Online Recruitment Applications (ORA*) are invited from desirous and eligible candidates for recruitment to 03 post(s) of Drug Inspector, Class-II (Gazetted) (on contract basis) in the Department of Health Safety & Regulation, Government of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Closing Date for Application : 21/12/2023 11:59PM
  • Closing Date for Fee : 21/12/2023 11:59PM

1. The candidates must read instructions carefully, which are available on website of the Commission before applying for the post(s) concerned.
2. The candidates must ensure their eligibility in respect of category, experience, age and essential qualification(s) etc. as mentioned in the advertisement by uploading copies of certificates of Essential Qualification, Matriculation Certificate as age proof, Category Certificate along with Bonafide certificate of H.P. and Experience Certificate (where required) to avoid rejection of their candidature after the closing date.
3. The candidates should possess requisite essential qualification(s) prescribed for the post(s) for which he/she wants to apply as mentioned in Eligibility Criteria of this advertisement.
4. The benefit of reservation for various post(s) will be admissible only to the candidates, who are bonafide residents of Himachal Pradesh in respect of categories, viz. Scheduled Caste (S.C.), Scheduled Tribe (S.T.), Other Backward Classes (O.B.C.), Economically Weaker Section (E.W.S.), Ex. Servicemen, Ward of Ex. Servicemen, Ward of Freedom Fighter (W.F.F.) and Persons with benchmark Disabilities (Loco motor Disabled / Visually Impaired / Hearing Impaired) etc.
5. The reserved category candidates belonging to other States will be treated as General Category Candidates and the benefit of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates.
6. No in- service (regular service) candidate will be interviewed unless he/she produces NOC (No Objection Certificate) from concerned employer.
7. Examination Fee once paid will not be refunded.
8. The candidates must mention their e-mail & mobile No. correctly in their Online Recruitment Application for receiving alerts and messages relating to Examination.
9. The candidates should also give their Aadhar No. (optional) in the appropriate field of the ORA.
10. Disputes, if any, shall be subject to Court jurisdiction at Shimla.
11. The candidates are required to upload the requisite documents on the OTRS portal.


B. List of documents to be uploaded on the OTRS portal by the candidate:-


1. Matriculation certificate for age proof.
2. Degree certificates along with Marks Sheets of all years / Consolidated mark sheet in support of Educational Qualifications.
3. Experience certificate(s) wherever required.
4. Valid category certificate(s) in support of their eligibility, if any, viz., S.C., S.T., O.B.C., E.W.S., ExServicemen along with discharge book, Ward of Ex. Servicemen, WFF and Persons with benchmark disabilities etc. All these certificates along with undertaking wherever required, should be on Performa prescribed by the Government of H.P. from time to time. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes Certificates should be in accordance with the instructions of the Govt. issued vide letter No. PER (AP)-C-F(10)-4/2010 dated 5th August, 2019).
5. Bonafide Himachali Certificate in case of reserved category candidates.
6. Valid EWS/BPL Certificate (Candidates applying under EWS’s category will have to submit either “Income & Asset Certificate‟ or valid BPL Certificate countersigned by B.D.O. along with non-SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by the competent authority on the format prescribed by H.P. Government vide letter No. PER (AP)-CB(12)- 1/2019 dated 11th June, 2019.
7. Ex. Servicemen Discharge Certificate/Service Book. (The candidates belonging to Ex-Servicemen of Himachal Pradesh will have to furnish Discharge Certificate/ Service Book and full detail in respect of their P.P.O. No., Rank etc. and NOC with date of retirement from the Defence Services to claim the benefit of reservation for the category of Ex-Serviceman of Himachal Pradesh. The Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) released on or after 13-02-2020 shall have to upload proof of having received gratuity).


Post Details:

  • Name of post: DRUG INSPECTOR
  • No. of post: 3
  • Pay scale: Rs.10300-34800+ GP 4200)
  • AGE- Between 18 to 45 years.

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Essential Qualification(s):
Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry or a post-Graduate Degree in Chemistry with pharmaceutics as essential subject of an University established in India by the Law or its equivalent qualification recognized and notified by the Central Government for such purpose or the Associateship Diploma of the Institution of Chemists (India) obtained by passing the Examination with “Analysis of Drugs and pharmaceuticals” as one of the subject.
Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Graduate in Medicine of an University recognized for this purpose by the appointing authority and has had at least one year’s postgraduate training in a laboratory under (i) a Government Analyst appointed under the Act, or (ii) a Chemical Examiner, or (iii) the head of an institution specifically approved for the purpose by the appointing authority; Provided that only those Inspectors:- (i) who have not less than 18 months experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule-C; OR (ii) who have not less than 18 months’ experience in testing of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule–C in a laboratory approved for this purpose, by the Licensing Authority; OR (iii) who have gained experience of not less than three years in the inspection of firm manufacturing any of the substances specified in Schedule-C appended to these rules during the tenure of their service as Drug Inspectors shall be authorized to inspect the manufacture of the substances mentioned in Schedule-C


Detailed instructions for filling up Online Recruitment Application (ORA) are available on the website of the Commission i.e.”.
1. Desirous / eligible candidates must have to apply online through official website of the Commission i.e. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and will be rejected straightway.

2. The desirous and eligible candidate may visit the official website of the Commission
( and click on the link “Apply Online” on the Home Page. On the opened page the candidate will click on the link “One Time Registration (OTR) for Examinations” and on the opened page will register and create his / her profile by clicking on “New Registration” if not registered already. After
registration or if already registered the candidate will have to log into his / her account in OTR page, Once logged in, the list of live advertisements will be displayed to the candidate on the dashboard. Candidate will apply for a particular post through this portal only. The application of the candidate will be submitted only after uploading of requisite documents as per advertisement. Before submission of application, the candidate will have to give an undertaking/ declaration that:-“It is certified that I have checked the preview of all the
requisite uploaded documents and I am satisfied that documents are legible, readable and true. That I shall not object to rejection of my candidature based on the sole reasons of uploaded documents being nonreadable/ poor quality of scanning.”


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