The Union Public Service Commission commonly abbreviated as UPSC, is India's premier central recruiting agency. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services. While Department of Personnel and Training is the central personnel agency in India. The agency's charter is granted by Part XIV of the Constitution of India, titled as Services Under the Union and the States.
Post : One post of Director / Deputy Secretary (Pharma and Medical Device), Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Post ID : No.23055210420
Essential Qualifications :
For Director level post :
(A) EDUCATIONAL : B.E./ B.Tech / MBBS / Bachelor’s degree in the subjects of management, bio-engineering, medical technology / medical field.
(B) EXPERIENCE : Ten years’ experience in Pharma or Medical Devices Sector with at least Three years experience in operations management /implementation of projects in Research & Development / Production.
For Deputy Secretary level post :
(A) EDUCATIONAL : B.E. / B.Tech / MBBS / Bachelor’s degree in the subjects of management, bio-engineering, medical technology / medical field.
(B) EXPERIENCE : Seven years’ experience in Pharma or Medical Devices Sector with at least Three years experience in operations management /implementation of projects in Research & Development / Production.
Desirable Qualifications :
For Director level post : (i) M.E / M. Tech. (ii) Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) / Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in the subjects of management, bio-engineering, medical technology / medical field.
For Deputy Secretary level post : (i) M.E / M.Tech. (ii) Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) / Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in the subjects of management, bio-engineering, medical technology / medical field.
Job Description : To deal with Government policy, programmes and matters relating to-
(i) Technical, Technology, Research & Development and quality related parameters relevant to Pharma or Medical Devices production and usage from productivity efficiency and competitiveness perspective.
(ii) Quality, availability and pricing of raw materials for Pharma or Medical Devices sector including Key Starting materials, Drug intermediates, components of the Medical Devices, etc from within and outside the country.
(iii) Pharmaceutical or Medical Devices production, consumption and pricing.
(iv) Measures to promote Research & Development in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Devices in the Country.
(v) Project relating to new/capacity expansion/ modernization projects in Pharmaceutical or Medical Devices.
The following with a minimum of experience of Fifteen years for Joint Secretary Level posts, experience of Ten years for Director Level posts and experience of seven years for Deputy Secretary Level posts are eligible to apply
a. Officers of any State/UT Government who are already working at equivalent level or are eligible for appointment to equivalent level in their cadre, with relevant experience.
b. Individuals working at comparable levels in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Autonomous Bodies, Statutory Organizations, Universities, Recognized Research Institutes.
c. Individuals working at comparable levels in Private Sector Companies, Consultancy Organisations, International/Multinational Organisations.
The comparable/equivalent level would be defined as under:
a) The candidate applying for Joint Secretary level post must have a minimum gross salary of Rs. 35 Lakh per year during any of the financial year 2021-22 or 2022- 23 as per Form-16/ITR.
b) The candidate applying for Director level post must have a minimum gross salary of Rs. 20 Lakh per year during any of the financial year 2021-22 or 2022-23 as per Form-16/ITR.
c) The candidate applying for Deputy Secretary level post must have a minimum gross salary of Rs. 15 Lakh per year during any of the financial year 2021-22 or 2022- 23 as per Form-16/ITR. DATE FOR THE INTERVIEW ON WHICH THE SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THE PRINTOUT OF THEIR ONLINE APPLICATION ALONGWITH OTHER DOCUMENTS AT UPSC SHALL BE INTIMATED SEPARATELY.
Note : In case of inability to submit the Form-16/ITR for the year 2022-2023 by the closing date, candidates has to submit an undertaking that the same will be submitted before the date of interview.
Note : Central Government employees are not eligible to apply for these posts.
Age & Pay
a) The minimum and maximum age limit for the Joint Secretary level post are 40 and 55 years respectively and the Pay will be fixed at the minimum of Pay Level-14 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC (approximate gross salary would be around Rs. 2,66,000/- including Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance & House Rent Allowance in present level).
b) The minimum and maximum age limit for the Director level post are 35 and 45 years respectively and the Pay will be fixed at the minimum of Pay Level-13 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC (approximate gross salary would be around Rs. 2,18,000/- including Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance & House Rent Allowance in present level).
c) The minimum and maximum age limit for the Deputy Secretary level post are 32 and 40 years respectively and the Pay will be fixed at the minimum of Pay Level-12 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC(approximate gross salary would be around Rs. 1,43,000/- including Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance & House Rent Allowance in present level).
d) However, the Government reserves its right to place deserving appointees at an appropriate level within the scale of pay.
e) The crucial date for determining the age limit shall be the closing date for submission of online application.
Other Conditions :
a) All appointees are to be deemed as public servants for the purpose of the CCS (Conduct) Rules and such other statutes as notified by the government from time to time.
b) Tenure: The period of contract/ deputation would be Three years extendable up to a maximum of Five years, depending upon performance and requirement.
c) The employment contract to be terminated by either side with a minimum notice period of 3 months.
d) Applicants who fulfill the eligibility conditions for the post of Director will be eligible for recommendation to the post of Director and applicants who fulfill the eligibility conditions for the post of Deputy Secretary will be eligible for recommendation to the post of Deputy Secretary.
All the above posts are in Group ‘A’. Appointment of Candidate from Private Sector will be on contract basis as per terms of contract to be signed between the selected candidate and the Government of India. Officials of State/UT Admin/PSUs, Autonomous Bodies, Statutory Organizations, Universities, Recognized Research Institutes would be appointed on deputation basis as per standard term of deputation.
HOW TO APPLY
i) Candidates must apply online through the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.
ii) Candidates must upload the documents/certificates in support of in each of the claims made by them in the application like, Date of Birth, Educational Qualification, Experience, Desirable Qualification(s) etc. or any other information, separately against each claim in pdf file in such a way that the file size does not exceed 1 MB for the respective aforesaid modules and 2 MB for the “UPLOAD OTHER DOCUMENT” module and is legible when a printout taken. For that purpose, the applicant may scan the documents/certificates in 200 dpi grey scale.
The following documents are to be uploaded:-
a) Copy of Matriculation/10th Standard or equivalent certificate indicating date of birth, or mark sheet of Matriculation/10th Standard or equivalent issued by Central/State Board indicating Date of Birth in support of claim of age. Where date of birth is not available in certificate/mark sheets, issued by concerned Educational Boards, School leaving certificate indicating Date of Birth (in case of Tamil Nadu& Kerala).
b) Copy of Degree/Diploma certificate as proof of educational qualification claimed. In the absence of Degree/Diploma certificate, provisional certificate along with mark sheets pertaining to all the academic years.
c) Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, 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.
d) For experience, up-to-date and full Experience Certificate, unambiguously indicating the nature of duties, dates and duration of experience, level/position, responsibilities etc. issued by the employer may be uploaded (link for the format is given in the online application form). In case, the submitted documents do not convincingly support the claim made, the applications is liable to be rejected. Similarly, applicants who have claimed relevant experience but the Experience Certificate attached in support of that is not for the entire duration claimed or do not support the claim made would be rejected. Only the time period of relevant experience for which Experience Certificate has been submitted would be considered. Appointment letters, office orders, transfer orders, resignation letters, pay certificates, service certificates, posting orders, affidavits and the certificates attested by the candidates themselves or self employment certificates are normally not considered as proof of experience. However, if the candidate is unable to submit experience certificate in the given format, any document unambiguously indicating the experience, nature of duties and the period claimed may be submitted and it would be considered on merit. Further, if the candidate is not able to submit experience certificate indicating nature of duties of previous employer, they may get it counter signed/attested by their current employer. Candidates will be short-listed for Interview on the basis of the information provided by them in their online application. They must ensure that such information is true.
e) Person with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) certificate in a the prescribed format (link upsc.gov.in/recruitment/recruitment-performas) issued by the competent authority by Persons with Benchmark Disabilities eligible for appointment to the post on the basis of prescribed standards of Medical Fitness.
f) Documentary support for any other claim(s) made.
Note: If any document/ certificate furnished is in a language other than Hindi or English, a transcript of the same duly attested by a Gazetted officer or notary is to be uploaded.
iii) IMPORTANT : CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO FILL THEIR CORRECT AND ACTIVE E-MAIL ADDRESSES IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION AS ALL CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE MADE BY THE COMMSSION THROUGH E-MAIL ONLY. INTERVIEW SCHEDULE AND REQUIREMENTS WITH REGARD TO COPIES OF CERTIFCATES TO BE SUBMITTED IN RESPECT OF CLAIMS MADE IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE E-MAILED IN DUE COURSE TO THE CANDIDATES IN THEIR REGISTERED E-MAIL ID AND WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE COMMISSION.
iv) Candidates who wish to apply for more than one post should apply separately for each post.
v) After submitting the Online Recruitment Application (ORA), the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted Online Recruitment Application.
vi) Candidates are not required to submit to the Commission either by post or by hand the printouts of their online applications or any other document. They will be required to bring along with them the printouts of their online applications and the documents mentioned in para 7 below if called for interview.
vii) The applicants are advised to submit only single Online Recruitment Application for each post; however, if somehow, if he/she submits multiple Online Recruitment Applications for one post, then he/she must ensure that Online Recruitment Application with the higher "Application Number" is complete in all respects. The applicants, who submit multiple Online Recruitment Applications, should note that only the Online Recruitment Application with higher "Application Number" shall be entertained by the Commission .
viii) The candidates are advised to submit the Online Recruitment Application well in advance without waiting for the closing date.
3 (B) Candidates shortlisted for interview on the basis of the information provided in the online applications submitted by them will be required to send self attested copies of documents/relevant certificates in support of the claims made in the application as and when demanded by the Commission.
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION (ORA) THROUGH ORA WEBSITE IS 23:59 HRS ON 19-06-2023.
THE LAST DATE FOR PRINTING OF COMPLETELY SUBMITTED ONLINE APPLICATION IS UPTO 23:59 HRS ON 20-06-2023.
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