Shortlisted Announcement

National Research Centre for Aquaculture (NRCA), Gelephu under the Department of Livestock (DoL) under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) is pleased to shortlist the following candidates for the following posts as detailed below:

Note: Though the interview is supposed to be held on 18th August, 2016, the interview date has been postponed to 22nd August, 2016 due to unavoidable reasons. Therefore, the shortlisted candidates are requested to report for the Selection Interview as scheduled below, failing which the selection will not be entertained. The selection interview shall start from 9.00 AM sharp on 22nd August, 2016. The following documents must be produced in original during the time of interview:

1. Citizenship Identity Card (CID);

2. Medical Fitness Certificate for those who have submitted duplicate copy;

3. No objection Certificate if employed (if any);

4. No Objection Certificate (Security Clearance) for those who have submitted duplicate copy.

 

Sl.No. Name CID. No. Interview Date Interview Venue Reporting time
1 Sonam Lhendup 10702000187 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
2 Dilip Kumar Chhetri 11306002017 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
3 Tek Bdr. Chhetri 21306000261 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
4 Melam Dorji 11512001019 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
5 Kinley Penjor 10709001120 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
6 Jar singh Ghalley 11306001739 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
7 Tshewang Norbu 11608001437 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
8 Choki Dorji 11302001536 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
9 Tashi Chophel 21306000510 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
10 Premlal Maidhaley 11307000393 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
11 Mon Bdr. Subba 21307000031 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
12 Karma Thinley 11002001765 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
13 Phub Dorji 11302003779 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
14 Dawa Tshering 11312001820 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
15 Tenzin Dorji 10608002001 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
16 Kelzang 11704000694 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
17 Kinley Zam 11002001748 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
18 Cheki Wangmo 11107000789 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
19 Sangay Choden 10706002047 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
20 Sonam Choki 11101001898 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
21 Nidup Zangmo 10705001572 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
22 Phub Dema 11807000028 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
23 Deki Lhamo 11807000031 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
24 Rinzin Lhamo 12008002061 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
25 Sonam Youden 11315002261 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
26 Amit Rai 11803000294 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM

Shortlisted candidate for the post of Elementary Service Personnel’s (ESP’s) National Research Centre for Aquaculture (NRCA), Gelephu.

 

Shortlisted candidate for the post of General Service Personnel’s (GSP’s) at National Research Centre for Aquaculture (NRCA), Gelephu.

Sl.No. Name CID. No. Interview Date Interview Venue Reporting Time
1 Nar Bdr. Rai 11301001279 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
2 Jit Bdr. Dhal 11809001217 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
3 Choki Dema 10706002044 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
4 Nar. Bdr. Ghimery 11306001863 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM
5 Jigme Loday 11801001735 22nd August, 2016 Conference hall of NRCA 8.30  AM

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

 

Vacancy Re-announcement

As per the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and Department of Livestock (DoL) approved standard for recruitment of GSP’s and ESP’s vide letter numbered RCSC/HRMD/7/2016/3082 dated 24th March, 2016 and NCA/8/DEPT/2015-2016/47 dated 25th March, 2016 respectively, National Centre for Aquaculture Research (NCAR), Gelephu is pleased to announce the following vacancies for following posts.

Sl.No. Name of Post Category No. of Post Age Limit (Years) Sex Place of Posting
1 Wet Sweeper GSP 1 18-50 Male NCAR, Gelephu
2 Night Guard ESP 1 18-50 Male NCAR, Gelephu
3 Day Guard ESP 1 18-50 Male NCAR, Gelephu
4 Fishery Attendant ESP 21 18-50 Male/ Female NCAR, Gelephu
  Total 24      

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

  1. Valid security clearance (Online approved status).
  2. Valid Medical Fitness Certificate.
  3. RCSC employment form (Annexure 4/1) with passport size photograph.
  4. Copy of Citizenship Identity Card.
  5. No Objection Certificate from employer, if employed.

Kindly note the following schedules:

  1. Date of short listing: 12th August, 2016
  2. Date of Interview: 18th August, 2016
  3. Interview Venue: Conference Hall of NCAR, Gelephu

Interested candidates may kindly apply to the Program Director, NCAR, Gelephu on or before 11th August, 2016 at 11.00 AM. Only short listed candidates will be called for the selection interview. The candidates those who have submitted the documents earlier need not have to submit again. For further clarification please contact +97506251200 during office hours.

 

Administrative Officer, NCAR, Gelephu

Conservation of Native Fish Species through Promotion of Fish Farming…

Fishpond

Illegal capture of fish from Punatshangchhu and its tributaries is prevalent practice and such activity is likely to have negative impact on the native fishes of Bhutan which has been already being subjected to various threats from anthropogenic activities such as hydropower development, road construction, sand mining etc. Thus, to discourage harvest of wild fish stocks in the river basins of Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang, National Centre for Aquaculture is supporting the establishment of fish farms by farmers in these Dzongkhags. The NCA being the primary agency responsible for development of fish farming in Bhutan, upon instruction and support from DoL established three carp farms at Punakha in 2015. All the farms have been stocked with fishes and are currently operational. To initiate similar activity in Wangdue Phordang, 11 farmers were sensitized on the concept of the activity and also various supports available from NCA/DoL. They were also briefly educated on various aspects of fish farming.

The NCA will execute the follow up activities pertaining to initiation of fish farming at Wangdue and further promotion of fish farming inFishes Punakha during fiscal year 2016-2017. The concept of the activity is primarily aimed to conserve the native fish species through initiation of carp farming so that the locally produced farmed fish can substitute and reduce harvest of wild fish. Such initiatives will also provide means of employment for riverside communities. Considering the approach of the activity which will directly contribute towards conservation of native fish species, NCAR, Gelegphu under the guidance and support of DoL is exploring possibilities to secure funds from various donor agencies. To this a project proposal to adopt and replicate the similar concept along other major Riverine system has already been developed and submitted to Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC).

 Submitted by:

Gopal Prasad Khanal

Livestock Production Officer

 

Reinforcement of Cultivable Carp Gene Bank at NCAR, Gelephu

Scally Carp

The National Centre for Aquaculture (NCA), Gelegphu under guidance and support of Department of Livestock (DoL) during the recent years has been engaged in several developments and initiatives to further enhance the efficient service delivery in field of carp fishery. One among such activity is an attempt to further reinforce the gene bank of carp brooders within its farm premises. These brooders are be used for propagation and production of fingerlings. The fingerlings will then be distributed to various fish farming dzongkhags. Quality of carp brooder within gene bank is very much essential as the quality of the progenies are greatly associated with the genotypic and phenotypic characters of the brooders used for the propagation. Thus, in order to develop well-organized gene bank of the cultivable carp the following activities has already been executed:

  1. The centre has procured 500,000 nos. of fertilized ova of Tata scaly carp a strain of common carp from Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (HAKI), Szarvas, Hungary under the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC). The strain has been preferred as it is easy for propagation when compared to other strains of common carp developed by HAKI. The common carp fryfertilized ova have successfully been incubated and hatched into hatchlings and they have currently attained the size of fry. The fries will be further reared until they attain sexual maturity and become ready for first propagation. The activity has been supported with funding from EU-RNR-SSP and RGoB budgets
  2. Similarly, to reinforce the gene bank of catla, rohu and mrigal which are collectively known as Indian major carp, new batch of fishes of various size groups has been already introduced into the system. As part of the program 96 nos. of catla, 117 nos. of rohu and 164 nos. of mrigal has been imported from fish farm at Bijini, Assam, India. The activity has been supported through GoI funding under livestock support program.Mrigal

The above species were identified for reinforcement of gene bank as the preference of common carp is very high among the Bhutanese farmers considering its high adaptability and tolerance to varied environmental conditions and faster growth rate. Similarly, in the recent years the preference of stunted fingerlings of Indian major carp is becoming popular among the farmers considering its faster growth, high survival rate and very minimum rearing loss.

The imported fishes namely catla, rohu, mrigal and common carp are currently maintained within quarantine facility of NCA and will be further reared until they attains the age of  first sexual maturity which is likely to take 18-24 months depending upon the age of individuals at the time of procurement. In order to further maintain proper history of the brooders and to assess the quality of the progeny from the parents, the centre plans to tag the fish with passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags once the fish attains sexual maturity so to easily identify the source and year class of the brooders. Such program in long run is aimed at establishing an efficient fish breeding program at NCA, Gelegphu. The centre will also explore opportunities to reinforce grass carp gene bank in coming years.

Submitted by:

(Gopal Prasad Khanal)

Livestock Production Officer

In Most Humbly Felicitating HIS MAJESTY THE FOURTH DRUK GYALPO ON HIS SIXTIETH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY…

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In most humbly felicitating the celebration of the 60th Birth Anniverysary of HIS MAJESTY THE FOURTH DRUK GYALPO, Department of Livestock (DoL) under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) inaugurated a Conservation Centre for the endangered Golden Mahaseer and Other Native Fishes (CCGM) at National Centre for Aquaculture (NCA) in Gelephu on 6th October. The inaugural event was presided over by His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, the honorable Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The conservation centre was constructed with fund support from Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project and the DoL’s Government of India. It is a two storeyed structure, with the ground floor being a fish hatchery and the first floor an aquariuam wherein 24 live native fish species are maintained in glass aquaria. The principal species in the aquarium is the endangered Golden Mahaseer. Other native species include the Chocolate mahaseer, eel, catfish, minnows, and native freshwater shrimp. While the hatchery is off-limits for outsiders, the aquarium will soon be opened for educational and leisure visits by the general public.

The main purposes of the conservation centre are as follows:

a)      Hatchery to breed the endangerd Golden Mahaseer and other native fishes for conservation restocking;

b)      Workplace for further research on Golden Mahaseer and other native fishes; and

c)      House of information on Golden Mahaseer and other native fishes.

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