Organizational Setup

  • The Director General, ICAR and Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, GOI, is the principal executive of the Council. He is supported by 8 Deputy Director Generals including a Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) who is responsible for implementation of the agricultural extension programmes in the counseling and giving advice to him on all policy issues related to extension programmes.
  • The DDG (Agricultural Extension) is the head of Agricultural Extension Division of the council which is one of the 8 divisions.  The division is responsible for co-ordination of front line extension education programmes of the ICAR at national level.  The DDG (Agricultural Extension) is assisted by 3 Assistant Director Generals ( Agricultural Extension) .
  • There are 8 zonal coordinating unitslocated in eight zones of the country.  Each ZCU is headed by a Zonal coordinator.  Coordination and monitoring functions at the zonal level is being performed by the ZC unit.
  • The grantee/host institution has to provide overall supervision of the programme in the KVK.  The Programme co-ordinator of the KVK is the principal executive officer of the respective Kendra.
  • The authority and monitoring mechanism of the KVK, are depicted in the following flow diagram