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Pharmacists under Health & Family Welfare Department

Online applications are invited from Indian Citizen for recruitment to the Post of Pharmacist Grade III under Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal.

Post : Pharmacist, Gr-III

Posts are temporary but likely to be permanent.

No of Posts : 09 (UR-45, SC-21, ST-05, OBC-A-09, OBC-B-07, PWD-03)
Scale of Pay : Basic Pay – Rs.28,900/- at entry point at Level 9. Other allowances are admissible as per existing Government Rules.
Qualification: Essential: (i) Passed Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) from WBCHSE / its equivalent examination (10+2) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology; (ii) Two Years Diploma Course in Pharmacy recognized by the Government of West Bengal / Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy recognized by the Government of West Bengal; (iii) Registered as ‘A’ category Pharmacist under West Bengal Pharmacy Council.
** Please note that Candidates must upload photo, signature, H.S. / its equivalent (10+2) Mark sheet and Registration Certificate as ‘A’ category Pharmacist under West Bengal Pharmacy Council (scanned copy of originals) at the time of filling up the application forms.
Age : Not more than 39 years on 01.01.2021. The upper age limit may be relaxed for the candidates belonging to SC, ST, & other Backward Classes as per Government Rules or Orders issued from time to time.
Fee : Candidates must submit the online application fee amounting to Rs. 160/- (Rupees one hundred & sixty) only through Banks participating in the GRPS (Govt. Receipt Portal System), Govt. of West Bengal at Govt. Receipt Head of Account ‘0051-00-104-002-16’. Money order, Cheque, Bank Draft, and Cash etc. shall not be acceptable.


A candidate should verify from the notified rules that he/she is eligible. The condition prescribed cannot be relaxed. The recruitment will be made by selection, but where a large number of applications are received, as a result of Advertisement, the Board may, for the purpose of short-listing, hold a preliminary examination.

No application shall be considered unless accompanied by the requisite application fee excepting Candidates belonging to SC/ST category of West Bengal and persons with disabilities specified under Disabilities Rule, 1999 (certificates obtained before the Advertisement date) who do not require to pay any fee. Such exemption of fee is, however, not applicable to any OBC (category A or B) candidate.
No claim for refund of the fee shall be entertained nor shall it be held in reserved for any other examination.
In case, any of the statement made in the application be subsequently found to be false within the knowledge of the candidates- his/her candidature shall be liable to cancellation, and even if appointed to a post on the results of this examination his/her appointment shall be liable to be terminated. Willful suppression of any material fact shall also be similarly dealt with.
Candidates should take particular note that entries in their application submitted to the Board must be made correctly against all the items which shall be treated as final and no alteration and addition in this regard shall be entertained after full submission of the application. Application not duly filled in or found incomplete or defective in any respect or without fee shall be liable to rejection.


Candidates must fulfill the essential qualification at the time of submission of application. No qualification or experience tenure will be considered after the closing date of submission of application.

Particulars and Certificates required:
(a) A candidate claiming to be S.C./S.T./O.B.C. must have a certificate in support of his/her claim from a competent authority of West Bengal as specified below [vide the West Bengal SCs and STs (Identification) Act, 1994 and SCs /STs Welfare Department order No. 261-TW/EC/MR-103/94 dated with B.C.W. Deptt. Order No. 6320-BCH/MR-84/10 dated 24.09.2010]:
• In the District, the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division concerned, and
• In Kolkata, District Welfare Officer, Kolkata & ex-officio Jt. Director, Backward Classes Welfare Deptt., Govt. of West Bengal [No. 2420-BCW/MR-61/2012 (Pt.) dated12.07.13. No claim for being a member of the SC, ST and OBC, or a Person with Disability shall be entertained after submission of the application.
(b) Persons with Disabilities (Physically handicapped) [40% and above] must have a certificate from an appropriate Medical Board [vide West Bengal Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1999]
(c) The West Bengal Health Recruitment Board (WBHRB) may require such further proof or particulars from the candidates as it may consider necessary and may make enquiries regarding eligibility. Original Certificates relating to citizenship (by registration), age, qualifications, caste (SC/ST/BC), Physical disability (40% and above) shall have to be submitted when the WBHRB asks for them. If any candidate fails to furnish any certificate or any other relevant document or information relating to his/her candidature within the time specified by the Board, his/her claim for allotment may be passed over without further reference to him/her.

Submission of more than one application is strictly forbidden. A candidate should note that his/her admission to the Examination/ Interview shall be deemed provisional subject to determination of his/her eligibility in all respects. If at any stage even after issue of the letter of appointment a candidate is found ineligible for admission to this Examination, his/her candidature shall be cancelled without further reference to him/her. Canvassing: Any attempt on the part of candidate to enlist support for his/her application shall disqualify him/her for appointment. Applicants need to take print-out of the application form. Two copies have to be submitted at the time of recruitment process.

Distribution pattern of marks or the post of Pharmacist, Grade III:
a) Higher Secondary (10+2) or its equivalent examinations in Science subjects [Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology] : 25 (Max.)
b) Two years Diploma / Bachelor Degree in Pharmacist recognised by GoW.B.:50 (Max.)
c) Experience in State Govt. service (Permanent/Contractual) : 02 marks /year 10(Max.) [Maximum last 5 years’ tenure of experience will be taken into account]
d) Interview : 15(Max)

Note: - Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply using Online Application Form much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid congestion on Web-Server on account of heavy load on internet/website.

Last Date : 03.03.2021 (Before 8 PM).

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