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The National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC), established by the Science and Technology Development Act No 11 of 1994, functions under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research.

NASTEC invites applications from citizens of Sri Lanka to fill the following position;


 Deadline 25/09/2017




External :            Pass in three (03) subjects in G.C.E (A/L) and pass in six (06) subjects in G.C.E (O/L) in one sitting with four credit passes including Sinhala/Tamil, Mathematics and English   

                    Age                       Should be not less than 18 years and not more than 45 years.

  1.                 Rs.27,910-10X300-7X350-12X600-12X710- 49,080    (MA-1-2-2016)

                 Note: Salary Scale mentioned is based on the scales published under MA-1-2-2016  which will be fully effective from 01.01.2020.Basic salary of Rs.19,234 and approved government allowances will be paid initially at the recruitment. Salary approximately Rs. 34,018 (monthly).

Selection Method – Selection Test and an Interview

Recruitment of officers are made after verification of qualifications at the interview for which the candidates are called on the order of marks of the written examination.

Major Duties of the Post - 02 Posts

For Management Assistant (Accounts) 

  1. Attending to all financial matters relating to funds allocated to NASTEC, under the
    •    Petty cash accounts
    •    S&T services accounts
  2. Preparation of vouchers corresponding to the monthly payments for services and supplies.
  3. Handling of all aspects of payments for utilities.
  4. Maintaining of cashbook, writing and dispatching of cheques and revalidation of cheques.
  5. Preparation of
    •   Cash book
    •   Withdrawal applications to imprest fund
    •   FR 66 applications
  6. Payment and maintenance of relevant registers for the following.
    •   Consultancy (Study Group or Expert Committee members and consultants)
    •   Equipment
  7. Maintenance of following registers.
    •   Fixed assets
    •   Contract
    •   Disbursement
  8. Preparation of estimates and appropriation accounts, semi-monthly statements and monthly, quarterly and annual financial progress reports as guided by the Deputy Director - Finance and Administration.
  9. Reconciliation of Bank Statements.
  10. Any other functions assigned by the Chairman, Director or the assigned superior officer


For Management Assistant  (Secretarial work) 

  1.       General secretarial work pertaining to assigned superior officer (typing, stenography).
  2.       Computational work involving simple programmes and packages, graphics etc.
  3.       Formatting and preparation of reports.
  4.       Maintenance of files and associated functions.
  5.       Maintaining the office diary of assigned superior officers and arranging appointments etc.
  6.       Following-up matters arising from correspondence, meetings, telephone messages.
  7.       Manning reception desk, receiving visitors, and directing them to relevant officers.
  8.       Operation of office equipment including photocopier, fax, telephone system, etc., and directing telephone calls and fax messages to relevant officers.
  9.       Maintaining incoming and outgoing mail/fax registers.
  10.       Any other functions assigned by the Chairman, Director or the assigned superior officer


  •       Applications with comprehensive bio-data and contact details of two non-related referees and copies of relevant certificates and service letters must be sent on or before 25/09/2017 to the Director, National Science and Technology Commission, 31/9, 31/10, Dudley Senanayake Mw, Colombo 8, by registered post.  Incomplete applications will be rejected. The position applied for should be indicated on the top left hand corner of the envelope.
  •       This permanent positions are entitled to the Employees’ Provident Fund and Employees’ Trust Fund.


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Colombo 08, Sri Lanka

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