Govt Job: For Pharmacists under Health and Family Welfare Department

Last date: 25-09-2022


The Directorate of Health Services is committed to providing preventive, promotive, curative, and quality health services at an affordable price to the people of the state.

This wide network of health Institutions consisting of hospitals, community health centers, primary health centers, and sub-centers have been opened to cater to the health needs of rural and urban populations through well-trained medical and paramedical staff.


No of posts: 27
Department: Health and Family Welfare Department, Shimla

Reservations against each category Reservations shall be available according to roster point.

Duration of vacancies: Purely on contract for two years in various Health Institutions of the State.

The probable date by which the vacancies will be filled is: On the availability of the post or any time after holding the interview within the live period of the selection panel.

Education is required: As per R&P Rules of Pharmacist notified vide Notification No. Health-A-A(3)-13/2010 dated 16.10.2017 is as under ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION (a)

(i) 10 plus 2 in Science from a recognized Board of School Education.
(ii) Degree or Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized University or an Institution duly recognized by the Central/ State Government.

(iii) Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of the concerned State/Central Government.

(iv) A candidate shall be eligible for appointment to Class-Ill posts(s), if he/she has passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated in HP Provided this condition shall not apply to Bonafide Himachal is

(b) DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of customs, manners, and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh.

(c) Notwithstanding the provision contained in sub-Rule an (i) supra the candidates who have done a diploma in Pharmacy prior to 12-09- 2001 and are matriculates shall not be rendered ineligible.

Age Limit:  Between 18-45 years Provided that the candidates have registered their names in the concerned Employment Exchanges before attaining the age of 45 years.

Age limit for direct recruitment will be reckoned on the first day of the year in which the Post(s) is/are advertised for inviting applications or notified to the Employment Exchanges or as the case may be.

The upper age limit is relaxable SC/ST/OBCs Categories of persons to the extent permissible under the orders of HP Govt, from time to time.

Is any other information considered?
Preference will be given to Himachali candidates. Those relevant candidates who are not willing to serve in the interior/tribal area of Himachal Pradesh need not apply.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS   The candidates shall have to bring with them their degree/diplomas and certificates in original with attested photocopies thereof and also the latest certificate.

They shall also have to produce an original certificate of belonging to SC/ST/OBC/IRDP/Ward of Ex-Servicemen issued by the BDO/competent authority concerned on the form prescribed by the HP. Government.

The name and particulars/applications of the candidates must reach this directorate from the concerned non-tribal exchanges/areas by 25.09.2022 and from tribal areas respectively by 30.09.2022.

The concerned Employment Exchange Officer(s)/candidates will ensure that only the candidates of the concerned subject are sponsored up to the date(s) and the year of the passing of diploma/degree in Pharmacy as per their prescribed minimum qualification i.e., 10+2 in Science and who have done diploma in Pharmacy prior to 12-09-2001 and matriculate.

The candidates must be registered with HP Pharmacy Council. It is mentioned here that the name/candidates of Ayurveda diploma or SCVT Diploma holder may not be sent to this Directorate.


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