Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-110011


Dated the 4th December, 2009




Subject:- Filling up of the post of Console Operator in the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Commerce.


            It is proposed to fill up 12 posts of Console Operator {Pay Scale: Rs.5500-175-9000/--Revised Pay Band (PB-2): Rs.9300-34800+Grade Pay Rs.4200}on deputation basis initially against the vacancies in the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) (Headquarter), Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi and also in the Zonal offices functioning under its control located at New Delhi, Chennai, Mumabi and Kolkata.


2.         The appointment will be on deputation/absorption and on appointment the pay of the officer will be regulated in accordance with the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum No.2/29/91-Estt.(Pay-II) dated the 5th January, 1994 read with No.2/8/97-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 11-03-1998.  The details of the eligibility, functions and responsibilities of Console Operator and other conditions etc. are given in Annexure-I.


3.         It is requested that the applications of the eligible and willing officers, whose services could be spared immediately, on selection, may be forwarded, in triplicate, in the prescribed proforma given in Annexure-II, along with complete and up-to-date Annual Confidential Reports for the last five years, Vigilance Clearance and Integrity Certificate in respect of the applicants through proper channel to the Deputy Director General (Administration), Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-110011 within 60 days from the date of publication of this circular in Employment News(5th-11th Deember,2009).  Copies of the Confidential Reports duly attested by an officer not below the rank of Under Secretary to the Government of India may also be forwarded to the undersigned.


4.         Applications received after the stipulated period or found incomplete in any manner will not be considered for selection without any back reference.  Candidates once selected will not be allowed to withdraw his/her candidature subsequently under any circumstances.  Advance copies of application will not be entertained.



(R.S. Bisht)

Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade









1. Name of the post       :          Console Operator

2. Number of posts        :          Twelve (12)

3. Scale of Pay             :           {Rs.5500-175-9000/- Revised Pay Band  

(PB-2)Rs.9300-34800+GradePay   Rs.4200}


4. Eligibility: (a) (i) holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre or Department; or (ii)with three years’ service in the grade     rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in the scale of pay of       Rs.5000 - 8000 or equivalent in the parent Cadre or Department;  or (iii) with ten years’ service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on  a regular basis in the scale of pay of Rs.4000-6000 and (b) possessing the following qualifications and experience:


Essential Qualifications:

(I) (a) Masters’ Degree in Statistics or Mathematics or Operations Research or Physics or Economics or Commerce (with Statistics) or Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, from a recognized University or equivalent; or (II) (b) Bachelors Degree with Statistics as one of the subjects; and possessing twoyears’ experience in electronics data processing work including one year experience in computer programming or operation.



(i) Formal training in computer programming operation; (ii) Knowledge of one or more of the programming languages; (iii) Experience of operating mechanical tabulation equipment and of planning and supervising work on such equipment.


5. Mode of appointment        :           Deputation/Absorption


The period of deputation including period of deputation in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in   the same or some other Organization or Department of the Central Govt. shall ordinarily not to exceed three years.  Union Public Service Commission will be consulted, when an officer  is in the field of consideration for appointment on absorption basis. The maximum age limit for appointment by Deputation/Absorption shall not exceed  56 years as on the closing date of the receipt of applications.                                                        


   Details of functions and responsibilities of Console Operator

·         Switch on and Shutdown of servers and UPS.

·         Trouble shooting hardware, software, printers and network problems in the clients disturbed across sections.

·         Send, receive and distribute e-mails, Public Notices, Circulars etc.

·         Generate and distribute reports using various utilities. This includes monthly licence information, RBI statements etc.

·         Coordination with Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) vendors for logging hardware complaints and follow-up.

·         Training to staff on software operations and other utility packages such as MS Word, MS Excel etc.

·         Maintaining Stock of hardware, software, manuals and all other items in the computer centre.

·         Backup of database into Hard disk and media.

·         Handling queries from exporters on electronic filing of applications (on line applications).

·         Coordination for updating and maintaining the website.

·         Generating reports for ad-hoc queries received from sections, officers etc.

·         Updating the software from the website:

·         Managing the Center individually.





Application for the post of Console Operator in the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce.


1.         Name of the applicant (in Block letters)             :

2.         Date of Birth and age on the date of application :

3.         Date of entry in Government Service                             :

4.         Date of retirement from Government service                  :

5.         Present post held, office, scale of pay and pay therein, with date of appointment:           

6.         Service particulars in chronological order, postt-wise :                                                  


Post held & Office



Scale of Pay

Nature of appointment (substantive/officiating ad-hoc)

Nature of Duties









7.         Educational Qualification                                               :

8.         Experience/Training undergone                          :

9.         The last date of return from ex-cadre post, if any           :

10.       Whether SC/ST/OBC, if so, mention the Caste/Tribe:

11.       Any other details not covered by the above       :

Place:                                                                                       Signature of the applicant

                                                                                                (Name of the applicant)

Date:                                                                                       Telephone No., if any

The information have been verified from the records and found to be correct.


Signature of the Sponsoring Authority with stamp.