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In the year 1923, the British Government established a Public Service Commission to examine the salary structure of the Indian Civil Service. The Commission was composed of four Englishmen and four Indian with Lord Lee of Fareham serving as its Chairman. The Commission also addressed the rate of Indianization of the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Police. It determined a rate which in fifteen years would make the Indian Civil Service with a fifty per cent Indian membership and the same in twenty-five years for the Indian Police.

Post : Drugs Inspector

No of Posts : 40

Post Code No. : 1972

Distribution of Vacancies
GT(G) - 7
GT(G)(PSTM) - 2
GT(W) - 3
BC(OBCM)(G) - 6
BC(OBCM)(G)(PSTM) - 1
BC(OBCM)(G) (DAP - LV) - 1
BC(OBCM)(W) - 3
BC(M)(W) - 1
MBC/DC(G)- 5
MBC/DC(G)(PSTM) - 1
MBC/DC(W) - 1
MBC/DC(W)(PSTM) - 1
SC(G) - 2
SC(G)(PSTM) - 1
SC(G)(DAP - LD, CP,LC,DF,AC) - 1
SC(W) - 2
SC(A)(G) - 1
ST(G) - 1

Abbreviations:- GT - General Turn; BC(OBCM) - Backward Classes (Other than Backward Class Muslims); BC(M) - Backward Class Muslims; MBC/DC - Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities; SC - Scheduled Castes; SC(A) - Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyars); ST–Scheduled Tribes; G – General; W – Women; PSTM- Persons Studied in Tamil Medium; DAP – Differently Abled Persons; LV – Low Vision; LD – Locomotor Disability; CP – Cerebral Palsy; LC – Leprosy Cured; DF – Dwarfism; AC – Acid Attack Victims.

Scale of pay : Rs.37700 - 119500 (Level 20) as per the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017

Age Limit (As On 01.07.2019) :
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes.
Minimum Age : 18 years
Maximum Age : No age limit

Others‟ [i.e. applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]
Minimum Age : 18 years
Maximum Age : Should not have completed 30 Years

AGE CONCESSION :

(i) For Differently Abled Persons : Differently Abled Persons are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed. (Section 64 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(ii) For Ex-servicemen :
a) The maximum age limit for ex-servicemen is 48 years. (Section 63 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)
b) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category. (Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

Educational Qualification (As On 12.04.2019)
Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission:
Must possess a degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission for the purpose of its grant.

Note:
(i) The qualification prescribed for the posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies: 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor‟s degree + Post-graduate degree as required under Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016. Results of the examination should have been declared on or before the date of notification. (Section 20(4)(iv) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016).
(ii) With respect to the post of Junior Analyst, the qualifications considered equivalent are indicated in Annexure-I to this notification.
(iii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification, in the form of government order issued on or before the date of this notification, and produce it when called for, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected. The government orders regarding equivalence of qualification issued after the date of this notification will not be accepted.
(iv) With respect to the applicants who are applying for the post of Junior Analyst, they should upload or submit experience certificate as provided in Annexure-II to this notification when called for.

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FEES:
Registration Fee
For One Time Registration (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide G.O. (Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017). : Rs.150/-
Note Applicants who have already registered in One Time Registration system within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.
Examination Fee
For candidates who are applying only for the post of Drugs Inspector : Rs 200/-
Note The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concession noted below.

Note:
(i) Applicants who have registered under one - time registration system must pay the prescribed examination fee for this recruitment. (One – time registration is only to avail exemption from payment of registration fee for a period of five years from the date of registration and it will not be considered as prescribed examination fee for this recruitment)
(ii) Applicants who had already registered under one time registration system by paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and having validity are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.

Mode of Payment of Fee:
• Examination fee of Rs.150/- (Rupees One hundred and fifty only) or Rs.200/- (Rupees Two hundred only), as the case may be, is payable online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card or it can be paid offline at the State Bank of India / Indian Bank within two days from the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.
• Applicants have also to pay the service charges as applicable.
• Offline mode of payment in the form of demand draft / postal order etc. will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected.

SELECTION PROCEDURE : Selection will be made in two successive stages i.e., (i) Written Examination and (ii) Oral Test in the shape of an interview. The final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the applicants at the written examination and oral test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments. Applicants‟ appearance in the written examination and oral test is compulsory. The applicant who has not appeared for any of the subjects in the written examination will not be considered for selection even if he/she secures the minimum qualifying marks for selection.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
(A) The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable to this recruitment.
(B) In G.O.(Ms.) No.145, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (S) Department, dated 30.09.2010 and G.O.(Ms.) No.40, Personnel and Administrative Reforms(S) Department dated 30.04.2014, the government have issued orders to fill 20% of all vacancies in direct recruitment on preferential basis with persons who have studied the prescribed qualification in Tamil Medium. The 20% reservation of vacancies on preferential allotment to Persons Studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) will apply to this recruitment. (Applicants claiming this reservation should have joined and studied the prescribed qualification in Tamil Medium and should have the certificate for the same. Having written the university examinations in Tamil language alone will not qualify the candidate to claim this reservation. If applicants who have studied the prescribed qualification in Tamil medium are not available for selection for appointment against the vacancies reserved for PSTM, such vacancies shall be filled by Non-PSTM applicants, but belonging to  respective communal category. The PSTM certificate shall be produced / uploaded by the applicants in the prescribed format / proforma available on the Commission‟s website at „ tnpsc.gov.in‟ which shall be obtained from the Head of the Institution and to be submitted when called for by the Commission. (For further details refer to para. 27 (XIX) of the “Instructions to Applicants”)
(C) The selection for appointment to the said posts is purely provisional subject to the final orders in the writ petitions, if any, pending on the files of the Hon‟ble High Court of Madras and its Madurai Bench.
(D) With respect to the posts of Drugs Inspector and Junior Analyst, as per Sections 26 and 27(c) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016, reservation of appointment to “Destitute Widows” and “Ex-servicemen” will not apply.
(E) The post of Drugs Inspector has been identified as suitable for differently abled persons with the following disabilities - LV, HH, LD, CP, LC, DF, AC as ordered in (G.O.(Ms.) No.20, Welfare of Differently Abled Persons (DAP 3.2) Department, dated 20.06.2018). [LV – Low vision; HH – Hard of hearing; LD - Loco-motor disability; CP – Cerebral Palsy; LC – Leprosy Cured; DF – Dwarfism; AC – Acid Attack Victims].
(F) Differently Abled Persons should submit / upload a copy of Differently Abled Certificate obtained from the competent authority specifying the nature of physical handicap, the degree of disability and their capability to discharge the duties of this post as instructed in para. 14(b) of the “Instructions to Applicants when called for by the Commission. (Section 20 (5) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)
(G) Wherever vacancies are reserved for women, if no qualified and suitable women applicants are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, those vacancies will be filled by other eligible applicants belonging to the respective communal categories. (Section 26(5) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016).
(H) Wherever vacancies are reserved for Arunthathiyars on preferential basis, even after filling the vacancies reserved for SC (Arunthathiyars) on preferential basis, if more number of qualified Arunthathiyars are available, they shall be entitled to compete with the Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars in the inter-se-merit among them and if any posts reserved for Arunthathiyars remain unfilled for want of adequate number of qualified applicants, it shall be filled by Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars. (Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016).
(J) Any claim made after the submission of online application will not be entertained. Evidence for all the claims made in the online application should be uploaded / submitted in time when the same are called for. Failure to upload / submit the documents within the stipulated time limit will entail rejection of application. (K) Correct and true information regarding arrest, convictions, criminal or any disciplinary proceedings initiated / pending or finalised, debarment / disqualification by any recruiting agency, participation in agitation or any political organisation, candidature in election for Parliament / State Legislature / Local Bodies etc, if any, should also be furnished to the Commission at the time of application. The details thereof, i.e. originals of the judgement / order / G.O. dropping further action in the departmental proceedings or any document that may prove the suitability of such applicants for appointment in such cases must be produced at the stage / time of certificate verification without fail. All such events that occur after the submission of application and till the date of his / her selection and appointment shall be reported to the Commission forthwith. Failure to report on the part of the applicant will be considered as suppression of material information and will attract suitable penal action.
(I) Incomplete applications and applications containing wrong claims or incorrect particulars relating to category of reservation / eligibility / age / communal category / educational qualification / medium of instruction / physical qualification / other basic qualifications and other basic eligibility criteria will be liable for rejection.
(L) One Time Registration is not an application for any post / recruitment. Though the details / particulars have already been furnished by the applicants under One Time Registration system, the claims made in the online application for this recruitment alone will be taken into consideration. The Commission will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application for this recruitment.
(M) Refer Annexure-III of this notification regarding determination of community and reservation in employment for third gender.

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OTHER IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS :
a) Applicants should ensure their eligibility for the recruitment. Applicants applying for the recruitment should go through all the instructions carefully and ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the recruitment. Their admission to all stages of the recruitment will be purely provisional subject to satisfaction of the eligibility conditions. Mere issue of memo. of admission to the applicants will not imply that their candidature has been fully cleared by the Commission.
b) Hall Tickets for eligible applicants will be made available on the Commission‟s website tnpsc.gov.in or tnpscexams.net or tnpscexams.in so as to enable the applicants to download the same. Hall Tickets will not be sent by post. Hence, applicants should watch the Commission‟s website before the scheduled date of examination.
c) Grievance Redressal Cell for guidance of applicants: In case of any guidance / information / clarification regarding applications, candidature, etc., applicants can contact the Commission‟s office in person or over Telephone No. 044-25332833 / 25332855 or the Commission‟s Toll-Free No. 1800 425 1002 on all working days between 10.00 a.m. and 05.45 p.m. or Commission‟s e-mail id contacttnpsc@gmail.com.
d) COMMUNICATION TO APPLICANTS: Individual communication regarding the date and time of certificate verification, oral test and counselling (as applicable) will not be sent to the applicants by post. The details will be made available on the Commission’s website. Applicants will be informed of the above fact only through SMS and e-mail and they should watch the Commission’s website in this regard.
e) After notification, during the process of recruitment till publication of result, no information under Right to Information Act would be furnished.
f) MOBILE PHONES AND OTHER ARTICLES BANNED :
i) Except the permitted writing material (i.e. pen), applicants are not allowed to bring cellular phones, electronic or any other type of calculators, watches and rings with inbuilt memory notes, recording devices either as a separate piece or part of something used by the applicant such as watch or ring etc or any other electronic devices and non - electronic devices such as P&G design data book, mathematical and drawing instruments, log tables, stencils of maps, slide rules books, notes, loose sheets, rough sheets, hand bags etc., into the examination hall / room.
ii) If they are found to be in possession of any such things or instruments, they will not be allowed to write the examination further, besides invalidation of answer paper and / or debarment. If it is considered necessary, they will be subjected to thorough physical search including frisking on the spot (For further details refer “Instructions to Applicants”).
iii) Applicants are advised, in their own interest, not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping of the same cannot be assured.

g) Unless specific instruction is given, applicants are not required to submit along with their application any certificates (in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, physical qualification, community, physical disability etc.,) which should be submitted when called for by the Commission. Applicants applying for the recruitment should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the recruitment. Their admission at all the stages of recruitment for which they are admitted by the Commission will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification at any time before or after the written examination / certificate verification / oral test , it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the recruitment will be liable for rejection / cancellation by the Commission. (For further details refer to “Instructions to Applicants”)
h) If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, it will lead to rejection of their candidature and suitable penal action including debarment.
i) UNFAIR MEANS STRICTLY PROHIBITED: No applicant shall copy from the papers of any other applicant or permit his / her papers to be copied or give or attempt to give or obtain or attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description. (For further details refer to “Instructions to Applicants”)
j) CONDUCT IN THE EXAMINATION HALL: No applicant should misbehave in any manner or create a disorderly scene in the examination hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be viewed seriously and penalised. (For further details refer to “Instructions to Applicants”)
k) For violation of “Instructions to Applicants” in any manner, suitable penalty will be imposed as per the “Instructions to Applicants”or as deemed fit by the Commission.

HOW TO APPLY :
1) Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission‟s websites tnpsc.gov.in or tnpscexams.net or tnpscexams.in
2) “One Time Registration” (OTR) and “Applicant’s Dashboard” are mandatory before applying for any post. Applicant should register only once in the One Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as registration fee. Successfully registered One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant.
3) To apply under One Time Registration system, applicants should have a scanned image of their photograph, certificates specified, if any, and signature in CD/DVD/Pen Drive to upload the same, as per the specifications given in the guidelines for scanning and uploading of photograph and signature.
4) Applicants who have already registered under One Time Registration system on or before 29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and password to create the applicant‟s dashboard in the new One Time Registration system. No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID under One Time Registration system. 5) Applicants should enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them.
6) One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just a collection of information from the applicants and giving a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click “Apply” against the recruitment notified in the Commission‟s website using the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION.
7) Applicants should select the name of the post (s) and service to which they wish to apply.
8) Online applications uploaded without the photograph, specified documents and signature will be rejected.
9) All the particulars mentioned in the online application including name of the applicant, post applied, educational qualifications, communal category, date of birth, address, e-mail ID, examination centre etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online. Since certain fields are firm and fixed and cannot be edited, applicants are requested to fill the online application form with utmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.
10) PRINT OPTION:
a) After submitting the application, applicants can save / print their application in PDF format.
b) On entering user ID and password, applicants can download their application and print, if required.
c) Applicants need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. Application and all the required certificates will be verified only when the applicants come up for certificate verification.

UPLOAD / SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS:
Applicants should upload / submit the required documents for proof in respect of all the claims made in the application with reference to this notification as and when called for. If the required certificates are not uploaded or submitted by the applicants, within the stipulated time, their applications will be rejected.

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: Online application can be submitted upto 12.05.2019 till 11.59 p.m., after which the link will be disabled.

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