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HPSSC Food Safety Officer Recruitment – Online Application Process

Govt HPSSC Food Safety Officer Recruitment – Online Application Process. Health Safety & Regulation Food Safety Officer jobs. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below

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Advertisement No. 38-5/2022

  • Opening date for submission of Online Recruitment Application (ORA) Form : 30.09.2022
  • Closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Application (ORA) Form : 29.10.2022 till 11:59 PM

Online Applications are invited for direct recruitment of under mentioned categories of posts using the website of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission i.e. http://www.hpsssb.hp.gov.in. The online application can be filled up from 30.09.2022 to 29.10.2022 till 11:59 PM, thereafter website link will be disabled. The candidates are strictly advised to apply online well in advance to avoid a rush during closing dates of submission of Online Recruitment Applications. No offline Application Form will be accepted by the Commission. The candidates must read the instructions carefully for filling up ORA available on the website of HPSSC i.e. http://www.hpsssb.hp.gov.in.

The downloaded copy of the online application form along with necessary original certificates and self-attested photocopies must be brought at the time of documentation or to submit the same whenever required by the Commission to ascertain the eligibility of applicants.


The date for determining the eligibility of all candidates in respect of Essential Qualification(s) and Experience, if any, etc. shall be the prescribed closing date for submission of On-Line Recruitment Application (ORA) Form i.e. 29.10.2022 till 11.59 PM.

Age: The minimum and maximum age limit of 18 to 45 years (For Sub Inspector of Police, 21 to 26 years ) will be reckoned as on 01-01-2022. The upper age limit is relaxable by five years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes, Persons with disabilities & Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh. The upper age relaxation is also available to Ex-servicemen candidates of H.P. as per provisions of relevant rules/instructions of H.P. Govt.


  1. The candidates must read the instructions/other terms and conditions carefully, which are available on the website of the HPSSC i.e. http://www.hpsssb.hp.gov.in before filling up ORA Forms for the post(s) concerned.
  2. The candidates are advised to note down the USER ID and PASSWORD and this user ID and password will be applicable for all future reference regarding the examination/tests, downloading roll numbers/call letters/entering fee detail etc. No other assistance can be provided on this issue.
  3. The candidates are advised to give their working mobile number and email ID, used by them in the online recruitment (ORA) application and ensure their working till the completion of the selection process to avoid inconvenience. There are no other means of contacting them except their email & Mobile numbers.
  4. The candidates shall fill up their complete and correct particulars in the ORA forms to avoid rejection of candidature. Furnishing incorrect information may disqualify the candidate from appearing for recruitment to any post to be advertised by the Commission for a period of three years.
  5. No other mode except online payment is acceptable for examination fees.
  6. No. of post(s) is/ are tentative and may increase or decrease from time to time for different categories of posts, if any, fresh requisitions received from any requisitioning authorities for the posts having common/similar R & P Rules shall be included in the present number of posts up to 31.01.2023 or the date of written objective
    screening test whichever is earlier. Therefore, all the candidates are requested to apply under their respective category (s) as the post of any reserved category can be included to be filled up on the basis of this advertisement. The number of vacancies & reservation of post is liable to be altered without any notice.
  7. The candidates will have to exercise the option in writing at the time of documentation and the selection/allocation of the departments will be made on the basis of “Merit –Cum-Option-Cum-Availability of Post” formula in the case of the posts of various departments and various districts in case of District cadre posts. However, the desirous reserve category candidate(s ) may further opt that in case by considering him as MRC (Meritorious Reserve Candidate), he is not getting the post/department/district of his better preference/choice, then he may be considered in his respective reserve category for giving him better choice/ preference for ultimate recommendation.
  8. The recommendations of the Commission will be valid till the appointments are offered to the candidates by the Appointing Authority or for a period of one year from the date of recommendations which-ever is earlier. Further, the recommendations shall be made by the Commission from the existing panel as and when the requisitions in respect of the additional vacancies are received from different departments for similar posts
    with similar/common Recruitment and Promotion Rules till the waiting panel in operation is exhausted or six months, whichever is earlier.”
  9. While preparing the final result, a category-wise waiting list (panel) shall be prepared. The candidates placed in the waiting list/panel shall have no right to be appointed except when a selected/recommended candidate does not join and the waiting list is still in operation.
  10. The Commission reserves the right to dispense with the written examination for any post keeping in view the number of applications viz-a-viz vacancies and other circumstances. In lieu of marks for written tests, the Commission may prescribe direct selection criteria based on essential qualifications mentioned in the R &P Rules and may directly conduct the Skill test/Physical test/documentation of all the eligible applicants, as the case may be.
  11. The Commission reserves the right to implement any clarifications/instructions, received from the Government during the recruitment process.
  12. The candidates must visit the website regularly for any further information regarding their roll numbers, admit card, documentation etc. They are advised to retain their registered mobile numbers/e-mail addresses till the conclusion of the selection process for communication purposes.
  13. As per instructions of the Government dated 11.06.2019 when an Economically Weaker Sections EWS candidate is not available for selection, the post(s) will be treated automatically as de-reserved and will be filled up from a non EWS candidate of unreserved category.
  14. The candidates belonging to Antodaya/B.P.L. families, who apply for vacancies reserved for Economically Weaker Sections, on the basis of valid BPL certificate and non-SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by the competent authority as prescribed in the instructions of the Govt. dated 11.06.2019 shall be eligible for concession in examination fee.
  15. The candidate shall be eligible for appointment if he/she has passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any school/institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. Provided that this condition shall not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.
  16. The candidates are advised to retain the carbonless copy of their OMR sheets till the conclusion of the selection process which may be requisitioned by the Commission as & when deemed necessary.
  17. Disputes, if any, shall be subject to the Court jurisdictions of HP.
  18. The Commission reserves the right to change any other terms of the advertisement or to rectify the inadvertent/technical errors at any stage.

The detail of Posts, Eligibility Conditions, Mode of Selection and other terms and conditions are as under:

1. Detail of Posts:

Name of Post: Health Safety & Regulation Food Safety Officer (on contract basis)

Post Code: 1024

No. of Posts: Gen. (UR)-01

Pay Band: Rs. 5910-20200+3000GP

Minimum Essential Qualifications as per R&P Rules:

  1. 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 Degrees in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognized University, OR Any other equivalent/recognized qualification notified by the Central Government; and
  2. Has successfully completed training as specified by the Food Authority in a recognized institute or institution approved for the purpose:

Provided that no person who has any financial interest in the manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Safety Officer under this rule.

Note:- A candidate shall be eligible for appointment to this post, if, he/she has passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. Provided this condition shall not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.

Mode of Selection (Written test of 100 marks)

The Written Objective type Screening test of two hours duration will consist of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of 100 marks. Each question will be ½ marks. The skill tests wherever applicable will be of qualifying nature for those who qualify for the Written Objective type Screening Test.

Objective type screening test consisting of 200 Multiple Choice Questions from:-

  1. Subject(s)/field(s) concerned are prescribed as essential qualification(s) in the R&P Rules and as notified in the advertisement. =120 questions
  2. General Knowledge including General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs,
    Everyday Science, Logic, Social Science, General English & General Hindi of Matric standard. = 80 questions.


The detail of the Exam. fee for different categories is as under:-

Mode of Payment:-

The candidate can deposit the requisite fee through “Online Payment Gateway” using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking. There will not be any other mode of payment for the examination fee.


In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their Online Recruitment Applications (ORA), candidature etc. candidates may contact HPSSC Reception Counter in person or on Phone No. 01972-222204,222211, Toll Free No. 1800-180-8095 or on email ID i.e. [email protected] on any working day between 10:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.


No Admit Card(s) will be sent by post and provisionally admitted candidates will have to download their respective Admit Card from the official website of the Commission i.e. http://www.hpsssb.hp.gov.in. The message in this regard will also be sent on their registered Mobile No. or e-mail Id (if provided during the registration). The candidates may download his/her Admit Card either by entering their Application ID, Name and Date of Birth. A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent on a registered mobile/ e-mail ID which will be required to be entered before downloading the Admit Card.

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