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Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board
Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa, New Delhi-110012
F. No. 10(01)/2017-R.-I
Advt. No. 01/2017

Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for direct selection to the following scientific positions in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and its Institutes. These positions are to be filled up on tenurial basis for a period of five years.

Age: (i) The applicants must not have attained the age of 60 years as on
(ii) The age of retirement of scientific personnel in ICAR is 62 years. 08.02.2017.

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Pay Band: Minimum pay of Rs. 43,000 in the PB-4 of Rs. 37,400-67,000/- + RGP of Rs. 10,000/-.

No.of.Openings – 20

Categories

  • Position I – Joint Director (1 Opening)
  • Position II – Project Coordinator (9 Openings)
  • Position III – Head of Division (10 Openings)

Position I

ICAR RESEARCH COMPLEX FOR NEH REGION, ARUNACHAL PRADESH CENTRE, BASAR UNDER ICAR RESEARCH COMPLEX FOR NEH REGION, UMIAM,BARAPANI

Job Title – Joint Director

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in any discipline of Agricultural Sciences with specialization in Natural Resource Management.
(ii) At least three years experience as Principal Scientist/Professor or in an equivalent position in the pay band-4 of Rs. 37,400-67,000 with grade pay of Rs. 10,000/-
(iii) Evidence of publications/activities/contributions to suggest that the candidate has a broad vision/perspective on agricultural research.

Desirable

Experience in Hill Agriculture.


Position II (a)

ICAR- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SOIL SCIENCES, BHOPAL

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Soil Test Crops Response)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Soil Sciences/Agricultural Chemistry/Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry or in basic sciences with specialization in crop nutrient management.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in soil-plant nutrient management.


Position II (b)

ICAR- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PULSES RESEARCH, KANPUR

Job Title – Project Coordinator (MULLARP)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural/Basic Sciences with specialization in Crop improvement/ crop production/crop protection.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in the pulses crops.


Position II (c)

ICAR- CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR COTTON RESEARCH, REGIONAL STATION, COIMBATORE UNDER CICR, NAGPUR

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Cotton Improvement)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural/Basic Sciences with specialization in Crop Improvement/ Crop Production/ Crop Protection.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in the field crops.


Position II (d)

AICRP ON SESAME, J.N. KRISHI VISHWA VIDYALAYA CAMPUS, JABALPUR WITH ITS HQRS AT ICAR, KRISHI BHAVAN, NEW DELHI

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Sesame & Niger)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural/Basic Sciences with specialization in Crop improvement/crop production/crop protection.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in the field crops.


Position II (e)

CAR- CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF POST HARVEST ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, LUDHIANA

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Post Harvest Engineering & Technology)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural Process Engineering/Agricultural & Food Engineering/Processing and Agricultural Structures/ Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology/ Food Engineering/ Food Process Engineering.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

The candidate should have demonstrated proven scientific leadership in terms of publications, patents/technologies; and skill of research coordination, management with a broad vision and perspective of Post-production processes mechanization and value addition.


Position II (f)

ICAR- CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, BHOPAL

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Renewable Sources of Energy for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Farm Machinery and Power/Bio-Energy/ Renewable Energy Engineering/ Energy Science and Technology.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in use of renewable sources of energy for agriculture & agro-based industries.


Position II (g)

ICAR- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPICES RESEARCH, CALICUT

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Spices)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in any branch of agricultural/basic Sciences with specialization in plantation/spices crops.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in horticulture/plantation crops preferably in spices.


Position II (h)

ICAR- CENTRAL PLANTATION CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KASARAGOD

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Palms)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in any branch of agricultural/basic sciences with specializations in plantation crops.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in horticulture/plantation crops preferably in palms.


Position II (i)

ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA

Job Title – Project Coordinator (Potato Improvement)

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in any branch of agricultural/basic sciences with specializations in crop improvement
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. 1above

Desirable

Experience in vegetable improvement/production technology.


Position III (a)

ICAR- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF VEGETABLE RESEARCH, VARANASI

Job Title – Head, Regional Research Station, Sargatia, Kushinagar

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in any of the ARS disciplines notified under Horticulture Science Group. (Please see ICAR circular no. 8(1)/2013-Per-IV dated 26.02.2015 regarding review of existing qualifications for ARS Scientists in the ICAR site under circular/personnel). OR
Doctoral degree in basic sciences with specialization in crop improvement/ crop production/ crop protection in vegetable crops
(ii)At least two years’ experience as Principal Scientist/Professor or in an equivalent position in the pay band-4 of Rs. 37,400-67,000 with Research Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/-
(iii) Evidence of publication/activities/contribution to suggest that the candidate has a broad vision/perspective on agricultural research.

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Desirable

Experience in improvement & management of vegetable crops.


Position III (b)

ICAR- CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR SUBTROPICAL HORTICULTURE, LUCKNOW

Job Title – Head, Division of Crop Protection

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in any of the ARS disciplines notified under Horticulture Science Group, (Please see ICAR circular no. 8(1)/2013-Per-IV dated 26.02.2015 regarding review of existing qualifications for ARS Scientists in the ICAR site under circular/personnel). OR
Doctoral degree in basic sciences with specialization in crop improvement/ crop production/ crop protection in fruit crops.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in improvement & management of fruit crops.


Position III (c)

ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA

Job Title – Head, Central Potato Research Station, Shillong under ICAR- CPRI, Shimla

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in any of the ARS disciplines notified under Horticulture Science Group, (Please see ICAR circular no. 8(1)/2013-Per-IV dated 26.02.2015 regarding review of existing qualifications for ARS Scientists in the ICAR site under circular/personnel). OR
Doctoral degree in basic sciences with specialization in crop improvement/ crop production/ crop protection in horticulture crops.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in improvement and management of Tuber & vegetable crops.


Position III (d)

ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA

Job Title – Head, Division of Crop Improvement, CPRI, Shimla

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Horticulture Science/Crop Science or Doctoral Degree in basic sciences with specialization in biotechnology, genetics, breeding & molecular biology in horticultural crops.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in improvement and management of Tuber and vegetable crops.


Position III (e)

ICAR- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PULSES RESEARCH, KANPUR

Job Title – Head, Division of Crop Improvement

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural/Basic Sciences with specialization in Crop improvement.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in the pulse crops.


Position III (f)

ICAR- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PULSES RESEARCH, KANPUR

Job Title – Head, Division of Plant Biotechnology

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural/Basic Sciences with specialization in Plant Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in the pulse crops.


Position III (g)

ICAR- SUGARCANE BREEDING INSTITUTE, COIMBATORE

Job Title – Head, Division of Crop Improvement

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural /Basic Sciences with specialization in Crop Improvement.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in Sugarcane.


Position III (h)

ICAR- NATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CUTTACK

Job Title – Head, Division of Crop Improvement

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural /Basic Sciences with specialization in Crop Improvement.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in the rice crops.


Position III (i)

ICAR- CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON COTTON TECHNOLOGY, MUMBAI

Job Title – Head, Division of Quality Evaluation & Improvement

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Textile Technology/Applied Physics/Textile Physics/ Agricultural Process Engineering/Post Harvest Engineering/ Textile Engineering/ Chemical Engineering
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in quality evaluation and improvement in natural fibre products and garments.


Position III (j)

ICAR- CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF POST HARVEST ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, LUDHIANA

Job Title – Head, Division of Transfer of Technology

No.of.Posts – 1

Qualifications

Essential

(i) Doctoral degree in Agricultural Process Engineering/Agricultural & Food Engineering/ Processing and Agricultural Structures/ Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology/ Food Engineering/ Food Process Engineering or in agricultural extension with specialization in transfer of agricultural technology.
(ii) & (iii) as in item no. III (a) above.

Desirable

Experience in transfer of agricultural technology.

General Instructions

I. (a) IMPORTANT NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENTISTS RECRUITMENT BOARD IS CLOSING DATE 08.02.2017. For applications posted from abroad and notified remote areas (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshdweep, Minicoy and Amindivi islands, States/Union Territories in the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh Division of J & K State, Sikkim, Pangi, Sub-division of Chamba, Lahul and Spiti Districts of Himachal Pradesh), the last date for receipt of application will be 23.02.2017. The application(s) not received in ASRB by the above prescribed closing date(s) shall be summarily rejected, without any notice.

(b) The candidate, who is employed and who anticipates delay in forwarding of his/her application(s) by his/her parent office/employer may send ‘Advance Copy’ of application(s) to ASRB by the said closing date. However, while sending the ‘Advance Copy’ of application(s) directly to the ASRB by the closing date, the candidate should append a certificate in his/her advance copy of application indicating clearly therein that he/she has intimated his/her parent office/controlling authority/employer of the same and has also simultaneously submitted original application for the said post(s) to his/her parent office/controlling authority/employer with a request to forward the same as application through proper channel so as to reach ASRB office positively within 30 days after the closing date, i.e. 10.03.2017 and 27.03.2017 (from notified remote areas/abroad).

(c) The application/‘Advance Copy’ of application, submitted personally/by hand or sent through speed post or courier, should reach ASRB on or before the above said closing date(s). The Board will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of application(s) or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever. It is also stated that no application received after the above said prescribed closing/last date(s) will be entertained under any circumstances and all the late applications will be summarily rejected, without any notice.

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II. (a) It may be ensured by the applicant/candidate that his/her ‘Through Proper Channel’ copy of application(s) (TPC), as forwarded by his/her parent office, reaches ASRB office by the stipulated date.
(b)The candidate, who is on ,  deputation/foreign service, should also get his/her application through proper channel forwarded through the office in which he/she is on deputation/foreign service in addition to the same being got forwarded by his/her parent officer.
(c) The application(s) through proper channel should also contain the duly filled in ‘Certificate of Verification by the Employer’, verifying/authenticating and indicating clearly the following positively and without fail:
(i) service particulars indicated in the application by the candidate;
(ii) suitability to the post applied for;
(iii) vigilance clearance ;
(iv) details of imposition of major/minor penalties, if any, during the last ten years;
(v) gist of AAR/ACR/APAR gradings for the last 5 years; and
(vi) date of receipt of the candidate’s original application in the office, which is to be sent to the ASRB as ‘Through Proper Channel’ copy of application.
(vii) Date of receipt of Annual Immovable Property Return (AIPR) proforma for the year 2017 (31.12.2016) from the candidate be indicated and a copy thereof be enclosed for reference.

III. The following documents should be enclosed with the application form:-
(i)Crossed Demand Draft for `500/-, valid for 3(three) months and drawn in favour of SECRETARY,ASRB payable at New Delhi (India). However, the SC/ST/Women/Physically Handicapped (PH) applicants/candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
(ii) For the applicants/candidates applying from abroad, the application fee of US $ 50 should be deposited in the following account through “SWIFT”
Name of Account Holder – Secretary ASRB
Name of Bank – Syndicate Bank.
Branch Address – KAB-I, Pusa New Delhi-12
Account No. – 24133050000035
IFSC Code – SYNB0009029
SWIFT Code – SYNBINBB019
(iii) The Demand Draft/payment made through “SWIFT” needs to be appended with the advance copy of application only, and a copy thereof in the application through proper channel.
(iv) Self attested copies of Date of Birth, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree certificates. (SC/ST/PH candidates need also to enclose self attested copy of the certificate, issued by the competent authority in this regard).
(v) Such other documents/certificates as are required to be enclosed as per the Revised Score Card/Application Form.
(vi) Photographs at the appropriate space(s) in the application form.
(vii) The applicant should indicate his/her name, name of the post applied, advertisement no. and Item no. on the top of the envelope, containing his/her application along with all the prescribed enclosures.

IV. The following applications shall be liable to be summarily rejected without any notice:-
(i) The applications (Advance Copy of application) not received by the prescribed closing date.
(ii) The application ‘Through Proper Channel’ (TPC), to be sent by the parent office of the candidate, not received by the prescribed date.
(iii) The candidate who is on deputation/foreign service may also get his/her TPC forwarded by the office in which he/she is on deputation/foreign service in addition to getting the same forwarded to the ASRB by his/her parent office.
(iv) The application(s) through proper channel received in time but not containing duly authenticated “Certificate of Verification by the Employer” with the requisite details.
(v) The applications not in the prescribed format.
(vi) While some of the candidates, instead of furnishing information in the space provided for in the application form, resort to furnishing the same in the annexures, some other candidates append with the application form unnecessary and unwanted documents in addition to the prescribed documents, which makes the application bulky and unwieldy.
Therefore, the applications in which the information is found to have been furnished in the annexure or the applications found to have been accompanied with the documents other than the ones listed at III of ‘Important Note’ above shall be summarily rejected without any notice
(vii)The discrepancies regarding name of the candidate, name of the post applied for, advt. no. with item number of the post, date of birth etc. in the application.
(vii) Application not accompanied with valid Demand Drafts for `500 (US $50 in case the application is sent from abroad).

V. (i) The retirement age for all the scientific posts in ICAR is 62 years. The positions of JD/PC/HOD posts are filled up for a tenure of 5 (five) years.
(ii) The applicants/candidate selected for appointment to the posts in Animal Science disciplines and possessing degree in Veterinary Science/Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry followed by Master’s and Doctoral degree in the relevant discipline will also be entitled to Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) as admissible under the rules from time to time subject to the fulfillment of conditions of entitlement for the same as prescribed by the Council.

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VI. Qualified Women applicants/candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

  1. Revised Applications Form (as available in MS-WORD/pdf format on the ICAR/ASRB websites), and other relevant documents/details can be downloaded from websites– http:/www.icar.org.in and http:/www.asrb.org.in. The same can also be provided to the candidate on his/her request to the Secretary, ASRB, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan I, New Delhi – 110012.
  2. For each post, separate application form, separate fee, separate ‘No Objection Certificate’ and separate ‘Vigilance Clearance Certificate’ are required to be sent to ASRB.
  3. No two applications should be tied together.
  4. Application fee is to be remitted by way of Demand Draft only. The applicant/candidate should, on the back of the Crossed Demand Draft, indicate his / her name, address, name of the post, advertisement number and item number. It may be noted that no other means of payment of the application fee is acceptable, i.e. the application fee paid by way of Indian Postal Orders/Money Orders etc. will not be accepted. The date of the Demand Draft (DD) should not be prior to the date of the issue of the advertisement in the newspapers. Further, the DD should be valid for a period of three months and the same valid for less than three months will not be accepted.
  5. The prescribed essential qualifications are minimum and possessing of same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. The applicants/candidates who qualify on screening of applications as per Revised Score Card System (currently available on ICAR/ASRB websites) adopted by the ASRB for assessing relative merit of candidates on the basis of educational qualifications, experience, research work, publications, awards etc. will only be called for interview. As such, the candidates are advised to fill Part B of the application form carefully and each and every column of application should be filled up accurately because marks will be awarded on the basis of information supplied by them in each column. For filling up of entries relating to publications/other publications, applicants/candidates may also refer to NAAS Rating of Scientific Journals effecting from 01.01.2016.
  6. (i) As per ICAR Instructions, applications of scientist holding Research Management Positions for another equivalent Research Management Position (RMP) under ICAR system may be forwarded after he/she has rendered two years service in the existing RMP Post held by him/her. However, the scientists not holding RMP post may apply any time for equivalent posts involving research management. However, this provision will not be applicable to incumbents of the posts of Directors of National Institutes, DDGs and ND, NAIP. Scientists working in higher grades may not be allowed to apply for a position involving research management but carrying a lower scale of pay even if the advertisement mentions about granting of higher scale of pay to specially qualified applicants/candidates.
    (ii) As per ICAR instructions, the Head of Division/Regional Station of the Institute will not be permitted to join or apply for another equivalent position within ICAR or outside, during the first four years of his/her tenure.
  7. Higher initial pay may be recommended by the ASRB for specially qualified and experienced candidates for all the posts.
  8. Summoning of applicants/candidates for interview conveys no assurance whatsoever that they will be selected. Appointment orders to selected candidate(s) will be issued by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  9. Short-listed applicants/candidates must appear for personal interview at such a place, as may be fixed by the ASRB. The Board does not defray the traveling or other expenses of applicants/candidates summoned for interview. It, however, contributes towards those expenses at a rate corresponding to the amount of the Second Class Mail railway fare by the shortest route to the place of interview from the Railway Station nearest to the normal place of residence of the applicant/candidate or from which he actually performs the journey, whichever, is nearer to the place of interview, and back to the same station or the amount of Railway fare actually incurred by the candidate whichever is less. Details of this will be furnished by the applicants/candidates, when they are called for interview.
  10. Crucial date for determining the age limit/educational qualifications/experience etc. in respect of the applicants/candidates is
  11. ASRB does not enter into correspondence with the applicants/candidates regarding not calling them for interview or non-selection for interview/appointment. 08.02.2017.
  12. The option to communicate/reply in Hindi in the interview exists in the Board.
  13. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the applicant/candidate.
    Note: In case of any discrepancy, English version of the detailed advertisement appearing in the Employment Newspaper/ASRB & ICAR Websites will be treated as final.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline – 08th February 2017
  • For applications posted from abroad and notified remote areas (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshdweep, Minicoy and Amindivi islands, States/Union Territories in the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh Division of J & K State, Sikkim, Pangi, Sub-division of Chamba, Lahul and Spiti Districts of Himachal Pradesh) – 23rd February 2017

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