Vacancy Details

Vacancy Number 23055206420
Post  Director/Deputy Secretary (Natural Resource Management/ Rainfed Farming System)
Ministry/Administration  Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Department/Office  Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Organisation  Other

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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 35 years 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 Agronomy / Agriculture with Agronomy as a subject / Agricultural Chemistry / SoilScience / Agricultural Extension / Agricultural Economics / Agricultural Botany.
OR
Master’s Degree in Forestry / Botany / Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering

EXPERIENCE: 10 years’ experience in the field of soil and water conservation / soil health management / rainfed / integrated farming / soil survey / problem soil reclamation / project formulation including agro-forestry projects.

For Deputy Secretary level post:
EDUCATIONAL:Master’s Degree in Agronomy / Agriculture with Agronomy as a subject / Agricultural Chemistry / SoilScience / Agricultural Extension / Agricultural Economics / Agricultural Botany.
OR
Master’s Degree in Forestry / Botany / Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering


EXPERIENCE: 07 years’ experience in the field of soil and water conservation / soil health management / rainfed / integrated farming / soil survey / problem soil reclamation / project formulation including agro-forestry projects.
Desirable Qualification (s)   Doctorate Degree in any of the subjects mentioned in essential qualifications / Master Degree in Agricultural Engineering.
Duty(ies)   i) To review relevant literature, existing documents and current management technologies for Integrate Farming System in rainfed areas and Soil & Water Conservation (SWC) including Natural Resource Management & Water harvesting.
ii) Handling of technical examination of matter relating to rainfed/dryland farming system for augmentation of ground water recharge.
iii) Technical matter relating to National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture with the context of Soil Survey, water use efficiency improvement and reclamation of alkali/acid soils.
iv) Coordination of matter relating to international cooperation and supervision of implementation of externally funded projects in the area of watershed/problem land reclamation and crop diversification etc.
v) To undertake field surveys, investigation and to bring out suitable field manuals/guidelines for proper planning, design, implementation and monitoring of programmes of soil & water conservation & related programmes.
vi) Identify needs of different watersheds/block and established a detailed assessment of the practices and recommendations of how and where improvement can be adopted for efficient conservation & Management of Natural Resources.
vii) Technical coordination and liaising with Central Water Commission and National Bodies like Brahmputra Board, Ganga Flood Control Board, North Eastern Council etc.
viii) Formulation of project proposals, EFC Memo, Conducting seminars & zonal meetings etc.
ix) Coordination with Central Ministries/Departments on various technical matters of Natural Resource Management/Rainfed Farming System Divisions,
x) Liaison with National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), Ministry of Environment & Forest, Ministry of Jal Shakti etc.
Tenure   The period of contract/ deputation would 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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