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Government to recruit for over 5,600 posts in animal husbandry, agri departments

The scheme has not been implemented due to lack of sufficient veterinary doctors and livestock assistants so the state government will soon recruit livestock care personnel in the animal husbandry department in the coming months.

jaipur Updated: May 17, 2018 22:21 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Aabshar H Quazi
Hindustan Times, Kota
Rajasthan news
The recruitment drive is to ensure that livestock get the benefit of the chief minister free drug scheme in the state.(REUTERS)

The Rajasthan government will soon recruit people for more than 5,600 vacant posts, including 900 veterinary doctors and 2,200 livestock assistants in the state agriculture and animal husbandry departments.

The recruitment drive is to ensure that livestock get the benefit of the chief minister free drug scheme in the state.

The scheme has not been implemented due to lack of sufficient veterinary doctors and livestock assistants so the state government will soon recruit livestock care personnel in the animal husbandry department in the coming months, said state agriculture and animal husbandry minister Prabhulal Saini.

Artificial insemination, vaccination and free drug distribution for cattle was suffering due to lack of veterinary doctors and livestock assistants so government has decided to make recruitment for the vacant posts, Saini told Hindustan Times.

There are more than 4,000 sub-centres of the animal husbandry department in the state and many do not have veterinary doctors and livestock assistants, he said.

Apart from the animal husbandry department, 596 agriculture officials, including agriculture officers, research officers and others will be recruited in the agriculture department, the minister said.

This apart 1,885 agriculture observers and auditors will be also recruited in the coming months, he said.

He further said that while recruitment advertisements for many posts have been issued, advertisements for other posts are yet to be issued.

The objective of the recruitment is not only to resolve shortage of officials and staff in the agriculture and animal husbandry departments but also to provide employment to unemployed youngster in the state, Saini said.

“All the recruitments will be made by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission and Rajasthan subordinate and ministerial selection board within the coming months before assembly polls in the state.”

First Published: May 17, 2018 22:21 IST