To act as the Certification Agency established under Section 8 of the Seeds Act,1966 (54 of 1966).
To discharge the functions entrusted to the Certification agency under section 9 and 10 of the seed Act, 1966 (54 of 1966).
To recognise varieties (and kinds where improved varieties are not available) eligible for seed certification and published lists indicating the names of such varieties and kinds.
To maintain a list of sources of breeder and foundation seeds of notified varieties approved by the Central Seed Certification Board in case of varieties grown in more than one state and by the State Seed Certification Agency in case of local importance.
To verify upon receipt of an application for certification that variety is eligible for certification, that the application has been submitted in accordance with the procedure.
To ensure that the seed certified in the State conform to the standard prescribed by the Central Seed Certification Board.
To grant certificates, certification tags and seal etc. designed as per specification provided by the Central Seed Certification Board and as procedures prescribed by the State Seed Certification Governing Body.
To carry out educational programmes designed to promote the use and production of certified seeds including publication and distribution of lists of co-operators in the seed certified programme and sources of certified seeds and provide such information to the Central Seed Certification Board.
To provide for the inspection of seeds, fields, seed processing plants in accordance with the procedures outlined by the Central Seed Certification Board.