Vacancy Details

Vacancy Number 23055208420
Post  Director/Deputy Secretary (Crops)
Ministry/Administration  Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Department/Office  Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Organisation  Other

Number of Posts and Reservation

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Post Description

Pay Scale   For Director level post- Revised Pay as per 7th CPC Level-13 in the Pay Matrix. The gross salary per month would be Rs. 2,18,000/- (Approx.) including Basic Pay, HRA, DA and TA. For Deputy Secretary level post- Revised Pay as per 7th CPC Level-12 in the Pay Matrix. The gross salary per month would be Rs. 1,43,000/- (Approx.) including Basic Pay, HRA, DA and TA.
Age   For Director level post- Age not below 35years and not exceeding 45 years as on closing date of receipt of application. For Deputy Secretary level post- Age not below 32 years and not exceeding 40 years as on closing date of receipt of application.
Essential Qualification (s)   For Director level post:
EDUCATIONAL:Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics / Agricultural Extension / Agronomy / Entomology / Nematology / Genetics and Plant Breeding / Agriculture Botany / Plant Bio-Technology / Plant Pathology / Plant Physiology / Seed Science and Technology / Soil Science / Agricultural Chemistry.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering

EXPERIENCE: 10 year experience in the area of production and productivity in food / cash crops, e.g. rice / wheat / pulses / millet / sugarcane / cotton / jute / oilseeds.

For Deputy Secretary level post:
EDUCATIONAL:Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics / Agricultural Extension / Agronomy / Entomology / Nematology / Genetics and Plant Breeding / Agriculture Botany / Plant Bio-Technology / Plant Pathology / Plant Physiology / Seed Science and Technology / Soil Science / Agricultural Chemistry.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering

EXPERIENCE:07 years’ experience in the area of production and productivity in food / cash crops, e.g., rice / wheat / pulses / millet / sugarcane / cotton / jute / oilseeds.
Desirable Qualification (s)   Doctorate in any discipline mentioned under essential criteria.
Duty(ies)   i) Assistance for various works related to Cotton, Sugarcane, Jute and tobacco and their National Development Schemes.
ii) Maintaining liaison between Central and State Governments on the above mentioned crop/sector and their Schemes.
iii) Dealing with papers/materials sent to the Ministry for action/comments on the above crop/Sector and their Schemes, and sometimes on various aspects of agriculture as a whole.
iv) Supply of technical and other information on the above to other Divisions/Ministries.
v) Visits to States to monitor crop conditions/crop schemes.
vi) Rendering technical support, guidance on above crop/sector and their schemes to Governments, farmers, interested groups etc.
vii) Assistance for preparation of special work/ documents and comments on other documents.
viii) Preparation of notes for and to attend various intra/inter-ministerial meetings/conference and preparation of speeches for Ministers/Officers on work assigned.
ix) Liaison with International Cooperation, Trade and Marketing Divisions of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation and the Ministry of Textile.
x) Assistance to higher officers on day to day work assigned including additional work on other crops during tour/leave of other officers.
xi) Assisting Area Officers or higher officers visiting the States of A.P., Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Pondicherry and work relating to Macro Management Scheme of these States.
xii) Technical supervision of Directorates of Cotton, Sugarcane, Jute and Tobacco.
xiii) Preparation of replies of parliamentary questions/materials/demands of grants etc. on the crops/work assigned.
xiv) Member/representing Crops Division in the Committees of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, ICAR, Ministry of Consumer affairs, Food & Public Distribution System, Ministry of Textiles etc.
xv) Assistance for organizing National Level Workshops/seminars/meetings.
Tenure   The period of contract/ deputationwould be 3 years extendable up to a maximum of 5 years, depending upon performance and requirement.
Headquarters   New Delhi
Other Details   The post is in Group ‘A’. Appointment of Candidate from Private Sector will be on contract basis as per terms of contract to be signed between the selected candidate and the Government of India. Officials of State/UT Admin/PSUs, Autonomous Bodies, Statutory Organizations, Universities, Recognized Research Institutes would be appointed on deputation basis as per standard term of deputation.
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 for Deputy Secretary level post and Rs. 20 lac per year for Director level post during any of the financial year 2021-22 or 2022-23 as per Form-16/ITR. Note- In case of inability to submit the Form-16/ITR for the year 2022-23 by the closing date, candidate has to submit an undertaking that the same will be submitted before the date of interview. 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. 5. Applicants who fulfil the eligibility conditions for the post of Director will be eligible for recommendation to the post of Director and applicants who fulfil the eligibility conditions for the post of Deputy Secretary will be eligible for recommendation to the post of Deputy Secretary.
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