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The Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) was set up by Govt. of Odisha as a statutory body in the year 1994 for carrying out direct recruitment against Group-C posts in the State cadre (as against District cadre) as may be scheduled in the OSSC Rules, 1993. There are some 85 different cadres of posts/ services under various departments of Government to which recruitment is made through this Commission.

Advertisement for Recruitment to different Technical posts under Directorate of ESI Scheme, Odisha

Post : Pharmacist

No of posts : 40
UR (Out of which women) : 28 (w-16)
SEBC (Out of which women) : 03 (w-2)
SC (Out of which women) : 1 (w-1)
ST (Out of which women) : 8 (w-5)

Educational Qualification : +2 Science with Diploma in Pharmacy / Bachelor in Pharmacy from AICTE approved institutions and must have registered themselves under Pharmacy council of Odisha.
Scale of Pay / Level : Level-7 (Pay Matrix of 25500 - 81100)

Age :
A candidate must have attained the age of (Twenty-one) 21 years and must not be above the age of (Thirty-eight) 38 years as on 1st January 2022. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for candidates belonging to SEBC, SC, ST & all Women candidates, 10 years for candidates belonging to PwD category & the total period of service rendered in defence service in case of Ex-servicemen. PwD candidates in the ST & SC category shall be entitled to cumulative age relaxation of ten years over & above the normal relaxation specified for the category. However, a candidate who comes under more than one category shall be eligible for only one benefit of age relaxation as per rule which will be more beneficial to her/him.To be eligible, candidates not enjoying any relaxation of upper age limit, must not have been born earlier than 2nd January 1984 and not later than 1st January 2001.
d. Note for Ex-Servicemen- Once an Ex-Serviceman has joined the Govt. Service in civil side after availing the benefit as an Ex-Serviceman for his re-employment, his ex-serviceman status for the purpose of re-employment in Govt. Jobs shall cease to exist. He can avail age relaxation only. However as per clause-4 of the O.M. No. 36034/2014-Estt. (Res) dt. 14 August 2014 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India, if an Ex-Serviceman applies for various posts before joining any civil employment, she/he can avail of the benefit of reservation as Ex- serviceman for any subsequent employment, provided the applicant as soon as joins any civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various posts for which she/he had applied for before joining. The applicant should furnish the copy of above declaration duly endorsed by the employer on the date of Document Verification for consideration of the claim under Ex- Serviceman category.
(NOTE: Border Security Force, Indian Coast Guard, CRPF and other Para Military Forces are not within the definition of Ex-Servicemen.)

Eligibility :
a. General criteria of eligibility: -
Candidates applying for the above post should be
• a citizen of India,
• of good character,
• of sound health, good physique and free from organic defects or bodily infirmity
• If married, must not have more than one spouse living.
• Must be able to read, write and speak Odia fluently and:-
i. Must have passed Middle School Examination with Odia as language subject, or
ii. Must have passed HSC Examination or equivalent examination with Odia as Medium of examination in non-language subject, or
iii. Must have passed in Odia as language subject in the final examination of Class- VII or above from a school or educational institution recognised by the Govt, of Odisha or the Central Govt., or
iv. Must have passed a test in Odia in Middle English School standard conducted by the School and Mass Education Department, Govt, of Odisha

a. Applications are invited online through the OSSC website “” for recruitment to fill up the vacancies of different technical posts in the Directorate of ESI Scheme, Odisha.
b. Candidates must possess a valid e-mail Id and Mobile number while applying for the post(s) and keep the same active till the completion of this recruitment process, to receive important messages from the Commission.
c. The selection will be against one of the above posts having requisite qualifications as prescribed in the advertisement and carrying pay as indicated in the above table.
d. The examination fee has been exempted for all the categories of candidates as per G.A. & P.G. Department Notification No.9897/Gen, dtd. 11.04.2022.
e. Appointments shall be on regular basis carrying the level of Pay as mentioned in the table above. The appointment shall be guided by “Odisha Group-“B”, “C” and Group-“D” Posts (Repeal and Special Provisions) Rules, 2022 notified vide GA and PG Department Notification number 29076 dated 16th October 2022.
f. Candidates should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria prescribed for the post as laid down in the advertisement. Admission of a candidate to the written examination & other tests shall be provisional and on the basis of information furnished by her/him in the Online Application Form.
g. Online applications submitted to OSSC found to be incomplete in any respect are liable for rejection without entertaining any correspondence with the applicants on that matter.
h. If at any stage of recruitment or thereafter, it is found that any information furnished by the candidate in her/his Online Application Form is false/incorrect or the candidate has suppressed any relevant information or the candidate otherwise does not satisfy the eligibility criteria prescribed for the post, her/his candidature for the post shall be cancelled. She/ He may further be debarred either temporarily or permanently from the recruitment examination(s) conducted by the Commission.
i. No Admission Letter for recruitment at any stage shall be sent by post. The candidates are therefore advised to be in touch with the Commission’s website regularly to know updates regarding the date of examination, downloading of Admission Letter and to know the status of their applications etc.
j. The candidates are advised to submit the Online Application Form well in advance without waiting for the closing date to avoid the last-hour rush.
k. Candidates must indicate their preference in order for the posts/ services, if eligible for those posts in all respect while filling the Online Application. This is mandatory. Candidates will be provided with another opportunity online for revising their options after the Main Written Examination.
l. For those eligible for and applying for more than one post/service, the Commission will make the final allotment to post/ service on the basis of merit-cum-preference of post/ service given by the candidate and once a post is allotted, no change of posts will be made by the Commission due to non-fulfilment of any post-specific requirements of Physical/medical/educational standards, etc. Candidates thus must ensure that they fulfil all the requirements of the posts before giving their preference/options for any post/ service.
m. Commission will adopt a “Normalization” process for processing the result where the examination is conducted through CBRE (Computer Based Recruitment Examination) mode in multiple batches using different sets of question papers so as to offset the difficulty level that may arise in such use of multiple set of question papers in the said examination.

Important Instructions to Candidates about filling up Online Application
• Before applying, candidates must go through the instructions given in the notice of examination very carefully.
• Candidates in their own interest should submit online applications much before the closing date and not wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the OSSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days or for any other reason.
• The Commission is not likely to undertake any scrutiny of applications for the eligibility and other aspects at the time of written examination and, therefore, candidature will be accepted only provisionally. Candidates must go through the requirements of educational qualification, age, physical and medical standards etc. and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for the post(s). Copies of supporting documents will be sought at the time of Certificate Verification. When scrutiny is undertaken, if any claim made in the application is not found substantiated, the candidature will be cancelled and the Commission’s decision shall be final in that regard.
• Candidates seeking reservation benefits available for SC/ ST/ SEBC/ PwD/ ESM/Sports Person must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation as per eligibility prescribed in the Notice. They should also be in possession of the certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim.
• Candidates with only benchmark physical disability mentioned in Clause-2 of the Advertisement will be considered as Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and entitled to age- relaxation/ reservation for Persons with Disabilities.
• When application is successfully submitted, it will be accepted 'Provisionally'. Candidates should take printout of the online Application Form for their own records.
• Only one online application is allowed to be submitted by a candidate for any recruitment Examination, Therefore, the candidates must exercise due diligence at the time of filling their online Application Forms. In case, more than one application of a candidate with different registration numbers is detected for the particular examination, all the applications will be rejected by the Commission and his candidature for the examination will be cancelled. If a candidate submits multiple applications and appears in the examination (at any stage) more than once, her/ his candidature will be cancelled and she/he may be debarred from all the examinations of the Commission.
• Before submission of the online application, candidates must check that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. After submission of the corrected/ final online application, no change/ correction/ modification will be allowed under any circumstances. Requests received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc. shall not be entertained by the Commission and will be summarily rejected.
• The candidates must write their name, Date of Birth, father’s name and mother’s name as given in the Matriculation Certificate otherwise their candidature may be cancelled at the time of Certificate Verification or as and when it comes into the notice of the Commission.
• Applications with blurred/ illegible Photograph/ Signature will be rejected.
• Candidates must fill their correct and active e-mail addresses and mobile number in the online application as correspondence may be made by the Commission through e-mail/ SMS.
• Candidates may fill their correct Aadhaar number.
• Candidates must carry two passport size recent color photographs and one original valid Photo ID Proof such as Aadhaar Card/ printout of E-Aadhaar/ Driving License/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Identity Card issued by University/ College/ Government, Employer ID Card/ ESM Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence, or any photo-bearing ID card issued by Central/ State Government to the Examination Venue, failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the same. If Photo Identity Card does not have the Date of Birth printed in it, then the candidate must carry an additional original certificate in proof of her/his Date of Birth. In case of mismatch in the date of birth mentioned in the Admission Certificate and Photo ID/ Certificate brought in support of date of birth, the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination.PwD candidates availing the facility of scribes shall also be required to carry required Medical Certificate/ Undertaking/ Photocopy of the Scribe’s Photo ID Proof, as specified in advisory Notice No.3453/OSSC dated 24.10.2019 available in the website of the Commission.
• In case of fake/ fabricated application/ registration by misusing any dignitaries name/ photo, such candidate/ cyber cafe will be held responsible for the same and liable for suitable legal action under Cyber/ IT act.

How to Apply :
• The applicants should go through this detail advertisement before filling up the online application form.
• The candidate may apply for the post as per her/his eligibility as per terms of the advertisement.
• All eligible candidates have to register themselves by clicking on “APPLY ONLINE” button on the home page of the Commission’s website
• Those candidates who are applying for the first time have to register for the post by clicking on “NEW USER” button shown on the screen. On submitting the registration form a User Id and Password will be generated.
• On clicking “New user” or “Registered User”, instruction for filling up the Online Registration/ Re-registration and Application Forms shall appear on the computer screen. These instructions should be read carefully before proceeding with filling up the Application Form.
• Step-by-step procedure for registration/re-registration can be viewed by clicking on “Instruction to fill up Online Application Form”.

Application Invited
Online Registration
Start Date : 27th January 2023    
End Date : 24 February 2023
Submission of Online Application Form    
Start Date : 27th January 2023    
End Date : 26 February 2023
Mode of Application    
Online Mode only through the website “”. No Physical copy/Hard copy of the Online Application Form needs to be submitted by the applicant.

Advt. No. 456(c )/OSSC dt.31.12.2022

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