3rd November 2016, Karnal
Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi organized its 43rd Foundation Day at ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal today.
Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member NITI Ayog inaugurated the event as Chief Guest and appreciated the glorious journey of ASRB for 42 years for which the credit must go to the people of repute who have guided ASRB in achieving its goals. He urged to address the emerging issues in the field of agricultural research and education. He called on ASRB to look into the loop wholes that can be plugged so that it can actively contribute to national development in a changing scenario. He suggested some structural changes in the current recruitment and selection process to further strengthen the efficiency of ASRB. He said that a mechanism may be evolved to incentivize the scientists working out of their state and region.
Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR complimented ASRB for its achievements and in bringing excellence to agricultural research system. Considering the recommendations of different committees to further improve the transparency and working efficiency of ASRB, he advocated that it is high time for joint deliberations among different stakeholders to identify the points of action for desirable reforms.
Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary, DARE appreciated ASRB for its contributions in the selection of quality human resources for agricultural research and development in the country.
Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, ASRB, in his welcome address highlighted some of the significant achievements including the new initiatives of ASRB. He informed that ASRB has gradually moved away from the written examination to the computer based test for preliminary test. He added that ASRB is striving to automize the screening of applications for RMP posts to eliminate the chances of human error. Attempts are also underway to completely digitize the entire procedure to expedite the process as well as to ensure the transparency, he added.
Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Former Chairman, ASRB shared his experiences at ASRB and acknowledged its worthy contributions in selecting quality human resources for assisting agricultural R&D in the country.
Prof. R. B. Singh, Former Chairman, ASRB expressed happiness over the accomplishments by the ASRB.
Dr J. S. Samra, Former CEO, NRAA lauded the valuable contribution of ASRB in selecting the appropriate research professionals.
Dr. V. N. Sharda, Member ASRB proposed the formal vote of thanks.
(Source: ASRB and ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal, Haryana)