Vacancy Details

Vacancy Number 23055205420
Post  Director/Deputy Secretary (Integrated Nutrient Management)
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-12in 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 Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Chemistry / Soil Science / Plant Pathology / Chemistry / Bio-Chemistry / Micro Biology / Bacteriology; and

EXPERIENCE: 10 years’ experience in the field of promotion of organic manures / bio-fertilizers / quality control of fertilizers;

OR

EDUCATIONAL: (i) Master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Chemistry / Soil Science / Plant Pathology / Chemistry / Bio-Chemistry / Micro Biology / Bacteriology; and (ii)Ph. D in any of the specialization indicated at (i) above
EXPERIENCE: 07 years’ experience in the field of promotion of organic manures / bio-fertilizers / quality control of fertilizers.

For Deputy Secretary level post:

EDUCATIONAL:Master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Chemistry / Soil Science / Plant Pathology / Chemistry / Bio-Chemistry / Micro Biology / Bacteriology; and

EXPERIENCE: 07 years’ experience in the field of promotion of organic manures / bio-fertilizers / quality control of fertilizers;

OR

EDUCATIONAL: (i) Master’s degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Chemistry / Soil Science / Plant Pathology or Chemistry / Bio-Chemistry / Micro Biology / Bacteriology; and (ii)Ph. D in any of the specialization indicated at (i) above.

EXPERIENCE: 04 years’ experience in the field of promotion of organic manures / bio-fertilizers / quality control of fertilizers.
Desirable Qualification (s)  
Duty(ies)   (i) To assess the requirement of fertilizers.
(ii) To advise on all matters relating to integrated Nutrients Management and effective implementation of related programmes in all states.
(iii) Implementation of Soil Health Card Scheme and Soil Health Management (SHM) and development of a portal for Soil Health Card and regular monitoring of programme implementation with State Government through video conference.
(iv) Implementation of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) for promotion of Organic Farming in a focused manner through cluster approach through States aims at a sustainable and eco-friendly model of chemical residue free agricultural production.
(v) Examination of RKVY proposals with respect to sub-scheme of SHC, SHM PKVY and MOVCDNER for consideration of State SLSCs.
(vi) Examination of the proposals received from States for Soil Health Card, Soil Health Management and Organic Farming, preparation of agenda notes, organizing meetings of PSC and for financial concurrence of IFD for release of sanctioned budget to the States.
(vii) Participation in the zonal conferences on Agricultural Inputs for Kharif and Rabi, with reference to SHC & Soil Health Management as well as Organic Farming Components.
(viii) Providing information, being the Appellate Authority of CPIOs under the INM Division, to the applicants under the RTI Act, 2005 on matters related to soil health management, balanced and integrated use of fertilizers, organic farming, use of manures and bio-fertilizers etc.
(ix) Issuance of administrative approval, monitoring of physical and financial progress of NPOF, monitoring of unspent balances, requesting the States for refund of unspent amount. Interaction with NABARD for Implementation of Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme (CISS) for fruits and vegetables waste compost units and bio-fertilizers production units. Also, examination of the proposals related to export of organic inputs, new organic inputs and participatory guarantee scheme (PGS) etc.
(x) Preparation of draft replies of Starred and Un-starred questions related to soil health, fertilizers use, organic farming, bio-fertilizers etc. under INM Division. Preparation of supplementary of starred Questions and replies for Standing Committee on Agriculture for Grants.
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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