Junior Sericulture Officer (JSO): Work and Salary

Junior Sericulture Inspector

Junior Sericulture Inspector (कनिष्ठ रेशम निरीक्षक) is a field level Officer, generally under the department of Gram Udyog Board. It is a state government post.

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

Also read: Rural Agriculture Extension Officer

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General info.: Junior Sericulture Inspector (JSI)

Type Government service (State Government Post)

Commonly Known as: JSI, कनिष्ठ रेशम निरीक्षक

Works Under: Senior Sericulture Officer

Grade: 03 (class three)

Grade pay: 2,400 – 2,800.

Field of Work: Villages.

Also read: Rural Horticulture Extension Officer

(1). Eligiblity Criteria

B. Sc. Agriculture

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.

Why B. Sc. Agriculture?

The B. Sc. Agriculture is a semester based degree programme. There are total 8 semesters, and each semester is of 6 months. Each semester consists entomology.

Entomology is a major subject in B. Sc. Ag., while sericulture (silk farming) is a branch of entomology.

The all basic topics from sericulture are covered through available semesters.

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 organism.

Study of insects

This also includes the study of the biology of silkworm.

Also read: Senior Agriculture Development Officer

Procedures of Selection

Step 01. Completing B. Sc. Agriculture….

Complete B. Sc. Agriculture.

Step 02. Completing B. Sc.

Complete B. Sc. (biology).

See: list of subjects in B. Sc. Ag. 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.

Also read: Senior Horticulture Development Officer

(2). Works and Duties of an Junior Sericulture Inspector

As follows:

1. Extension works.
2. Training works.
3. Execution of annual plans and schemes.
4. Field visits.
5. Training.

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

Also read: Assistant Director of Agriculture


Extension of current plans and schemes is very important.


1. Training to self-help groups.
2. Training in Kisan Mela.
3. Training in any Programme.

All training are related with management practice.


First, training for plant cultivation.
Second, training for rearing insects.
Third, training for farm management.
Fourth, training for reeling.

Execution of Annual Plans and Schemes

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

Example of some plans and schemes are as follows:

1. Tasar vistar yojana (tasar extension work).
2. Tasar seed (insect larvae) on subsidy.
3. Mulberry vistar yojana (mulberry extension work).
4. Distribution of mulberry plants.
5. Eri resham vistar yojana.

Also read: Assistant Director of Horticulture

Brief Explanation

Tasar vistar yojana

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

Contact person: JSO.

Mulberry vistar yojana

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

Contact person: Junior Sericulture Inspector

2.4 Filed Visit

Each JSO is given 4 – 10 Villages. According to daily schedule, a JSO has to visit the field.

2.6 Attending Meetings

  • Meetings of Senior Sericulture Officer.
  • Meetings of Assistant Director.
  • Meeting of SDM.
  • Meeting of DM.

Example of Duties:

  • Kisan Mela
  • Extension.
  • Exhibition.


  • Agricultural camps.
  • Other camps.

Election duty

Election duties (during the time of election).

Also read: Subject Matter Specialist

(3). Salary of a Junior Sericulture Officer

Acording to 7th grade pay..

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


After certain period, an JSO is promoted to the post of Senior Sericulture Officer

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.

Also read: Government Jobs in Agriculture

Gram Udyog Board

It is a board which works for the development of small industries.

Example: Sericulture and maatikala board.


Sericulture is a branch of Entomology. It is one of the very important allied sector of agriculture and agro forsetry, other being lac cultivation (rearing and production of lac), bee keeping (rearing of bee for the production of honey).

State Government Posts


Rural Agriculture Extension Officer.
Senior Agriculture Development Officer.
Assistant Director of Agriculture.
Subject Matter Specialist.


Rural Horticulture Extension Officer.
Senior Horticulture Development Officer.
Assistant Director of Horticulture.

Also read: Jobs in horticulture

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.

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