Uttarakhand State Seed Certification Agency was established on 14 march 2001 as an autonomous body by Govt. of Uttarakhand as per the provision of section- 8 of the seeds Act. 1966 and registered under Societies Registration act 1860. It was given prime responsibility to maintain and make available the high quality seeds of crop varieties and hybrids notified under section 5 of seeds act 1966 to the farming community through certification. It ensures genetic identity and purity of the certified seeds as per the Indian Minimum Seed Certification Standards.
The Govt. of Uttarakhand also constituted a governing body entrusting responsibility to frame over all policy and guidelines for smooth functioning of agency in line with the provision of seeds act 1966, seeds rules 1968 and Central Seed Certification Board recommendations. Governing body comprises Chairman and members from State Govt. DAC, Govt. of India, linear departments, representatives from universities, seed producing agencies and seed consumers nominated by Govt. of Uttarakhand. Director of USS&OPCA acts as a member secretory of governing body.
Uttarakhand State Seed and Organic Production Certification Agency “USS & OPCA” is committed to achieve excellence in the field of Seed and Organic Certification by providing timely, dependable, transparent and user friendly certification services in conformity with applicable requirements of standards to maintain consumer trust in the integrity and reliability of its certification mark.
|SL||Work Of Certification||Present Certification Fees/Charges (Rs.)|
|1||Registration Fees||Rs. 25.00/- Per Seed Grower|
|2||Inspection Fees||Rs. 400.00/- Per Hectare Late fees Rs. 50.00/- Per Haectare for next 10 days from last date|
|3||Re-Inspection Fees||Rs. 150.00/- Per Hectare|
|4||Processing Fees||Rs. 3.00/- Per Quintal or minimum 300.00/- Per shift|
|5||Re-Processing Fees||Rs. 3.00/- Per Quintal or minimum 300.00/- Per shiftt|
|6||Packing Supervision Charges||Rs. 2.50/- Per Quintal or minimum 250.00/- Per shift|
|7||Seed Sample Testing Fees||Rs. 100.00/- Per Sample|
|8||Tags Charges||Rs. 4.00/- Per Tag|
|9||Re-Validation Fees||Rs. 9.00/- Per Quintal minimum 90.00/- per Lot|
|10||Inter State Label Charges||Rs. 4.00/- Per Label|
|11||Inter State Packing Supervision Charges||Rs. 2.50/- Per Quintal or minimum 250.00/- Per shift|
|12||Seed Processing Plant/Producing Agency Registration||Rs. 2000.00/- Only One Time|
|13||Seed Processing Plant /Producing Agency Renewal||Rs. 1000.00/- Per Year.
Rs. 3000.00/- for Three Years.
Late fee of Rs 500 for next one month from the last date.
|14||Grow out Test Fees||Rs. 400/- per sample|
|SL||Particulars||Cut Off Dates|
Zaid :Total Crops
Kharif :Total Crops
b:Mustard/Sarsaon, Pea, Lentil
c: All other Crops
|Upto 30 days of sowing date of crop OR
• Provided crop should be in inspectable stage.
|2||Withdrawn of crop registered area||Within 20 days of date of crop registration (Provided crop is not inspected)|
|3||Amendment in Crop Registration list||Within 15 days of cutoff date of crop registration|
|4||Certified to certified seed production Permission||Within 15 days of cutoff date of crop registration|
|5||Seed Source Verification||Till final field inspection|
|6||Inter State Seed Production Permission||Within 45 days cutoff date of crop registration|
Submission of Intake list for Physical
For Hill 15 June
For Plain 31 May
Physical verification of unprocessed
All other crops of Zaid, Rabi and Kharif
|10||Renewal of Seed Processing Plant/Seed Producing Agency||Last date is 31st March.
One month allowed with late fee
|11||Registration of Seed Producing Agencys||Before crop registration|
|1||Dr. Rattan Lal Agrawal||01-05-2001||05-04-2003|
|2||Dr. Suresh Kumar Malik||06-04-2003||05-12-2007|
|3||Dr. Anil Prakash Sharma, Vice Chancellor||06-12-2007||08-09-2008|
|4||Dr. Virendra Singh Bisht, Vice Chancellor||09-09-2008||07-10-2009|
|5||Sh. Chandan Singh Mehra||08-10-2009||19-04-2012|
|6||Sh. G.S. Panday (IFS), Additional Secretary||20-04-2012||26-07-2012|
|7||Smt. Damyanti Rawat||27-07-2012||19-05-2016|
|8||Sh. Gauri Shankar, Agriculture Director||20-05-2016||15-08-2018|
|9||Sh. K.C.Pathak, Additional Director, Agriculture||16-08-2018||31-03-2021|
|10||Dr. Parmaram, Additional Director, Agriculture||01-04-2021||continued|
Best Wishes From
I take this opportunity to thank our Farmers/Seed Growers, Seed Processing Agencies for showing their keen interest in automation of the seed certification process. I thank the team of NIC, Odisha and Uttarakhand for taking so much of pain in designing, developing and implementing the automation system with latest technology. The USS&OPCA team's effort is commendable in supporting the NIC, Odisha Team in design & developement. I am sure this automation system named "ASSCU" will go long way in addressing the issues of SPAs/SPPs, Seed Growers as well as the Officials USS&OPCA. I , as always, seek continued patronage of our valued stakeholders, cooperation of our employees.
Uttarakhand State Seed & Organic Production Certification Agency
3rd Floor, Kisaan Bhavan, Ring Road, Mussoorie By Pass,
Post – Nehrugram, Dehradun.
Phone: 0135-2671861, 2669920,