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40 Scientist ‘C’, ‘D’ and E levels Vacancy – IMD,Delhi


Last Date:26 Apr,2019
Advertisement No. 02/2019-IMD
India Meteorological Department (IMD)

IMD aka India Meteorological Department invites application for the post of 40 Scientist ‘C’, ‘D’ and E levels Vacancy. Apply Online before 26 Apr,2019. IMD Recruitment Qualification/ eligibility conditions, how to apply & other rules are given below… Official website is http://www.imd.gov.in

Name of the post – Scientist ‘C’, ‘D’ and E levels
No of post – 40
Pay Scale – Rs 123100 – 215900,Rs 78800 – 209200,Rs 67700 – 208700

Education Qualification:
Master Degree/M.Tech.

General Instruction:

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  • Only Indian nationals are eligible.
  • Relaxation in age and experience for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be as per GOI Rule.
  • Relaxation for Government servants up to five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government from time to time. This relaxation of 5 years is admissible to such Govt. servants who are working in posts which are in the same line or allied cadres and where a relationship could be established that the service already rendered in a particular post will be useful for the efficient discharge of the duties of the posts, recruitment to which has been advertised.
  • The post being scientific posts and are in grade above the lowest grade in Group ‘A'(Scientist B) of the service and are therefore exempted from the purview of the reservation in terms of DoP&T OM No.9/02/73-Estt(SCT), dated 23rd June, 1975 and DoP&T OM No.36012/27/94-Estt(SCT) dated l3th May, 1994 and approval of Competent Authority has been obtained.
  • Applications should be submitted online through www.imd.gov.in in the prescribed format.
  • Applications that are not submitted in the prescribed format will not be considered.
  • The candidate’s age should not exceed the age limit mentioned above as on date of closure of application. Experience will be counted from the date of acquiring the essential academic qualifications.
  • The experience, relevant to the requirement of job or research or teaching will only be considered towards the total period of experience.
  • Doctorate degree in the relevant field will count as 3 years of experience.
  • India Meteorological Department/Ministry of Earth Scineces reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process without assigning any reason thereof or vary the number of posts to be filled.
  • No TA will be paid by Ministry for attending the Selection/Interview.
  • IMD will not be responsible for any other arrangements.
  • The names of candidates screened-in for interview before Selection Committee will be displayed at India Meteorological Department website.
  • Scientists appointed shall be liable to serve anywhere in India and outside India.

How to Apply:

  • The candidates can apply for more than one post.
  • On-line Application as per the Performa should be submitted within 42 days from the date of publication of Advertisement in Employment News.
  • Copies of certificates (self-attested) in support of educational qualification (10th Class Onwards), date of birth and experience, if any, should be uploaded with the application.
  • SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable, as per the prescribed format, should be uploaded with the application.
  • Applicants are also required to bring original certificates/documents for verification at the time of interview.
  • The number of posts to be filled may vary. The Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from the candidates who are not selected for appointment.

Selection Process:

  • The prescribed essential qualifications are minimum requirements and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. If the numbers of applications, received in response to advertisement are large, it will not be convenient or possible to call all candidates for interview. Hence, India Meteorological department/ Ministry of earth Sciences may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview before Selection Board to the reasonable limit through screening process.
  • The criteria for screening of the applications will be based on candidates qualifying credentials against:
  • The essential requirements specified above,Date of birth.
  • Completeness of the application in terms of providing accurate details and submission of the passport size photograph, and copies of the marks list, academic and experience certificates, signature, Essential experience.
  • Desirable qualification and experience as specified above.
  • Consistent academic performance at one or more levels etc. The candidates experience certificates should clearly specify whether they possess the experience / knowledge / skills / technology / software platform requested in the essential / desirable experience requirements against the post. The benchmark for screening the applications will be set by a committee constituted to screen the applications. The final selection of the Screened in candidate will be based on the candidate’s performance before the Selection Board. No correspondence will be entertained with candidates who are not called for interview/selected for appointment.

About Us:

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD), also referred to as the Met Department, is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. IMD is headquartered in Delhi and operates hundreds of observation stations across India and Antarctica.Regional offices are at Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur and Pune.
  • IMD is also one of the six Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization. It has the responsibility for forecasting, naming and distribution of warnings for tropical cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean region, including the Malacca Straits, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
  • In 1686, Edmond Halley published his treatise on the Indian summer monsoon, which he attributed to a seasonal reversal of winds due to the differential heating of the Asian land mass and the Indian Ocean. The first meteorological observatories were established in India by the British East India Company. These included the Calcutta Observatory in 1785, the Madras Observatory in 1796 and the Colaba Observatory in 1826. Several other observatories were established in India during the first half of the 19th century by various provincial governments.
  • The Asiatic Society, founding in Calcutta in 1784 and in Bombay in 1804, promoted the study of meteorology in India.Henry Piddington published almost 40 papers dealing with tropical storms from Calcutta between 1835 and 1855 in The Journal of the Asiatic Society. He also coined the term cyclone, meaning the coil of a snake. In 1842, he published his landmark thesis, Laws of the Storms.
  • After a tropical cyclone hit Calcutta in 1864, and the subsequent famines in 1866 and 1871 due to the failure of the monsoons, it was decided to organise the collection and analysis of meteorological observations under one roof. As a result, the India Meteorology Department was established in 1875. Henry Francis Blanford was appointed the first Meteorological Reporter of the IMD. In May 1889, Sir John Eliot was appointed the first Director General of Observatories in the erstwhile capital, Calcutta. The IMD headquarters were later shifted to Shimla in 1905, then to Pune in 1928 and finally to New Delhi in 1944.
  • IMD became a member of the World Meteorological Organization after independence on 27 April 1949.[4] The agency has gained in prominence due to the significance of the monsoon rains on Indian agriculture. It plays a vital role in preparing the annual monsoon forecast, as well as in tracking the progress of the monsoon across India every season.

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