Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department

Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department is an attached department of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research with its headquarters at Islamabad and 27 Field Offices/Laboratories throughout Pakistan. FSC&RD is a third party department with the mandate to regulate quality of seeds of various crops under the legal provisions of the Seed Act 1976, Seed (Amendment) Act, 2015 and the related rules and regulations . FSC&RD also acts as executive arm of the National Seed Council. 

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Seed Dealers Training
According to Seed Act, 1976 and Seed Amendment Act, 2015 registration of seed dealers is compulsory. Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department in this regard is organizing seed dealers’ trainings in all field stations including FSC&RD head quarters Islamabad.
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Permanent Director General of Federal Seed Certification Registration Department has been appointed.

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ESTABLISHMENT OF ONLINE COMPLAINT RESOLUTION SYSTEM BY FSC&RD
Subsequent upon the instructions of Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan, FSC&RD is going to update its complaint resolution mechanism with the new speedy online public complaint resolution system of the Wafaqi Mohtasib
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SENATE CLEARS PLANT BREEDERS BILL
The development of new plant varieties and the rights of their breeders have been protected for the first time in Pakistan with the adoption of the "Plant Breeders Right Bill: by the Senate on Wednesday.
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Seed Quality Monitoring By FSC&RD Rabi 2015 and Kharif 2016
Seed Quality Monitoring By FSC&RD Rabi 2015 and Kharif 2016
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NEW SEED RULES HAVE BEEN FORMULATED AND SENT TO LAW AND JUSTICE DIVISION FOR VETTING.
Ministry of National Food Security and Research has finalized draft seed rules in consultation with provincial governments and line ministries at federal level. New seed rules have been sent to the Law and Justice division for further vetting.
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PLANT BREEDER’S RIGHTS LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT BY FSC&RD
The Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) are like proprietary rights granted to holders which confer upon them the exclusive rights to produce, sell or license the production/sale of seeds of the plant varieties so evolved. Pakistan being a member of World Trade Organization (WTO) is required to provide such rights to the breeders of new plant varieties under Article 27.3(b) of Trade Related aspect for Intellectual Property Rights (TRIP’s) Agreement.
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