Pharmacist officer vacancy (482 posts) in the Medical & Health Deptt, Govt of Panjab

Pharmacist pharmacy officer vacancy Panjab THe Pharmapedia

Medical & Health Department of Panjab invites application form to fill up Pharmacy officer/Pharmacist post on regular basis. Mode of selection will be written exam (90 marks) and experience (10 marks; 1 mark for 1 year).

S. No.Name of PostBasic and Professional qualificationNo. of Posts7 CPC
1Pharmacist (Pharmacy Officer)1. Should have passed Senior Secondary Part-II Examination  with Science or its equivalent from a recognized University or Institution
2. Should possess a degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy from a recognized University or institution. 3. Should have passed the three months of practical training in an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India set up under the Pharmacy Act. 1948; and 4. Should be registered as Pharmacist with the Punjab Pharmacy Council set up under the Pharmacy Act. 1948
1. General –  188
2. Economically  weaker Section (General)-48
3. SC (M&B)-49
4. SC (R&O)-48
5. BC  – 48
6. Phyically Handicap – 19
7. Freedom Fighter   – 5
8. ESM General -34
9. ESM SC (M&B) – 10
10. ESM SC (R&O) – 9
11. ESM BC – 10
12. Sports General – 9
13. Sports SC (M&B) – 3
14. Sports SC (R&O) –  2
29200 Level 5

Criteria of recruitment:-

1.           Written examination                                                        90 marks (By Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot)

2.           Experience  (1 year= 1 mark)                                       10 marks (Marks of Experience will be given to those candidates who are working in the Department of Health on Regular, Contract or Outsource basis in any program)


1.            Age limit:  Between 18 and 37 years as on 1st  Jan., 2020.

2.            Relaxation  in upper age for various categories is as below:

  • i.                 SC/ BC, candidates is 5 years
  • ii.                Physically Handicapped is 10 years
  • iii.                candidates  for  Ex-Servicemen  Category,  the  age  relaxation  will  be as follows:

“For recruitment  to any vacancy in the State Civil Services  whether  reserved or  not  under  these  rules  an  Ex-Servicemen  shall  be  allowed  to  deduct  the period  of  his/her  service  in  the  Armed  Forces  of  the  Union  from  his/her actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed  for direct  appointment  to such vacancy  in the concerned  Service rules, by more than 3 years, he/she shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit”

iv.        Upper  age limit  may  be relaxed  up to 45 years  for Punjab  Govt.  and its Board/ Corporation/ Commission and Authorities employees, all States/ Central Government  employees.

v.          Upper age will be relaxed up to the age of 45 years for the candidates who are working in the Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab in various wings/  programmes/  institutions on  Contractual basis/  Outsource basis as  per  Rule   5(1)   proviso   2  of  Punjab   Civil  Services   (General and Common Conditions) Service Rules 1994 but there will be no relaxation in academic qualification.

vi.        Upper age limit is also relaxable up to 42 years for Widows, Divorcees and certain other Categories of Women.

Terms and Conditions:

1.         These  posts  will  be  given  pay  scales  as  per  central   pattern.   Salary  and emoluments   will   be  paid   as  per   Government   of  Punjab   (Department   of Personnel)  letter  No.  7/204/2012-4FP1/66,  dated  15-01-2015  and amendments  done in this letter from time to time.

2. a)    Knowledge  of  Punjabi:-  No  person  shall  be  appointed  to  any  post  in  any service  by  direct  appointment  unless  he  has  passed  Matriculation examination with Punjabi as one of the compulsory or elective subject or any other equivalent examination  in Punjabi language, which may be specified by the Government  from time to time.

b)         Provided   further   that  where  educational   qualifications   for  a  post  in  any service   are   lower   than   the   Matriculation   standard,   then   the   person   so appointed  shall have to pass an examination  of Punjabi Language equivalent to Middle standard.

c)         Provided  further  where  a War  Hero,  who has  been  discharged  from  defence service  or paramilitary  forces on account  of disability  suffered  by him or his widow  or  dependent  member  of  his  family,  is  appointed  under  the instructions   issued   in   this   behalf   by   the   Government,   the   person   so appointed will not be required to possess aforesaid knowledge of Punjabi Language.

d)         Provided   further   that  where  a  ward  of  defence   service   personal,   who  is bonafide   resident   of   Punjab   State,   is  appointed   by   direct   appointment, he/she shall have to pass an examination  of Punjabi Language  equivalent  to Matriculation  standard  or  he  shall  have  to qualify  a test  conducted  by  the Language  Wing of the department  of Education  of Punjab  Government  with in a period of two years from the date of his appointment.

3.        Reservation will be as per applicable rules and Punjab Government Policy Guidelines.  Number of posts given in the advertisement  for reserved category is provisional.

4.           The   SC/    BC   category    certificate    should    be   in   accordance    with   the instructions  of the Department  of Welfare  Punjab  and the certificate  for the Ex-Serviceman, Freedom Fighters, Economically Weaker Section and Sports persons   categories   should  be  in  accordance   with  the  instructions   of  the concerned Department.

5.           Candidates   should   select   their   categories   carefully,   because   candidates belonging to categories other than General Category are entitled to fee concession/  exemption,  age  relaxation  and  job  reservation.   The  Category once   selected/filled  will   not   be  changed  under   any  circumstances. Candidates shall submit certificates issued by the Competent Authority in support of their claim to a particular category.

6.         Ex-serviceman/    Lineal    Descendent    of    Ex-serviceman    (LDESM/    Grand children of Gallantry Award Winners who have domicile of Punjab are eligible for  reservation  under  the  Ex-serviceman  category.  LDESM/  Grand  children of Gallantry Award Winners shall be considered against the vacancies for Ex- serviceman   Only   if   no   Ex-servicemen   are   available.   In   case   sufficient numbers  of  Ex-servicemen  are  available,  then  LDESM  shall  be  treated  as General Category candidates.

7.           Sportspersons  seeking reservation under Sports quota should have Sports Gradation Certificate  issued by Director Sports, Punjab as per the latest instructions  to claim benefit under this category. The relevant certificate should be there with the candidate as on the last date of the submission of the online application. No extra time will be given to candidates in this respect.

8.        The qualification of candidates should be prior to the last date of filling the applications.

9.         No  TA/DA  will  be  paid  for  the  journeys   performed   for  the  written   test/ counselling etc.

10.       The   candidate   applying   for   more   than   one   post   shall   have   to   apply separately, along with necessary fees.

11.       Candidates  are  requested  to  mention  their  sub  category  viz-a-viz  Caste  in online application form.

12.       Department  has not  any  mechanism  to check  the certificates  of candidates who are applying online. If, at any stage certificate of the candidate is found fictitious   /  bogus  or  ineligible,   the  candidature   of  the  candidate   will  be cancelled and action will be taken according to law.

13.       Mere  qualifying   the  written   examination   would  not  make  the  candidates eligible for appointment until and unless they produce Police Verification certificate,  clearance  of  criminal  charges  if any  pending  against  him/her  in the court of law and other Police actions to the satisfaction of department.

14.        Only  those  Government   employees   shall  be  eligible  to  issue  appointment letters  who  are  certified  by  the  Head  of  the  Department  as  not  having  any pending  disciplinary  proceedings  or  undergoing  punishment  under  Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1970, or any other material disqualification   in   terms   of   integrity   and   professional   misconduct   and necessary NOC should be obtained from the Head of the Department.

15         NATIONALITY: A candidate shall be a

i.          Citizen of India; or ii.            Citizen of Nepal; or

iii.       Subject of Bhutan; or

iv.       Tibetan  refugee  who  came  over  to  India  before  1st  January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settlement in India; or

v.        A  person  of  Indian  origin  who  has  migrated   from  Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intension   of   permanently   setting   in   India;   Provided   that   a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.

16.       The certificates/diplomas/ degrees issued by non-recognized  institutions  will not   be   considered   and   the   candidature   of   candidates   will   be   declared ineligible.

17.       Candidates,  who will score minimum 33% marks in the written test, will only be  declared  as  eligible  and  the  candidates  who  will  score  less  than  33% marks in the written test will be declared as ineligible.

18.        Merely  appearing  in  the  written  test  will  not  entitle  the  candidates  for  the right to selection unless they fulfil the prescribed  eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions  of the advertisement.  Selection  will be on the inter-se- merit of the written test and marks of experience subject to the reservation prescribed by the Government.

19.        In case qualified  candidates  obtain  equal marks  in the written  examination, then preference will be given to the candidate who is older in age.

20.      No extra weightage shall be admissible to the candidates possessing higher qualification.

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