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Chief Consultants 3 posts and one Computer Programmer post in Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, New Delhi

Written By Ajit Kumar on Monday, May 26, 2014 | 4:54 AM

Government of India.
Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
(Rainfed Farming Systems Division)
Application from eligible candidates are invited for selection of Chief Consultants (3 Nos) and one Computer Programmer to be engaged on contractual basis to provide technical support on need basis to National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) in disciplines of Agriculture/Horticulture/Agricultural Engineering/Forestry/ Veterinary Science/Botany/ Environmental Sciences/Information Technology
The Chief consultants and Computer programmer will be engaged on full time contractual basis, initially for a period of six months with consolidated honorarium of Rs.70,000 per month to Chief consultants and Rs. 28,000 per month to Computer Programmer.

The details about educational qualification, experience and other criterion for the position and format for sending application are available www.agricoop.nic.in the interested candidates may apply by hand/post to The Chief Soil Survey Officer, Soil & Land use
Survey of India (SLUSI), IARI Building, Pusa, New Delhi(email: rkumar.sharma@nic.in) within a period of 15 (fifteen) days from the date of advertisement.
Note: No TA/DA will be paid for attending interview.
Pusa, New Delhi

Ministry of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
Engagement of Chief Consultants and Computer programmer under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
(A)Chief Consultants: Three (3) numbers of National Level Consultants in the fields of Agriculture/Horticulture/Agricultural Engineering/Forestry/ Veterinary Science/Botany/Environmental Sciences/Information Technology under NMSA at an honorarium of Rs. 70,000 per month (consolidated)
Qualification & Experience:
·Master degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ /Forestry/Veterinary Sciences/ Botany or Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Information Technology/Environmental Sciences. Preference may be given to candidates with Doctorate Degree/Master of Technology in the above disciplines and having at least 10 years of field experience in farming system/natural resource management/ monitoring information system/programme evaluation or 5 years experience in the rank of Additional Commissioner or above in Government of India, handling agriculture programmes.
·Ability to analyze data and preparation of projects, writing reports/seminar notes/ articles as evidenced by publication in national and international journals.
·The person should have the ability of team leadership & motivation.
General Criterion:
·Consultants will be engaged on contract basis on payment of fixed honorarium as mentioned above. No other allowances shall be payable. The engagement will be initially for a period of six months w.e.f. the date of their engagement.

·To provide technical guidance to the Mission director on matters related to interventions proposed in the Mission. To develop standardized formats for sub- Mission of action plans
·To coordinate with Standing Technical Committee (STC) for providing time to time knowledge support and technical feed back to the Project Sanctioning Committee and National Advisory Committee of NMSA.
·To assist State in planning, formulation of NMSA Mission Implementation Plan and Annual Action Plan.
·To provide technical assistance to NMSA staff in scrutinizing the action plans received from the States.
·To Establish time-lines and indicators for completion of each activity
·To supervise the quality of implementation of various interventions proposed in the Mission for improving the production of rice, wheat and pulses.
·To assist Mission Director and other senior officers in synchronizing and synergizing with other divisions of DAC; State governments; State agriculture
Universities; ICAR research institutions and other stake holders on technical front.
·To constitute teams for monitoring the progress of works in the States and provide technical guidance to them in conducting Monitoring and evaluation.
·To coordinate the works of State and District level programmes
·To visit the States periodically to provide technical guidance and impart knowledge about best practices.
·To assist in the conduction of specific central and regional workshops.
·To analyze the data received from various States and to come up with suggestions wherever improvements are required in the execution of the activities.
·Documentation and dissemination of contribution of various interventions and success stories.
·To render overall help to the technical staff working in the cell.
·To perform other tasks specified by Mission Director.

(B)Computer Programmer: One (1) Computer Programmer at an honorarium of Rs. 28,000 per month (consolidated).
Qualification & Experience:
·Post Graduate/Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application or equivalent with 1.5 year experience, OR Graduate with MCA with 1.5 year experience OR B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science or equivalent with 1 year experience.
·Experience in MS-SQL, Microsoft platform like .net will be preferred.
·Very good communication skills (written and oral).
General Criterion:
·Computer Programmer will be engaged on contract basis on payment of fixed honorarium as mentioned above. No other allowances shall be payable. The engagement will be initially for a period of six months w.e.f. the date of his engagement.
·Age limit- Maximum 40 years as on 31.05.2014
·Development of software tools and packages for various in the area of MIS application, RDBMS, Portal etc.
·System Designing and Analysis of database.
·The job will include interaction with users to design various application products.
·To perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

Application Format
Chief Consultants and Computer programmer under NMSA Ministry of Agriculture
(Department of Agriculture & Cooperation)

Post Applied for:


Name of Applicant


Father’s/Husband’s name

Date of Birth


Mailing Address, email

and mobile no.


Permanent Address,Phone No

Academic Qualifications*



Year of





Post held


8. Present Occupation
9.Foreign study tours/ Assignments/seminars etc :

(time required for joining) :

(list to be annexed)
List of enclosures
*Please attach photocopies of certificates and testimonials.

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