Recruitment for M.Pharm in National Medicinal Plants Board under Ministry of AYUSH

India has 15 Agroclimatic zones and 17000-18000 species of flowering plants of which 6000-7000 are estimated to have medicinal usage in folk and documented systems of medicine, like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy.  About 960 species of medicinal plants are estimated to be in trade of which 178 species have annual consumption levels in excess of 100 metric tones.  Medicinal plants are not only a major resource base for the traditional medicine & herbal industry but also provide livelihood and health security to a large segment of Indian population.  The domestic trade of the AYUSH industry is of the order of Rs. 80 to 90 billion (1US$ = Rs.50).  The Indian medicinal plants and their products also account of exports in the range of Rs. 10 billion.

Applications are invited for the following posts in the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH:-

Post : Deputy Director (Medicinal Plants) (on deputation)

Classification : General Central Service - Group “A” - Gazetted - Ministerial

Pay Scale : Rs.15600-39100 plus grade pay Rs.7600/- (Level-12 pay matrix Rs.78800-209200/- 7th Pay Commission)

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.

i) Philosophical Doctorate in concerned discipline from a recognized University or Institute or equivalent, and
ii) Knowledge of Computer Applications


Note: Period of deputation (including short term contract) including period of deputation (including short term contract) in other 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 fifty-six years as on the closing date of the receipt of applications.

Eligibility conditions
Officers under the Central or State Governments or Union territories or Universities or recognized research Institute 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’ service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs. 15,600-39,100 plus grade pay Rs. 6,600/- (pay matrix 67700-208700, Level-11 of 7th Pay Commission)

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