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Spices Board Recruitment 2018 – 01 Post – Spices Extension Trainee

Spices Board Institute: Spices Board was constituted on 26th February 1987 under the Spices Board Act 1986 (No. 10 of 1986) with the merger of the erstwhile Cardamom Board (1968) and Spices Export Promotion Council (1960). Spices Board is one of the five Commodity Boards functioning under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. It is an autonomous body responsible for the export promotion of the 52 scheduled spices and development of Cardamom (Small & Large).

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CompanySpices Board Institute
Regional laboratoriesMumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Tuticorin and Guntur
TypeIndian government regulatory and promotion agency
HeadquartersSpices Board Institute (Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
‘Sugandha Bhavan”
N.H.By Pass, Palarivattom.P.O
Cochin – 682025
Kerala, India
KeyPersonDr. Jayathilak, IAS( Chairman)
Contact91-484-2333610 – 616


Main Functions: 

  • Research, Development and Regulation of domestic marketing of Small & Large Cardamom
  • Post-harvest improvement of all spices
  • Promotion of organic production, processing and certification of spices
  • Development of spices in the North East
  • Provision of quality evaluation services
  • Export promotion of all spices through support for:-
    • Technology upgradations.
    • Quality upgradations
    • Brand promotion
    • Research & product development

Other responsibilities related to export promotion of spices:

  • Quality certification and control
  • Registration of exporters
  • Collection & documentation of trade information
  • Provision of inputs to the Central Government on policy matters relating to import & export of spices

Multi-faceted activities

  • Promotion of exports of spices and spice products
  • Maintenance and monitoring of quality of exports
  • Development and implementation of better production methods, through scientific, technological and economic research.
  • Guidance to farmers on getting higher and better quality yields through scientific agricultural practices.
  • Provision of financial and material support to growers.
  • Encouraging organic production and export of spices.
  • Facilitating infrastructure for processing and value addition
  • Registration and licensing of all spice exporters.
  • Assistance for studies and research on better processing practices, foolproof quality management systems, improved grading methods and effective packaging techniques.
  • Production of promotional and educative materials in a variety of media for the benefit of exporters and importers.

Package of services for exporters/importers

  • Helps exporters and importers in establishing mutual contact.
  • Identifies competent supply sources for specific requirements of importers
  • Processes and forwards foreign trade inquiries to reliable exporters.
  • Organizes a common platform for interaction between Indian exporters and international buyers through participation in major international exhibitions and meetings.
  • Examine complaints from importers for corrective and preventive action
  • Spearheads the quality improvement program for Indian spices.
  • Manages a comprehensive and up-to-date data bank for exporters and importers.
  • Brings together international bodies, exporters and policy makers through contact group programs.
  • Makes India’s presence felt in major international food fairs; conducts food festivals and cooking demonstrations.

Facilities of Institute: ICRI has full-fledged research laboratories and field blocks for carrying out various basic and applied research programs and adaptive trials on Crop improvement, Agronomy & Soil Science at its main station and RRSs.A full-fledged Biotechnology laboratory functions at HO, Kochi. Soil testing laboratories are present in the main and regional centres for undertaking analytical services and for providing fertilizer recommendations to planters.The institute also has facility for Crop Protection research and to detect various pest and disease problems and to recommend suitable control measures. It has the infrastructure for large-scale production of Bio-agents for supplying to needy farmers.The ICRI has a weather station attached to the Agronomy division for regularly recording information on meteorological conditions.


  1. Board gives wide publicity about the programs among the farming community through its field network, Boards website and through the media.
  2. Applications along with requisite copies of documents are received in Field Offices across the major spice growing regions of the country and the applications will be scrutinized for eligibility, whether availed subsidy from Board earlier, etc.
  3. Field Officers carry out preliminary field inspections and will forward the cases to Assistant Director for issue of permit order in schemes where purchase/construction is involved.
  4. The Field Officers conduct final inspection after planting/installation/construction as the case may be and make recommendation. Then the application and inspection report are entered in online FOA system and forwarded to Zonal Asst Director for payment.
  5. The Zonal Assistant Directors carry out test checking of a certain percentage as specified, in the scheme depending on schemes and will sanction the subsidy within the delegated powers given. Other cases will be forwarded to Regional office for sanction.
  6. The Regional DDs test check a percentage of cases and sanction the eligible cases within the delegated powers. Other cases will be recommended to HO for sanction by Director.
  7. The sanctioned cases by AD / DD/Director will be sent online to Accts Section for arranging payment to the applicant’s accounts through online.


Field Office Automation Software is used for processing of all applications which includes forwarding, recommendation and sanction and finally E-payment is made to the farmers’ account. The system is very transparent and speeds up the payment process. In the case of Extension Support and training programmes, the Board conduct regular field visits to farmers field and organises group meeting, trainings, demonstrations etc.


Spices Extension Trainee – 01 Post – Posted Date 20-Oct-2017

  • Designation Name : Spices Extension Trainee
  • Date Posted : 20-Oct-2017
  • Last Date : 28-Oct-2017
  • Total Vacancies : 01
  • Location : Kochi (Kerala)(jobs in Kerala)


Details regarding Spices Extension Trainee job post at Spice Board


  • Age Limit : Maximum age limit is 35 years as on 01.10.2017
  • Age Relaxation: NA
  • Pay Scale : Rs. 17000/- Per Month
  • Nationality : Indian
  • Minimum Qualification: B.Sc (Agriculture / Horticulture) or B.Sc (Botany)/Zoology / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Forestry) with working knowledge in computer. (graduate-jobs)
  • Selection Process : Selection will be based on Interview.
  • Application Fee : NA
  • Application Mode : Apply Offline
  • How To Apply : Interested Candidates may appear for Interview along with resume/bio-data, recent passport size photo, original certificates and one set of attested copies of certificates at the time of interview.Note:-
    Venue of Interview : Spices Board Divisional Office, (Ministry OF Commerce & Industry), DR F. Lalhmingsanga Building House No. T-61, 3rd Floor,Veghlui, Aizwal, Mizoram, PIN: 796001


Important Dates for Spices Extension Trainee at Spice Board


  • Application Closing Date : 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Interview : 28.10.2017 at 10:00 AM


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