Entry Qualification for recruitment of Pharmacist-reg.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
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No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC/CORRES/Pt. V
Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
IIFT, Block B (B-14/A)
Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110016
(Post Box No. 4599-Hauz Khas P.O)
Sub: Entry Qualification for recruitment of Pharmacist-reg.
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Ref: NFIR’s Memorandum submitted to Seventh Central Pay Commission on 28th July 2014.
The Federation invites kind attention of the Chairman, Hon’ble Seventh Central Pay Commission to the Memorandum submitted by NFIR on 28th July 2014 wherein Chapter No. XI mentions the category of Pharmacist at Page No. 104. In the submissions made below the title “Academic and Technical Qualifications” (presently prescribed) have been written as under:-
“(i) 10 + 2 Pass or equivalent with Science as main subject,
(ii) Two (02) years Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institute,
(iii) Three months practical training with any recognized Government Hospital (Minimum 500 hours of practical training is required),
(iv) Must be registered with the State Pharmacy Council allowing practice of Pharmacy.”
Federation further brings to the notice of the Hon’ble Pay Commission that the above Academic and Technical Qualifications prescribed by the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (CGHS Division), have since been improved and upgraded as follows vide Government’s Notification dated 11/03/2015 under GSR 51 (copy enclosed).
“(i) 12th Class Pass with Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) or equivalent from a recognized Board or University,
(ii) Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948; and
(iii) Two years’ experience as Pharmacist in any recognized Hospital or Pharmacy after duly registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act 1948.
(i) Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) from a recognized University or equivalent; and
(ii) Registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.”
Apart from above the Government of India vide Gazette Notification No. 14-117/2014-P.C.I dated 19/12/2014 and Gazette Notification No. 14-148/2012-PCI dated 15/01/2015 has laid down the procedure for acquiring higher qualification and increasing the nature of duties, of course, without upwardly revising the existing entry grade pay Rs. 2800/- in PB-1. Copies of the two Gazette Notifications are also enclosed for ready reference.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Hon’ble Pay Commission to kindly consider the above vital points and make appropriate recommendations for allotment of qualification based entry pay scale and pay structure to the category of Pharmacist in the Central Government.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)