Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) recruits Technical Assistant

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) invites application for the recruitment of Technical Assistant with B.Sc holders

Company name : Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI)
Posts : Technical Assistant
Qualification : B.Sc
Salary : Rs.5200 – 20200/- P.M.
No of Post : 06
Location : Kerala
Last date to apply : 23.10.2014

Details of Post :

Technical Assistant

Director, CPCRI (ICAR), Kasaragod invites applications from the eligible candidates for filling up the following vacancies under Technical category at CPCRI (Hqrs.), Kasaragod and its Regional Stations/Research Centres located at various States/UT of Lakshadweep:

Name of the Post : Technical Assistant (FieldlFarm Technician)

      1. Pay Band :PB-I ~5200 – 20200 + GP ~2500/
      2. No. of vacancies &  Reservation status : 04 (Reserved for SC-O I, OBC-O I & Un Reserved-02) (Out ofthe 04 vacancies, availability ofone vacancy(UR) will be subject  to clearance from ICAR, New Delhi)
      3. Place of posting : CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala or its Regional Stations/Research Centres situated at various locations in the country.
      4. Qualification : Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture /Horticulture/ Botany / Life Science / Geology from a recognized University.
      5. Desirable: I. Lab / Field experience from an Agricultural/Horticulture  Research and Development Institution.  ii. Computer knowledge
      6. Age limit : 18-30 years as on the closing date fixed for receipt of applications

Technical Assistant (Laboratory Technician)

      1. PB-I ~5200 – 20200 + GP ~2S00/
      2. No. of vacancies &  Reservation status  : 02 (Reserved for ST – 0 I & Un Reserved – 0 I)  (Out ofthe 02 vacancies, availability ofone vacancy(UR) will be subject  to clearance from ICAR, New Delhi)
      3. Place of posting : CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala or its Regional Stations/Research  Centres situated at various locations in the country
      4. Qualification Essential:  Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / Botany /  Chemistry / Life Science / Biotechnology / Biochemistry /  Microbiology from a recognized University.
      5. Desirable:  I. Lab / Field experience from an AgriculturallHorticulture  Research & Development Institution.  Computer knowledge
      6. Age limit 18-30 years as on the closing date fixed for receipt of applications

How to apply :

The advertisement alongwith application format and general instructions are available in the CPCRI web site @ Interested candidates who fulfill the above eligibility criteria may visit CPCRI website @ and download the application form. Last date for receiving applications is 30 days from the date of publication of this vacancy notification in the Employment News

General Instructions for candidates & Application format:

      1. Crucial date for determining the age limit shall be the closing date for receipt of  applications.
      2. Age relaxation shall be allowed to SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped candidates to  extent permissible under the Govt. ofIndia rules. Relaxation in upper age limit shall be  subject to submission of requisite SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer) certificate furnished  in the format prescribed by Govt. ofIndia.
      3. Research Associates/Senior Research Fellows who have been engaged on contractual  basis in Institutes under ICAR, as on date, are eligible for relaxation in the upper age  limit to the extent of their spell, during which they were actually engaged as RAs/SRFs in  different projects (maximum of 16 years and 3 months). They should have been engaged  continuously in different projects without inordinate spell of breaks. An employment  certificate indicating the names of the project and the exact period the incumbent worked  in each project, may be obtained from the Competent Authority, and enclosed along with  the application. This dispensation is only for relaxing the upper age limit and does not  imply any other relaxation whatsoever regarding essential qualification etc. The  application without employment certificate will not be considered for age relaxation.
      4. There will be no maximum age limit for the employees of the ICAR.
      5. The number of posts indicated above are provisional and may vary depending on the  actual requirement.
      6. Only Indian Nationals need apply.
      7. Candidates should give a declaration stating whether he/she is related to any employee of  CPCRI or any other ICAR Institute and if so, the name of the person(s) and the nature of  his/her relationship, is to be described in the application without fail.
      8. Application should be submitted strictly in the prescribed format, which may be  downloaded from CPCRI, Kasaragod website Recent passport size  colour photograph duly attested by a gazetted officer must be affixed at the space  provided in the application form.
      9. Application form should specify the advertisement No. and name ofthe post.
      10. A candidate must submit along with each completed application a crossed Demand  Draft / IPO for ~OO/- (Non refundable) as application fee (drawn in favour of  ICAR Unit, CPCRI, Kasaragod). No other means of payment will be accepted. No  fee for SC/STIPH and female candidates. The candidate should on the reverse-side of the  crossed DD/IPO indicate his/her name, address, name of the post applied for. The  application form not accompanied with the application fee will be rejected and the date of  the DO should not be prior to the date of the issue of the Advertisement in the  Employment News.
      11. Separate application should be submitted for each post. Two applications should not be  tied together. Applications not in prescribed format, incomplete application forms,  unsigned applications, application without application fee, applications without name of the post are liable to be rejected. In case a candidate apply for more than one posts in a  single application form his/her application form will be rejected.
      12. The application complete in all respects along with duly supported attested copies of  educational/technical qualification, caste certificates, certificate in proof of age, experience certificates, application fee etc., should reach the Director, CPCRI, Post  Kudlu, Kasaragod-67 I 124, Kerala State within 30 days from the date of publication of  this advertisement in Employment News. (For applications posted from the Andaman &  Nicobar Islands, UT of Lakshadweep, Union Territories in the North Eastern Region, Ladakh  Division of J&K State, Sikkim, Pangi, Sub-division of Chamba, Lahul & Spiti Districts of  Himachal Pradesh, the last date for receipt of application will be 45 days from the date of  publication of this advertisement in Employment News). Applications received after the due  date for whatsoever the reason including postal delays will not be entertained.
      13. Candidates those already employed in Govt. Service(CentraJlState/Autonomous bodies)  should route their application through proper channel. In case a candidate anticipates  delay in forwarding of hislher application through proper channel, he/she must send an  ‘advance copy’ of the application to be received by this Institute on or before the closing  date.
      14. No Travelling Allowance will be paid to the candidates called for written test/interview.  However, unemployed SC/ST candidates called for written test/interview will be paid  traveling expenses equivalent to second class railway fare as per Govt.of India rules(on  production of proof).
      15. The selected candidates will be posted either at Institute’s headquarters at Kasaragod or  any Regional Stations / Research Centre under CPCRI. However, they will be liable to  serve in any Institute ofICAR located anywhere in India.
      16. The appointment under ICAR will be governed by the “New defined Contributory  Pension Scheme” introduced by the Govt. of India with effect from 01.04.2004 mutatis  mutandis and as amended, clarified or modified from time to time.
      17. No correspondence will be entertained from the candidate in connection with the process  of selection / test! interview/ appointment. Canvassing in any form will be treated as  disqualification.
      18. The Director, CPCRI, Kasaragod reserves the right to fill up all the posts or any of them  and also to cancel/withdraw the recruitment process at any stage without assigning any  reasons thereof.

Important dates to remember :

Last date to apply : 23.10.2014

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