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Online applications are invited for post of Scientific Officer in State Forensic Science Laboratory

Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) are invited from desirous and eligible candidates for recruitment to Un-reserved=01 post of Scientific Officer (Chemistry & Toxicology), Class-II (Gazetted) (on contract basis) in the pay scale of Rs.10300-34800/-+Rs.4400/-Grade Pay (Revised pay scale Rs. 46000- 146500, level-13) in H.P. State Forensic Science Laboratory, Home Department, H.P. through ORA.

Post : Scientific Officer (Chemistry & Toxicology)

Pay scale : Rs.10300-34800+ (G.P.4400)

Essential Qualification(s)
i) M.Sc. 2nd Class in Forensics Science / Chemistry / Pharmacy / Biochemistry from any recognized University.
ii) Three years post M.Sc. experience in research training and analytical work in one of the above subjects from any recognized Lab./ Institute / University. (Research work done in the above subjects / fields for doing Ph.D Degree shall be counted in total experience).
Desirable Qualification
Knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh.

Age : -
Between 18 to 45 years.
As mentioned against the post Clarification:-
1. Five years relaxation in upper age limit is admissible only to the bonafide /S.C. of H.P./S.T. of H.P./O.B.C. of H.P./W.F.F. of H.P./ Persons with disabilities of Himachal Pradesh. For H.P. Govt. employees and Ex- Servicemen of H.P. age relaxation is as per Government's instructions issued from time to time. The age relaxation for these categories is available only if there is a post reserved for these categories.
2. Age of a candidate shall be reckoned as on 01.01.2022

1. The date of determining the eligibility of all candidates in terms of essential qualification(s), experience etc., if any, shall be reckoned as on the closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Applications through ORA portal.
2. The reserved category candidates falling under vertical reservation i.e. S.C./S.T./O.B.C./E.W.S. who are appointed on their own merit and not owing to reservation will not be adjusted against reserved points and they will be adjusted against unreserved points. The S.C./S.T. candidate appointed on their own merit and adjusted against unreserved points will retain their status of S.C./S.T. and will be eligible to get benefit of reservation in future/ further promotions, if any. However, only such S.C./ S.T./O.B.C./E.W.S. candidates falling under vertical reservation who are selected on the same standard as applied to general candidates shall not be adjusted against reserved vacancies. In other words, when a relaxed standard is applied at any stage of selection process in selecting S.C./S.T./O.B.C./E.W.S. candidates, for example in the age-limit, experience, qualification, permitted number of chances in written examination (screening test/written examination), extended zone of consideration larger than what is provided for general category candidates etc., the S.C./ S.T./O.B.C./E.W.S. candidates are to be counted against reserved vacancies. Such candidates would be deemed as unavailable for consideration against unreserved vacancies in accordance with the instructions of the Government (in the Department of Personnel) issued vide letter No. PER(AP)-CF( 1)-2/2001 dated 12 th November, 2014. The candidates belonging to reserved categories falling under horizontal reservation i.e. Ex-servicemen/Wards of Ex-servicemen, Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters (W.F.F.), Persons with Benchmark Disabilities and Distinguished Sportspersons who acquire merit/marks on at par with the purely general candidates shall not be selected/appointed against general/unreserved posts and will be adjusted against the post reserved for respective category falling under horizontal reservation. However, it does not debar or preclude a candidate falling under vertical/horizontal reservation from applying and competing for any unreserved post subject to his/her eligibility and clearing the written test/personality test successfully without any relaxation.
3. For recruitment to the post(s) to be filled up on the basis of experience, it will be necessary for the candidates to have the required experience for determining his/her eligibility after acquiring the requisite essential educational qualification(s) or as per the notified provision(s) of the Recruitment & Promotion Rules, as the case may be.
4. The decision of the Commission regarding eligibility etc. of a candidate for admission to Personality Test or selection will be final and no correspondence/personal enquiries will be entertained.
5. Onus of proving that a candidate has acquired requisite degree/essential qualification by the stipulated date, shall be on the candidate and in the absence of proof to the contrary, the date as mentioned on the face of certificate/degree or the date of issue of certificate/degree shall be taken as date of acquiring essential educational qualification. No extra opportunity shall be provided to the candidates to produce appropriate certificates at the time of personality test(s).
6. In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order/ letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated otherwise the candidature/Online Application is liable to be rejected.

Detailed instructions for filling up Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) are available on the website of this Commission. The candidate should adhere to following points:
1. Desirous/ eligible candidates must have to apply online through official website of the Commission Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and will be rejected straightway.
2. The candidates should exercise due care while entering their Mobile Numbers and e-mail IDs in the Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) for immediate intimation with regard to their application.
3. The desirous & eligible candidate may visit the official website of the Commission ( and click on the link “Apply Online” on the Home Page. The candidate will register and create his/ her profile on ‘One Time Registration’ and after logging into his/ her account in OTR. The list of advertisements will be displayed to the candidate on dashboard. Candidate will apply for a particular post through portal. The application of the candidate will be submitted only after uploading of requisite documents as per advertisement. Before submission of application, the candidate will be shown the preview of uploaded documents and he/she shall give an undertaking/ declaration that: “It is certified that I have checked the preview of all the requisite uploaded documents and I am satisfied that documents are legible, readable and true. That I shall not object to rejection of my candidature based on the sole reason of uploaded documents being non readable/ poor quality of scanning." Online Recruitment Application once submitted shall not be allowed any change.
4. No representation/ correspondence will be entertained against final rejection of candidature.

Examination Fees:-
The detail of Exam. fee for different categories is as under:-
General Category{including General Physically Disabled, i.e. Orthopedically disabled, Deaf & Dumb, Hearing impaired/ Autism, Intellectual Disability or Multiple Disability)/Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/W.F.F. of HP/ Ex-Servicemen of HP relieved from defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure, General wards of Ex-SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons, of Ex- SM of H.P. and candidates of other states (including reserved category candidates of other states)} : Rs. 400/-
S.C. of H.P. /S.T. of H.P. /O.B.C. of H.P./ EWS (Coveredu nder BPL)/(including S.C. /S.T. /O.B.C. Ex.-Servicemen of H.P. relieved from Defence Services on their own requests before completion of normal tenure and SC/ ST/ OBC wards of Ex-SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons of Ex-SM of H.P.) : Rs. 120/-
Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure)/ Blind/Visually Impaired of H.P./Female Candidates. : No Fee

NOTE-I : Female candidates shall be exempted from the examination fee in accordance with the instructions of the Government (in the Department of Personnel) issued vide letter No. Per (AP-B) B (15)-13/2019 dated 01st January, 2020.
NOTE-II : The candidates belonging to unreserved–BPL of H.P. category and intend to apply under EWSs of H.P category, will be entitled for fee concession,i.e.1/4th of the fee prescribed for unreserved category candidates. Rest of the EWSs candidates, who are not falling within BPL of H.P. category, shall have to pay fee as applicable for unreserved category. Therefore, EWS category is further categorized into two sub categories, i.e. EWS–BPL of H.P. and EWS of H.P. for the purpose of examination fee. Note-III: The candidates who belongs to any of the reserved category and there is no post reserved for such category but the candidates claiming fee concession available to them shall have to upload the category certificate in support of their claim.

The desirous & eligible candidates shall pay the examination fee fixed category-wise online by Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking through “e Payment Gateway”, as the case may be, on or before the prescribed closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA). While making payment through “e-Payment Gateway” the candidate(s) shall pay the fixed amount through Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking only after accepting the “Terms and Conditions to apply online”. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. Before applying online, all candidates are advised to go through detailed instructions given on the website of this Commission.

NOTE:- Candidates should note that payment of fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee/mode shall be summarily rejected.

1. The candidates must read instructions carefully, which are available on website of the Commission before applying for the post(s) concerned.
2. Date for determining eligibility of all candidates in respect of essential qualification(s) and experience, if any, etc., shall be the prescribed closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA).
3. The candidates should possess requisite essential qualification(s) prescribed for the post(s) for which he/she wants to apply as on closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) on the website
4. The candidates must establish their eligibility in respect of category, experience, age and essential qualification(s) etc. as mentioned in the advertisement by uploading copies of certificates of essential qualification, Matriculation certificate as age proof, category certificate and experience certificate (where required) to avoid rejection of their candidature after the closing date.
5. The benefit of reservation for various post(s) will be admissible only to the candidates, who are bonafide residents of Himachal Pradesh in respect of categories, viz., Scheduled Caste (S.C.), Scheduled Tribe (S.T.), Other Backward Classes (O.B.C.), Economically Weaker Section (E.W.S.), Ex-Servicemen, Ward of Freedom Fighter (W.F.F.) and Persons with Benchmark disabilities (Loco motor Disabled/Visually Impaired/Hearing Impaired/Autism, Intellectual Disability or Multiple Disability) etc.
6. Category once claimed shall be treated final and no representation /correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
7. The reserved category candidates belonging to other States will be treated as GENERAL CAT EGORY CANDIDAT ES and the benefit of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates.
8. Number of post(s) is/are tentative and may increase or decrease from time to time.
9. No in service (regular service) candidate will be interviewed unless he /she bring N.O.C. from the concerned employer.
10. Examination fees once paid will not be refunded.
11. Disputes, if any, shall be subject to Court jurisdiction at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh).
12. The candidates are required to upload the requisite documents on the OTRS portal.
13. In cases where the number of eligible candidates for recruitment to the post(s) advertised by the Commission is inordinately large, the Commission may limit /shortlist the number of eligible candidates to be called for personality test(s) by subjecting them to either Computer Based Screening Test (objective-type) or Offline Screening Test (objective) of Two hours duration. Marks obtained in the Screening Test are only meant to short list the number of candidates for personality test(s) and are in no way to be presumed by the candidates as being their merit for final.

List of documents to be uploaded on the OTRS portal by the candidate:
1. Matriculation certificate for age proof.
2. Degree certificate alongwith Marks Sheets of all years/ consolidated mark sheet or provisional certificate(s) along with marks sheets of all semesters/ years in support of Educational Qualifications.
3. Experience certificate(s) wherever required.
4. Valid Category certificate(s) in support of their eligibility, if any, viz., S.C., S.T., O.B.C., E.W.S., Ex-Servicemen, Ward of Ex-Servicemen, WFF and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities etc. All these certificates along with undertaking wherever required, should be on Performa prescribed by the Government of H.P. from time to time. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes Certificates should be in accordance with the instructions of the Govt. issued vide letter No. PER(AP)-C-F(10)-4/2010 dated 5th August, 2019.
5. Bonafide Himachali Certificate in case of reserved category candidates.
6. Candidates applying under EWS category will have to upload/ submit either ‘Income & Asset Certificate’ or valid BP L Certificate countersigned by B.D.O. along with non- SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by the competent authority on the format prescribed by H.P. Government vide letter No. PER (AP)-C-B(12)-1/2019 dated 11th June, 2019

Closing Date for Application : 05/08/2022 11:59PM and
Closing Date for Fee : 05/08/2022 11:59PM

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