Vacancy Details

Vacancy Number 21081101228
Post  Assistant Director (Plant Pathology)
Ministry/Administration  Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Department/Office  Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare
Organisation  Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage

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Post Description

Pay Scale   As per 7th CPC- Level-10 (Rs. 56100 – 177500/-) in the Pay Matrix Pre-revised Rs. 15,600-39,100 (PB-3) plus Rs. 5400 (Grade Pay). (Total emoluments excluding T.A. & HRA at the time of initial appointment will be Rs. 56100/- plus DA as applicable per month and as per DoPT guidelines.)
Age   Not exceeding 35 years for General Category candidates as on normal closing date. Relaxable for regularly appointed Central Government/UT Government Servant upto five years as per instructions/orders issued by Govt. of India from time to time. For age concession applicable to some other categories of applicants, please see relevant paras of the ‘Instructions and Additional Information to Candidates for Recruitment by Selection.’
Essential Qualification (s)   A. Educational:-
M.Sc. Degree in Plant Pathology or M.Sc. Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Pathology or M.Sc. Degree in Botany with specialization in Plant Pathology from a recognized University or Institution.

Note : Qualifications are relaxable at the discretion of the UPSC in the case of the candidates otherwise well qualified.

B. Experience:-
Three years’ practical experience in the field of study of domestic and or foreign plant diseases related to plant virus and plant bacteria.
Desirable Qualification (s)   Doctorate degree in Plant Pathology from a recognized University or Institution.
Duty(ies)   a) Quarantine/screening of plant propagating materials/seeds.
b) Post entry quarantine measures/ treatment of propagating materials. Adaptive research involving control measures.
c) Documentation of diseases reported and not reported in India and updating the same.
d) Preparation of manual of plant diseases of quarantine significance and updating from time to time.
e) Establishment of laboratories at quarantine stations for screening of diseases.
Probation   Two (02) years
Headquarters   Headquarter in Faridabad, Haryana with liability to serve anywhere in India.
Other Details   It is a General Central Service Group ‘A’, Gazetted, (Non-Ministerial) post. The vacancies for the post are permanent.
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