Should possess degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from a recognized university:
Provided that the persons having rural background, and the persons having higher qualifications of Master's degree in Agricultural Economics or Master's degree of Business Administration from a recognized university will be given preference.Explanation--
For the purpose of this item, the persons, who have studied in the schools, situated in the rural areas for a minimum period of five years, and have passed Middle Standard Examination and Senior Secondary (Ten-plus-Two) Examination from such Schools, shall be deemed to have rural background; and
(ii) Should have passed Matriculation examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subject or any other equivalent examination in Punjabi Language, which may be specified by the Punjab Government from time to time:
Provided that where a person is appointed on compassionate ground or priority basis under the instuctions issued in this behalf by the Punjab Government from time to time, the person so appointed, shall have to pass an examination of Punjabi language equivalent to Matriculation Standard or he shall have to qualify a test conducted by the Language Wing of the Department of Education of Punjab Government within a period of six months from the date of his appointment:
Provided further that where a War Hero, (who has been discharged from defence services or paramilitary forces on account of disability suffered by him) or his widow or dependent member of his family, is appointed under the instructions issued in this behalf by the Punjab Government, the person so appointed, will not be required to possess aforesaid knowledge of Punjabi Language:
Provided further that where a ward of Defence Service Personnel, who is a bona fide resident of Punjab State, is appointed by direct appointment, he shall have to pass an examination of Punjabi Language equivalent to Matriculation Standard or he shall have to qualify a test conducted by the Language Wing of the Department of Education of Punjab Government within a period of two years from the date of his appointment.