Government

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

LAST DATE 26th September 2017

 Filling up one post of Assistant Commissioner (Seeds) in the Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmer's Welfare in Level-11 of Pay Matrix [Rs. 67700-208700] (pre-revised pay of PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100/- with Grade Pay Rs. 6600/-) on Deputation (ISTC) or absorption basis. It is proposed to fill up one post of Assistant Commissioner (Seeds) (General Central Service, Group-'A' Gazetted, Non-ministerial) in the Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmer's Welfare in Level-11 of Pay Matrix [Rs. 67700-208700] (pre-revised pay of PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100/- with Grade Pay Rs. 6600/-) on Deputation (ISTC) or absorption basis.

2. Eligibility Conditions: Deputation (ISTC):

Officers under Central or State Governments or Union Territory Administrations or Public Sector Undertakings or Agricultural Universities or Recognised Research Institutions or Semi-Government or Autonomous Bodies or Statutory Organizations:-

A (i) Holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre or department; or

(ii) With five years service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in posts in Level-10 of Pay Matrix [Rs. 56100-177500] (pre-revised pay of PB:3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-) or equivalent in the parent cadre or department; and

(B) Possessing the following educational qualifications and experience:

Essential :-

Master's Degree in Agriculture wiih specialisation in Agronomy or Plant Breeding and Genetics or Seed Technology or Agricultural Botany from a recognized University or Institute. Three years experience in the field of Seed Production, or Seed Marketing or Seed Certification or Seed Testing or Seed Quality Control in a Government Office or Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body or any recognised Institution.

Desirable: Doctorate degree in Seed Technology from a recognized University or Institute.

Note 1: Officers of only the Central or State Governments or Union Territory Administrations shall be eligible for absorption.

Note 2: The Departmental officers in the feeder category who are in the direct line of promotion will not be eligible for consideration for appointment on Deputation. Similarly, the deputationists shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment by promotion.

3. List of Duties/Responsibilities attached to the post of Assistant Commissioner (Seeds) are as under:

1) Implementation and monitoring of Seed Act 1966, Seed Rules 1968 & Seed Law Enforcement in the country.

2) Specification of the minimum labeling/ seed certification standard.

3) Revision & updating of the minimum seed certification standard and release of Inter-state important varieties.

4) Amendment to the Seeds Act & Seed Rules.

5) Notification of varieties under Section 5 of the Seed Act, 1966, Technical guidance to certification Agencies, Co-ordination of the functioning of the certification Agencies and various state seed testing laboratories.

6) Work related to New Policy on Seed Development; the main objective is to provide the best planting materials to the Indian farmers to increase productivity, farm income and export earnings.

7) Scrutinizing the seed Export and Import proposals of public and private seed sectors.

4. Regulation of pay and other terms of deputation : -

The pay of the selected candidate will be regulated under the provisions contained in the DoP&T O.M. No. 6/8/2009-Estt. (Pay-ll) dated 17/06/2010 as amended from time to time.

5. Age limit :-

The maximum age-limit for appointment by deputation shall be not exceeding 56 years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

6. Period of deputation: -

Period of deputation (ISTC) including period of deputation (ISTC) in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other organization/Department of the Central Government shall ordinarily not exceed 4 (four) years.

7. Application (in triplicate) only in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-l) of the eligible candidates whose services can be spared immediately on selection, together with the certificate from the Forwarding Authority (in proforma Annexure-ll) alongwith the following documents:

(i) cadre clearance; (ii) Integrity certificate (iii) List of major/ minor penalties imposed if any, on the official during the last 10 years; (if no penalty has been imposed a 'Nil' certificate should be enclosed) (iv) Vigilance clearance certificate (v) Attested photocopies of the ACRs for the last five years (2011-12 to 2015-16) attested on each page by an officer not below the rank of an Under Secretary to the Government of India). Complete advertisement, Bio-data format (Annexure-l) and certificate format for CC, IC, VC & MMP (Annexure-ll),etc. can be downloaded from the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare's website (Link-Recruitment -Vacancies).

The application alongwith required documents, may be forwarded to Sh. Sunil Kumar Swarnkar, Under Secretary (Pers.-ll), Room No. 37, Ground Floor, F-Wing, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001, within 60 days of the publication of the circular 





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