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Apply Online for Pharmacists under under Sub-Ordinate Staff Selection Commission

Applications are invited online through the OSSSC website for recruitment to the district cadre posts of Pharmacist and Multipurpose Health Worker (Male) in various district establishments under Health and Family Welfare Department of Government of Odisha. The District- wise total vacancies for each post to be filled up by this recruitment and reservation for each category of candidates are indicated at Annexure -I & II. The recruitment is being conducted according to the Odisha Sub-Ordinate Staff Selection Commission (District Cadre) Rules, 2012, the Odisha Pharmacist Service (Methods of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2019 and the Odisha Multipurpose Health Worker (Male) Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service), Rules 2019 as amended up to date.

Post : Pharmacist

In partial modification of the Advertisement No. IIE-39/2023-906(C)/OSSSC dated 15 12.2023, it is hereby notified that after restructuring of Odisha Pharmacist Service Cadre by Health and Family Welfare Department, revised requisition has been filed for 206 number of posts of Pharmacist in place of 1002 vacancies advertised earlier

No. of Posts : 206 (UR-26, ST-139, SC-38, SEBC-3)

Scale of Pay and Pay matrix level : Pay Scale 25500-81100 , Pay Matrix level-7, Cell-01
Minimum Educational Qualification : A candidate must have passed +2 Science Examination under Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha / equivalent and Diploma in Pharmacy / B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from Government Medical College & Hospitals of the State/any other recognized private institutions duly approved by A.I.C.T.E. and examination conducted by the Odisha Pharmacy Board.
• Date of birth as recorded in the HSC certificate issued by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha or equivalent certificate issued by any recognized Board/Council/Indian University shall only be accepted.
• The candidate must have the prescribed minimum educational qualification as on the closing date of submission of online application
Age : A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be above the age of 38years as on the date of advertisement.

Relaxation of upper age limit
a. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/Women category.
b. The upper age limit is also relaxable by 10 years in case of Persons with Disabilities (PwD).
c. The upper age limit is relaxable by the total period of service rendered in defence service in case of Ex-Servicemen. The persons in Defence Service having more than six months to retire or to be discharged from service as on the last date of the submission of online application are not eligible to apply for the post. Provided that those Ex-Servicemen who have already secured regular employment under the State Government in civil post and services would be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as admissible for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in any higher post or services under the State Government but such candidates shall not be eligible for the benefit of reservation, if any, for Ex-Servicemen in the State Government.
d. A candidate who comes under more than one category shall be eligible for only one benefit of relaxation which shall be considered most beneficial to him/her.

Provided that Persons with Disabilities under SC/ST/SEBC category shall be entitled to cumulative age relaxation of ten years on account of their disability over and above the normal relaxation available to them as SC/ST/SEBC candidate.
The upper age limit for contractual Pharmacists under OSH&FW Society/Scheme who shall take part in the recruitment process, if otherwise eligible, shall be 45 years of age as on the date of advertisement. They must upload online the appointment letter/s from their employers with self-attestation for availing such relaxation. Such candidates shall keep the original appointment letters and other documents in support of their claim with them for verification to be done on a later date after the Written Test.

Weightage for COVID-19 Healthcare worker
Under Rule-3 of the Odisha grant of weightage in marks in the Recruitment for Short- Term COVID-19 Healthcare workers Rules, 2022,
“the Short-Term COVID-19 healthcare workers who have been engaged in and performed COVID-19 duty for a minimum period of 3 months shall be allowed 5 percent extra marks on the total marks of the recruitment examination under the said relevant recruitment rules subject to the award of marks up to the maximum marks for which recruitment is conducted”.
This provision is applicable for this recruitment only as one time measure.
A candidate for the post of Pharmacist must have registered his/her name in Pharmacist Council in the State and have possessed valid registration certificate as on the date of advertisement which shall be uploaded online.

A candidate must be able to speak, read and write Odia and must have
a. passed the Middle School Examination with Odia as a language subject; or
b. passed Matriculation or equivalent examination with Odia as the medium of examination in non-language subjects; or
c. passed in Odia as language subject in the final examination of Class-VII or above from a School or Educational Institution recognized by the Government of Odisha or Central Government; or
d. passed a test in Odia in Middle English School Standard conducted by the School & Mass Education Department.

Other Eligibility Criteria : A candidate, in order to be eligible for the post, must fulfil the following conditions.
(i) He/she must be a citizen of India,
(ii) He/she must be of good character,
(iii) If married, must not have more than one spouse living. Provided that the Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person or there are other grounds for doing so, exempt any person from operation of the rule.
(iv) Candidate(s) claiming reservation as Sportsperson must possess Sports Identity Card(s) issued by the Sports & Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha as on the date of submission of application and upload the scanned copy of original (not photo copy) Sports ID card online.
(v) Candidate(s) claiming reservation under Persons with Disability (PwD) category must ensure that they possess Permanent Disability Certificate with not less than 40% disability and belong to the category and sub-category of disability along with suitable Physical Requirements and Functional Classification as required for which the post has been reserved, as mentioned under Notes below at Annexure-I and Annexure-II of the advertisement. They must upload the scanned copy of the original (not photo copy) Unique Disability Identity (UDID) card issued by the Competent Authority.
Those who do not have UDID card must enrol/apply online for UDID card and mention the enrolment/application registration number in the specified text box of the online application. The disability certificate other than UDID card is not acceptable.
Candidates having TEMPORARY DISABILITY should not apply as they are not eligible and such applications shall be summarily rejected.
Further, to take the help of scribe in appearing the examination, they need to take written permission of the ADM-cum-District Superintendent concerned, at least three days prior to the date of Examination as per procedure. Scribe, extra time/additional time/compensatory time as admissible shall be allowed as per rules.
(vi) Candidate(s) claiming reservation as Ex-servicemen must have possessed Discharge Certificate/documents in support of service rendered in defence services and must furnish an undertaking to the effect that they have not availed of any re-employment under the Government of Odisha till the date of this application.
(vii) If any candidate has, at any time been debarred from recruitment examination for a certain period by this Commission, he/she shall not be eligible for appearing the same for that specific period.


Last date of Online Registration / Re-registration : 15-02-2024
Last date of Submission of Online Application : 20-02-2024

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