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Sarkari Naukri 2021 LIVE : FSSAI Various Vacancy Online Form 2021

Name of the Post: FSSAI Various Vacancy Online Form 2021

Post Date: 06-10-2021

Latest Update: 14-10-2021

Total Vacancy: 233

Important Dates

Starting Date to Apply Online & Payment of Fee: 13-10-2021 (08-10-2021 Extended to 13-10-2021)
Last Date to Apply Online: 12-11-2021 (07-11-2021 Extended to 12-11-2021)
Date for Downloading CBT Admit Card: Announced Later
Date of CBT: Announced Later

Age Limit (as on 07-11-2021)

Age Limit for SL. No. 01: 35 Years
Age Limit for SL. No. 02 to 09: 30 Years
Age Limit for SL. No. 10: 25 Years
Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

Vacancy Details
Sl NoPost NameTotalQualification
1Food Analyst04Degree (Veterinary Sciences)/ B.Tech (Dairy/ Oil)/ PG (Relevant Discipline)
2Technical Officer125BE/ B.Tech/ PG Degree/ Diploma
3Central Food Safety
Officer (CFSO)
37Degree (Relevant Discipline)/ PG (Chemistry)
4Assistant Manager
(IT)
04B. Tech/ M. Tech (CS) or any other relevant Engg. Discipline/ MCA/ Bachelor’s Degree.
5Assistant Manager04Degree/ PG Degree/ Diploma (Relevant Discipline) with Experience
6Assistant33Any Degree
7Hindi Translator01Masters degree
8Personal Assistant19Any Degree
9IT Assistant03Degree with at least 01 year PG Diploma/ Degree
10Junior Assistant
Grade- 1
0312th Standard or equivalent examination
  1. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) hereinafter referred to as ‘Authority’ is a statutory
    body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards
    for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of
    safe and wholesome food for human consumption. FSSAI invites applications on Direct Recruitment basis from
    dynamic and motivated candidates looking for exciting career opportunities in Food Regulatory System.
  2. Candidates to Ensure their Eligibility for the Posts
    (a) Before applying, Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the posts applied
    for. FSSAI would admit to the Examinations all candidates applying for the posts with the requisite fee/
    intimation charges on the basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine the
    candidates’ eligibility only at the final stage of selection i.e. interview or document verification stage.
    (b) If at any stage, it is found that any information furnished in the online application is false/ incorrect or
    if according to the Food Authority, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post applied
    for, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she shall not be allowed to appear for interview and can be
    removed from service without notice, if he/she has already joined the Authority.
    (c) Relaxation in CTC criteria for candidates of EWS category is pending for a decision of the Govt and
    the decision in this regard would be disseminated through addendum later. The candidates are expected to be
    aware through the website of FSSAI for any update in this regard.
  3. Mode of Application: Candidates are required to apply only ONLINE through the website
    www.fssai.gov.in. No other mode for submission of application is available. Candidates are not to forward hard
    copies of online application to FSSAI.
  4. Help Facility: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges or in
    downloading of Admit Card, queries may be made through e-mail at fssaihelpdesk2021@gmail.com Do not forget to
    mention ‘FSSAI’ – DR-04/2021′ ‘Post Applied For’ in the subject of the email.
  5. Details of Posts: The posts being advertised along with age limit and category wise vacancies are as tabulated
    below. The number of vacancies shown for each post may increase / decrease as decided by the competent authority.
    The same will be published on the FSSAI website.

Candidates applying for multiple posts would be required to indicate their priority for joining the
posts in case of selection for more than one post. The priority indicated by the candidate in online
application will be final.
ABBREVIATION: UR – Unreserved
OBC (NCL) – Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer)
SC – Scheduled Caste
ST – Scheduled Tribe
EWS – Economically Weaker Sections.
For OBC (NCL) Candidates. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘Creamy Layer’
are not entitled for OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as ‘General (GEN)’. The OBC
(NCL) certificate should be in the format as prescribed for Central Government Employment.

For Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Candidates. 10% of Vacancies are reserved for EWS
candidates as per Government of India instructions issued vide DoPT OM No. 36039/1/2019-Estt (Res)
dated 19thJanuary 2019.
The reservation for Ex-Servicemen & PwBD is horizontal and within the overall vacancies of the posts

FSSAI Service Conditions:


(i) Pay Scale: Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay in the Pay Level as stipulated
against each post and they will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Children
Education Allowance, LTC etc, as applicable for Central Government employee.
(ii) Along with basic pay and other allowances, medical facilities for self and dependents under
CGHS rules in Delhi (NCR) and CS(MA) Rules in remaining parts of the country shall also be applicable.
Selected candidates will be governed by the defined contributory National Pension System (NPS) in
addition to the benefit of gratuity.
(iii) Initial appointment will be on probation for a period of two years. At Authority’s discretion, the
probationary period may be extended as per rules.
(iv) Selected candidates may be posted and transferred anywhere in India.

  1. FSSAI Eligibility Conditions:
    Nationality: 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, East African
    countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, 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) shall be a person in whose favour a
    certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
    A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but
    the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to
    him/her by the Government of India.
  2. Addendum/Corrigendum/FAQ/Clarifications etc: Please note that Addendum/Corrigendum/
    FAQs/Clarifications, if any, issued with respect to this advertisement, will be published only on the website
    www.fssai.gov.in and candidates are under obligation to keep themselves updated on
    addendum/corrigendum/FAWs/Clarifications etc issued in respect of this advertisement on FSSAI website.

(b) Shortlisting of Candidates for CBT (Stage-2). Candidates in the ratio of 1:20 will be shortlisted
/ called for CBT (Stage-2).
(c) Shortlisting of Candidates for Interview –Candidates in the ratio of 1:5 will be shortlisted /
called for interview for the post.
(d) Shortlisting of Candidates for Proficiency in Short hand and Typing (for the post of
Personal Assistant) – Candidates in the ratio of 1:10 will be shortlisted for proficiency in short hand.
Qualifying the proficiency test in short hand and typing will be mandatory for selection the post. However,
marks obtained in short hand and typing exam will not be added to the final result.
(e) The ratio at (b), (c) and (d) above may change depending upon number of applicants for each post.
(f) Marks scored in all stages of selection mentioned against each post in para (a) above in
accordance with weightage assigned to each stage will be counted for final selection. Candidate absent in
any stage(s) of selection will not be eligible for selection. Further, the Authority reserves the right to
introduce additional stage of examination which would be notified at suitable time, if considered necessary.
(g) Resolution in case of Tie at the Final Stage of Selection. In case of two/ three candidates
scoring same marks at final stage, the candidate possessing a desirable qualification wherever applicable as
per Recruitment Regulations shall be given preference. If the tie still persists the candidate older in age will
get preference. If the tie continues to persist, the tie will be resolved by referring to the alphabetical order of
names i.e. a candidate whose name begins with the alphabet which comes first in the alphabetical order will
get the preference.
Part III
For Employees on Contract in FSSAI on the date of notification of the Recruitment Regulations
(a) All persons in the services of the Authority on contract on the date of notification of the Recruitment
Regulations shall be eligible for weightage in selection process. The weightage shall be given on two
parameters viz. number of years of service rendered in the Authority (30% weightage) plus Performance
Appraisal (70% weightage). The performance appraisal shall be done by a committee nominated by Appointing
Authority. The weightage as above shall be added at the first stage of selection as applicable to each post and
the total combined weightage on account of both parameters (i.e. no. of years of relevant experience plus

Performance Appraisal) should not exceed 10% of the total score for the entire selection process.
(b) The contractual employees of FSSAI who are being given consolidated pay aligned with government
pay structure are allowed to apply for the similar post or one higher post subject to the other conditions of
eligibility prescribed in the direct recruitment advertisement. In case of contractual employees from other Govt.
bodies, the applicant will have to submit whenever required to do so a certificate from their present employer
stating that their consolidated pay is aligned with the particular government scale in their department.
(c) Once any contractual employee is selected and joins the services of Food Authority by availing age
relaxation or weightage, he/she would not be entitled to claim any further age relaxation or weightage in any
selection process in the future. In the event a contractual employee is not selected, she/he would be permitted to
avail these benefits if they appear for the selection process again, subject to a maximum of total 3 attempts
across all categories of posts applied for where age relaxation and weightage should be allowed.

  1. Guidelines for PwBD Candidates for provision of Compensatory Time and Assistant of Scribe:
    (a) In case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both
    arms affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe is provided, if desired by the candidate.
    (b) In case of remaining categories of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe will be
    available only on production of a certificate at the time of examination to the effect that the person concerned
    has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his/her behalf, from the Chief
    Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution as per
    proforma at Form-XII.
    (c) The candidate will have the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or to avail the facility of scribe
    provided by the FSSAI. Appropriate choice in this regard will have to be given by the candidate in the online
    application form. If the scribe is arranged by the Authority, the candidate shall be allowed to meet the scribe
    two days before the examination, if so desire.
    (d) In case the candidate opts for his/her own scribe, the qualification of the scribe should be one step
    below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The candidates with benchmark disabilities
    opting for own scribe should submit details of their own scribe in the online application form and bring the
    certificate at the time of documents verification/interview as per proforma at Form-XIII. In addition, the
    scribe has to produce a valid ID proof [as mentioned in para C of General instruction to the candidates] in
    original at the time of examination. A photocopy of the ID proof of the scribe signed by the candidate as well
    as the scribe will be submitted along with proforma at Form-XIII. If subsequently it is found that the
    qualification of the scriber is not as declared by the candidate, then the candidate shall forfeit his/her right to
    the post and claims relating thereto.
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    (e) Own scribe should not be a candidate of this examination. If a candidate is detected as assisting
    another PwD candidate as scribe in this examination, then the candidatures of both the candidates will be
    cancelled.
    (f) A compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination will be provided to the persons who are
    allowed use of scribe as described at Para (a) and (b) above.
    (g) The candidates referred at para (a) and (b) above who are allowed use of scribe but not availing the
    facility of scribe will also be given compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination.
    (h) No attendant other than the scribe for eligible candidates will be allowed inside the examination Hall.
    (i) One eyed candidates and partially blind candidates who are able to read the normal Question Paper
    set with or without magnifying glass and who wish to write/indicate the answer with the help of magnifying
    glass will be allowed to use the same in the Examination Hall and will not be entitled to the Scribe. Such
    candidates will have to bring their own magnifying glass to the Examination Hall.
    (j) The PwD candidates who have availed the facility of Scribes/Passage Reader and/or compensatory
    time must produce relevant documents for the eligibility of scribe/compensatory time at the time of Document
    Verification. Failure to produce such supporting documents will lead to cancellation of their candidature for
    the examination.

(a) No person shall be eligible for initial appointment unless he has attained the age of 18 years. Date of
Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate only will be accepted by the
Authority for determining the age and no subsequent request for change will be considered.
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(b) Contractual Employees. Persons working on the rolls of FSSAI on contract basis on the date of
notification of Recruitment Regulations (RRs) and continuing in the services of the Authority on the closing
date of application are allowed to apply for any post, if they have not attained the age of 50 years on the closing
date of advertisement. In addition, persons who have attained the age of 50 years may be given additional age
relaxation of at least as much period as they have served in FSSAI subject to the condition that maximum age
of the applicant shall not exceed 56 years. This age relaxation will be allowed only up to maximum of three
attempts across all categories of posts applied for where age relaxation is being allowed. Previous attempts will
also be counted for this purpose.
(c) Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificate(s) in original in the
prescribed format by Central Government along with photocopies at the time of Interview and at any
subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by FSSAI.
(d) Ex-Servicemen. The term Ex-servicemen will apply to persons who are defined as Ex-Servicemen in
the Ex-Servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Service and Posts) Rules, 1979 as amended from time to time. ExServicemen who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government in Group ‘C’ posts
on regular basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are
not eligible for fee concession. However, he/ she can avail of the benefit of reservation as ex-serviceman for
subsequent employment if he/ she immediately, after joining civil employment, gives self-declaration/
undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various vacancies for
which he/ she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment as mentioned in the OM No:
36034/1/2014-Estt (Res) dated 14.08.2014 issued by DoP&T.
(e) Departmental Candidates. There shall be no maximum age restriction for the departmental candidate
for appointment to any post of the Food Authority under Direct Recruitment.
(f) Notwithstanding the provision of age relaxation mentioned above, a person with benchmark disability
will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the
Authority may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the
concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Authority

  1. Name of Post – Food Analyst
    Educational and Other Qualifications
    Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Dairy Chemistry or Food Technology,
    Food and Nutrition or Bachelor of Technology in Dairy or Oil or degree in Veterinary Sciences from a
    university established in India by law or is an associate of the Institution of Chemists (India) by examination
    in the section of Food Analysts conducted by the Institution of Chemists (India) or any other equivalent
    qualification recognized and notified by the Central government for such purposes
    And has at least three years experience in the analysis of food.
    And has been declared qualified for appointment as a Food Analyst by a board appointed and notified by the
    Authority.
    Desirable: Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering or Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or Indian
    Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test.
  2. Name of Post – Technical Officer
    Educational and other qualifications
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    (a) “Master Degree from a recognized University or Institution in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Food
    Technology or Food Science & Technology or Food & Nutrition or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology
    or Dairy Technology or Agricultural or horticultural Sciences or Industrial Microbiology or Toxicology or
    Public Health or Life Science or Biotechnology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality
    Assurance.
    OR
    (b) PG Diploma of at least one year duration in Food Safety or Food Science or Food Processing or
    Quality Assurance in Food sector or Dietetic and Public Health or Nutrition or Dairy Science or Bakery
    Science or Post Harvest Technology from a Govt. recognized University/ Institute with a condition that
    candidates who have completed these PG Diploma courses, must have studied anyone of following subjects at
    their Bachelor’s degree level i.e. Chemistry or Biochemistry or Food Technology or Food Science &
    Technology or Food & Nutrition or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology or Dairy Technology or
    Agricultural or horticultural Sciences or Industrial Microbiology or Toxicology or Public Health or Life
    Science or Biotechnology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality Assurance or Food
    Processing Technology or Fruit & Vegetable or Medicine or Veterinary sciences or Fisheries or Animal
    Sciences”
    OR
    (c) BE or B.Tech in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or
    Food Process Engineering or Food Processing Technology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety
    & Quality Assurance or Bachelor’s degree (not less than four years duration) in Medicine or Veterinary
    sciences or Fisheries or Animal Sciences.
    Desirable: Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering or Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or Indian
    Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test.
  3. Name of Post –Central Food Safety Officer
    Educational and other qualifications
    (a) Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or
    Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or Master’s Degree in
    Chemistry or degree in medicine from a recognized University
    OR
    (b) any other equivalent or recognized qualification notified by the Central Government.
    Desirable: Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering or Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or Indian
    Council of Agricultural Research National Eligibility Test.
  4. Name of Post – Assistant
    Educational and other qualifications
    Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution.
  5. Name of Post – Junior Assistant Grade-I
    Educational and other qualifications
    12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University
  6. Name of Post – Hindi Translator
    Educational and other qualifications
    (a) Masters degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective
    subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level;
    OR
    (b) Master’s degree from a recognized University in English with Hindi as a compulsory or elective
    subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level;
    OR
    (c) Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi
    medium and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level;
    OR
    (d) Master’s degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with English
    medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level;
    OR
    (e) Master’s Degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi
    and English as compulsory or elective subjects or either of the two as a medium of examination and the other
    as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level;
    And
    Recognized Diploma or Certificate course in translation from Hindi to English and vice versa or two years’
    experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice versa in Central or State Government office,
    including Government of India Undertaking.
  7. Name of Post – Personal Assistant
    Educational and other qualifications
    Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution with proficiency in shorthand (80 WPM) and
    typing (40 WPM – English) and/ or (35 WPM Hindi)
    Should be computer literate and proficient in using MS Office and internet etc.
    Desirable: Diploma or certificate in office management and secretarial procedure or equivalent from a
    recognized or reputed institution.
  8. Name of Post – Assistant Manager (IT)
    Educational and other qualifications
    (a) B. Tech or M. Tech in Computer Science or any other relevant Engineering Discipline or MCA or
    Bachelor’s Degree in Relevant field.
    (b) 5 Years of total experience. Minimum 3 years’ experience in relevant field.
    Note : Out of the total experience sought, two years of experience should be in immediate lower pay level
    (Pay level 6) in central dearness allowance, or equivalent industrial dearness allowance scale (as
    applicable) and in case of candidates working in private sector he or she shall be drawing minimum annual
    cost to company of Rs 7 Lakh for two years.
  9. Name of Post– IT Assistant
    Educational and other qualifications
    (a) Bachelor’s Degree with at least one year PG Diploma/Degree in Computer Application or Information
    Technology or equivalent degree in relevant field.
    OR
    (b) Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Application or equivalent degree in relevant field.
  10. Name of Post – Assistant Manager
    Educational Qualifications
    (a) Post Graduate Degree or Diploma (Full Time courses) in journalism or Mass communication or
    Public Relation from a recognized university or Institute
    OR
    (b) Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Social Work or psychology or Labour and Social Welfare from a
    recognized university or Institute
    OR
    (c) (i) Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences or Library and Information Science of a recognized University
    or Institute
    (ii) Two years professional experience in a Library under Central or State Govt. or Autonomous or
    Statutory Organisation or Public Sector Undertaking or University.
    Note : Out of the total experience sought, two years of experience should be in immediate lower pay
    level (Pay level 6) in central dearness allowance , or equivalent industrial dearness allowance scale (as
    applicable) and in case of candidates working in private sector he or she shall be drawing minimum
    annual cost to company of Rs 7 Lakh for two years.
  11. For Candidates working in Public Sector Banks/Insurance companies/ Private Sector The applicants
    working in Public Sector Banks/Insurance companies/ private sector should indicate their total Cost to
    Company (CTC) head wise with supporting document (Income Tax Return etc.) and should indicate their
    organization structure and their position in the organization hierarchy and should be drawing the comparable
    CTC of immediate lower grade for a minimum period of two years.
  12. Candidates should fill the online application carefully; ensuring correctness of details and take a printout of
    the system generated on-line application form. Candidates should retain a copy of the online application form
    along with Application Sequence Number and Password for future reference.
  13. The particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Category, Date of Birth,
    Post Applied for, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final
    and no change/modifications will be allowed after submission of the online application form.
  14. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no
    correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained. FSSAI will not be responsible for any
    consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to
    FSSAI Advt No. DR-04/2021
  15. An email/SMS intimation with the Application Sequence Number and Password generated on successful
    registration of the application will be sent to the candidate’s email ID/ Mobile Number specified in the
    online application form as a system generated acknowledgement. If candidates do not receive the email and
    SMS intimations at the email ID/ Mobile number specified by them, they may consider that their online
    application has not been successfully registered.
  16. An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without photograph and signature,
    inappropriate photograph and / or signature, incomplete information, unsuccessful fee payment will not be
    considered as valid and will be rejected.
  17. Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and not to wait till
    the last date for depositing the fee to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability/ failure to log on to the
    portal.
  18. Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application shall be binding on the candidate personally
    and he/she shall be liable for prosecution/ civil consequences in case the information/ details furnished by
    him/ her are found to be incorrect at a later stage.
  19. All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other
    similar organisations, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than
    casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are required to submit an
    undertaking in the Online application that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/ Department
    that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received
    from their employer by the Authority withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the
    examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled. At the
    time of joining, the recommended candidates will have to bring proper discharge certificates from their PSU/
    Government/ Quasi –Government/ Private employer. Candidates may be asked to submit No Objection
    Certificate from the present employer.
  20. While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of centre
    for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Authority in
    his/her Admission Letter, he/she will not be allowed to appear for the examination.
  21. Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims
    regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and
    Physically disabled etc. which will be verified at the time of the Interview/ on completion of CBT (Stage 2).
    Candidates belonging to the OBC category should have valid OBC certificate issued by Competent Authority.
    The candidates applying for the posts should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission

to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the
Authority or Interview will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility
conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Examinations and Interview, it is found that they
do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions; their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the
Authority. If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary
action by the Authority.

  1. Candidates will be required to submit following documents along with hard copy of online application
    at the time of document verification/interview stage.
    (a) Self attested copy of 10th Marks Sheet and Certificate.
    (b) Self attested copy of 12th Marks Sheet and Certificate.
    (c) Self attested copy of Graduation Degree Marks Sheet and Certificate.
    (d) Self attested copy of Post-Graduation Degree/Diploma Marks Sheet and Certificate (if applicable).
    (e) Self attested copy of P.hD degree (if applicable).
    (f) Self attested cop of Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD/ Ex-Servicemen) as applicable.
    (g) No Objection Certificate from present employer (if applicable).
    (h) Certified copy of Pay Slip/CTC from present employer (if applicable).
    (i) Experience certificate in the prescribed format (if applicable).
    (j) Any other documents/certificate relevant to the eligibility criteria for the post.
  2. Action against Candidates found Guilty of Misconduct/ Use Of Unfair Means
    A candidate who is or has been declared by the Authority to be guilty of:
    (a) Obtaining support for his/her candidature by the following means, namely:-
    i. Offering illegal gratification to, or
    ii. Applying pressure on, or
    iii. Blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the
    examination, or
    (b) Impersonating, or
    (c) Procuring impersonation by any person, or
    (d) Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
    (e) Making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
    (f) Resorting to the following means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination, namely
    i. Obtaining copy of question paper through improper means,
    ii. Finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination.
    iii. Influencing the examiners, or
    (g) Using unfair means during the examination,
    (h) Misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees
    to boycott examination, creating a disorderly scene and the like, or
    (i) Using a scribe / availing compensatory time in examination despite being ineligible, or
    (j) Harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Authority for the conduct of their
    examinations, or
    (k) Being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any
    other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination; or
    (l) Violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their Admission Certificates
    permitting them to take the examination, or

(m) Attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the Commission of all or any of the acts
specified in the foregoing clauses; may in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal
prosecution, be liable to be disqualified by the Authority from the examination for which he/she is a
candidate and/or to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period (i) by the Authority from
any examination or selection held by them; (ii) by the Authority from any employment under them; (iii)
dismissal from service by the Authority if he / she is already in Authority’s employment; and (iv) if
he/she is already in some other service, the Authority writing to his/her employer for taking disciplinary
action.
Provided that no penalty shall be imposed except after
(i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in writing as he/she
may wish to make in that behalf; and
(ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to
him/her into consideration.

  1. Use of Mobile Phones and other electronic devices
    (a) The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or
    programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices
    or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used
    as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these
    instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
    (b) Candidates are advised not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers/
    valuables/costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured.
    The Food Authority will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
  2. Correspondence with the Authority: The Authority will not enter into any correspondence with the
    candidates about their candidature.
  3. The Admission letter link will be made available on the Authority’s website www.fssai.gov.in for
    downloading by candidates. No Admission letter will be sent by post. If a candidate does not receive his eAdmission letter or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination two weeks
    before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the helpline facility.
  4. No candidate will be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an Admission Letter for the
    examination. On downloading of e-Admission Letter, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any,
    by contacting the helpline.
  5. Proof of Identity to be submitted at the time of Examinations: At the time of appearing for the examination,
    candidates are required to produce a currently valid photo identity card in original and a photocopy of the
    same in addition to the admission letter. Acceptable photo identity cards are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving
    License/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on
    official letterhead/ Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead/ valid recent
    Identity Card issued by a recognised college / university/ e-Aadhar card / Aadhar card with a photograph/
    Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity card with photograph. The candidate’s identity will be verified with
    respect to his/her details on the Admission Letter /Examination Call Letter, in the Attendance List and
    requisite documents submitted. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to
    appear for the Examination.
    Note: Candidates have to produce in original the photo identity proof and submit a photocopy of the photo
    identity proof along with Admission Letter/ Examination Call Letter while attending each shift of the
    examination without which they will not be allowed to take up the examination. Candidates must note that the
    name (provided during the process of registration) as appearing on the call letters should exactly match the
    name as appearing on the photo identity proof, certificates, mark-sheets. Female candidates who have changed

first/last/middle name post marriage must take special note of this. In case of candidates who have changed
their name, will be allowed only if they produce – original Gazette Notification/ their original marriage
certificate/affidavit in original, together with a photocopy. If there is any mismatch between the name
indicated in the Admission Letter/ Examination Call Letter and Photo Identity Proof, the candidate will not be
allowed to appear for the examination.

  • The Authority would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect
    patterns of similarity. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is found that the responses have been shared and
    scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the Authority reserves the right to cancel his/her candidature.
  • Authority does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications
    within the last date on account of or for any other reason beyond the control of the Authority.
  • The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the
    information given by them in the Application Form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility
    conditions by the Authority. The mere fact that an Admission Letter has been issued to a candidate, will not
    imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Authority or that entries made by the candidate
    in his/her application for the Preliminary examination have been accepted by the Authority as true and correct.
    Candidates may note that the Authority takes up the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate, with
    reference to original documents, only after the candidate has qualified for the CBT/Written Test/ Skill Test/
    Interview. Unless candidature is formally confirmed by the Authority, it continues to be provisional. The
    decision of the Authority as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination
    shall be final.
  • Candidates should note that the name in the Admission letter in some cases, may be abbreviated due to
    technical reasons
  • The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examinations cannot be ruled out
    completely, which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will
    be made to rectify such problem, which may include movement of candidates, delay in test. Conduct of a reexam is at the absolute discretion of FSSAI/test conducting body. Candidates will not have any claim for a retest. Candidates not willing to move or not willing to participate in the delayed process of test delivery shall be
    summarily rejected from the process.
  • Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID/mobile number alive for receiving advices viz. Admission
    letters/Interview letters, etc. Candidates may check e-mails/SMS regularly. The Authority does not send any
    communication through any other mode.
  • The posts are also open to the employees of Food Authority (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility
    criteria. Their status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview/ on completion of CBT (Stage
    2).
  • The Authority does not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. Marks obtained in examination will be made
    available on the Authority’s web-site in an interactive mode only after declaration of the final result to
    respective candidates.
  • Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or other outside influence with regard to their
    selection/recruitment shall be considered as disqualification.
  • In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examinations, interviews, assessment, prescribing minimum
    qualifying standards in both the Examination and interview, in relation to number of vacancies and
    communication of result, the Authority’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no
    correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.
  • A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to
    which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government.
    If a candidate indicates in his /her application form that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently
    writes to the Authority to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by
    the Authority. Similar principle will be followed for PwBD categories also. In case of a candidate
    unfortunately becoming physically disabled during the course of the examination process, the candidate
    should produce valid document showing him/her acquiring a disability to the extent of 40% or more as defined
    under RPWD Act, 2016 to enable him/her to get the benefits of PwBD reservation.
  • Instructions and replies to queries relevant to the recruitment process in the form of FAQ (Frequently Asked
    Questions) will be uploaded on our official website only. Candidates are advised to keep her/him in touch with
    of our official website.
  • FSSAI Process of certification and format of certificates :-
    (i) Candidates who wish to be considered against reserved vacancies or seek age-relaxation must submit
    requisite certificate from the competent authority, in the prescribed format when such certificates are sought
    by the authority at the time of document verification. Otherwise their claim for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD/ESM
    category will not be entertained and their candidature/application will be considered under Unreserved (UR)/
    relevant category. The formats of the certificates are annexed with the Notice of this Examination. The
    certificate of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights
    and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) will also be valid. Certificates in any other format are liable to
    be rejected.
    (ii) Crucial date for claim of SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD status or any other benefits viz. fee concession;
    reservations, age relaxation, etc. whereever not specified otherwise, will be the CLOSING DATE FOR
    RECEIPT OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS.
    (iii) A person seeking appointment on the basis of reservation to OBCs must ensure that he/she possesses the
    caste/community certificate and does not fall in creamy layer on the crucial date.
    (iv) Candidates may also note that in respect of the above their candidature will remain provisional till the
    veracity of the concerned document is verified by the Appointing Authority. Candidates are cautioned that
    they will be debarred from the examinations conducted by the Authority in case they fraudulently claim
    SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD/ESM status or avail any other benefit.
    (q) Appointment of candidates shall be as per the Authority’s regulations and will be subject to their being
    found medically fit and the verification of character, antecedents and caste, wherever applicable.
    (r) No person shall be eligible for appointment who had previously been dismissed or compulsorily retired
    from the service of a Department of a State or the Central Government or from any Public Sector Undertaking
    etc.
    (s) No person shall be eligible for appointment who has been convicted in a Court of law for any offence
    involving moral turpitude.
    (t) No TA will be provided for the Written Test/CBT. However, candidates will be given AC-3 Tier Rail fare
    or ordinary bus fare “to and fro” by the shortest route, subject to production of railway ticket/bus ticket for
    attending the Interview only.
    (u) Issue of Admit Card for the Written Test/CBT & calling for Interview does not confer any right of
    acceptance of candidature and should not be construed as an acknowledgment of fulfilling the eligibility
    criteria for the post. It does not give indefeasible right to an individual for employment with Food Authority.
    (v) Candidates in their own interest are requested to keep on visiting the Authority’s website www.fssai.gov.in
    for further updates.
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