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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 2394-2398

Job Competence of Agricultural Officers in Southern zone of Andhra Pradesh, India
D.V. Kusumalatha* and N. S. Shivalinge Gowda
Department of Agricultural Extension, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted to know the Job competence of agricultural officers in the Southern zone of Andhra Pradesh consists of 3 districts viz., Chittoor, Y.S.R. Cuddapah and Nellore. The population of the study consists of 30 agricultural officers working in the department of agriculture in each district. Disproportionate random sampling method was employed for selecting the sample. Thus the total sample size was 90. Ex-post-facto research design was followed. Data was collected through personal interview method and using questionnaires. The findings of the study are the majority of 41.11 per cent of Agricultural Officers belongs to the medium level of job competence whereas 30.00 per cent and 28.89 per cent belongs to high and low category. Concerning self-rating and superior rating majority of 42.22 % and 37.77 % Agricultural officers belonging to the medium category respectively, which shows still there is a greater potential to increase the competency level of the employees. Further, the results also have shown that the judgement, one of the dimensions of job competence was having a high mean score index both in self-rating and superior rating whereas self-development has low mean score index in self-rating and adaptability has low mean score index in superior rating. Which further gives an in-depth analysis of in which areas competency of the employees was lacking so that the department authorities can work on it for further improvement.

Keywords: Job competence, Self-rating, Superior rating, Dimensions, Mean score index

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Kusumalatha, D. V. and Shivalinge Gowda, N. S. 2020. Job Competence of Agricultural Officers in Southern zone of Andhra Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 2394-2398. doi:
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