Vacancy Details

Vacancy Number 21025104406
Post  Director (Agriculture Marketing), Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Ministry/Administration  Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Department/Office  Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare
Organisation  other

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Post Description

Pay Scale   Revised Pay as per 7th CPCLevel-13 in the Pay Matrix. The gross salary per month would be Rs. 1,82,000 (Approx.) including Basic Pay, HRA, DA and TA.
Age   Age not below 35 years and not exceeding 45 years as on closing date of receipt of application.
Essential Qualification (s)   A. Educational-
Master’s Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness or Agriculture Marketing from a recognized university/ institute.

B. Experience-
At least 10 Years experience in the field of Agricultural Marketing including Agribusiness.
Desirable Qualification (s)   Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)/Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from a recognized University/Institute.
Duty(ies)   (i) To monitor implementation of various components of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) such as Agriculture Marketing Infrastructure (AMI), Venture Capital Assistance (VCA).
(ii) Development and expansion of e-NAM/e-trading and development of e-NAM as platform of platforms.
(iii) To monitor market trends and other analysis of the agriculture market system through Agmarknet portal to support policy and decision making.
(iv) To help strengthening of Marketing Research and Information Network (MRIN) Scheme to enable forecasting of demands and price of agricultural commodities.
(v) To provide support for strengthening Agmark grades and standards of agricultural and allied produce under Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act to coordinate with Agmark laboratories for implementation of standards.
(vi) To develop and strengthen testing, grades and standards under e-NAM.
(vii) To coordinate formation and promotion of Farmer Produce Organisations (FPOs).
(viii) To coordinate development of Village Haats/GrAMS.
(ix) To provide support in initiating and implementing reforms in Agriculture Marketing and Contract Farming including coordination with States for promotion of Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2017 and Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2018.
(x) To coordinate & promote Central Ordinance on Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020.
(xi) To develop proper Market Intelligence and Forecasting System in collaboration with partners for its dissemination.
(xii) To coordinate with organizations such as DMI, SFAC and NIAM for ensuring smooth implementation of schemes and programmes being run by these organizations in Agriculture Marketing.
(xiii) Budget formulation and implementation for Marketing Division
(xiv) To liaise and coordinate with State Govts./UT Administrations, industries and other stakeholders to identify gaps, deficiencies and emerging challenges in Agriculture Marketing sector for targeting policy reforms and other interventions in Agriculture Marketing.
(xv) To analyse project reports of organizations such as FAO, World Bank etc.
(xvi) To formulate and prepare EFC Notes and Cabinet Notes on issues relating to Agriculture Marketing.
(xvii) To formulate schemes in the area of Agriculture Marketing and to prepare Operational Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures on such schemes.
(xviii) To scrutinize Draft Project Reports (DPR) on various schemes in the area of Agriculture Marketing.
(xix) To assess the requirement for skill development in agriculture marketing and formulate plans for strengthening of skill development and capacity building.
Tenure   The period of contract may be 3 years extendable to 5 years, depending upon performance.
Headquarters   New Delhi
Other Details   The post is Group ‘A’ on contract basis (On Deputation for officials of State/UT/PSUs, Autonomous Bodies, Statutory Organizations, Universities, Recognized Research Institutes).
Any Other Conditions   1. Central Government employees are not eligible to apply. 2. The candidate must have a minimum gross salary of Rs. 15 lac per year during any of the financial year 2018-19 or 2019-20 as per Form-16/ITR (or pay slip in the absence of Form-16/ITR). 3. All appointees are to be deemed as public servants for the purpose of the CCS(Conduct) Rules and such other statutes as notified by the government from time to time. 4. The employment contract to be terminated by either side with a minimum notice period of 3 months.
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