Pharm. D becomes eligible qualification for recruitment of all pharmacy related posts | MoHFW, Govt of India

Pharm. D (DOCTOR OF PHARMACY) becomes eligible for apply/appointment to various posts where D.Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy) or B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy) or M.Pharm (Master of Pharmacy qualification) qualification is required.

The Central Government, on the recommendations of The Pharmacy Council of India, constituted under Section 3 of Pharmacy Act, 1948 (8 of 1948), decided that a person holding the Pharm. D (DOCTOR OF PHARMACY )qualification being higher qualification shall automatically become eligible for appointment to various posts where a person holding a Diploma in Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmacy or Master of Pharmacy qualification is eligible to be appointed.

In most of the states in India, Pharm D (DOCTOR OF PHARMACY) are prohibited from applying for the post of pharmacists in government services, both in central and state level.  Now, the Pharm D holders become eligible to apply for the post of pharmacists, thereby they can be promoted to the post of clinical pharmacists in the future. Further, these graduates can apply for the post of the pharmacist in the ESI and other central government health services. Similarly, they will be considered as qualified candidates for the recruitment of pharmacy teacher posts which are reserved for postgraduates (M Pharm).


In a major relief to the Pharm D graduates in the country, the Union Health Ministry has recognized, with effect from July 16 this year, the doctoral pharmacy program, Pharm D, as an eligible qualification for recruitment of all pharmacy related posts where D Pharm, B Pharm and M Pharm are considered as basic qualifications.

The major advantage of the government decision is that the Pharm D degree holders can apply for all those posts wherever D Pharm, B Pharm and M Pharm qualifications are mentioned as eligible requirements.

In the central and state enforcement agencies, the basic educational qualification for the post of drug inspector is a degree in pharmacy. From now on, this area can also be made a professional field of Pharm D holders.
On 16 July 2019, the decision of the government was notified in the government gazette dated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Important Date:

फार्मेसी एक्ट, 1948 (1948 की 8) की धारा 3 के तहत गठित द फार्मेसी काउंसिल ऑफ इंडिया की सिफारिशों पर केंद्र सरकार ने फैसला किया कि Pharm. D (DOCTOR OF PHARMACY) उच्च योग्यता होने के कारण स्वतः रूप से विभिन्न पदों पर नियुक्ति के लिए पात्र होंगे , जहां मास्टर ऑफ़ फार्मेसी या बैचलर ऑफ फार्मेसी या डिप्लोमा ऑफ फार्मेसी योग्यता रखने वाला व्यक्ति नियुक्त होने के लिए पात्र है|

भारत में (केंद्रीय और राज्य स्तर पर) फार्म डी (डॉक्टर ऑफ डॉक्टर) को सरकारी सेवाओं में फार्मासिस्ट, ड्रग इंस्पेक्टर इत्यादि के पद के लिए आवेदन करने से प्रतिबंधित किया गया है। अब, फ़ार्मा डी धारक फार्मासिस्ट, ड्रग इंस्पेक्टरके पद के लिए आवेदन करने के लिए पात्र होंगे, जिससे उन्हें भविष्य में नैदानिक फार्मासिस्ट के पद पर पदोन्नत किया जा सकता है।

इसके अलावा, ये ESIC अन्य केंद्रीय सरकारी स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं में फार्मासिस्ट के पद के लिए आवेदन कर सकते हैं। इसी तरह, उन्हें फार्मेसी शिक्षक पदों की भर्ती के लिए योग्य उम्मीदवारों के रूप में माना जाएगा, जो स्नातकोत्तर (M.pharm) के लिए आरक्षित हैं।

सरकार के फैसले का बड़ा फायदा यह है कि फार्म डी (Pharm.D ) धारक उन सभी पदों के लिए आवेदन कर सकते हैं जहां डी फार्म, बी फार्म और एम फार्म योग्यता के रूप में उल्लिखित हैं।


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