Bidi Supervisor

Bidi Inspector

Bidi Counter

The tasks a Bidi Checker is expected to perform include:

Checking quality and number of bidis packed in bundles to maintain manufacturing standard

Examining bidi bundles to ensure proper filling and rolling of bidis and appropriate number of bidis in bundle

Sorting out improperly filled or rolled, broken or otherwise defective bidis from good ones

Checking the samples to ensure quality and quantity of tobacco filling

Placing checked bundles on trays or in baskets to be removed for further processing

Well- versed with studying bidi bundles to ensure correct filling as well as rolling of bidis

Adept with examining appropriate number of bidis in bundle

Proficient in sorting out good bidis from the ones improperly filled or rolled

Knowledge of rolling bidis and wrapping and packing small specified quantities of ready bidis in different types and sizes of paper packages

Adept with packing small bundle of bidis into bigger ones

Knowledge of heating raw bidis in furnace to required standard of heat

Eye for detail

Good hand eye co-ordination

Good observation skills

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to focus for long hours

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Tobacco factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from one factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW), Low Vision (LV) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazard includes fatigue, leg pain, back pain, cardiovascular diseases, muscular-skeletal disorders, immune deficiency, gastrointestinal disorder, etc.

Health risk includes extreme heat, inadequate illumination, vibration, exposure to dust and chemicals, etc.

For freshers - INR 2,000 to INR 3,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 3,000 to INR 4,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Tobacco Industry

Introduced by the Portuguese in the 17th century, Indian tobacco is today appreciated worldwide for its rich, full-bodied flavour and smoothness. It is now an increasingly well-known and well-respected commodity in world tobacco markets and has found its way into cigarettes manufactured in many different countries.

Tobacco, in India, makes a significant contribution to the national economy. Tobacco is an important commercial crop that provides employment to nearly 36 million people, who are engaged in the various process of tobacco cultivation, curing, grading, manufacturing and marketing. The Tobacco Board is a facilitator for tobacco growers, traders and exporters. By creating synergies amongst these stakeholders, the Board fosters a vibrant enterprise with a deep social conscience and strong national commitment.

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Tobacco Industry in India

Exports of Indian tobacco and tobacco products have witnessed a rising trend and growth in the past few years. As of December 2014, the exports showed that India has so far exported 18,003 tonnes of tobacco in the period of 2014-15.

Currently, India is the second-largest exporter of FCV tobacco in the world and Indian tobacco is exported to around 100 countries. India exports unmanufactured tobacco primarily to Western Europe, South & South-east Asia, East Europe and Africa. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities in the Tobacco Industry across towns and cities in India.

Tobacco factories across India

Town and cities across India