The commerce and industry ministry is looking to engage consultants to promote the government’s Start-up India campaign for budding entrepreneurs.

The department of industrial policy and promotion DIPP under the ministry has issued an advertisement for engaging a senior consultant and two consultants for the Start-up India initiative.

It has invited applications from eligible candidates for quot;engagement as senior consultantconsultant on contractual basisquot;.

It said the job responsibilities for the senior consultant include assessment of the existing start-up ecosystem in the country identifying the national and international best practices making recommendations to facilitate growth of start-ups and monitoring implementation of action plans schemes and programmes.

Those of the consultants would be identification of challenges and opportunities for start-ups in India and assisting the department in terms of producing research documents related to current functioning and challenges among others.

Under the ‘Start-up India Action Plan’ the government announced incentives including tax holiday and inspector raj- free regime besides capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10000 crore corpus to fund them.