Job opening at National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority as Principal Legal Consultant | Ministry of Health and Family welfare

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National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the Department of Pharmaceuticals proposes to engage One Principal Legal Consultant on contract basis. Detailed terms and conditions, qualifications for engagement and format of the application are available on the Department’s website Interested candidates may send their duly filled in application in the prescribed format along with supporting documents within fifteens (15) days from the date of issuance of this circular to Shri S. K. Jha, Under Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, G. No. 19, Shastri Bhawan, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi — 110001. Email id is (

Post : Principal Legal Consultant

(i)   Graduate with LLB degree from a recognized university:
(ii)   Minimum 7 years working experience in dealing with legal matters preferably of Government, court cases of economic Ministries and Regulatory agencies, preparation of rejoinders, affidavit, appeal petition etc. (in High Court/Supreme Court)
(iii)   Retired officer from the Government/ Government of India undertakings/ State Governments/ Government Autonomous Bodies.

(i)   Science or Pharmacy Graduate from a recognized university.
(ii) Three years experience in dealing with Drug Price Control Orders (DPCOs) court cases and related matters.
(iii)  Working knowledge of computer.

AGE : The maximum age limit is 65 years. No person will be hired or the services won't be continued beyond 65 years.


Selected candidate will be required to provide assistance in various legal matters of NPPA which involve the following work:-
• 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 Department of Legal Affairs/ Branch Seen/ Central Agency for court case
• Preparation of replies/ comments in RTI matters/ Parliament Questions etc.
• Examination of Counsel fees/ correspondence, etc.
• Any other work which may be assigned to the appointees.

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