The Union Public Service Commission, commonly abbreviated as UPSC, is India’s premier central recruiting agency.

It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services.

While the Department of Personnel and Training is the central personnel agency in India.

The agency’s charter is granted by Part XIV of the Constitution of India, titled Services Under the Union and the States.

Post: Drugs Inspector

No of post: 26 [SC-03, ST-01, OBC-10, EWS-02, UR-10) (PwBD-02)*]
Vacancy Number: 22101907108

Department / Office: Drugs Control Department, Health & Family Welfare Department
Pay Scale: Level- 08 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC
Age: 30 years

Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a university established in India by law: Provided that only those Inspectors:-

(i) Who have not less than eighteen months’ experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule “C”; or

(ii) Who have not less than eighteen months’ experience in testing of at least one of the substances 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 firms manufacturing any of the substances specified in Schedule “C” during the tenure of their services as Drugs Inspectors; shall be authorized to inspect the manufacture of the substances mentioned in schedule “C” [Provided further that the requirement as to the academic qualification shall not apply to persons appointed as Inspectors on or before the 18th day of October 1993.]

NOTE-I: The qualifications are relaxable at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission, for reasons to be recorded in writing, in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

NOTE-II: The qualification(s) regarding experience is/are relaxable at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission, for reasons to be recorded in writing in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, if at any stage of selection the Union Public Service Commission is of the opinion that a sufficient number of candidates from these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the vacancies reserved for them.

The duties and functions of a drugs inspector, specified in Rules 51 and 52 of the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945, include inspections of all licensed drug and cosmetics manufacturers, licensed sales units, blood banks, etc.; drawing of samples of drugs and cosmetics from the manufacturer/dealers for analysis, to ascertain quality aspects, investigation of cases of spurious, misbranded, and adulterated drugs and cosmetics; related complaints; and launching of prosecution of violations for any breaches of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, Drugs & Magic Remedies Act; and Drug( Price Control) Order.

HQ: Drugs Control Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

Any Other Condition: Reservation under the OBC category will be provided only to those candidates who submit OBC certificates issued by Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
Candidates who submit OBC certificates issued by other States/UTs will be considered as General/Unreserved candidates against General/Unreserved vacancies.


1. CITIZENSHIP: A Candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

NOTE The application of a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be considered by the Commission and, if recommended for appointment, the candidate may also be provisionally appointed subject to the necessary certificate being issued in his favor by the Government of India.

2. AGE LIMITS: The age limit for the post has been given in the advertisement. For certain age concessions admissible to various categories please go through the instruction regarding Concessions & Relaxations.

3. MINIMUM ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must fulfill the essential requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement.

They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for various posts.

No inquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained.

NOTE-I: The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for an interview.


(a) “On the basis of Desirable Qualification (DQ) or any one or all of the DQs if more than one DQ is prescribed”.

(b) On the basis of higher educational qualifications than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.

(c) On the basis of higher experience in the relevant field than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.

(d) By counting experience before or after the acquisition of essential qualifications.

(e) By invoking experience even in cases where there is no experience mentioned either as Essential Qualification (EQ) or as Desirable Qualification (DQ).

(f) By holding a Recruitment Test.

(a) Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty-five) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using the net banking facility of the SBI or by using the visa/master credit/debit card.

(b) No fee for SC/ST/PwBD/Women candidates of any community. No “fee exemption” is available to Gen/OBC/EWS male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee.

(c) Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained.

(d) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

i) Candidates must apply online through the website Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.

ii) Candidates must upload the documents/certificates in support of all the claims made by them in the application like Date of Birth, Experience (preferably in prescribed format), Desirable Qualification(s), etc., or any other information, separately against each claim in pdf file in such a way that the file size does not exceed 1 MB for the respective aforesaid modules and 2 MB for the “UPLOAD OTHER DOCUMENT” module and is legible when a printout is taken.

For that purpose, the applicant may scan the documents/certificates in 200 dpi grey scale. Documents like Pay Slip, Resume, Appointment Letter, Relieving Letter, Un-signed Experience Certificate, etc. must not be uploaded in the Document Upload Module:-

a) Matriculation/10th Standard or equivalent certificate indicating date of birth, or mark sheet of Matriculation/10th Standard or equivalent issued by Central/State Board indicating Date of Birth in support of claim of age.

Where the date of birth is not available in certificate/mark sheets, issued by concerned Educational Boards, School leaving certificates indicate the Date of Birth (in the case of Tamil Nadu& Kerala).

b) Degree/Diploma certificate as proof of educational qualification claimed. In the absence of a Degree/Diploma certificate, a provisional certificate along with mark sheets pertaining to all the academic years.

c) Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement.

d) Certificate(s) in the prescribed proforma from the Head(s) of Organization(s)/Department(s) for the entire experience claimed, clearly mentioning the duration of employment (date, month & year) indicating the basic pay and consolidated pay.

The certificate(s) should also mention the nature of duties performed/experience obtained in the post(s) with duration(s).

Experience Certificates should be issued in the prescribed format relevant to the post.

Experience certificate not in prescribed proforma but containing all the details as mentioned above would be considered on merits by the Commission.

e) Caste certificate by candidate seeking reservation as SC/ ST/ OBC, in the prescribed proforma from the competent authority indicating clearly the candidate’s Caste, the Act/ Order under which the Caste is recognized as SC/ ST/ OBC, and the village/ town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of.

f) A declaration in the prescribed format by the candidate seeking reservation as OBC, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer on the crucial date, in addition to the community certificate (OBC).

Unless specified otherwise, the prescribed closing date for receipt of the Online Recruitment Application for the post is to be treated as crucial date.

g) Certificate of Disability in prescribed proforma issued by the competent authority to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) eligible for appointment to the post on the basis of prescribed standards of Medical Fitness.

The Competent Authority to issue a Certificate of Disability shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or State Government.

The Central/ State Government may constitute a Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing Locomotor/ Cerebral / Visual / Hearing disability, as the case may be.

h) Documentary support for any other claim(s) made.

Note: If any document/ certificate furnished is in a language other than Hindi or English, a transcript of the same duly attested by a Gazetted officer or notary is to be uploaded.

a) All candidates, whether in government service or in government-owned industrial or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications online directly to the Commission.

Persons already in Regular Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity other than casual/Adhoc/daily wages/hourly paid/contract basis are however required to submit a declaration that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the selection.

b) The date for determining the eligibility of all candidates in every respect shall be the closing date for submitting the Online Recruitment Application on the website

c) In respect of the equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce an order/letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated otherwise the Online Recruitment Application is liable to be rejected.

d) Candidates must, if required, attend a personal interview at such place, as may be fixed by the Commission.

The Commission does not defray the traveling or other expenses of candidates summoned for interview.

They, however, contribute towards those expenses at a rate corresponding to the amount of the Second Class Mail railway fare by the shortest route to the place of the interview from the Railway Station nearest to the normal place of residence of the candidate or from which he actually performs the journey, whichever, is nearer to the place of interview, and back to the same station or the amount of Railway fare actually incurred by the candidate whichever is less.

Details of this will be furnished when they are called for an interview.

e) Commission’s contribution towards the traveling expenses in respect of those candidates who are interviewed in Delhi will be paid on the spot on the date of the interview itself provided they fulfill all the conditions.

In respect of those candidates who have been called to be present at interviews at places other than Delhi, the same will be sent by Money Order later on.

Candidates who do not wish to collect contributions towards TA in cash at Commission’s counter can also get the same transferred to their respective accounts.

Such candidates will have to submit a canceled cheque along with their TA claims to facilitate the transaction.

f) The Summoning of candidates for interview conveys no assurance whatsoever that they will be selected. Appointment orders to selected candidates will be issued by the Government.

g) Candidates must be in sound bodily health. They must if selected be prepared to undergo a such medical examination and satisfy such medical authority as Government may require.

h) Candidates will be informed of the final result in due course through the UPSC website/ Employment News and any interim inquiries about the result are, therefore, unnecessary and will not be attended to.

The Commission does not enter into correspondence with the candidates about reasons for their non-selection for interview/appointment.

i) The Commission may grant higher initial pay to candidates adjudged meritorious in the interview. j) Canvassing in any form will disqualify a candidate.

The closing date for submission of online recruitment application (ORA) through the OR WEBSITE is 23:59 HRS on October 27, 2012.


Vacancy No: 22101907108