Govt Job: For Pharmacy and allied candidates at NPPA, Dept of Pharmaceuticals

Last Date of Closing :07.01.2022

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was constituted vide Government of India Resolution dated 29th August, 1997 as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers as an independent Regulator for pricing of drugs and to ensure availability and accessibility of medicines at affordable prices.

Posts: Consultant – Pharma, Data Analysis, NonTech, Medical Devices & Legal – 33 posts

Candidates shall be hired on contractual basis for a given period of work or for a period upto 01 year. This term can be extended upto 03 years depending on the satisfactory performance of the candidate or need of the office/NPPA.

Consultant (Non-Tech, Grade II) : 01 Post
Experience : 3 years as Under Secretary/ Dy. Secretary or equivalent in PSU / Local Body.Upper Age Limit : Not be more than 64 years on the last date of the application.

Consultant (Legal) : 01 Post
Essential Qualification :
 A Bachelor Degree in Law(LLB) & Master Degree in Law (LLM) from any recognized University-national or foreign, Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of India or any State Bar Council, under the provisions of the Advocates Act, 1961.

Experience : 4 years work experience after LLB or LLM and having good knowledge of noting, drafting, Court procedures and appearances, briefing to the Government counsel, handling cases related to Pharmaceutical / Regulatory. Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills.
Upper Age Limit : 40 years

Sr. Consultant (Pharma) : 02 Post
Essential Qualification : A Master Degree in Pharmacy from any recognized University-national or foreign.

Experience : 4 years post qualification work experience in the field of Pharma Regulatory Affairs / Pharma Pricing / Pharma Production / Pharma Data Analysis / Drug Delivery and Research in the field of Pharmaceuticals and related subject. Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills
Upper Age : Limit 40 years

Consultant (Legal) : 02 Post
Essential Qualification : A Bachelor Degree in Law from any recognized University-national or foreign, Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of India or any State Bar Council, under the provisions of the Advocates Act, 1961.

Experience : 2 years post qualification work experience and having good knowledge of noting, drafting, Court procedures and appearances, briefing to the Government counsel, handling cases related to Pharmaceutical / Regulatory. Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit :  35 years

Consultant (Pharma): 04 Posts
Essential Qualification : A Master Degree in Pharmacy from any recognized Universitynational or foreign.
Experience : 2 years post qualification work experience in the field of Pharma Regulatory Affairs / Pharma Pricing / Pharma Production / Pharma Data Analysis / Drug Delivery and Research in the field of Pharmaceuticals and related subject. Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit  : 35 years

Consultant (Medical Device) : 02 Post
Essential Qualification : A Bachelor Degree in Bio–Medical Engineering from any recognized University-national or foreign.
Experience : 2 years post qualification work experience in the field of Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs / Medical Devices Pricing / Medical Devices Production / Medical Devices Data Analysis and Research in the field of Medical Devices and related subject Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit : 35 years

Consultant (Cost) : 07 Post
Essential Qualification : Chartered Accountant / Cost Accountant (CMA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) / The Institute of Cost Accountants of India respectively.
Experience : Post qualification work experience (excluding CA/CMA Internship) in the field of Pricing and Costing, Pharmaceutical Regulations will be given preference. Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit  : 35 years

Consultant (Data Analysis) : 02 Post
Essential Qualification : A Master Degree in Mathematics / Econometrics / Statistics or Post Graduate Degree / Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science from any recognized University-national or foreign.

Experience : 2 years post qualification work experience in Data Analysis the field of Pharmaceuticals / Medical Devices / Regulatory Affairs / Drug Research / Economic Research / Statistics Research / Marketing Research Good knowledge of working in MS Office with proficiency in MS Excel and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit  : 35 yearsYoung Professionals (Data Analysis) :- 04
Post Essential Qualification : A Bachelor Degree in Mathematics / Econometrics / Statistics/Economics from any recognized University-national or foreign.
Experience : 1 years post qualification work experience in Data Analysis the field of Pharmaceuticals / Medical Devices / Regulatory Affairs / Drug Research / Economic Research / Statistics Research / Marketing Research. Good knowledge of working in MS Office with proficiency in MS Excel and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit  : 32 years

Young Professionals (Pharma) :- 06 Post
Essential Qualification : A Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy from any recognized University-national or foreign.
Experience : 1 years post qualification work experience in the field of Pharma Regulatory Affairs / Pharma Pricing / Pharma Production / Pharma Data Analysis / Drug Delivery and Research in the field of Pharmaceuticals and related subject. Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit  : 32 years

Young Professionals (Medical Device) :- 02 Post
Essential Qualification A Bachelor Degree in Bio–Medical Engineering from any recognized University-national or foreign.
Experience : 1 years post qualification work experience in the field of Pharma Regulatory Affairs / Pharma Pricing / Pharma Production / Pharma Data Analysis / Drug Delivery and Research in the field of Pharmaceuticals and related subject. Good knowledge of working in MS Office and having good communication skills
Upper Age Limit  : 32 years

General Terms and Conditions
1. Candidates shall be hired on contractual basis for a given period of work or for a period upto 01 year. This term can be extended upto 03 years depending on the satisfactory performance of the candidate or need of the office/NPPA.

2. Eligibility of the Sr. Consultants / Consultants (Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals is enclosed at Annexure-B and format of application is at Annexure-C.

3. (a) The monthly consultancy fees shall be as under:- Sr. Consultant – Rs. 60,000/- fixed Consultant – Rs. 50,000/- fixed Consultant (Non –Tech, Grade-II) – Rs. 65,000/- fixed Young Professionals- Rs. 40,000/- fixed (b) The consolidated fee will include applicable taxes and no other allowance will be paid.

In case of retired Govt. Servant appointed as consultant, the consultancy fee shall be decided as per the relevant rules of Govt of India subject to the ceiling mentioned in 3(a) above. (c) The Sr. Consultants / Consultants (Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals shall not be eligible for any claim or any other benefit/compensation under provisions of any Act/Rules applicable to regular government employees.

The engagement does not grant the Consultant any right for future employment/regularization in NPPA/ Govt of India or any benefits admissible to the regular employees of NPPA.

The Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals shall not be entitled to any benefit like Provident Fund, Pension, Gratuity, Medical Attendance Treatment, Seniority, Promotion etc, or any other benefits available to the NPPA employees on regular basis.

In addition, terms of engagement of retired government employees will be governed by Ministry of Finance O.M dated 09th December 2020. (d) Annual Increment of 5% on initial consolidated fee may be awarded to the Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals on completion of one year of service and who have been considered for continuation of service for subsequent year based on satisfactory performance on as recommended by their respective Reporting Officer.

The annual increment shall not be applicable to the retired government employee for the post of Consultants ( Non-Tech, Grade-II).

4. Tax Deduction at Source: The income tax or any other tax liable to be deducted as per prevailing rule, will be deducted at source before releasing the payment and NPPA will issue TDS Certificate as the case may be. The NPPA takes no liability for taxes or other contribution payable by the Individual Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals on payment made under the contract.

5. TA/DA : – The Individual Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals may be required to undertake domestic tours subject to approval of the Competent Authority and they will be allowed TA/DA reimbursement at par as admissible to the Under Secretary to the Government of India .

6. Leave : – Individual Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals shall be eligible for 12 no. of days leave during the period of one year on prorata basis besides the Gazetted holidays. However, un-availed leave shall not be carried forward, in case of extension beyond one year. ‘No work no pay’ will be applicable during the period of contract, if more than prescribed leave is taken.

7. Standards of Conduct :- The Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals shall observe the general acceptable office etiquettes during the period of duty. He/she shall keep themselves abreast of the latest developments/ rules / regulations pertaining to their domain and advice the officers of NPPA accordingly. Failure to comply with the Rules/ Regulations issued by NPPA would attract grounds for termination of the services.

8. Prohibition of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse : – During the performance of their duties, the individual Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals shall comply with the Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention. Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Any breach of the provisions thereof shall be a ground for termination of services. Any further action may also be recommended for appropriate legal action.

Other Terms & Conditions
a. Candidates shall be selected by a Selection Committee set up by the Competent Authority.

b. The contract can be terminated at any time by NPPA giving one month’s notice without assigning any reason. The services can also be terminated if the competent authority is dissatisfied with their performance.

c. The Sr. Consultants / Consultants( Non-Tech, Grade-II) / Consultants/ Young Professionals during the contractual period cannot accept/engage himself/herself in any other part-time job/ profession of whatsoever kind.

d. The Candidates shall perform the duties assigned to him/her. The competent authority reserves the right to assign any duty as and when required. No extra/additional allowance will be admissible in case of such assignment.

e. Basic support like office space, furniture, stationery, computer, access to internet etc. will be provided by NPPA so that assigned duties may be handled smoothly.

f. Selected personnel hired as Sr. Consultant /Consultants/ Consultant (Non-Tech, Grade II) and YPs will be sent selection letters through mail. They would be required to join within prescribed period as indicated in the selection letter.

g. The Candidates shall not be entitled to any benefit like Provident Fund, Pension, Insurance, Gratuity, Medical Attendance Treatment, Seniority, Promotion etc. or any other benefits available to a Government Servant appointed on regular basis.

h. The Candidates will not be granted any claim or right or preference for regular appointment to any post in the Government set up.

i. The Candidates shall not be entitled to any TA for joining the appointment.

j. If any declaration given or information furnished by Candidates proves to be false or if he/she is found to have wilfully suppressed any material information, he/she will be liable for removal from such contract and also such other action as the Government may deem necessary.

k. The hiring/contract will be subject to physical fitness and the Candidates are required to submit a Medical Certificate from an MBBS doctor to this effect at the time of joining.

l. The applications should be sent to NPPA through Speed post/Registered post, Courier or in person only. This Office will communicate with the candidates through e-mail only. Candidates are advised to keep checking their emails account regularly.

Incomplete applications or applications without self attested copies of certificates of qualifications, age, etc, are liable to rejected summarily.

Relaxation In condition(s) : Where Chairman , NPPA is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient to do so, it may by order and for reasons to be recorded in writing , relax any of the provisions of the guidelines.

Last Date of Closing :07.01.2022

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