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MOFPI 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Consultant Posts

MOFPI 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Consultant Posts
Ministry of Food Processing Industries 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification. MOFPI inviting applications for the positions of Consultant. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on 24th July, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :- 
Consultant - 04 Posts

Qualification Details:
Subject: Engagement of four Consultants having domain expertise in the Value Chain of Perishables for Fruits & Vegetables and Marine products for assisting MoFPI in implementation of "Operation Greens" Scheme- reg.

1. Post Name: Consultant

2. No of Post: 04

3. Applications are invited from eligible Candidates for the purpose of selection of suitable personnel for engaging them as Consultants in Chis Ministry on Contract basis.

5. The four consultants are to be hired in totality and one consultant from each of the States of Andhra Pradesh, UP, Maharashtra and Assam.

6. Eligibility:

i. Retired State Govt. Officers (Director/ Dy. Director level) from Horticulture Departments from the States of Andhra Pradesh, UP, Maharashtra and Assam.

ii. The educational qualification for all the consultants preferably shall be Graduation Degree in the field of Food Processing sector/ Food Technologies/ Agriculture Sector/ Economic sector/ Engineering from a recognized University or Institute.

iii. Applicant must possess work experience in the field of Food Processing sector/ Food Technologies/ Agriculture Sector/ Economic sector/ Engineering

iv.The maximum age for consultants shall be 65 years.

v. Should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

vi .Should possess domain expertise with regard to production, distribution and value chain development of fruits and vegetables and marine products;

vii. Preference will be given to applicants having experience in integrated value chain management in fruits and vegetables and marine products.

7. Job requirement:

i. Brief of the Scheme: Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a Central sector scheme Operation Greens to promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), agri- logistics, processing facilities and professional management.

ii. The Finance Minister in her Budget Speech for 2021-22 has made the following announcement; To boost value addition in agriculture and allied products and their exports, the scope of Operation Green Scheme, presently, applicable to tomatoes, onion and potatoes will be enlarged to 22 perishable products

The maximum age for consultants shall be 65 years.

Terms of Reference/ RoIes and Responsibilities:
The consultants will be entrusted with the following roles and responsibilities to assist the Ministry for smooth functioning of official work related to Operation Greens Scheme;

i. Monitoring of Assessment Studies awarded for identifying gaps in infrastructure & processing facilities for development of potential value chains for perishable products under Operation Greens Scheme in their regions.

ii. Building regional networks with various stakeholders for e.g. Ministries/ Departments/ State Government Horticulture Departments/Farmer Producer Organizations/ Industry Associations/ Traders/ Food Processors etc. for belter coordination.

iii. Provide technical inputs on the value chain development of fruits and vegetables and marine products to Ministry based on their working experience to ensure successful implementation of the Long Term Strategy i.e. Value Chain Development Projects under the Scheme in their regions.

iv. Provide assistance in drafting Scheme guidelines by inclusion of the recommendations of the Studies.

v. Monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the projects;

vi. Any other work assigned by the Ministry.

Terms and Conditions:
i. Period of Engagement: The period of engagement as Consultant would be initially for one year with effect from the date of joining as Consultant. After expiry of initial term, engagement may be extended, based on requirement of Ministry and performance of consultant(s) concerned, with the approval of competent authority for a maximum period of one year at a time.

ii. Emoluments/Remuneration: Consultant (retired group 'A' Govt. officers) will be paid emoluments/ remuneration equivalent to Last pay drawn minus the amount of pension being drawn by the selected person. The emoluments and pension drawn should not exceed the last pay drawn by the selected person.

iii. In addition, selected person shall be eligible for local conveyance @ 50% of the transport allowance drawn by him on his last post. However, Dearness allowance shall not be admissible thereon. The consultant will however be eligible for official email id, government identification card, internet connection, telephone, office with standard equipment

iii. Allowances: Consultants shall not be entitled to any kind of allowance or accommodation facility. However, should they require 10 travel inside the country in connection with the official work of the Ministry, T A/ DA as admissible to a regular employee of the same grade he retired from will be paid to him after obtaining approval of the Competent Authority.

iv. Upper Age Limit: The maximum age for consultant shall be 65 years.

v. Leave: Consultants shall be eligible for 8 days' leave in a calendar year on pro-rata basis. No remuneration for the period of absence in excess of the admissible leave will be paid to consultants. Un-availed leaves shall neither be carried forward to next year nor encashed.

vi.Working Hours: Working hours shall normally be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during working days including half an hour lunch break in between. However, in exigencies of work, he may be required to sit late and may be called on Saturday/ Sunday and other Gazetted holidays.

vii.Tax Deducted at Source (T DS): The Income Tax or any other tax liable to be deducted, as per the prevalent rules will be deducted at source before effecting the payment, for which the Department will issue TDS Certificate/s. Service Tax, as applicable shall be payable extra, at the prevalent rates.

viii. The engagement as consultant shall not be considered as a case of re-employment.

ix.The appointment of the consultants will be on full-time basis and they will not be permitted to take up any other assignment during the period of Consultancy in the Ministry.

x. The appointment consultants is of a temporary (non-official) nature against the specific jobs/ assignments.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi - 110049

Selection Process :
1. A Screening cum Selection Committee will be constituted by the Ministry for selection of consultants under the Chairperson-ship of Joint Secretary, MoFPI.

2. The committee will consist of at least three (3) members, one each from Finance Division, Personnel Division and Operation Greens Division where the consultants will be deployed.

3. The Committee shall first shortlist the applications on the basis of criteria decided by it. Thereafter, the Committee will hold a personal interaction with the shortlisted candidates. All the members of the committee will separately assign the marks (out of 10) to interviewed consultants.

4. Those securing highest marks out of total 30, shall be recommended by the Committee for engagement. In case of stalemate, the decision of the Committee shall be final.

How to Apply :
1. Submission of Application; Willing persons, who agree with the terms and conditions indicated above may submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the undersigned in the enclosed format by email/post within 30 days from the date of this Advertisement Notice.

2. Any application received after the prescribed date will not be entertained.

Official Notification

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