Engagement of four Consultants having domain expertise in the Value Chain of Perishables for Fruits & Vegetables and Marine products for assisting MoFPI in implementation of "Operation Greens" Scheme

Engagement of four Consultants having domain expertise in the Value Chain of Perishables for Fruits & Vegetables and Marine products for assisting MoFPI in implementation of "Operation Greens" Scheme

 File No: OP-14/1/2021-DD(OG)

Govt. of India
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi -110049
Dated;26.06.2021

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Subject: Engagement of four Consultants having domain expertise in the Value Chain of Perishables for Fruits & Vegetables and Marine products for assisting MoFPI in implementation of "Operation Greens" Scheme- reg.

Applications are invited  from eligible Candidates  for the purpose of selection of suitable personnel for engaging them as Consultants in this Ministry on Contract basis. The four consultants are to be hired in totality and one consultant from  each  of the  States of Andhra Pradesh, UP, Maharashtra and Assam.

1.  Eligibility

i. Retired State Govt. Officers (Director/ Dy. Director level) from Horticulture Departments from the States of Andhra Pradesh, UP, Maharashtra and Assam.

ii. The educational qualification for all the consultants preferably shall be Graduation Degree in the field of Food Processing sector/ Food Technologies/ Agriculture Sector/ Economic sector/ Engineering from a recognized University or Institute.

Operation Greens Scheme

iii.Applicant must possess work experience in the field of Food Processing sector/ Food Technologies/ Agriculture Sector/Economic sector/ Engineering.

iv. The maximum age for consultants shall be 65 years.

v. Should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

vi. Should possess domain expertise with regard to production, distribution and value chain development of fruits and vegetables and marine products;

vii. will be given to applicants having experience in integrated value chain management in fruits and vegetables and marine products.

2. Job requirement

Brief of the Scheme: Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a Central sector scheme "Operation Greens" to promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), agri­ logistics, processing facilities and professional management. The Finance Minister in her Budget Speech for 2021-22 has made the following announcement;

"To boost value addition in agriculture and allied products and their exports, the scope of Operation Green Scheme, presently, applicable to tomatoes, onion and potatoes will be enlarged to 22 perishable products".

In line with the Budget announcement, MoFPI intends to expand the scope of the scheme with more focused approach on value chain development for 22 perishable products.

The list of 22 perishables including TOP crops is given as under.

  • 1) Fruits (10) - Mango, Banana, Apple, Pineapple, Orange, Grapes, Aonla/ Amla, Pomegranate, Guava, Litchi.
  • 2) Vegetables (11) - Tomato, Onion, Potato, Peas, carrot, Cauliflower, Beans, Bitter gourd, Okra, Garlic, Ginger
  • 3) Marine Products (1) - Shrimp.

A focused value chain can address the challenges in agri-food sector to a large extent through:

  • Creating higher levels of processing/  preservation capacity
  • Reducing Posl-harvesl losses
  • Augmenting income of growers/ farmers/ processors
  • Creating additional job opporlunilies and off fam1employment
  • Linking growers/ processors lo high-end domestic market
  • Boosting share of agri-food exports and increasing global share of hldian agri-food exports.

Ministry has already awarded Eleven (11) Assessment Studies for identifying gaps in infrastructure & processing facilities for development of potential value chains for fruits and shrimp under Operation Greens Scheme". The Terms of reference of studies are attached as Annexure-11 for your reference purpose.

Terms of Reference/Roles and Responsibilities: The consultants will be entrusted with the following roles and responsibilities to assist the Ministry for smooth functioning of official work related to "Operation Greens" Scheme;

i .  Monitoring of Assessment Studies awarded for identifying gaps in infrastructure & processing facilities for development of potential value chains for perishable products under Operation Greens Scheme in their regions.

ii. Building regional networks with various stakeholders for e.g.

Ministries/ Departments/State Government Horticulture Departments/Farmer Producer Organizations/ Industry Associations/ Traders/ Food Processors etc. for better coordination.

ii i i . Provide technical inputs on the value chain development of fruits and vegetables and marine products to Ministry based on their working experience lo ensure successful implementation  of the Long Tem1Strategy i.e. Value Chain Development  Projects under the Scheme in their regions.

iv. Provide assistance in drafting Scheme guidelines by inclusion of the recommendations of the Studies.

v. Monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the projects; vi .Any other work assigned by the Ministry.

3. Terms and Conditions:

i. Period of Engagement: The period of engagement as Consultant would be :initially for one year with effect from the date of joining as Consultant. After expiry of initial tem1, engagement may be extended, based on requirement of Ministry and performance of consultant(s) concerned, with the approval of competent authority for a maximum period of one year al a time.

i i .  Emoluments/Remuneration:  Consultant (retired group 'A' Govt. officers) will be paid  emoluments/ remuneration  equivalent  to "Last pay  drawn minus the amount  of pension being drawn" by  the selected person. The emoluments and pension  drawn should not exceed the last pay drawn by the selected person.

In addition, selected person shall be eligible for local conveyance @ 50% of the transport allowance drawn by him on his last post. However, Dearness allowance shall not be admissible thereon.

The consultant will however be eligible for official email id, government identification card, internet connection, telephone, office with standard equipment, library facilities etc....... Read More.

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