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Role of Agriculture Scientists

Role of Agriculture Scientists is vital in farmers’ welfare and country’s progress

NEW DELHI. Laying the foundation stone for the new office building of Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) at the Pusa Campus in New Delhi today, Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that the revamped ASRB shall play a greater role in ensuring availability of capable and qualified Agriculture Scientists through a transparent and streamlined process.

The Minister added that Agriculture is important to the country and Government’s aim is for the betterment of agricultural economy by ensuring increase in agricultural production, farmers’ income and agricultural exports. This aim requires hard working farmers, proper training of farmers, availability of high quality seeds, better equipments, awareness of farmers for judicious use of fertilizers etc. But along with all these, the valuable contribution by the agricultural scientist is also significant in fulfilling this aim. To ensure this aim ASRB has its important role in providing ample, able, qualified agriculture scientists at proper time ensuring their proper recruitment process and promotion.

Speaking at the event, DG ICAR & Secretary DARE, Shri Trilochan Mohapatra appreciated the efforts of ASRB which has recruited over 6000 scientists to ICAR and other institutes till date. He also hoped that the streamlining of recruitment process after discussions for last two years shall enhance selection of able candidates and ensure no dearth of agricultural Scientists.

Chairman ASRB, Shri A K Mishra said that the focus of recruitment shall be ensuring a 360° evaluation keeping in mind the two major objectives, scientific acumen and research aptitude. He also added that the digitization of recruitment process is being done effectively and already a system is in place for online application. Shri Mishra also added that it is decided that every recruitment process shall be completed within a period of 6 months which shall address the issue of delay in recruitment.(UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 4TH, 2019)