The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units/
Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).
Sub: Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in the Medical Department on the railways.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)11/2001/RR-1/45 dated 22.05.2015 (RB No. 49/2015).
Attention is invited to instructions under reference prescribing, inter-alia, minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist, Grade-III in Level-5 (Pay Band -1 of Rs.5200-20200 having Grade Pay of Rs.2800) as under:-
“10+2 in Science or its equivalent with 02 (two) years Diploma in Pharmacy and registration with Pharmacy Council of India or registration with State Pharmacy Council”.
2. The review of qualification for the above post has been under consideration of this Ministry, pursuant to the issue raised by both the recognized Federations. Accordingly, it has been examined in consultation with Health and Pay Commission Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided by the Board that the qualification for the post of Pharmacist, Grade III in Level-5 will be as under:-
“10+2 in Science or its equivalent with Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948
Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharma) from a recognized University or equivalent and Registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948″
3. These instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of this letter. Cases already under process will continue to be dealt in terms of earlier instructions.
4. Please acknowledge receipt.