1. Post: Chief Coconut Development Officer
2. Deputation: - Officers under Central/State Governments/Union Territories/Indian Council of Agricultural Research/ Agricultural Universities/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Recognized Research Institutions or Councils/ Semi-Government/ Autonomous or Statutory Organizations:-
3.(a)(i) Holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre/ Department; or
(ii) With 5 years' service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in Level 11 (Rs.67,700- 2,08,700/-) in the pay matrix or equivalent in the parent cadre/ Department; and
(b) Possessing the educational qualifications and experience as follows:
4. Essential: -
(i) Masters’ Degree in Horticulture or Agriculture or Plant Sciences of a recognized University or equivalent.
(ii) Knowledge of all aspects of coconut cultivation, marketing and processing so as to be able to advise the Board on the implementation of suitable development programmes.
(iii) Ten years' experience in Agricultural Research/ Development/ Extension/ Processing/ Marketing work with particular reference to coconut.
5. Desirable: -
(i) Doctorate of any of the subjects mentioned under essential qualifications.
(ii) Should possess experience of preparation of development project on the various aspects of the coconut industry.
(iii) Administrative experience in a responsible capacity.
(iv) Working knowledge of computers.
6. Promotion:- The Directors in Level 11 (Rs.67,700-2,08,700/-) in the pay matrix or equivalent working in the Coconut Development Board and possessing the qualifications and experience prescribed in para 1.(b) above shall also be considered and in case of any of them is selected for appointment, he shall be treated as having been appointed on promotion .