Administrative set up of the Agency
The Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Haryana, Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is the Chairman of the Governing Board of Haryana State Seed Certification Agency and the Director is the executive officer of the Agency and member secretary of the Governing Board. The other members of the Board are, from Central Seed Certification Board, representatives of Finance Department of Haryana Govt., Department of Agriculture and CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar. In addition to these, there are two seed men, one representative of the farming community and one seed user, which are being nominated by the Haryana Govt. for a period of two years.
The Main function of the agency is to certify, as per prescribed standards, the seeds of crops / varieties notified by the Government of India under section–5 of Seeds Act-1966. The work load of the agency is determined on the basis of area offered by the different seed producers/ organisations in a particular season/year and the agency have to depute its field staff according to the need after a thorough review before the start of season / year, so that the service of the staff is properly utilized.