FSSAI Recruitment 2021: Direct Recruitment for various Group ‘A’ posts inFood Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

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.


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) For the posts of Assistant Director, Assistant Director (Technical) and Deputy Manager, immediate
lower pay level in the central dearness allowance refers to the immediately lower pay level with reference to the hierarchy of posts in FSSAI i.e. Pay Level 8 for Assistant Director and Pay Level 7 for the posts of Assistant Director (Tech) and Deputy Manager.

d) The matter regarding immediate lower pay level is pending with Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for interpretation of the term immediate lower pay. All applicants,
whether in Level 7 or Level 8 or Level 9 applying for the posts will be allowed to appear in CBT (Stage-1).
Hoowever, their candidature for CBT (Stage-2) will be decided on the basis of decision of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi / interpretation of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

(d) 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
visit the website of FSSAI for any update in this regard.

Mode of Application:

Candidates are required to apply only ONLINE through the website
http://www.fssai.gov.in. No other mode for submission of application is available.


Important Dates:

EventsImportant Dates
Website Link open for online registration of applications and payment of
Fees/Intimation Charges
Last Date for Online Application07.11.2021
Cut off date for Eligibility and Qualification Criteria07.11.2021
Tentative Date for availability of downloadable Admit Card for CBT (Stage-1)NA
Dates for CBT (Stage-2) exam would be published on FSSAI website post
declaration of result for CBT (Stage-1)

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.

From FSSAI Notice

Important Notice for Candidates

(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.

(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. Ex-
Servicemen 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 candidatefor 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.

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