Recruitment Board for agri-scientists revamped

As agri scientists play a crucial role in the growth of nation, Cabinet has approved Re-structuring of the Agricultural Scientists’ Recruitment Board (ASRB) to usher in greater autonomy and transparency.

ASRB would no more be a part of ICAR for which it recruits scientists. It is being attached with the Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE) under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare.

ASRB will now be a 4 Member body instead of 3 Members. It will have a Chairperson and 3 Members. The budget head for ASRB may also be del

inked from ICAR and be created under DARE, and the ASRB may have its own cadre of administrative staff in the secretariat and have independent administrative control.

The reconstitution will ensure more transparency and efficiency in recruitment of meritorious scientists to various scientific positions in lCAR, the premier agency for agricultural research and education in the country, claims govt release.

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