Recruitment of Drugs Inspector in Class-II (Group-B) of State Service under the Health & Family Welfare Department
ORISSA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
ADVERTISEMENT NO. 06 OF 2008–09 (LONG)
WEBSITE – http://opsc.nic.in
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION
WARNING: Applications received incomplete in any respect are liable to be summarily rejected. No correspondence on that score will be entertained. The Short application form should be folded only at appropriate places as indicated in the form itself.
Applications in the prescribed form (both Short & Long) are invited from the prospective candidates for recruitment to 23 (twenty three) posts of Drugs Inspector(Examination code-10,Post code-132) in Class-II (Group-B) of State Service under the Health & Family Welfare Department in the scale of pay of Rs.6,500-200-10,500 with usual Dearness Allowance and other allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Orissa from time to time. The posts are temporary and likely to be made permanent.
2. VACANCY POSITION :
Category No. of Posts
(i) Unreserved -- 10 (3-w)
(ii) Scheduled Tribe -- 06 (2-w)
(iii) Scheduled Caste -- 04 (1-w)
(iv) S.E.B.C. -- 03 (1-w)
Total - 23 (7-w)
(a) Out of the vacancies mentioned above, one post is reserved for Ex-servicemen and one post is reserved for outstanding Sports Personnel. Candidates belonging to Ex-servicemen & Sports Persons shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong
(b) In the event of non-availability of eligible and suitable Women candidate(s), the vacancies or the remaining vacancies will be filled up by suitable Male candidates of the same category.
(c) The number of vacancies to be filled up on the basis of this recruitment is subject to change by Government without notice depending upon the exigencies of public services at the discretion of the Government.
(d) Exchange of reservation between S.T. & S.C. will not be considered.
3. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION :
A candidate must have
hold a degree in Pharmacy of Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with specialisation in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology
from a University
No person who has any financial interest in the import/manufacture of sale or drugs and cosmetics shall be appointed as an Inspector, under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1945.
4 AGE : A candidate must be under 32 years and
above 21 years of age on the 31st January,
2008 i.e he/she must not have been born earlier than
The upper age-limit is relaxable by 3 (three) years for candidates belonging to Socially & Educationally Backward Classes, 5 (five) years for candidates belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Women and eligible Ex-Servicemen candidates.
In the case of candidates already in Orissa Government Service, the upper age limit is relaxable to the extent of the period of their service rendered under the Government subject to a maximum period of 5 years. Such Government Servants having requisite qualification and experience may apply for the post alongwith the certificate showing the period of service under the Government of Orissa obtained from the appointing authority.
Provided that a person who comes under more than one category mentioned above, shall be eligible for only one benefit of upper age relaxation, which shall be considered most beneficial to him/her.
SAVE AS PROVIDED ABOVE THE AGE LIMITS PRESCRIBED CAN IN NO CASE BE RELAXED.
Date of birth entered in the High School Certificate or equivalent Certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council will be accepted by the Commission.
No other document relating to age like horoscope, affidavit, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Service records and the like will be accepted.
5. METHOD OF SELECTION :
(a) The selection of candidates for recruitment to the post shall be made on the basis of written test/examination and Viva Voce Test.
(b) The written examination will consist of two papers. The examination in Pharmacy will be covered in Paper-I consisting of 200 marks. The examination in General Knowledge will cover in Paper-II consisting of 50 marks.
(c) The Commission shall conduct the Viva Voce Test for 25 marks.
(d) The Commission will short-list the candidates to be called for viva voce test to a reasonable number taking into consideration the marks secured in the written examination above the cut-off point to be fixed by the Commission.
The plan of examination and board outlines of the syllabus for the said examination are enclosed (Appendix-I).
6. PLACE OF EXAMINATION :
The written examination
will be held at
The candidates are to mention their choice of Examination Zone at appropriate place in the prescribed application form (both Short & Long)
7. EXAMINATION FEE : A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred) only either in shape of deposit of the amount in the Government Treasury under the Head “0051-P.S.C.-105-State P.S.C. Examination Fees”, or in the form of Crossed Indian Postal Order payable to the Secretary, Orissa Public Service Commission at General Post Office, Cuttack or Account Payee Bank Draft/Pay Order drawn in favour of Secretary, Orissa Public Service Commission payable at any Scheduled Bank at Cuttack. Treasury Chalan with wrong mention of Head of Account or wrong mention of designation of the authority in the I.P.O./Bank Draft/Pay Order shall not be accepted. The original Treasury Chalan/Postal Order/Bank Draft/Pay Order, as the case may be, must be sent to the Commission along with the application. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes of Orissa only are exempted from payment of this fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to SEBC candidates. They are required to pay the full prescribed fee. Neither claim for refund of fee will be entertained nor the fee will be held in reserve for any other recruitment/purpose. Applications not accompanied by the prescribed fee shall be summarily rejected.
8. OTHER ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS :
(a) (i) The candidate must be a citizen of
(ii) The candidate must be of (a) good character, and (b) sound health, good physique and active habits and free from organic defects or bodily infirmity;
(iii) The candidate should be able to speak, read and write Oriya and should have had Oriya as a language subject in the Middle English School standard or any equivalent examination, or has been declared to have passed a test in Oriya language equivalent to the Middle English School Standard conducted by the School & Mass Education Department of Government of Orissa;
(iv) A person, who has more than one spouse living will not be eligible for appointment unless the State Government has exempted his/her case from operation of this limitation for any good and sufficient reasons;
(v) Government servants, whether temporary or permanent, are eligible to apply provided that they possess the requisite qualification and experience and are within the prescribed age-limit as provided under Para-3 & 4 of the advertisement. They must inform their respective Heads of Offices in writing regarding submission of their applications for this recruitment and obtain “No Objection Certificate”;
(vi) A candidate will not be eligible for consideration if, at any time, he/she has been debarred by any State Public Service Commission or by U.P.S.C. from appearing at any examination;
(vii) Only those candidates, who fulfil the requisite qualification and other conditions by the closing date of receipt of application, will be considered eligible;
(b) Every candidate selected for appointment shall be examined by the Medical Board. A candidate, who fails to satisfy the Medical Board shall not be appointed;
9. OTHER CONDITIONS :
(i) Candidates are required to submit along with the applications :-
(a) Affix one recent photograph in Black & White (unsigned & unattested) in column 14 of the Short Application Form. Two recent passport size photographs signed by the candidate on the front of the photographs, i.e. one pasted on the right hand corner of the first page of the Long Application Form and second one stitched to the Long Application Form;
(b) The self-addressed Acknowledgement Card (Supplied by this office) mentioning particulars of present Postal address, Short Application Form No., Long Application Form No., Advertisement No. etc. and affixing stamp of Rs.6/-;
(c) Certificates of character and conduct from :-
i) The Principal/Proctor/Dean or Professor in charge of a Department of Teaching of the College or University in which he/she last studied; and
ii) Two Gazetted Officers or respectable persons (not being relations) who are well acquainted with him/her in private life and unconnected with his/her College or University career without prejudice to the normal verification of character and antecedents prior to his/her appointment.
(ii) (a) A candidate found guilty of seeking support for his/her candidature by offering illegal gratification or applying pressure on any person connected with the conduct of the recruitment process or found indulging in any type of malpractice in course of the selection or otherwise, shall, in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be disqualified not only for the recruitment for which he/she is a candidate, but also may be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any recruitment or selection to be conducted by the Commission;
(b) The provisions of the Orissa Conduct of Examination Act 1988 (Orissa Act-2 of 1988) are applicable to the examination conducted by the Orissa Public Service Commission.
(iii) Applications (both Short & Long) found to be incomplete in any respect are liable to rejection_without entertaining any correspondence with the applicants on that score;
(iv) Admission to Examination/viva voce will be provisional. If on verification at any stage before or after the examination/viva voce, it is found that a candidate does not fulfil all the eligibility conditions, his/her candidature will be liable to rejection. Decision of the Commission in regard to eligibility or otherwise of candidate shall be final.
(v) This advertisement should not be construed as binding on the Government to make appointment;
(vi) Concessions meant for S.C., S.T. & S.E.B.C. by Birth are admissible to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Socially & Educationally Backward Classes of Orissa only;
(vii) Candidates are required to take due care to annex with the application, the copies of certificates and other documents as stated under Para-10 and mention the total number of the annexed documents at the appropriate place of Annexure-I of the Long application form;
(viii) These posts are purely temporary and likely to be made permanent. Every Drugs Inspector on his/her first appointment to the service shall be on probation for a period of two years from the date he/she actually joins in the post. The appointment can be terminated on one month’s notice from either side without assigning any reason thereof.
(ix) No one will be admitted to the examination unless he/she holds a certificate of admission issued by the Commission;
(x) All persons appointed under the Government of Orissa on or after 1st January, 2005 shall not be eligible for pension as defined under sub-rule(1) of Rule-3 of the Orissa Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1992; but shall be covered by the defined Contribution Pension Scheme in accordance with the Orissa Civil Service (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2005;
(xi) Mere empanelment in the select list shall not confer any right for appointment unless the Government is satisfied after making such enquiry as may be deemed necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service.
10. CERTIFICATES TO BE ATTACHED : Candidates are required to submit along with their applications, true copies of the following documents duly attested by a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public. The candidates are also required to mention on each document “submitted by me” and put their full signature on the same. They must not attach to their applications the original certificates. Only those, who are called for the viva voce test will be required to bring with them the original certificates, mark-sheets etc. of the attested copies for verification at the time of viva voce test .
If a candidate fails to furnish any of the original documents, in respect of the attested copies, submitted with the application, for verification on the date of interview before the interview starts, he/she shall not be allowed to appear at the interview.
(i) H.S.C. or equivalent certificate in support of declaration of age issued by the concerned Board/Council;
(ii) P.U./P.P./Intermediate/+2 Examination Certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council;
(iii) Degree/Diploma Certificate(s) issued by recognized University as stated under Para-3;
(iv) Certificate from competent authority regarding experience/service if any as required under paragraph-4;
(v) Mark-lists in support of all the aforesaid Examinations passed (i.e. H.S.C. to Degree/Diploma) including fail marks, if any;
NOTE - Candidates who have not been awarded percentage of marks, but only “GRADE MARKS”, should, along with their applications, produce the conversion certificate from the concerned University indicating the actual equivalent percentage of marks and the conversion formula failing which, their applications are liable to be rejected.
While filling up the table under Sl.Nos.5 & 6 of column No.15 of the Long application form, the candidate has to mention details of marks secured in each Semester/Annual examination leading to award of Diploma/Degree.
(vi) Required Oriya Test pass certificate from Competent Authority, whenever applicable;
(vii) Candidates claiming to belong to S.C./S.T. category BY BIRTH are required to enclose with applications copies of the recent relevant Caste/Tribe Certificates issued by the competent authority in the prescribed form. Candidates claiming to belong to SEBC category must enclose certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed form within the last three years from the date of advertisement.
The competent authorities are :- District Magistrate/Collector or Additional District Magistrate or Sub-divisional Magistrate/Sub-Collectors or Executive Magistrates or Revenue Officers, not below the rank of Tahasildar/Additional Tahasildar of Government of Orissa.
(viii) Ex-Servicemen are required to attach copy of discharge certificate issued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served. Sports Person are required to attach copies of Identity Card issued by the Director of Sports.
(ix) Candidates claiming to the employees under the Government of Orissa must produce certificate from the employer to that effect indicating their joining in the service.
(x) If a candidate claims to possess qualification, equivalent to the prescribed qualification, the rule/authority (with number and date) under which it is so treated, must be furnished with the application form;
11. HOW TO APPLY :
(a) (i) Application Form : Candidates are required to apply to the Special Secretary to the Commission for the prescribed Application Form (both Short & Long) which along with other particulars are obtainable either in person from the Office of the Orissa Public Service Commission, 19, Dr. P.K. Parija Road, Cuttack-753001 from 11.00 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. and 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M. on any working day on cash payment of Rs.30/- (Rupees thirty) only or by Registered Post on remittance of Rs.55/- (Rupees fifty-five) only by money-order. Full address of the candidate and name of the post/service advertised must be specified in the money-order coupon in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.
(ii) If Money-Order from any candidates for supply of prescribed Application Forms is not received in the Office of the O.P.S.C. before 10 (Ten) days from the last date for receipt of applications, the same shall not be accepted and accordingly no Application Form will be supplied to such candidates by Registered Post.
(iii) Candidates must follow instructions meticulously for filling up the Short Application Form as enumerated in Brochure enclosed.
(iv) Applications without fee, photograph and declaration not signed by the candidates (also at all the places provided for signature of candidate both in short application form and long application form) will be summarily rejected. Similarly, applications received late and from overaged /underaged candidates will also be summarily rejected.
(v) Candidates are required to keep the Short Application Form in the envelope supplied by the office after filling in the same.
The candidates must take due care in handling and folding the Short Application Form. The candidates are not required to affix postage stamp on this envelope.
The Long application form along with the other documents and the envelope containing the Short application form should be kept in another envelope of bigger size 30cm X 21cm. The closed envelope containing the application must superscribed “Application for recruitment to the post of Drugs Inspector and Advertisement No.”.
(b) (i) Last date for receipt of applications :
Candidates are required to send their applications in prescribed form by
Registered Post/Speed Post/Courier Service to the Special Secretary, O.P.S.C.,
(ii) Applications (both Short & Long) received after the closing date shall not be entertained. However, if an application is received by Registered Post/Speed Post/Courier Service after the due date, it may be accepted provided the date of posting marked on the body of the cover/envelope by the Postal Department/Courier Service indicate that it was posted at least seven days before the last date fixed for receipt of applications.
12. Acknowledgement of Applications :
Immediately on receipt of Application Form of a candidate, the Acknowledgement Card submitted by him/her along with the Application Form, will be despatched by the Commission’s Office to him/her. The mere fact that a candidate’s application has been acknowledged by the Commission, does not mean that his/her candidature for the recruitment has been accepted by the Commission.
13. Facilitation counter :
In case of any guidance/information regarding application or candidature etc., candidates may contact the O.P.S.C. Facilitation Counter over Telephone No.95671-2304141/2305611 & Extn.-112 & 129.
CUTTACK SPECIAL SECRETARY,
ORISSA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION,
DATED : 05.08. 2008
A P P E N D I X – I
Plan of Examination
1. The written examination will consist of two papers with 250 marks.
No. of objective
Duration of the
2. (i) All question papers will be set in English and the same should be answered in
(ii) The candidates are not allowed to bring calculators or any other electronic
devices to the examination hall/examination campus for use.
(iii) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed
inside the premises of the Examination Centre and Office of the Commission.
Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action
including ban from future examination.
3. There will be negative marking for wrong answers.
BOARD OUTLINES OF SYLLABUS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF DRUGS INSPECTOR.
There should be 8 units containing the following :
Unit-1- FORENSIC PHARMACY
1. Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and Rules thereunder, 1945 with amendments.
2. Pharmacy Act, 1948.
3. Drug Price Control Order, 1995.
4. Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.
5. Poison Act, 1919 and Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930.
6. Drugs and Magic Remedy Act, 1954.
7. Medical and Toilet Preparation Act, 1955.
8. Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act.
9. Trademark Registration Act.
10. Pharmaceutical Ethics.
Unit-2- MANUFACTURING PHARMACY
1. Tablet and Tablet coating.
3. Emulsion, Suspension, Ointment and Cream.
4. Ophthalmic Solutions.
5. Blood Fluid and Electrolytes.
6. Parenteral preparation and Quality Control.
7. Surgical Dressing.
8. Biological preparation … (Sera, Vaccine and Anti-Sera)
Unit-3- pharmaceutical analysis
1. Limit Test.
3. Sterility Test.
4. Pyrogen Test.
5. Theory & Application of Colorimeter, Florimeter, Nephlometer and Turbidometer, U.V.Visilile Spectrophotometer.
6. Kerl Fischer Titration.
7. Alcohol determination.
8. Microbiological Assay of Vitamins, Antibiotics and Vaccine Preparation.
Unit-4- MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
Structure, Storage, Preparation & Brand names of the Following Classes (Definition, Classification etc.) :
2. Sedatives and Hypnotics.
3. Psycho-therapeutic Agents.
4. Antihistaminic Agents.
5. Analgesics (narcotic, non-narcotic and NSAID)
6. Cardiovascular Agents.
Source, Chemical constituents, uses and adulteration of the following classes of natural drugs, Rauwolfia, Ipecacuahna, Belladona, Cinchona, Cinnamon, Digitalis, Senna, Aloe, Noxvomica, Opium, Kurchi, Brahmi, Tulsi, Bael and Ephedra.
Unit-6- PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY
Introduction and General Principle-
Mode of action, Drug receptor interaction, Drug, antagonist, Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs, Routes of administration, Bioavailability, Drug dependence and addiction, Drug abuse and toxicity, Adverse drug reaction, Drug allergy, Biostatistics.
Unit-7- HOSPITAL & CLINICAL PHARMACY
Handling of prescription, Incompatibility, Storage conditions of drugs, Clinical Pharmacy and its role in Hospital.
Unit-8 - ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & HEALTH EDUCATION
1. Elementary knowledge of following systems :-
Blood, Digestive system, Respiratory system, Eye, Ear, Reproductive system and Urinary system.
2. Nutrition, First aid, Population Control, Aids Control.
PAPER-II (General KnowLEdge) : The paper in General Knowledge will include knowledge of current events and matters as of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects of life as may be expected of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of such standard which the candidates should be able to answer without special study.