. The class three post can be identified by its pay scale.

Also read: Back yard poultry farming scheme

Last updated: 12 September, 2021

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