Organization Setup

The Department of Horticulture is one of the Major Departments of the state which undertakes the development of horticulture. The Department is headed by the Director of Horticulture and he is assisted by three Additional Director of Horticulture and six Joint Directors of Horticulture.

At the district level, the Deputy Director of Horticulture under the Zilla Panchayat looks after the extension and training programs and implements the several District Sector Schemes. The Deputy Director of Horticulture also assists the NABARD for extending credit facilities to farmers by providing technical feasibility reports. He is also responsible for an overall development of horticulture in the district.

At district level, the Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture (State Sector) looks after the maintenance of horticultural farms and nurseries. He is mainly responsible for the propagation of planting materials and also for implementation of various state sector and central sector schemes. The Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture (State Sector) also implements the Horticultural Training Programme through the Horticultural Training Centers established in all the 20 districts of the State.

At the taluka level, the Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture and Assistant Director of Horticulture under Zilla Panchayat are implementing various developmental programmes of the Department. They are responsible for the overall development of horticulture in the taluk.

Apart from the above, the Deputy Director of Horticulture and Senior Assistant Directors at the State Headquarters look after independently certain special programmes like plant protection, seed testing, plant nutrition, floriculture, fruits and vegetable preservation, plantation and spices, farm information unit, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Cubbon park etc.  

Sl.No. Name of the Post Sanctioned Post Working Strength Regular Independent

Charge 

Vacant Post
Group A
  Director of Horticulture 01 01 01 00 00
  Additional Director of Horticulture 04 04 04 00 00
  Joint Director of Horticulture 07 07 07 00 00
  Deputy Director of Horticulture 46 46 33 13 00
  Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture 153 113 91 22 40
  Deputy Director, Statistics 01 01 01 00 00
  Head Quarter Assistant 01 01 01 00 00
  Chief Accounts  Officer 01 01 01 00 00
  Executive Engineer 01 01 01 00 00
  Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture, Landscape 01 01 01 00 00
  Assistant Engineer 01 01 01 00 00
  Total 217 177 142 35 40
Group B
  Assistant Director of Horticulture 258 194 151 43 64
  Assistant Director of Statistics 01 01 01 00 00
  Assistant Director, Landscape 01 01 01 00 00
  Assistant Horticulture Officer 1249 664 663 01 585
  Audit Officer 01 01 01 00 00
  Gazette Manager 02 02 02 00 00
  Manager 11 11 11 00 00
  Account Superintendent 02 01 01 00 01
  Total 1525 875 831 44 650
Group C
  Assistant Statistic Officer 26 20 20 00 06
  Assistant Landscape Officer 03 03 03 00 00
  Superintendent 180 149 149 00 31
  First Division Assistant 289 182 182 00 107
  Second Division Assistant 264 130 130 00 134
  Horticulture Assistant 887 652 587 65 235
  Driver 85 46 46 00 39
  Senior Driver 26 25 25 00 01
  Stenographer 14 08 08 00 06
  Typist 55 18 18 00 37
  Senior Typist 14 13 13 00 01
  Mechanic cum Operator 01 00 00 00 01
  Mechanic 02 00 00 00 02
  Computer Operator 01 00 00 00 01
  Refrigerator cum Cold Storage Operator 01 00 00 00 01
  Total 1848 1246 1181 65 602
Group D
  Electrician 01 00 00 00 01
  Attender 37 36 36 00 01
  Peon 95 75 75 00 20
  Gardners 1767 1336 1336 00 431
  Head Gardners 187 168 168 00 19
  Watchmen 29 01 01 00 28
  Lab Attender 13 03 03 00 10
  Blue Printer 01 00 00 00 01
  Total 2130 1619 1619 0 511
ABSTRACT
  Group - A 217 177 142 35 40
  Group - B 1525 875 831 44 650
  Group - C 1848 1246 1181 65 602
  Group - D 2130 1619 1619 0 511
  TOTAL 5720 3917 3773 144 1803