CM hails appointment of farm extension officers
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has welcomed the appointment of Agriculture Extension Officers and the way the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) has done it.
The TSPSC, after winning a case in the court, has issued orders for 1,258 Agriculture Extension Officers. TSPSC Chairman Prof. Ghanta Chakrapani met the Chief Minister here on Tuesday on the Assembly premises and informed him about the developments and activities of the Commission. The Chief Minister congratulated the TSPSC for successfully conducting the examinations for various government services with transparency and without any problem. The TSPSC has become a role model for other States, he said, adding that the TSPSC, which is a hope for the unemployed, will have more work burden in the times to come.
The State government has embarked upon appointing 1311 Agriculture Extension Officers to strengthen the farm sector. However, some candidates, who are working on contract basis approached the High Court raising some objections. The High Court, while dismissing their plea, stated that the contract employees should also get equal marks as those selected candidates to get the job. It also made it clear the service of the contract employees need not be taken into account. This led to the appointment of the Agriculture Extension Officers by the TSPSC. –NSS