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NPPA is an organization of the Government of India which was established, inter alia, to fix/ revise the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations and to enforce prices and availability of the medicines in the country, under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995.

Applications, as per format at Annexure-A, are invited for engagement of one Principal Legal Consultant in National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) as per details and terms and conditions given below:

(i) Graduate with LLB degree from a recognized university;
(ii) Minimum 7 years working experience in practicing/dealing with legal matters in Higher Judiciary (High Court/ Supreme Court).

(i) Working experience preferably of court cases of Government/ Ministries and Regulatory agencies involving preparation of rejoinders, affidavits, appeal petitions etc. in High Court & Supreme Court.
(ii) Science or Pharmacy Graduate from a recognized university.
(iii) Working, knowledge of computer.

AGE: The maximum age limit to work is 65 years.

Selected candidate will be required to handle various legal matter of NPPA including:
• Updation of court cases and their status,
• Preparation of draft comments/replies to Petitions or Appeals,
• Arranging annexures required for affidavits/SLPs,
• Briefing of counsels,
• Attending court hearings,
• Follow up with Government Departments and agencies for court cases.
• Preparation of replies/ comments in RTI matters/ Parliament Questions etc.
• Examination of Counsel fees / correspondence etc.
• Any other work which may be assigned

Consolidated fee of a maximum of Rs.50,000/- per month shall be paid excluding the tax deductible at source (service tax) depending on qualification & suitability. In respect of retired government officials, total emoluments shall not exceed the last pay drawn minus the Pension plus Emoluments subject to overall ceiling of Rs.50,000/- per month.

(i) Selection of Consultant will be made through a Selection Committee set up by Department of Pharmaceuticals.
(ii) Consultant    shall be hired on contractual basis for a    period of upto one    year.
This term can be extended by the Government    maximum upto 3    years
depending upon the performance of the candidate and the need of NPPA. Thereafter, a fresh advertisement shall have to be made.
(iii) The contract can be terminated at any time by NPPA giving one month's notice without assigning any reason. Services can also be terminated if the competent authority is dissatisfied with the performance of the Consultant.
(iv) The consultant shall perform the duties assigned to him/her. The competent authority reserves the right to assign any additional work as and when required. No extra/ additional allowance will be admissible in case of such assignment.

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