The Government of India has set up National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) on 24th November 2000.
Currently the board is located in Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy), Government of India.
The primary mandate of NMPB is to develop an appropriate mechanism for coordination between various ministries/ departments/ organizations in India and implements support policies/programs for overall (conservation, cultivation, trade and export) growth of medicinal plants sector both at the Central /State and International level.
Post : Deputy Director (Medicinal Plants)
Classification : General Central Service Group ‘A’ Gazetted, Non- Ministerial.
Scale of pay : Pay Matrix Rs.78,800 – 2,09,200 Level-12 / pre-revised Rs.15, 600-39,100 GP Rs.7600.
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Educational Qualification & Experience
Officers under the Central or State Government or Union Territories or Universities or Recognized Research Institutions or Public Sector Undertakings or Semi Government or Autonomous Bodies or Statutory Organizations:
(a) (i) Holding analogous post on regular basis in the parent cadre or department; or
(ii) With five years’ regular service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on regular basis in the scale of pay of Rs. 15,600-39,100/- plus Grade Pay Rs.6,600/- (pre-revised scale of Rs, 10,000-15,200/-) in the parent cadre or department; and
(b) possessing the following educational qualifications and experience:-
(i) Master’s degree in Botany or Pharmacognosy or Agriculture or Agronomy or Forestry from a recognized University or Institute or equivalent; and
(ii) Ten years post qualification experience of working in the areas of research, development, policy, programmes and implementation relating to medicinal plants in a Government department or organization or Institute of repute.
Note : Period of deputation (including short-term contract) including period of deputation (including short – term contract) in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other organization or department of the Central Government shall ordinarily not exceed four years.
The maximum age limit for appointment by deputation shall be not exceeding (56) fifty-six years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.
Applications should be sent through proper channel in the prescribed Proforma (Annexure-ll).
While forwarding the applications, concerned department should send the up-to- date ACRs of last five years and Vigilance clearance certificate of the applicant.
It may also be ensured that no major/ minor penalty has been imposed on the concerned officer and the particulars furnished by the applicant are correct and that no disciplinary/vigilance case is either pending or contemplated against the applicant.
It is requested that vacancy may be given wide publicity and the particulars of eligible officers who are fulfilling the eligibility criteria and who are willing to be considered for deputation and also possessing requisite experience and whose services can be spared by the parent department may kindly be forwarded to this office within 60 days from date of publication of the advertisement in Employment News.
Applications received after the last date or without the ACRs or otherwise found incomplete will not be considered. No applicant will be permitted to withdraw his / her name after selection.
Government of India
Ministry of AYUSH
National Medicinal Plants Board
Red Cross Annexe Building,
Red Cross Road, New Delhi-110
Last Date : 24/3/2020
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