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Date : Jan 11, 2016
Recruitment of Curator-cum-Project Manager on full time contract basis


Extension of Last Date of Submission

1. Applications (App.) are invited for recruitment on temporary basis for one post of Curator-cum-Project Manager on full time contract and on cost to company (CTC) basis for a period of two years, in Reserve Bank of India, Department of Communication for its Museum-cum-Financial Literacy Centre to be set-up in Kolkata.

Note (I) - For SC/ST/OBC candidates:

There is no reservation for SC/ST/OBC category candidates. However, they are eligible to apply as General Candidates. They will not be eligible for any concession/ relaxation. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘creamy layer’ should indicate their category as ‘General (GEN)’.

Note (II) - For PWD candidates:

There is no reservation for Persons with Disability (PWD) category. However, PWD candidates may apply as General candidates without any concession except for age relaxation, subject to their suitability.

(1) The degree of disability should be (i) Minimum 40% in case of Orthopedically Handicapped persons, (ii) Minimum 40% in case of Hearing Impaired - sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life; do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech; hearing loss more than 60 decibels in the better ear (profound impairment) or total loss of hearing in both ears, and (iii) For Visually Handicapped candidate either of the following conditions should be fulfilled:

  1. Total absence of sight.

  2. With visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.

  3. With limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.

(2) PWD candidates should possess a latest certificate to this effect issued by an authorized Government of India/ State Government Department/ Hospital.

(3) PWD candidates may belong to any category (i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC).

(4) Only following categories of PWD are eligible to apply for this post:

  1. OH candidates: OA - One arm affected (Right or Left); BL – Both legs affected but not arms; OL – One leg affected (Right or Left),

  2. HI candidates: PD - Partially Deaf; D - Deaf

  3. VH candidates: B - Blind; LV- Low Vision

2. Eligibility Criteria:

(I) Age (as on 01/01/2016): Not more than 63 years (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/01/1953). In case of PWD candidates the upper age limit is relaxable upto 10 years.

(II) Educational and other Qualifications (as on 01/01/2016):

(a) Essential

  1. First Class Masters or equivalent Degree from a recognized University in Ancient History/ Economics/Fine Art /Archaeology/Museology with Numismatics as one of the subjects.

  2. At least 3 years of post-Master’s degree research experience in numismatics/economic history in a recognized research institute/university/museum. (Documentary evidence of published work to be produced).

  3. 10 years’ experience in a museum under the control of Central/State Government and 5 years’ administrative experience in responsible post.

  4. Research publications relating to numismatics/economic history.


(1) Some Universities/Institutes do not award Class or percentage of marks and allot Aggregate Grade Points (e.g. CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.). In case University/Institute defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the same will be accepted. However, where the University/ Institute does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, or not stating class in the degree certificates, the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:

Equivalent CGPA/OGPA/CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10 point scale Class / Division Aggregate Percentage of Marks
6.75 I (First) 60%

(2) Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

(3) Where the Aggregate Grade Point (CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.) is awarded out of a number other than 10, it will be normalized out of 10 and computed as per item (1) above.

(b) Desirable

  1. Ph.D. in relevant field.

  2. Exposure to the latest Museum display techniques and methods as adopted in the museums in developed countries.

  3. Study or travel abroad in connection with any aspect of museums preferably in countries notable for museum development.

  4. Knowledge of Indian coins, currency, banking, finance or epigraphy, antiquities, Museum techniques, publications and educational activities.

  5. Knowledge in Indian antiquities and antiquarian laws.

  6. Some experience in curating exhibitions relating to numismatics/ banking heritage.

  7. Knowledge of banking and computer literacy.

  8. Working knowledge of modern digital computer and electronics interface.

3. Selection Procedure: Selection will be through interview only. A preliminary screening of the applications will be carried out for making, if necessary, a short-list of eligible candidates to be called for the interview. Hence, merely fulfilling the minimum requirements laid down for the post would not automatically entitle any candidate for interview. The place and date of interview will be advised to the short-listed candidates in due course.

4. Service Term & Conditions:

(a) Period: The contract appointment of Curator-cum-Project Manager will be for a period of two years, from the date he takes up the assignment. The contract will be terminable with a notice period of one month from either side.

(b) Job description/ Job responsibility: Assisting Reserve Bank in:

  1. Development of museum sections on various aspects of central banking,

  2. Research on banking, finance and central banking, museum techniques and evaluation of exhibits,

  3. All museological functions, such as, acquisition, conservation, custody, exhibit and display, curating, documentation, cataloguing, inventory management, etc., of museum exhibits/material,

  4. Upkeep of the museum/centre,

  5. Bring out information booklets, brochures and other material,

  6. Designing and development of exhibits, audio-visual demonstrations, teaching aids, and

  7. General administration, budgeting of the museum, correspondence, liaison, security.

(c) Remuneration: Curator-cum-Project Manager will receive, subject to tax, a consolidated remuneration of Rs.1,80,000/- (Rupees one lakh eighty thousand only) per month.

(d) Travelling & Halting Allowance: Curator-cum-Project Manager will be eligible for TA/HA as admissible to the officers of the Bank in Grade ‘C’, for official tours undertaken outside the headquarter.

(e) Leave facility:

  1. Curator-cum-Project Manager will be entitled for leave of 30 days per annum during the contract period, on pro-rata basis; and

  2. Any absence beyond the above period may be treated as leave without pay.

(f) Housing Accommodation: During the period of his contractual appointment, Bank will not provide any residential accommodation to the Curator-cum-Project Manager.

(g) Sodexo Coupons: During the period of contract appointment, subject to his willingness, Curator-cum-Project Manager may be provided Sodexo Coupons for availing the lounge facilities, on payment of full cost.

(h) Mobile Phone facility: Curator-cum-Project Manager may be provided with a handset only once during the period of his contract. The cost of mobile and reimbursement of call charges would be corresponding to the entitlement of officers in Grade ‘C’ of the Bank.

(i) Conduct, Discipline and Appeal: During the period of his contract appointment, Curator-cum-Project Manager shall be governed by the provisions contained in Chapter IV of the Reserve Bank of India (Staff) Regulations, 1948.

(j) Superannuation benefits: Services rendered by Curator-cum-Project Manager during the period of contract appointment will not entitle him/her for any superannuation benefits viz. Provident Fund, Pension Gratuity etc.

(k) Place of posting: at Kolkata.

5. How to apply:

(i) The candidates applying for the post must submit their application by post to “The General Manager, Reserve Bank of India Services Board, Third Floor, RBI Building, Opp. Mumbai Central Railway Station, Byculla, Mumbai - 400008” in the prescribed format (as given below in this advertisement).

(ii) The recent photograph is to be pasted at the appropriate place and application should be signed by the candidate. Incomplete and illegible applications will be rejected.

(iii) The cover containing the application should be super scribed with the name of the post applied for i.e. "APPLICATION FOR CURATOR-CUM-PROJECT MANAGER”.

(iv) The following documents should be submitted along with the application:

  1. Matriculation or SSC Examination certificate in support of age.

  2. Degree (Bachelor’s / Master’s) certificate and Mark sheets (of all semesters/years) in support of educational qualifications. In case the University/Institute awards grades, instead of marks and defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, a copy of certified conversion formulae should also be sent.

  3. Experience certificates from the Employer/s indicating the full details of your service such as your name, post held, nature of duties attached to the post and length of service indicating clearly the date of joining/ leaving the service, details of Probationary/training period (if any).

  4. Documentary evidence of post Master’s degree research experience and essential research publications, as mentioned in paragraph 2 (II) (a) (ii) & (iv) above.

  5. In case of PWD Candidates latest certificate to this effect issued by an authorised Government of India/ State Government Department/ Hospital.

  6. Six copies of the duly filled Bio-data form (recent passport size Photograph of candidate, in original, may be pasted) and 5 copies of Attestation Form (all in original) [Bio-data / Attestation form are available on Bank's website].

In case the application along-with above documents (hard copy) are not received by the Board by the closing date mentioned in this advertisement, the application will not be entertained and will be rejected. The Board takes no responsibility for any delay in receipt of Application and /or documents or loss thereof in postal transit or due to any reason beyond the control of the Board.

6. General rules/ Instructions:

(i) Application format is given at the end. Candidate should apply in the prescribed format only.

(ii) Candidates should enclose copies of the relevant certificate/s (in support of age, educational qualification) and appropriate documents in support of the experiences and research work, with the application. Their candidature will be considered on the strength of the information declared in the application and the copies of certificates/ documents submitted therewith. If at any stage, it is found that any information furnished in the application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Board, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria, his/her candidature/appointment is liable to be cancelled/ terminated.

(iii) All educational qualifications must have been obtained from recognized universities/institutions/ Museum. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate their numerical equivalent.

(iv) Candidates called for interview, will be reimbursed to and fro single II AC train fare as per Board norms.

(v) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

(vi) In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of interviews, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in interview, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Board’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of interviews, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in interview, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Board’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

(vii) Candidates employed in Government/Public Sector in India: All candidates working in Government Sector, Government owned industrial undertakings, Public Sector Undertakings/Financial Institutions/Banks, Public Enterprises or other similar organisations (in India), whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work-charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees, are required to inform their employer (Head of Office/Department) in writing, about applying for this recruitment, prior to the submission of their application to the Board. At the time of applying, candidates working in such organisations, are required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing about applying for this recruitment to their Head of Office/Department. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received at Board from their employer, withholding permission to the candidate applying for this recruitment / interview, their application/candidature will be liable to be rejected / cancelled.”

At the time of joining, the recommended candidates will have to bring proper discharge certificates from their PSU/Government/Quasi-Government employer.

(viii) Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai only.

7. Closing date: The application, enclosing all prescribed documents should reach the Board’s Office by post by January 29, 2016. The Board takes no responsibility for any delay in receipt of Application/s or loss thereof in postal transit.

Please click on the links given below for the formats:
1 Applications
2 Bio-data
3 Attestation form