The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has instituted the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board. The Board has been incorporated with the purpose of recruiting capable, competent, highly skilled individuals by conducting written tests, professional tests and personal interviews wherever as desired. The Board shall hereby committed to develop selection and recruitment procedures that confirm to the global standards in testing, and promise selections by all fair means, of the most competent, capable, and skilled individuals for user departments.
Post : Senior Scientific Assistant (Chemistry)
Online Applications are invited for recruitment to the following posts under different Departments/Local/Autonomous Bodies under Govt. of NCT of Delhi Only online applications will be accepted. Applications received through any other mode shall stand summarily rejected. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
No of posts : 05 (UR-03, OBC-01, EWS-01)
Post Code : 72/23
Group : B
Name of Deptt. : Drugs Control Department
Educational Qualification :-
A. (i) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry / Pharmacy / Bio- Chemistry from a recognized university or equivalent. (ii) One years’ experience in the field of chemical analysis of drugs from a recognized institution or equivalent. OR
B. (i) A degree in Pharmacy / Science (with Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) from a recognized university or equivalent. (ii) Three years’ experience in the field of chemical analysis of drugs from a recognized institution or equivalent.
Pay Scale :- Rs 35,400 – 1,12,400 Level - 6 (Pre-Revised Rs.9300 - 34800) + Grade Pay Rs.4200/- Group ‘B’, Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial
Age Limit :- Not exceeding 30 years
1. SC/ST (For Group B & C) : 05 years
2. OBC (For Group B & C) : 03 years
3. PwD (For Group B & C) : 10 years
4. PwD + SC/ST (For Group B & C) : 15 years
5. PwD + OBC (For Group B & C) : 13 years
6. Departmental candidate i.e. regular Govt. servant with at least three years continuous service. (These instructions are applicable only to Central Government Civilian Employees and Employees of all Departments/Autonomous/Local Bodies of Govt. of NCT of Delhi) : Up to 40 years of age (45 years for SC/ST, 43 years for OBC) for Group 'C' post (which are in the same line or allied cadres) as per DoP&T O.M. No.15012/2/2010-Estt.(D) dated 27th March, 2012
7. Ex-Servicemen (Group B & C (Non- Gazetted) ) : Period of Military service plus 3 years
8. Meritorious Sports Persons (Only for Group 'C' posts) : Up to 05 years (10 years for SC/ST and 08 years for OBC candidates)
9. Disabled Defence services personnel (Group ‘C’) : 45 years (50 years of SC/ST, 48 years for OBC)
10. Widows/ divorced women/ women judicially separated and who are not re- married : For Group C Post: - Up to the age of 35 years (up to 40 yrs for SC/ST & 38 for OBC)
(Note :- The above age relaxations will be regulated as per DoPT Guidelines.)
(i) In case of physically handicapped/Person with Disability, relaxation in age-limit shall be applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified as suitable for persons with disabilities.
(ii) If a person with disability is entitled to age relaxation by virtue of being a Departmental employee, the same will be admissible either as a 'person with disability' or as a 'Departmental employee' whichever may be more beneficial to him/her.
Mode of Selection :
a. The selection shall be made through One Tier and Two Tier examination scheme.
b. In case of any question(s) appearing in the exam are held to be invalid, those questions will not be evaluated and the marks scored by the candidate will be calculated on prorated basis (out of maximum marks).
c. Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Test/Exam will be normalized (If required) by using the formula published by DSSSB vide Notice No. 10 (271)/Sec.Cell/DSSSB/18/989 dated 11.07.2018 (Annexure-II) and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and provisional nomination/selection.
d. Draft Answer Keys of the Computer Based Test/Exam will be displayed on the website of DSSSB after the Examination. Candidates may go through the draft Answer Keys and submit online objections, if any, within the stipulated time limit given by the Board. Objection(s) regarding the draft Answer Keys received through the online mode within the time limit fixed by the Board will only be considered and scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys. However, the decision of the Board in this regard will be final. Objections received through any other mode(s) e.g. letter, application, email etc. shall not be entertained. After the receipt of objection(s) in the above stated authorised manner, no further representations, if any will be entertained in this regard by the Board anytime during or after the display of draft answer key.
e. The Board, in order to achieve qualitative selection and to recruit the best talent available, has fixed the following minimum qualifying marks (wherever applicable) for different categories (UR/SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD/Ex-SM) :-
OBC (Delhi) :35%
SC/ST/PH (PwBD) :30%
Ex-Servicemen will be given 5% relaxation in their respective categories subject to a minimum of 30%, if post is reserved for Ex-Servicemen.
f. DSSSB reserves its right to prescribe a minimum cut off mark for any post as per availability of candidates.
Note : Cut off marks for selection in different categories may go higher depending upon the marks obtained by the candidates and number of vacancies in respective categories.
g. If there are two or more candidates in the same category are having equal marks in the examination : 1) Candidate securing more marks in subject specific section i.e. Section-B is to be placed higher in merit; 2) In case where the marks mentioned at (1) above are also equal, the candidate senior in age is to be placed higher in merit. 3) In case where the date of birth(s) are also the same, the candidate whose first name comes first in Alphabetical order (in English) is to be placed higher in merit. h. SC, ST, OBC, EWS and PwD candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, will not be adjusted against the reserved vacancies. Such candidates will be accommodated against the general/ unreserved vacancies for the post as per their position in the overall merit. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SC, ST, OBC, EWS, Ex-SM and PwD candidates.
i. A person with disability who is selected on his/her own merit can be appointed against an unreserved vacancy provided the post is identified suitable for Persons with Disability of the relevant category.
j. Provisional nomination/selection in the examination confers no right of appointment unless the Appointing Authority i.e. user department is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service/post.
k. The admission at all stages of the examination is purely provisional, subject to his/her satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions prescribed for the respective Department(s). If, upon verification, at any time before or after the examination, it is found that the candidate does not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, his/her candidature for the examination will be summarily cancelled.
l. The candidates not having essential qualification as exactly mentioned in the Recruitment Rules of the concerned post need not apply.
Reservation Benefits :
(i) Reservation benefits will be available to the SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD/Ex-SM & other special category candidates in accordance with the extant Instructions / Orders / Circulars issued from time to time by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi/DOP&T, Govt. of India. The candidate has to select the particular category when applying online for the Post. No request for change of Category will be entertained at any later stage.
(ii) The Board makes selection of candidates in pursuance to the vacancies reported by the concerned User Departments for various posts. The Board does not have any role in deciding the number of vacancies of any User Department. Implementation of reservation policy, maintaining reservation roster and earmarking of vacancies amongst different categories fall under the domain of the User Departments.
(iii) The cut off date will be the closing date of application i.e. 20/12/2023 for ascertaining the eligibility of the Candidates for extension of any benefits wherever applicable. However, latest DopT guidelines issued from time to time may be taken into consideration for final appointment by the user department.
(iv) Only OBC (Delhi) candidates notified by Govt. of NCT of Delhi vide letter/order No. F.19(10)/2001/S- III/Pt.File/2278-2285 dated 27/07/2007 (Annexure-III) and No. F.19(01)/2012/S.IV/1241-1258 dated 28/07/2016 (Annexure-IV) will be given the benefit of reservation/age relaxation under OBC category. This has further been clarified by Services Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi Vide its Office Memorandum No.F.19(02)/2011/S.IV/Vol.I/856 dated 31/05/2021 (Annexure-V). OBC (Outside) candidates will be treated as Un-reserved candidates and they must apply under UR category. The OBC candidates must be in possession of non-Creamy layer certificate, along with his/her caste certificate on or before cut off date.
(v) Only following two types of certificates will be accepted as valid certificates for grant of benefit of reservation to OBCs:-
(A) OBC certificate (Delhi) issued by the Revenue Department of GNCT of Delhi, on the basis of a old certificate issued to any member of individual’s family from GNCT of Delhi.
(B) OBC certificate issued by a Competent Authority outside Delhi to a person belonging to a community duly notified as OBC by GNCT of Delhi. This certificate should have mandatorily been issued on the basis of OBC certificate issued by Govt. of NCT of Delhi to a family member of the concerned person who had been residing in Delhi before 08/09/1993.
(vi) A candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS who is provisionally nominated/selected on the same standard as applied to unreserved category candidates and who appears in the combined merit list is treated as own merit candidate. Such candidate is adjusted against unreserved point of the reservation roster. Only such SC/ST/OBC candidates who are selected on the same standard as applied to unreserved candidates shall not be adjusted against reserved vacancies. In other words, when a relaxed standard is applied in nominating/selecting an SC/ST/OBC candidate, for example in the age limit, experience, qualification, extended zone of consideration larger than what is provided for unreserved category candidates, etc., the SC/ST/OBC candidates are to be counted against reserved vacancies. Such candidates would be deemed to be unavailable for consideration against unreserved vacancies.
Important Instructions to Candidates
a. The Board does not undertake any detailed scrutiny of applications for the eligibility and other aspects at the time of examination(s) and, therefore, candidature will be accepted only on provisional basis. As such merely, applying under the above said Post Codes does not make the candidate eligible for the same. Candidates must go through the requirements of essential educational qualification, age, experience etc. and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for the post. Copies of supporting documents will be sought at the time of online calling of e-dossier only.
b. The educational qualification, age, experience and other eligibility conditions for the post shall be determine as on 20/12/2023.
c. The cut off date will be the closing date of application i.e. 20/12/2023 for ascertaining the eligibility of the Candidates for extension of any benefits wherever applicable. However, latest DopT guidelines issued from time to time may be taken into consideration for final appointment by the user department.
d. Candidates with only benchmark physical disability status will be considered as Persons with Disabilities (PwBD) and only such candidates will be entitled to age-relaxation/ reservation for Persons with Disabilities.
e. If a candidate successfully submits his/her application, it will only be considered on ‘Provisional’ basis. Candidates should take printout of the online Application Form for their own records.
f. Only one online registration is allowed to be submitted by a candidate. Therefore, candidates must exercise due diligence at the time of filling their online Registration Forms. In case, more than one Registration of a candidate is detected, all such registrations will be rejected and his/her candidature for the examination will be cancelled. If a candidate submits multiple registrations and appears in the examination (at any stage) more than once, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will be debarred from the examinations of the Board.
g. Only one online application is allowed to be submitted by a candidate for the examination of each post code. Therefore, candidates must exercise due diligence at the time of filling their online Application Forms for the relevant post. In case, more than one application of a candidate is detected for the same post code, all such applications will be rejected and his/her candidature for the examination will be cancelled. If a candidate submits multiple applications and appears in the examination (at any stage) more than once, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will be debarred from the examinations of the Board.
h. Candidates are advised to upload recent and clear colour photograph. The background should be a plain white or off-white. It should have full face, front view, eyes open. Online Applications with blurred/ illegible Photograph/ Signature will be rejected. Candidate must bring same photo printed on photo quality paper whenever asked by the Board. Digital or printed photo not meeting above guidelines will be rejected and candidature of the candidate will be rejected.
i. Request for change/ correction sought via any mode like Post/ Fax/ Email/ By hand, etc. in any particulars of the Online Application Form including change of category, once submitted, will not be entertained under any circumstances and no correspondence will be made in this regard.
j. Candidates must fill their correct and active e-mail addresses and mobile numbers in their online application forms so that any communication from the Board is properly received by the candidate. Further, candidate is advised to visit website of the Board on regular basis to get updates as the communications sent through email & SMS are additional facilities. The Board shall not be responsible for any lapse on the part of the candidate in this regard.
k. 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
General Instructions for Candidates
(i) The vacancies advertised are liable to vary (increase or decrease). In case, the vacancy position is reduced to any number or even NIL by the User Department, Board is not liable to compensate the applicant for any consequential damage/loss. Further, vacancies in respect of PH/ PwBD candidates are liable to vary (increase or decrease) subject to provisions of RPwD Act,2016.
(ii) The DSSSB reserves the right to cancel or modify the advertisement or part of it, at any stage.
(iii) The centers for holding the examination will be in Delhi/NCR only.
(iv) The Board reserves the right to cancel a part or entire process of examination or a part of it due to Administrative reason(s) and in case of unfair means, cheating or other irregularities/ malpractice noticed by the Board. The Board also reserves the right to cancel or set up a new examination centre and divert the candidates from a particular examination centre to another examination centre, if required. The Board also reserves the right to shift candidates of any one centre to some other centre to take the Exam. No request for change in date, time and centre of exam will be accepted under any circumstances.
(v) In case of any inadvertent error in publication of advertisement, the final result will be prepared on the basis of Recruitment Rules of the concerned post, DoPT guidelines, Examination Schemes available on the Board website and any other prevailing guidelines of GNCTD and GOI.
(vi) The Board reserves the right to change or make amendment in the examination scheme, any time before the examination, if so required.
(vii) The candidature of the candidate to the Examination is entirely provisional and subject to the outcome of any direction/ decision/ order/ pronouncement of any Court of Law and mere issuance of Admit Card or appearance at Examination does not entitle him/her to any claim for the post.
(viii) Abbreviations used are denoted as under: EWS-Economically Weaker Sections, Ex-SM- Ex-Servicemen, UR-Unreserved (General), SC- Scheduled Caste, ST- Scheduled Tribe, OBC- Other Backward Classes, PwD-Person with Benchmark Disability, OH-Orthopedically Handicapped, VH- Visually Handicapped, HH-Hard of Hearing. Abbreviations of Disabled Category : B=Blind, LV=Low Vision, D=Deaf, HH= Hard of Hearing, OA=One Arm, OL=One Leg, BA=Both Arms, BL=Both Leg, OAL=One Arm and One Leg, BLOA=Both leg & one arm, BLA=Both Legs Arms, CP=Cerebral Palsy, LC=Leprosy Cured, Dw=Dwarfism, AAV=Acid Attack Victims, MDy=Muscular Dystrophy, ASD= Autism Spectrum Disorder (M= Mild, MoD= Moderate), ID= Intellectual Disability, SLD= Specific Learning Disability, MI= Mental Illness, MD=Multiple Disabilities
(ix) Use of Calculator, Laptop, Palmtop, other Digital Instrument/ Mobile/ Cell phone, Pager/ electronic watches and any metallic items etc. is/ are not allowed. Candidates are strictly advised not to bring any of the above gadgets in the examination centre as no arrangements for keeping or for security of these items will be available at the centers.
(x) In case any candidate is caught/ found to be in possession of any gadget/instrument, he/ she would be debarred from the examination and legal proceedings shall also be initiated against the candidates.
(xi) The candidates are instructed to follow the following dress code while appearing for DSSSB Exam : (a) Light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc. with Salwar/ Trouser. (b) Slippers, sandals with low heels. Shoes are not allowed.
(xii) In case there is any discrepancy among the English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi version of advertisement/ information, the English version will be treated as final. (xiii) Further, notifications/corrigendum in this regard, if any will be put up on Board website.
Opening Date for Submission of Online Applications: - 21/11/2023 (21st November, 2023)
Closing Date for Submission of Online Applications :- 20/12/2023 (20th December, 2023)
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