SMS or Subject Matter Specialist, or is agriculture officer. It is a rank 3 or grade 3 post under the department of agriculture, Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
This post is also known as Vishay Visheshygya (विषय विशेषज्ञ) in Hindi. A SMS (Subject Matter Specialist) is a field level Extension Officer.
General Info. SMS (Subject Matter Specialist)
Type: Govt. post under the department of Agriculture/Horticulture
Related Dept.: Department of Horticulture and Department of Agriculture
Posting Office: Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Nodal officer of: District or regional.
Works Under: Senior Scientist Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
Also read: Senior Agriculture Development Officer
What are the qualifications needed to be eligible for this post?
Answer: To be eligible for this post one should have completed M. Sc. from:
- Plant Breeding.
- Soil Science.
- Agricultural Meteorology.
- And, Agricultural Engineering.
- Agricultural Extension Education.
A student or candidate can not apply without Agriculture or Horticulture degree.
Which is the exam related with SMS?
Answer: It is not a direct post.
A candidate should have research papers.
Interview is taken.
Also read: Senior Horticulture Development Officer
What are the works of an SMS, and also describe duties?
Answer: List of works and, descriptions….
a. Work as a specialist- A SMS is considered as the master or specialist of his field.
b. Work as regional officer (not HOD)- They work as regional officer.
c. Field visit- Time to time field visit..
- For the proper execution of different plans and schemes at field level.
- For the inspection of field staffs.
- Any local programme such as Kisan Mela.
- Training programmes to train farmers.
Also read: Assistant Director of Hortiulture
What is the salary of an SMS?
Answer: The salary of an SMS is 50 thousand+ INR. Grade pay is different for the adas’ of different Indian states.
For a new employee, Generally, it is 48,000.00 INR to 52,000.00 INR.
For better understanding of level, grade pay and salary related to this post see following images (image 01 and 02)
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Also read: Assistant Director of Agriculture
What is the grade pay of an SMS?
Answer: The grade pay of a assistant director of agriculture is 4,200 – 4,600 INR. Grade pay is different for the adas’ of different Indian states.
The entry level grade pay is 4,200. 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.
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Also read: Rural Hortiulture Extension Officer
What are the other govt. posts similar to SMS?
Answer: The other posts similar to ADH are-
- SADO or Senior Agriculture Development Officer, Department of Agriculture.
- SHDO or Senior Horticulture Development Officer, Department of Horticulture.
Also read: Rural Agriculture Extension Officer