Recruitment to the post of Inspector of Drugs under Directorate of Drugs control

The West Bengal Health Recruitment Board (WBHRB) is responsible for selecting and recommending candidates for direct recruitment to posts permanent or temporary for which the appointing authority is the Government in the Department of Health & Family Welfare and authority subordinate to the Governor.

Online applications are invited from Indian Citizen and such other national as declared eligible by Government of India for recruitment to the 88 posts of Inspector of Drugs under Directorate of Drugs control, Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal.

Job Title: Inspector of Drugs

No of Posts: 88


  • A Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a University established in India by Law and
  • Experience of work in recognized institutions in the manufacture or testing of drugs or enforcement of the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940 ) for a minimum total period of five years :
  • Provided that the specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology shall have to be certified by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the concerned University and the experience in the manufacture of drugs or experience in the Testing of Drugs or experience in the enforcement of the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940); for a minimum total period of five years has to be certified by the Head of the recognized Institution wherefrom the said experience was obtained.

Age Limit: Not more than 35 Years as on 1st. January, 2016, the age limit being relaxable in the case of persons who are already in permanent Government service or who possess exceptional qualifications.

Salary: Rs. 15600/- — Rs. 42000/- ,[ Grade Pay – Rs. 5400/- ]


  • The applicant must be a citizen of India or such a person of other nationality as declared eligible by Government of India.
  • Age – As recorded in Madhyamik or equivalent certificate will only be acceptable;
  • The claim of candidates for relaxation of age as a permanent Govt. employee should be proved by a certificate from the appointing authority showing the period of his/ her continuous service under Government of West Bengal.

How to Apply : 

A candidate should verify from the notified rules that he/ she is eligible. The condition prescribed cannot be relaxed. The recruitment will be made by selection but where a large number of applications are received, as a result of Advertisement, the Board may , for the purpose of short-listing, hold a preliminary examination.

Only online registration of Application will be allowed on the website between 29.02 2016 to 09.03.2016 ( before 8 PM ).

Fee : Candidates must submit the application fee amounting to Rs. 210/- (Rupees two hundred ten only) through Bank Counter in any branch of Banks participating in the GRIPS ( Govt. Receipt Portal System ), Govt. of West Bengal through duplicate challan, as generated after filling up the online application Form. Govt. Receipt Head of Account is ‘ 0051-00-104- 002-16’.

It may please be noted that after payment to Bank, Candidates have to log in to the website with the log in ID & Password, already provided to them after registration through SMS/ Email for payment verification and filling up rest portion of the application form.

Money order, Cheque, Bank Draft, Cash etc. will not be acceptable.

No application will be considered unless accompanied with the requisite application fee excepting Candidates belonging to SC/ST category of West Bengal and persons with disabilities specified under disabilities rule, 1999 (certificates obtained before the Advertisement date) who do not require to pay any fee. Such exemption of fee is, however, not applicable to any OBC (category A or B) candidate. No claim for refund of the fee will be entertained nor will it be held in reserved for any other examination. Application shall be made in the format, as available, in the West Bengal Health Recruitment Board Website ( Application received after the closing date shall be rejected. In case, any of the statement made in the application be subsequently found to be false within the knowledge of the candidates, his/ her candidature will be liable to cancellation, and even if appointed to a post on the results of this examination his/ her appointment will be liable to be terminated. Willful suppression of any material fact will also be similarly dealt with. Candidates should take particular note that entries in their application submitted to the Board must be made correctly against all the items which will be treated as final and no alteration and addition in this regard will be entertained after full submission of the application. Application not duly filled in or found incomplete or defective in any respect or without fee will be liable to rejection.

Candidates must fulfill the essential qualification by the closing date. All information regarding selection/ recruitment (date of examination, date of interview etc.) to the post will be available, time to time in the Board Website at

Particulars and Certificates required:

(a) A candidate claiming to be S.C./S.T./B.C. must have a certificate in support of his/her claim from a competent authority of West Bengal as specified below [vide the West Bengal SCs and STs (Identification) Act, 1994 and SCs /STs Welfare Department order No. 261-TW/EC/MR-103/94 dated 06.04.1995 read with B.C.W. Deptt. Order No. 6320-BCH/MR-84/10 dated 24.09.2010]:

  • In the District, the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division concerned, and
  • In Kolkata, Collector of Kolkata, 11 N.S. Road, Kolkata – 700001

(B) Persons with Disabilities (Physically handicapped) [ 40% and above ] must have a certificate from an appropriate Medical Board [vide West Bengal Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1999]

(c) The West Bengal Health Recruitment Board (WBHRB), may require such further proof or particulars from the candidates as it may consider necessary and may make enquiries regarding eligibility.

Original Certificates relating to citizenship (by registration), age, qualifications, caste (SC/ST/BC), Physical disability (40% and above) will have to be submitted when the WBHRB asks for them. If any candidate fails to furnish any certificate or any other relevant document or information relating to his/her candidature within the time specified by the Board, his/her claim for allotment may be passed over without further reference to him/her.

A candidate should note that his/ her admission to the Examination/ Interview will be deemed provisional subject to determination of his/ her eligibility in all respects. If at any stage even after issue of the letter of appointment a candidate is found ineligible for admission to this Examination, his/ her candidature will be cancelled without further reference to him/ her.

Canvassing: Any attempt on the part of candidate to enlist support for his/ her application will disqualify him/ her for appointment.


Applicants do not need to send any Print out/ hard copy

Note: – Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply using Online Application Form much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid congestion on Web-Server on account of heavy load on internet/website.


  • Closing Date for Online Application: 9 March, 2016 ( before 8 PM )
  • Payment of Fees at Bank Branches (Offline): 1- 16 March, 2016
  • Last date of full submission of Form : 18 March, 2016 ( before 8 PM ).

Location: Directorate of Drugs control, Kolkata (WB)

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