NIRD&PR is the country’s apex body for undertaking training, research, action research and consultancy functions in all aspects of rural development. It provides an inter-disciplinary academic environment, backed by an excellent infrastructure including a specialized library and state-of-art research and computer facilities.
NIRD&PR invites applications in the prescribed format for the following post to be filled up on Deputation failing which by Direct Recruitment:
i) Name of the Post : Deputy Director General
ii) Pay Band and grade pay: Band Pay of Rs.37,400-67,000 (PB-4) or pay scale plus Grade pay of Rs. 10.000/-
iii) Method of Recruitment : Deputation failing which by Direct Recruitment.
iv) Tenure : The Deputy Director Generals so appointed shall hold office for a term of 5 years from the date on which he assumes charge of the post or until he attains the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.
v) Age limit for direct Recruits : Preferably below 50 years.
For Direct Recruitment:
(a) Educational : Ph.D in Social Science
Qualifications Preferable : Specialization in any discipline of rural development, developmental administration from any recognized Institute/University/Academy.
(b) Experience Essential : At least 15 years of experience at senior level in the Government/academics including International Institutions (Universities and Research & Policy
Bodies in India and abroad) and knowledge based institutions like Universities, Training and Research Institutions and consulting organizations in India and abroad out of which 8 years minimum should be in handling assignments in the area of developmental administration including rural development, flagship programmes of Government of India l State Government or handling the administration of major institutions! department related to rural development
Desirable : Experience in administration of academic/training institutions working in the field of rural development policy and programmes.
Preferable :Field experience in rural areas in India and abroad, demonstrated achievement in implementing broad based programmes in rural development of an innovative kind.
(c) Period of Probation: 1 year
Applications in the prescribed format should be sent through the cadre controlling
authority / Department of applicant to the Director (Training), Department of Rural
Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Room No.377, 3rd floor,
Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001. Controlling authority concerned may forward
the applications of interested and eligible officers whose services can be spared in
the event of their selection to the Department of Rural Development on or before
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