SAARC Regional Expert Consultation on Policy Framing on Transboundary Fish Diseases and Their Control Measures in South Asia, Paro: Bhutan…

The SAARC Regional Expert Consultation meeting on “Policy Framing on Transboundary Fish Diseases and Their Control Measures in South Asia” was conducted at Metta Resort, Paro: Bhutan on 7-9 November 2018. The expert consultation meeting was jointly organized by the National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA), Gelephu-Sarpang, Bhutan and SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh with following objectives.

  1. To increase understanding of the current status of fish and crustacean diseases, quarantine, surveillance, monitoring, diagnosis, research and training in SAARC member countries.
  2. To prioritize areas of collaboration and partnerships for managing TAAPs/TAADs of regional importance involving international experts and agencies.
  3. To sensitize human resource development needs for capacity building in managing and research related to Transboundary aquatic diseases.

An inaugural function of the consultation meeting held on 7 November 2018 at Metta Resort and Dr. Karma Rinzin, Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), Animal Health Division, Department of Livestock (DoL), representative of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) graced the occasion as Chief Guest.  Dr. Kesang Wangchuk, Chief of Research and Extension (RED), DoL and Mr. Singye Tshering, Program Director of National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRCR&LF), Haa were also present in the inaugural session as Guest. Mr. Pema Thinley, Livestock Production Officer, NR&DCA coordinated the program. Honorable Dasho Secretary, MoAF graced the closing ceremony held on 8 November, 2018 which was also attended by senior officials of DoL.

The researchers and professionals who are expert from SAARC member states-Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in the consultation meeting. During the three days program, six member countries presented the country status report on the issue. Four invited papers were also presented on the second day of the program.  A part from the consultation meeting, the delegates got opportunity to visit NRCR&LF, Haa and Thimphu. After elaborate discussions, a good set of recommendations were made on different thematic areas for further intervention.

Pema Thinley,

Livestock Production Officer,


Selected Candidate for Fishery Attendant (ESP)…

The National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA) Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) is pleased to announce the following selected candidates for the post of Fishery Attendant (ESP) as mentioned below.


Sl No Name of Candidates  for ESP CID No: Remarks
1 Norbu Jamtsho 11506001111 Selected
2 Passang Dorji 10202001394 Selected
3 Santa Maya Rai 21307000171 Selected
4 Kali Maya Tamang 11304000972 Selected
5 Sangay Choden 11106004840 Selected

As per section 4.11.2, chapter 4 of BCSR, 2018, all selected candidates who pass the drug test will be appointed for employment at NR&DCA. If the selected candidate fails the drug test, the position shall be offered to next candidate in order of merit ranking.


 NR&DCA, Gelephu


The office of the National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA) Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) would like advertise that the following shortlisted candidates are requested to attend selection interview in person with original documents which is schedule on September 18, 2018.


Sl No Name of Candidates  for ESP CID No: Remarks
1 Norbu Jamtsho 11506001111 Shortlisted
2 Jigme Lodey 10801001735 Shortlisted
3 Passang Dorji 10202001394 Shortlisted
4 Purna Bdr Mongar 10205007497 Shortlisted
5 Santa Maya Rai 21307000171 Shortlisted
6 Tshering Yangzom 12001003976 Shortlisted
7 Kali Maya Tamang 11304000972 Shortlisted
8 Sonam Choden 10302000563 Shortlisted
9 Sangay Choden 10905004040 Shortlisted
10 Harka Maya Rai 21305000082 Shortlisted
11 Karma Tshomo 12004002497 Shortlisted
12 Tashi Tshomo 11104003673 Shortlisted
13 Sangay Choden 11106004840 Shortlisted
14 Yeshi Dema 10901001367 Shortlisted
15 Ratna Maya Mongar 11301001528 Shortlisted
16 Rinchen Pelzom 12003002348 Shortlisted
17 Choden 11313001357 Shortlisted
18 Sangay Dema 10901001437 Shortlisted
19 Chadra Bdr Rai 10211002448 Shortlisted
20 Dorji Zangmo 11106008507 Shortlisted

For more details, please contact +975-06-251200.


Administrative Officer

NR&DCA, Gelephu


National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture  (NR&DCA) is pleased to re- announce the following  vacancy for the post of  Farm Attendant (ESP).

Sl No Name of Post Category No.of Post Age Limit (Years) Sex Place of Posting
1 Fishery Attendant ESP 8 18-50 Male & Female NR&DCA, Gelephu

The following documents should be submitted at the time of submission of applications.

  1. Valid security clearance (Online approved status)
  2. Valid Medical Certificate.
  3. RCSC employeement form (Annexure 4/1) with passport size photograph.
  4. Copy of Citizenship Identi Card.
  5. No Objection Certificate from employeer, if employeed.

Interested candidates may kindly apply to the Program Director, NR&DCA, Gelephu on or before 12 September, 2018 at 12.00 PM. Only short listed candidates will be called for the selection interview. For further clarification please contact +975-06-251200 during office hours.

Administrative Officer,



Advertisement for Invitation of Bids…

The National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA), Gelephu under the Department of Livestock (DoL) of Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following supply:

  1. Fish feeds & Feed ingredients
  2. Machinery
  3. Office Stationary
  4. Extension kits
  5. Catering service
  6. Hardware bidding doc 1 & Hardware bidding doc 2

    1.  The bid must be received at National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA), Gelephu on or before 12.00 noon of 28th August, 2018 and shall be opened the same day at 2.00 pm at the conference hall of NRDCA in presence of interested bidders those who wish to attend.

    2.  A complete set of bidding document can also be downloaded from the NRDCA and  as per the date mentioned above against the supply.

    3. Tender should be accompanied with the earnest money as mentioned against supply in the form of cash warrant/demand, draft/Bank guarantee (Unconditional) drawn in favor of the favour of Program Director, NRDCA, Gelephu.

    4.  For further information call 06-251200 during the office hours.


    Administrative Officer