Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-110011


Dated the   1st December, 2011   




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 8 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 across the country.  The details of vacancies are as follows:-


Name of the Office

No. of vacancies


DGFT(Hqr.), Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi



Zonal Jt.DGFT, CLA, New Delhi (Northern Zone)



Zonal Jt.DGFT, Kolkata (Eastern Zone)



Zonal Jt.DGFT, Mumbai (Western Zone)





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.6/8/2009-Estt. (Pay.II) dated 17-06-2010.  The details of the eligibility and other conditions etc. are given in Annexure-I. The details of functions and responsibilities of Console Operator are also given in Annexure-III.


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 30 days from the date of  this circular.  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. 


5.         All the details in this regard may also be obtained from the Employees’ corner of this Directorate’s website




(G.A. Reddy)

Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade



      All Ministries/Departments of Government of India.








1.         Name of the post                    :           Console Operator


2.         Number of posts                     :           Eight(8)


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

                                                                 (PB-2): Rs.9300-34800+Grade Pay Rs.4200}


4.         Eligibility                               :   (a)  (i) holding analogous posts on regular basis

                                                                      in the parent cadre or Department;


                                                                     (ii) with three years’ service in the grade

                                                                      rendered after appointment thereto on a

                                                                      regular basis in the pre-revised scale of pay of

                                                                      Rs.5000-8000 or equivalent in the parent

                                                                      Cadre or Department;


                                                                    (iii) with ten years’ service in the grade

                                                                           rendered after appointment thereto on

                                                                          a regular basis in the pre-revised 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;




                                                               (II) (b) Bachelors Degree with Statistics as one

                                                                           of the subjects; and possessing two

                                                                           years’ experience in electronics data

                                                                           processing work including one year

                                                                           experience in computer programming

                                                                           or operation.













(i) Formal training in computer programming      


                                                                        (ii) Knowledge of one or more of the programming


                                                (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.                                                        







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,

            post-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.



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.