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One of the 30 GMRT Antennas.

Advt. No. 3/2009

NCRA-TIFR has set up and operates the world's largest radio telescope at metre wavelengths, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). GMRT is located at Khodad, near Narayangaon, about 80 km north of Pune. For details visit NCRA is on the lookout for suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:


1. Scientific Assistant-B (Trainee) [1 UR; 1 ST PWD (HH); HQ: Khodad]. Stipend: 6500 pm. EQ: BSc. (Physics / Electronics) / BCS with more than 60% marks in aggregate. Nature of job: Initial training in electronics, computer systems and operation of radio telescopes as Trainee for 1 year. Bond to be executed before joining to serve NCRA for at least 3 years after successful completion of training. Successful training will lead to absorption, on probation, as Scientific Assistant in PB-2: 9300-34800 (GP: 4200) [TME: Rs.18796]. Age: 23 for UR, 38 for ST PWD (HH) Hearing loss of 90 db or more.

2. Technical Assistant-B [1 UR; HQ: Khodad] [TME: Rs.18796: Pay: 9300 (in PB-2 9300-34800) GP: Rs.4200]. EQ: Diploma in Electrical Engineering. Exp.: 1-2 years in HT/ LT electrical installations and having supervisory license to operate 11KV high voltage electrical equipment. Age: 25 years.

3. Laboratory Assistant-B [1 OBC, 1 UR; HQ: Khodad] [TME: 11655: (Pay: 6460 in PB-1: 5200-20200; GP: 2000)]. EQ: ITI (Electronics or Power Electronics) with NCTVT. Exp: 1-2 years in a reputed electronics industry. Age: OBC: 28 years / UR: 25.

4. Laboratory Assistant-B [1 UR; HQ: Khodad] [TME: 11655: (Pay: 6460 in PB-1: 5200-20200; GP: 2000)]. EQ: ITI (Mechanial Draftsman) with NCTVT. Exp.: 1-2 years CAD-CAM related work in a reputed organisation. Age: 25 years.

5. Tradesman-B [1 UR; HQ: Khodad] [TME: 11655: (Pay: 6460 in PB-1: 5200-20200; GP: 2000)]. EQ: ITI (Machinist) with NCTVT. Exp: 1-2 years in a workshop of a reputed industry. Age: 25 years.

6. Tradesman-B [1 OBC, HQ: Pune] [TME: 12501: (Pay: 6460 in PB-1: 5200-20200; GP: 2000)]. EQ: ITI (Machinist) with NCTVT. Exp: 1-2 years in a workshop of a reputed industry. Age: 28 years.

7. Tradesman-B [1 UR; HQ: Pune]. [TME: 12501: (Pay: 6460 in PB-1: 5200-20200; GP: 2000)]. EQ: ITI (Electrical), NCTVT & 'B' license for LT works issued by Govt. Maharashtra. Age: 25 years.

8. Technical Trainees: 2 Posts. Tenure: 2 years. HQ: Khodad. Stipend: 6500/- PM. EQ: First Class DERE or DIE. Training Areas: Support in development and maintenance of analog, digital and servo systems, data logging and documentation. No absorption after training. Age: 25 years.

9. Clerk [1 ST; HQ: Pune] [TME: 11708: (Pay: 5830 in PB-1: 5200-20200; GP: 1900)]. EQ: B.Com with advanced accountancy and auditing. Computer literacy is a must. Exp: 1-2 years in the area of maintenance of accounts, cash book, handling of cash, etc. Age: 33 years.

10. Administrative Trainee: [3 HQ: 2 Pune; 1Khodad]. Stipend: 6500. EQ: Graduate from a recognised university. Training of one year in the area of Accounts, Gen Admn and HR. No absorption after training. Candidate should have exposure to computers. Age: 25 years.

General: Candidates applying for posts reserved for OBC should attach a copy of caste certificate along with non-creamy layer certificate issued by the competent authority. Copies of all certificates should be duly attested. Candidates are liable to be transferred to other Centres/Field Stations of the Institute. SC/ST candidates attending the test and interview will be reimbursed 2nd class (non-AC) train fare. Age relaxation as per GOI rules applies to SC / ST / OBC / PH candidates applying for UR posts. Conditions will be relaxed for deserving candidates.

TME: Total Monthly Emoluments, reflects Pay+GP+DA (presently 22%), HRA and Transport Allowance payable at appropriate rates. PB: Pay Band. GP: Grade Pay. EQ: Educational Qualifications; Exp.: Experience. PWD: Persons with DIsabilities. HH: Hearing Handicap. Age: as on 1.5.2009.

How to apply: Separate applications for each post, giving full details as in the format given below, along with copies of relevant certificates/testimonials in the following format, should reach the Administrative Officer, NCRA-TIFR, Post Bag No.3, Ganeshkhind P.O., Pune 411007, within 20 days from the date of publication of this advertisement.

Application Format: The application format as well as the full text of the advertisement can be seen at 1) Advt. No. 2) Name, Serial No. of the Post 3) Applicant's name 4) Birth date (attach certificate) 5) Nationality 6) Whether belonging to SC/ST/OBC (attach certificate incl. Non-Creamy Layer for OBC) 7) Permanent Address 8) Correspondence address with email and telephone number 9) Qualifications SSC onwards (attach certificates), give details such as college / university, specialization, % of marks in each year / semester of qualifying exam. 10) Experience with details of organization, post held, scale of pay, basic pay (attach certificates). 11) Details of earlier interviews, if any, at NCRA.

NOTE: Applicants from Govt./ autonomous bodies/ PSUs should apply through proper channel. The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview, to a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualification and experience higher than the minimum prescribed above. Mere fulfilling the essential and desirable qualification will not entitle an applicant to be called for interview. Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification.

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