Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) 2021 Career Notification. TNPSC has released official notification for the job openings of Assistant Agricultural Officer, Assistant Horticultural Officer and more vacancies. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 04th March, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :- 

Assistant Agricultural Officer - 122 Posts

Assistant Horticultural Officer - 122 Posts

Agricultural Officer - 365 Posts

Assistant Director of Horticulture - 28 Posts

Horticultural Officer - 169 Posts

Job Location - Chennai

Other Qualification Details :-

Note - For complete details including Qualification, reservation, relaxation in upper age limit, examination fee, selection process, how to apply online, general information & instructions and other details do check official notification for complete details and do apply via proper channel only. Qualification, Salary, Age Limit, No.of post, and more Details Kindly Refer Official Notification.

Applications are invited from eligible candidates only through online mode upto 04.03.2021 for direct recruitment to the posts of Assistant Director of Horticulture and Horticultural Officer included in the Tamil Nadu Horticultural Service.

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Notification No. 03/2021

Age :-

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute: No Age limit; Others: Should not have completed 30 years [Persons holding a post graduate degree or Ph.D in Horticulture should not have completed 32 years.]Widows of all categories.

Application Fee :-

Written Examination fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two hundred only), is payable by online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card or it can be paid offline at the SBI / HDFC Bank within two days from the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.

General Information :-

(A) The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable to this recruitment.

(B)Person Studied in Tamil Medium

(i) As per Section 2(d) of the Tamil Nadu Appointment on preferential basis in the services under the State of Persons Studied in Tamil Medium Act, 2010, as amended by Act 35 of 2020, Person studied in Tamil medium means a person who has studied through Tamil medium of instruction upto the educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment in the rules or regulations or orders applicable to any appointment in the services under the State.

(ii) Candidates claiming to be Persons studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) must upload / produce evidence for the same in the form of SSLC, HSC, Transfer Certificate, Provisional Certificate , Convocation Certificate, Degree Certificate, PG Degree Certificate, Mark Sheets, Certificate from the Board or University or from the Institution, as the case may be, with a recording that he/she had studied the entire duration of the respective course(s) through Tamil Medium of instruction.

(iii) Candidates must upload / produce documents as evidence of having studied in the Tamil medium, all educational qualification upto the educational qualification prescribed.

Example: If the prescribed educational qualification is Degree, then the candidate should have studied the SSLC, Higher Secondary Course and Degree through Tamil Medium of instruction. If the prescribed educational qualification is Post-Graduate Degree, then the candidate should have studied the SSLC, Higher Secondary Course, Degree and the Post-graduate degree through Tamil medium of instruction

(iv) If no such document as evidence for PSTM is available, a certificate from the Registrar / Principal / Head Master / Controller of Examinations / Director of the Educational Institution, as the case may be, in the prescribed format must be uploaded / produced, for each and every educational qualification up to the educational qualification prescribed.

(v)Failure to upload / produce such documents as evidence for Persons Studied in Tamil Medium‟ for all educational qualification up to the educational qualification prescribed, shall result in the rejection of candidature.

(vi) Documents uploaded / produced as proof of having studied in Tamil medium, for the partial duration of any course / private appearance at any examination, shall not be accepted and shall result in the rejection of candidature.

(C)The selection for appointment to the said posts is purely provisional subject to the final orders in the writ petitions, if any, pending on the files of the Honble High Court of Madras and its Madurai Bench.

(D) As per Sections 26 and 27(c) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016, reservation of appointment to Destitute Widows and Exservicemen will not apply to this recruitment.

(E) Persons With Benchmark Disability : As per G.O. (Ms.) No. 20, Welfare of Differently Abled Persons (DAP.3.2) Department, dated 20.06.2018, the said posts have been identified as suitable for differently abled persons with the following disabilities – LV, HI, HH, LD, LC, DF, AC. [LV- Low vision, HI- Hearing impaired, HH- Hard of hearing, LD- Locomotor disability, LC- Leprosy cured, DF- Dwarfism, AC-Acid attack victims,].

(F) Persons with Benchmark Disability should submit / upload a copy of Disability Certificate in the format prescribed in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India] and issued by the competent authority defined in GO Ms. No. 28, Welfare of Differently Abled Persons (DAP 3.1), dated 27.07.2018.

(G) If no qualified and suitable women applicants are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, those vacancies will be filled by male applicants belonging to the respective communal categories. (Section 26(5) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016).

(H) Wherever vacancies are reserved for Arunthathiyars on preferential basis, even after filling the vacancies reserved for SC (Arunthathiyars) on preferential basis, if more number of qualified Arunthathiyars are available, they shall be entitled to compete with the Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars in the inter-semerit among them and if any posts reserved for Arunthathiyars remain unfilled for want of adequate number of qualified applicants, it shall be filled by Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars. (Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016).

(I) Evidence for all the claims made in the online application should be uploaded / submitted in time when documents are called for. Any subsequent claim made after submission of online application will not be entertained. Failure to upload / submit the documents within the stipulated time limit will entail rejection of application.

(J) Suppression of following material information in the online application regarding (i) free chances availed (ii) Employment in the Service of the Indian Union or a State in India or in the employment of Local Bodies or University or Quasi Government Organization or Public Sector units constituted under the authority of the Government of India or of a State in India in regular service or temporary service (iii) Wilful suppression of criminal cases / disciplinary action pending / punishments if any, against the applicant (iv) violation of undertaking given by the applicant in the online application etc,. may invite suitable penal action including debarment for a specific period as decided by the Commission for various recruitments/ selections conducted by the Commission, besides rejection of application.

(K)Correct and true information regarding arrest, convictions, criminal or any disciplinary proceedings initiated / pending or finalised, debarment / disqualification by any recruiting agency, participation in agitation or any political organisation, candidature in election for Parliament / State Legislature / Local Bodies etc, if any, should also be furnished to the Commission at the time of application. The details thereof, i.e. originals of the judgement / order / G.O. dropping further action in the departmental proceedings or any document that may prove the suitability of such applicants for appointment in such cases must be produced at the stage / time of certificate verification without fail. All such events that occur after the submission of application and till the date of his / her selection and appointment shall be reported to the Commission forthwith. Failure to report on the part of the applicant will be considered as suppression of material information and will attract suitable penal action.

(L) Incomplete applications and applications containing wrong claims or incorrect particulars relating to category of reservation / eligibility / age /gender / communal category / educational qualification / medium of instruction / physical qualification / other basic qualifications and other basic eligibility criteria will be summarily rejected.

(M) One Time Registration is not an application for any post / recruitment. Though the details/particulars have already been furnished by the applicants under One Time Registration system, the claims made in the online application for this recruitment alone will be taken into consideration. The Commission will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application for this recruitment.

(N) Refer Annexure-I of this notification regarding determination of community and reservation in employment for Transgender.

(O)Determination of Community for Transgender:

(i) The Transgender candidates, who do not possess any community certificate may choose to be considered under Most Backward Classes as per G.O.(Ms) No.28, Backward Classes, Most Backward Class and Minorities Welfare Department, dated 06.04.2015 or under others

(ii) The Transgender candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar)/ Scheduled Tribe communities and possess community certificate as such, shall be considered as per their respective community.

(iii) The Transgender candidates who belong to the communities other than Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar) / Scheduled Tribe and possess community certificate as such are permitted to choose to be considered as belonging to their own community or as Most Backward Class whichever is advantageous to them, at the time of One Time Registration itself. Once the individual opts to be considered as a particular community, it shall be crystallized and this option shall not be changed in future.

(P) Reservation in Employment for Transgender:-

(i) The Transgender candidates who identify themselves as Female shall be considered against both 30% reservation for women as well as 70% reservation for the General category (both Men & Women).

(ii) The Transgender candidates, who identify themselves as Male or Transgender, shall be considered against the 70 % reservation for General category (both Men & Women).

Selection Process :-

Selection will be made in two successive stages i.e., (i) Written Examination and (ii) Oral Test in the shape of an interview. The final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the applicants at the written examination and oral test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments. Applicants appearance in the written examination and oral test is compulsory. The applicant who has not appeared for any of the subjects in the written examination will not be considered for selection even if he/she secures the minimum qualifying marks for selection. (For further details refer to para 18(B) of the Instructions to Applicants)

Note: Firstly the selection will be made for two and eight carried forward vacancies for the posts of Assistant Director of Horticulture and Horticultural Officer respectively. [Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]. Secondly, the selection will be made for 26 and 161 regular vacancies for the posts of Assistant Director of Horticulture and Horticultural Officer respectively following the rule of reservation

Steps to Apply :-

Last Date For Submission Of Application: Online application can be submitted upto 04.03.2021 till 11.59 p.m., after which the link will be disabled

1) Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commissions websites www.tnpsc.gov.in or www.tnpscexams.in

2) One Time Registration using Aadhaar is mandatory before applying for any post. Applicant should register only once in the One Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as registration fee. Successfully registered One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant.

3) To apply under One Time Registration system, applicants should have a scanned image of their photograph, certificates specified, if any, and signature in CD/DVD/Pen Drive to upload the same, as per the specifications given in the guidelines for scanning and uploading of photograph and signature.

4) No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID under One Time Registration system.

5) Applicants should enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them. They shall not share the ID with any other person or agency.

6) One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just a collection of information from the applicants and provides a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate maintenance of their own profile. Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click Apply against the recruitment notified in the Commissions website using the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION.

7) Applicants should select the name of the post for which the applicant wishes to apply.

8) Online applications uploaded without the photograph, details of specified documents and signature will be rejected.

9) All the particulars mentioned in the online application will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the submission of the application. Once an application is submitted, no further request for change of details will be entertained. Hence, the applicants are instructed to fill the online application with utmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.

10) Print Option: 

a) After submitting the application, applicants can save / print their application in PDF format.

b) On entering user ID and password, applicants can download their application and print, if required.

c) Applicants need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. Application and all the required certificates will be verified only when the applicants come up for certificate verification.

Important Dates :-

1. Date of notification 05.02.2021

2. Last date for submission of online application 04.03.2021

3. Last date for payment of fee through Bank SBI/HDFC Bank 06.03.2021

(A) Dates of written examination

a) Horticultural Officer:

i) Paper-I : Subject paper Horticulture (Degree standard): 18.04.2021 10.00A.M. to 01.00 P.M.

ii) Paper-II : General Studies (Degree standard): 18.04.2021 03.00P.M. to 05.00 P.M.

b) Assistant Director of Horticulture: 

i) Paper-II : General Studies (Degree standard): 18.04.2021 03.00P.M. to 05.00 P.M.

ii) Paper-I : Subject paper Horticulture (P.G.Degree standard): 19.04.2021 10.00A.M. to 01.00 P.M.

Official Notification