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File No.  8/10/2020-21/EI

Government of India, Ministry of Environment,

Forest & Climate Change (Statistics Division)


Indira ParyavaranBhawan,

Jor Bag New Delhi,

09.09. 2020


 Advertisement for Hiring of Consultant  in Statistics Division

  Applications in the prescribed proforma (as per Annexure I to the advertisement) are invited from eligible candidates for filling up of posts of Consultant in the Statistics Division of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, New Delhi, as per details given below:

1. Name of the Post:- Consultant(Environmental Accounts and Economics) in the Statistics Division of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, New Delhi


Name of the  Post

Consultant Environmental Economics and Accounts-01


Period of Consultancy

Period of engagement/ Tenure

The initial tenure of engagement for a person as Consultant would be upto a period of three years (1+1+1) subject to performance and presence of the professional in the Division being highly useful. Continuation of the Consultant beyond three years for upto additional two years will be considered on case to case basis with the approval of the competent authority.


Nature of Duties For Consultant Environmental Accounts and Economics

a.       Studying the existing data sets, SEEA (System of Environmental Economic Accounting)  guidelines  and research studies to help in devising systems  for    measuring ecosystems diversity, their extent, condition and services generated which would   also help to  make the case for protecting and conserving biodiversity by providing its connection to the economy;

  1. To coordinate with line ministries and stakeholders on seeking guidelines and standardizing methodology for the above ;
  2. To study the valuation methodologies in the above context and devise methods to adapt these to the Indian context.
  3. To examine various guidelines for policy scenario analysis for testing them in the Indian context.
  4. Help in formulating inputs on behalf of the Ministry for natural resource accounting related matters.
  5. To provide inputs from the studies of the usage of fiscal and economic instruments in  environmental regulation and assist in its adaptation to the Indian legal ,administrative and socio-economic framework.
  6. To coordinate activities of the Statistics Divisions in the above aspects  and act as a link between MOECC, other ministries ,scientific institutions and stakeholder groups for performing various tasks;


  1. Facilitate the preparation of specific accounts  in Environmental Accounting in particular the extensions and applications of SEEA as per policy requirement ( Assess the existing data sources  and  work out a road map for compilation of accounts and applications; Review the international framework , international accounts / datasets available to adapt them in  the Indian context ; Prepare metadata and methodological documents, as relevant,for the different indicators, methods and outputs; Develop procedures for data preparation, validation  and analysis)
  2. Review technical documents in respect of environmental accounts and their applications, including the UN documents and provide inputs as required. Prepare discussion papers, technical reports etc correlating with these aspects
  3. Assist the Division team in conducting awareness and capacity building workshops as required.


  1. Other tasks assigned from time to time.


 Job Location

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, New Delhi.


Qualification & other Criteria.

Qualifications : Applicant should be a citizen of India



  1. Recognized Masters’ Degree in Environmental Science or Geography or Bachelor’s Degree in Environment /Geography or equivalent with a focus on environmental accounts, statistics  and economics.


  1. PhD holders in the relevant field will get preference.


  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in environmental research including environmental accounts and economics and of working with government, academic and non-governmental organizations in India in the field of environment, sustainable development, natural resources management
  • Candidates with good knowledge of India and its climate change/energy and overall environmental related challenges and priorities including its commitment to various environment related Multilateral Agreements would be preferred.
  • Candidates having strong professional experience and knowledge about accounting in connection with climate change, environment and sustainable development and environmental accounts, economic geography and economics and /or statistics  would be preferred 

Skills :-

  • Good writing skills and the ability to explain technical terms in a non-technical language in English ;Excellent communication, analytical, drafting and reporting skills in English
  • A good quantitative aptitude having the ability to formulate indicators of ecological state and conditions is desirable.
  • Excellent analytical skill having ability to link the ecological condition indicators with Accounting frameworks, legal frameworks (national and international) and with policy  and regulation (framing ,implementation and outcomes) is desirable.


Remuneration & Entitlement:

 Rs.80,000/- per month.

Other Entitlements Allowances:

 The Consultant shall not be entitled to any allowance such as Dearness Allowance, Residential Telephone, Residential Accommodation, Personal Staff, CGHS, Medical Reimbursement etc.


Leave: (a) The consultant shall be eligible for 8 days leave in a single year of Consultancy;

(b) The leave shall accrue to them on completed month basis calculated from their date of joining on pro-rata basis;

(c) The consultant shall not draw any remuneration in case of his/her absence beyond 8 days in a year (calculated on pro-rata basis);


(d) Un-availed leave in tenure of single year cannot be carried forward to next tenure of 1 year.


(e) The intervening Saturday, Sunday or Gazetted Holidays during a spell of leave not be counted against the 8 leaves.


Increment: The consultant shall be entitled to 8% annual increase in their remuneration subject to recommendation/ satisfactory report by Divisional Head. No TA / DA shall be admissible for interview/ joining the assignment or on its completion.


Normally, the Consultant will not be allowed foreign travel at Government expenses. In exceptional circumstances, Secretary may allow foreign travel in public interest.


The consultant shall be allowed TA, DA and hotel accommodation in connection with the official work as per the provisions of SR 190. Travelling allowance may be allowed in 2nd AC, travel charges through taxi on actual basis for travel within the city, food bill uptoRs. 500/- per day and hotel charges uptoRs. 2000/- per day, subject to the actual.


Attendance and working days: (a) The working hours of the professional shall be same as regular Government employee working in MOEF&CC. No extra remuneration shall be allowed for working beyond office hours Saturdays/Sundays/Gazetted holidays. Compensatory leave in such cases shall be at the discretion of the Divisional Head of the concerned Division. (b) The attendance shall be marked in the Biometric system by the Consultant.  


Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality

Conflict of Interest:-

(a) The Consultant shall be expected to display utmost honesty, secrecy, sincerity and good conduct while discharging his/her duties. In case services of Consultants found in conflict with interests of Government or unsatisfactory, his/her engagement will be liable for discontinuation without assigning any reason;


(b) During the period of assignment with MOEFCC, the Consultant would be subject to the provisions of the Indian Official Secrets Act, 1923 and will not divulge any information gathered by him during the period of his assignment to anyone who is not authorized to know the same.


(c) Selected candidates shall provide integrity certificate from 2 references known to them.


(d) A self-undertaking shall be provided by the candidate to the effect that he/she has no criminal record or criminal case in any court is pending against them.


(e)The consultant may not, except with the prior approval of competent authority in writing, in the bona-fide discharge of duties, publish a book or research paper or a compilation of articles or participate in a radio/TV broadcast or contribute an article or anonymously or pseudonymous in the name of any other person, if such book, article, broadcast, uses any information that he/she may gather as part of this assignment. 


 (f)The Consultant engaged by the MoEFCC shall in no case represent or give opinion or advice to others in any matter which is contrary to the stated position of Government of India. Any violation may lead to discontinuation of engagement.


  In addition to the above, the service conditions of the consultant will be governed under the guidelines of the Ministry in this regard and as amended from time to time. As the posts are temporary in nature and purely contractual, in no case, any request for promotion of a candidate shall be entertained.


Other Conditions

(i)        The appointment of consultant would be on full time basis and they would not be permitted to take up any other assignment during the period of consultancy with the MoEFCC.


(ii)        The appointment of consultants is of a temporary (non-official) nature and the appointment can be cancelled at any time by the Ministry without assigning any reason. MoEF&CC shall have powers to terminate any or all the professionals at any time without assigning any reason, with the approval of the Secretary (EF&CC)


How to apply

 Interested applicants may submit application indicating their interest in working for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change as per proforma given in Annexure I along with self-attested documentary proof


Selection Procedure



Age Limit

The maximum age limit for Consultants shall be 45 years as on 01.01.2020.


Last Date for receiving application on

18th October , 2020


Application should reach to





E-mail: stats-moef@gov.in