Last Updated on July 30, 2021 by The Health Master
Odisha Staff Selection Commission was set up by Govt. of Odisha as a statutory body in the year 1994 for carrying out direct recruitment against Group-C and Group-B posts in the State cadre. There are more than 140 different cadres of posts/ services under various Departments of Government against which recruitments are made through this Commission.
Post : Food Safety Officer
No of Posts : 35 [SC-6, ST-07 (w-01), SEBC – 04 (w-02), UR – 18 (w-06)]
Remuneration & Condition of Service:- The appointment to these posts wall be initially on contractual basis carrying a remuneration of Rs.16800/- per month(for 1st year) as per Odisha Group-B Posts (Contractual Appointment) Amendment Rules, 2017 notified vide Government in GA Department Notification No.GAD-SC-Rules-0037-2017-19569/Gen dtd.l2th September,2017 and Condition of Service will be guided by the Government of Odisha Group-B Posts (Contractual Appointment) Rules, 2013 notified vide Govt, in G.A. Department Notification No.ll47-GAD- SC-RULES-0061-2013/Gen dated 17th January, 2014 and the Recruitment Rules in Force, if any.
I. Candidates must have passed Degree in Food Technology/Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology/ Oil Technology/ Agricultural Science/ Veterinary Science/Bio-Chemistry/Microbiology or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from AlCTE – approved institute/recognized Boards / State & Statutory University securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate along with adequate knowledge in Computer Application. Note:-The candidate must have possessed the required qualification as on the last date of registration of online application form of this recruitment
a. Age: The minimum age for the post is 21 years and the maximum age is 32 years as on 01.01.2020. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for candidates belonging to SEBC, SC, ST & all Women candidates, 10 years for candidates belonging to PwD category & the total period of service rendered in defence service in case of Ex-servicemen. PwD candidates in the ST & SC category shall be entitled to cumulative age relaxation of ten years over & above the normal relaxation specified for the category. However, a candidate can only avail one type of age relaxation as per rule.
To be eligible, candidates not enjoying any relaxation of upper age limit must not have been born earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st .£inuaryl999. The persons in Defence Forces having more than six months to retire/ discharge from the forces as on the date of the registration of online application are not eligible to apply as ex-serviceman for the post.
Ex-Servicemen who are going to retire within six months from the last date registration of online application may apply for the post after obtaining relevant “No Objection Certificate” from the appropriate authority mentioning therein the date of appointment, date of retirement and years of service rendered in Defence Forces.
However such candidates have to submit the discharge certificate on the date of certificate verification for considering their claims under Ex-Serviceman category.
Border Security’ Force, Indian Coast Guard, CRPF and other Para Military Forces are not w ithin the definition of Ex-Servicemen. Note: Once an Ex-Serviceman has joined the Govt. Service in civil side after availing the benefit as an Ex-Serviceman for his re-employment, his ex-serviceman status for the purpose of re-employment in Govt. Jobs shall cease to exist.
He can avail age relaxation only. However as per clause-4 of the O.M. No. 36034/2014-Estt.(Res) dt.14 August,2014 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India, if an Ex-Serviceman applies for various posts before joining any civil employment, he/she can avail of the benefit of reservation as ex- serviceman for any subsequent employment, provided the applicant as soon as joins any civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various posts for which he/she had applied for before joining.
The applicant should furnish the copy of above declaration duly endorsed by his present employer on the date of Document Verification for consideration of the claim for reserv ation of post under Ex-Serviceman category’. The upper age limit is relaxable for in-service contractual employees engaged by the Govt, or through manpower service provider agencies in the State Govt, offices or in the State Govt, of Odisha who have completed at least one year of continuous service prior to commencement of “Odisha Group-B posts (Contractual appointment) Rules-2013.
They must be less than 45 years as on 01.01.2020. They should submit the required proof from their employer for availing age relaxation as per the advisory’ notice at Annexure-B during certificate verification.
Date of birth entered in the High School Certificate Examination by the Board of Secondary Education. Odisha or equivalent Certificate issued by the recognised Board/Council /by an Indian University as equivalent there to shall only be acceptable to the Commission.
General Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible for appearing in the examination a candidate must satisfy the following conditions.
(i) The candidate must be a citizen of India.
(ii) Be able to speak, read & write Odia.
(iii) Be of good moral character & conduct.
(iv) Be of good mental condition and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his duties in the service.
(v) If married, must not have more than one spouse living. Provided that Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under Personal Law applicable to such person or there are other grounds for doing so, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.
(vi) Candidate must have passed Middle School Examination with Odia as a language subject, or have passed High School Certificate Examination or equivalent examination with Odia as a subject/medium of examination in non-Language subject, or have passed in Odia as a language subject in the final examination of Class VII or above or have passed a test in Odia in M.E. School Standard conducted by the School & Mass Education Department on the last date of registration of online application form.
Not fulfilling any of the eligibility criteria as prescribed in clause-6 shall render the applicant’s candidature invalid & rejected
The candidates other than SC/ST/PwD category have to pay a non refundable examination fee of Rs. 200/-. The fees can be deposited only through online mode using Internet Banking/Debit Card/Credit card/UPI/other available payment methods linked with the online application form. Candidates are advised to keep with them the copy of the e-receipt as a token successful payment of required examination fee for future reference. Applications without payment of examination fees (except SC/ST/PwD candidates) will be taken as incomplete and shall be liable for rejection.
How to apply
a. The applicants have to go through the Detail Advertisement before filling up the online application form.
b. Aspirants have to apply online using the official website of the Commission ossc.gov.in.
c. All eligible candidates have to register themselves by clicking on “APPLY ONLINE” button in the Home page of the Commission’s website ossc.gov.in.
d. Those candidates who are applying for the first time have to register for the post by clicking on “NEW USER” button shown on the screen. On submitting the registration form a User Id and Password will be generated. t
e. On clicking “New user” or “Registered User” instruction for filling up the Online Registration/ Re-registration and Application Forms shall appear on the computer sereen.These instructions are to be read carefully before proceedingfor filling up the Application Form.
f. Step by step procedure for registration/re-registration can be viewed by clicking on “Instruction to fill up Online Application Form”. These instructions are to be read carefully before proceeding for filling up the Application form.
Pre-requisites for filling up online Application Form
a. Applicant should possess and maintain an E-mail Id and Mobile Number for accessing the OSSC web portal and to make online Registration/ Re-registration and Application Form. Candidates should keep those E-mail Id and Mobile Number active for all important communication till publication of the final result of this recruitment examination.
b. Recent Passport size colour photograph of the Applicant, scanned in “jpg/jpeg” format between range of 20 kb to 100 kb shall be kept handy for uploading during Registration for the post.
c. Full Specimen signature & Left Thumb Impression (LTI) of the Applicant, scanned in “jpg/jpeg” format between range of 20 kb to 50 kb shall be kept handy for uploading during Registration.
d. Applicant shall keep their certificates and Marksheets & other documents ready while filling in the details of the educational qualification& other claims during filling of Online Application Form.
e. The applicant should enter the Aadhaar number in the appropriate field in the online application form.
f. SC, ST and SEBC category candidates need to submit detail information of online caste certificate issued by the competent Authority in online application form. But if valid online caste certificate/e-caste certificate is not in possessiph with the candidate at the time of submission of Online Application, he/she must fill up a Self Declaration in the format available in the online application form in the relevant field,
g. Candidates Claiming age relaxation/reservation under “Ex-Serviceman” category need to upload the Ex-Servicemen Documents i.e. Discharge Certificate/ Identity card (where in the date of entry, date of discharge and period of service rendered in Defence Forces) etc. are mentioned in the said document. The Ex-Servicemen candidates who are going to retire within next six months from the closing date of registration of online application form need to upload No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the appropriate authority mentioning therein the date of appointment, date of retirement and years of service rendered in Defence Forces.
h. Candidates Claiming age relaxation & reservation under “PwD” (Persons with Disabilities)” category need to upload a valid PwD certificate issued online by UDID (Unique disability identification).
i. Candidates claiming reservation under Sports person category need to upload Sports Identify Card ‘issued by Sports & Youth Service Department
j. In-service contractual employees in Government Offices appointed as per Govt, in G.A.
Department Notification No.GAD-SC-Rules-0061-2013-1147/Gen dtd. 17.01.2014 & G.A. Deptt. Notification No.GAD/SC-Rules-0009-2013/32010/Gen dtd. 12.11.2013 and have completed minimum one year of continuous service prior to coming of Odisha Group-C & D posts Contractual Appointment Rules, 2013/Group-B posts Contractual appointment Rules, 2013 and claiming age relaxationhave to fill the detail information like Name of the Employer, Scheme of appointment, date of appointment, whether covered under category-I or Category-II, FD Approval (UOR NO.)/ Concurrence etc. in the online application form. The candidate should keep ready the certificate issued by the employer as prescribed by the Commission vide Advisory Notice No. 3568/OSSC dated 01.11.2019 to be produced during Certificate Verification.
N.B:- The candidate should ensure that the scanned Photograph, full Specimen Signature, LTI and other relevant documents must be clearly identifiable/visible, otherwise the application is liable to be rejected and no further correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
• Candidates must register their valid E-mail Id and Mobile no. while applying for the post and keep the same active till completion of this recruitment process to receive important messages from the Commission relating to the recruitment.
• Before applying for the post the Candidates must go through this advertisement uploaded in the website of the Commission and on satisfying the eligibility criteria prescribed there in, may apply for the post through online mode only. Application(s) received through any other mode shall not be entertained by the Commission.
• The minimum educational qualification for the post is (a) Degree in Food Technology/Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology/ Oil Technology/ Agricultural Science/ Veterinary Science/Bio-Chemistry/Microbiology or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from AICTE-approved institute/recognized Boards/State & Statutory University securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate along with adequate knowledge in Computer Application.
• The appointment will be initially on contractual basis carrying a consolidated pay of Rs.16880/- per month (for 1st year) as per Odisha Group-B Posts (Contractual Appointment) Amendment Rules, 2017 notified vide Government in GA Department Notification No. GAD-SC-Rules-0037-2017-19569/Gen dtd.l2th September, 2017.
• Candidate must not be below 21 Years and must not exceed 32 years of age as on 1st January 2020 to be eligible to apply for the post with usual age relaxation for SEBC/SC/ST/Women/PwD/ In-Service/Ex-Servicemen candidates as per relevant rules of Govt, in force.
• Candidates claiming benefits under the Contractual Appointment Rules shall have to follow the advisory notice published vide No.3568/OSSC dtd.01.11.2019 available in the Commission’s website. /
• Candidate must submit correct data /information in the Online Application Form basing on which he/she shall be allowed provisionally to appear the examination. If at any stage of recruitment or thereafter, it is found that any information furnished by the candidate in his/her online application is false/incorrect or the candidate has suppressed any relevant information or the candidate otherwise does not satisfy the eligibility criteria prescribed for the post, his/her candidature for the post will be cancelled forthwith
Last Date of online Registration : 25-08-2021
Last Date of online Payment of Examination fees : 25-08-2021
Last Date of Submission of Online Application form : 04-09-2021