NBA Recruitment 2018 for Consultant Posts

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National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a Statutory and Regulatory Body of the Ministry of
Environment, Forest& Climate Change, Government of India, established as per Sec 8 of the
Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and is having its Head Office at Chennai invites applications from
legal professionals /retired officers of Govt./Autonomous/ Statutory bodies and Indian nationals
for selection on contract basis and for empanelment for future need.

Consultant (Legal) – 1 Post

Legal Section - Consultant: Master’s Degree or a Degree in Law with the post qualification experience of 20 years and above in legal field. Experience in Environmental law is desirable. (Possession of doctoral degree in the field will be counted as experience of three years.) or Retired Officers from Government or Autonomous/Statutory Bodies who held a Grade Pay of Rs.5400 to Grade Pay Rs.8700 (in VI CPC)with not less than 5 years’ experience in the respective Grade Pay and conversant with legal matters.

Remuneration - The remuneration to the consultants commensurate with experience in the relevant field of legal drafting and court procedures (ranging from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 80, 000) plus conveyance as applicable.


1. Only Indian Nationals are eligible for applying

2. Engagement of Consultant will be on full time basis and their place of work will be Chennai.

3. The prescribed qualification and experience should have been acquired on or before the last date of receipt of application. Qualifications should be from recognized institutions.

4. The selection process will be based on academic qualifications, experience and interview as may be decided depending on the total number of eligible applicants.

5. The applicants may have to produce the original documents / testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience, no objection certificate from the employer, if employed (with details of present employment) etc, for verification during interview and as and when called for by NBA.

6. In case of false or insufficient information / lack of proof to ascertain the eligibility of the applicant, their candidature will summarily be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

7. Mere submission of applications shall not bestow any right to be called for interview / selection. Call letters and intimations connected with this selection will be sent to shortlisted candidates by letter and or e-mail. Applicants should ensure that the e-mail id given in the application is maintained active.

8. The appointment of consultants will be purely on contractual basis for a period of one year. It may be extended for further period if needed, after reviewing the overall performance of the individual.

9. The ranges of the consultancy fee are on consolidated basis and are all inclusive and no separate allowances will be paid. The payment is subject to TDS.

10. Incomplete / handwritten applications will be rejected and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

11. Scanned copies of applications may also be sent through email to The applications sent through e-mail should bear the scanned signature of the candidature. Applications received without the signature of the applicant will be summarily rejected.

12. No correspondence regarding the stage / processing of applications will be entertained from the candidates. Canvassing, in any form, will disqualify the candidate.

13. In the case of retired officers, those who have undergone major/minor penalties in the preceding five years from the date of superannuation are not eligible for consultancy.

14. NBA reserves the right to cancel / withdraw / postpone this process.

15. Applications from eligible candidates in the format prescribed in the Annexure along with Self attested copies of documents / testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience, computer skills known, employment details, (if any) should reach “The Administrative Officer, National Biodiversity Authority, 5th floor, Ticel Bio Park, CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113” on or before 17th September, 201
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