Tea is one of the industries, which by an Act of Parliament comes under the control of the Union Govt. The genesis of the Tea Board India dates back to 1903 when the Indian Tea Cess Bill was passed. The Bill provided for levying a cess on tea exports – the proceeds of which were to be used for the promotion of Indian tea both within and outside India.
The present Tea Board set up under section 4 of the Tea Act 1953 was constituted on 1st April 1954. It has succeeded the Central Tea Board and the Indian Tea Licencing Committee which functioned respectively under the Central Tea Board Act,1949 and the Indian Tea Control Act, 1938 which were repealed. The activities of the two previous bodies had been confined largely to regulation of tea cultivation and export of tea as required by the International Tea Agreement then in force, and promotion of tea Consumption.
TEA BOARD ORGANISATION AND FUNCTIONS
Organisation of the Board: The present Tea Board is functioning as a statutory body of the Central Government under the Ministry of Commerce. The Board is constituted of 31 members (including Chairman) drawn from Members of Parliament, tea producers, tea traders, tea brokers, consumers, and representatives of Governments from the principal tea producing states, and trade unions .The Board is reconstituted every three years.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD :
- Executive Committee
- Export Promotion Committee
- Labor Welfare Committee
- Development Committee
- Licensing Committee for North India
- Licensing Committee for South India
To make India, the leading producer and supplier of quality tea in the global market.
“Develop effective management strategies to facilitate: Competence and innovation in tea plantations, Innovative processing technology for producing good quality teas, Augmentation of high value tea exports, Capacity Building for human resources at all levels in tea Industry, Strengthening of R & D efforts on all aspects of tea husbandry and technology.”
Walk-in-Interview’ for engagement of one Junior Microbiologist
For the engagement of one Junior Microbiologist (Contractual) under an R&D Project, a ‘Walk-in-Interview’ will be held on May 27, 2022 (Friday) from 11:00 hrs onward in Quality Control Laboratory, Tea Board India, Tea Park, Siliguri (West Bengal). Other details are given below –
Name of the Post – Junior Microbiologist
No. of Posts – 01
Name of the Project – “Studies on Pathogenicity and Bio-efficacy of Trichoderma atroviride (Strain DTRDC-T-1) for Disease Suppression in Organic Tea Plantations in Darjeeling”.
Age – Not more than thirty (30) years as on May 01, 2022.
Job Description –
- To carry out the day-to-day project work,
- Operating and monitoring the instruments of the Microbiological lab at QCL,
- Microbiological analysis of made tea, and
- Other duties as assigned by the Incharge, QCL.
- Emolument – Rs. 20,000/- per month (Consolidated).
Essential Qualification – M.Sc. in Microbiology/ Plant Pathology.
Desirable Qualifications – Experience in microbial analyses and handling related instruments in a microbiological laboratory.
How to Apply –
Interested candidates are requested to appear (in person) in the interview along with an application (strictly as per the enclosed format), CV, and self-certified copies of testimonials.
Registration for appearing in interviews will be allowed up to 1030 hrs only. The
candidates are also advised to bring original testimonials for verification.
General Information –
No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview. No other allowances are payable.
This post is purely temporary/contractual, coterminous with the project and does not entitle the appointee to any claim, implicit or explicit regarding absorption in the service of the Board.
The selected candidate will be appointed initially for a period of one year. However, the appointment may be extended depending on the work performed as assessed by the project head till the validity of the project (two years).
For further queries, if any, please contact us at 0353-2960393/4.
An advance copy of the application may be sent by putting the subject line of the mail as ‘Application for Junior Microbiologist’.