Food Safety and Standards Authority of India 2021

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification. FSSAI inviting applications for the positions of Deputy Director, Joint Director and more positions. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on 15th May, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-

Deputy Director - 17 Posts

Joint Director - 12 Posts

Senior Manager - 02 Posts

Manager - 06 Posts

Principal Manager - 01 Post

Job Location - New Delhi

Education Qualification :

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)invites applications from eligible candidates for filling up following posts on direct recruitment basis

Note - Do check official notification for more details and apply via proper channel only.More details and other particulars are explained in notification, read completely and go to the official website and apply.


Upper Age Limit: 40 Years

Application Fee:

GEN/OBC: Rs.1000/-, SC/ST/Women/Ex Servicemen/PwBD/EWS: 250/-

Documents Required:

Candidates will require to submit following documents along with hard copy of online application at the time of document verification/ Interview:

1. Self- attested copy of 10th Mark sheet and Certificate

2. Self- attested copy of 12th Mark sheet and Certificate

3. Self- attested copy of Graduation Mark sheet and Certificate 

4. Self- attested copy of Post-Graduation Degree/Diploma Mark Sheet and Certificate(if  applicable) 

5. Self-attested copy of P.hD degree (if applicable)  

6. Self- attested copy of Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD as applicable) 

7. NoC from present employer

8. Certified copy of Pay Slip/CTC from Present employer 

9. Experience certificate in the prescribed format (Form XIV) 

General Instructions to the candidates:

(a) Correspondence with the Authority:

The Authority will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases: The Admission Letter will be made available on the Authority's website for downloading by candidates. No Admission letter will be sent by post. If a candidate does not receive his e-Admission letter or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination he/she should at once contact the help facility as mentioned above.

(b) No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an Admission Letter for the examination. On downloading of e- Admission Letter, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of the Authority immediately.

 (c) Proof Of Identity To Be Submitted At The Time Of Examinations: At the time of appearing for the examination, candidates are required to produce a currently valid photo identity card in original and a photocopy of the same in addition to the admission letter.

i. Acceptable photo identity cards are PAN Card/Passport/Driving License/Voter's Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead/ Photo identity proof issued by a People's Representative on official letterhead/ valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognised college / university/ e-Aadhar card / Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity card with photograph.

ii. The candidate's identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the Admission Letter /Examination Call Letter, in the Attendance List and requisite documents submitted. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination

(d) The Authority would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is found that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the Authority reserves the right to cancel his/her candidature.

(e) Authority does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of or for any other reason beyond the control of the Authority.

(f) The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the Application Form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the Authority.

i. The mere fact that an Admission Letter has been issued to a candidate, will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Authority or that entries made by the candidate in his/her application for the Preliminary examination have been accepted by the Authority as true and correct .

ii. Candidates may note that the Authority takes up the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate, with reference to original documents, only after the candidate has qualified for the CBT/Written Test/Skill Test/Interview. Unless candidature is formally confirmed by the Authority, it continues to be provisional. The decision of the Authority as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination shall be final.

(g) Candidates should note that the name in the Admission letter in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.

(h) The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examinations cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include movement of candidates, delay in test. Conduct of a re-exam is at the absolute discretion of FSSAI/test conducting body. Candidates will not have any claim for a re-test. Candidates not willing to move or not willing to participate in the delayed process of test delivery shall be summarily rejected from the process.

(i) Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID/mobile number alive for receiving advices viz. Admission letters/Interview letters, etc. Candidates may check e-mails/SMS regularly. The Authority does not send any communication through any other mode.

(j) The posts are also open to the employees of Food Authority (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria. Their status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview or at any stage deem fit.

(k) The Authority does not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. Marks obtained in Examination and Interview will be made available on the Authority's web-site in an interactive mode only after declaration of the final result.

(l) Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or to bring political or other outside influence with regard to their selection/recruitment shall be considered as disqualification.

(m) In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examinations, interviews, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in both the Examination and interview, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Authority's decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

(n) The eligibility for availing reservation against the vacancies reserved for the persons with Benchmark disabilities shall be the same as prescribed in “Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016" Provided further that the persons with Benchmark disabilities shall also be required to meet special eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements/functional classification (abilities/disabilities) consistent with requirements prescribed.

(o) A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her application form that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Authority to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Authority.

i. Similar principle will be followed for PwBD categories also. In case of a candidate unfortunately becoming physically disabled during the course of the examination process, the candidate should produce valid document showing him/her acquiring a disability to the extent of 40% or more as defined under RPWD Act, 2016 to enable him/her to get the benefits of PwBD reservation.


Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, FDA Bhavan, Kotla Road, New Delhi-110002

Selection Procedure :

1. Selection for the aforementioned posts will be done as per the stages given below. Marks scored in written test and Interview together will be counted for final selection. Further, the Authority reserves the right to introduce additional stage of examination which would be notified at suitable time, if considered necessary

2. Joint Director (Technical)/ Joint Director (Admin & Finance)/Senior Manager/ Senior Manager (IT): Written Examination (85%) + Interview (15%)

3. Deputy Director (Technical)/ Deputy Director (Admin & Finance)/ Manager: Deputy Director (Technical)/ Deputy Director (Admin & Finance)/ Manager

4. Deputy Director (Technical)/ Deputy Director (Admin & Finance)/ Manager

5. Inter-se Merit: Inter-se merit shall be fixed according to percentile of marks obtained by candidates in the respective discipline; in case, where the percentile scores are same, the candidate scoring higher by adding marks in Section A and Section B of the written paper (without weightage) and the interview (Section A and B carry 20 marks each and interview 15 marks).

How to Apply :

1. Application and other details are available at under ‘Jobs @ FSSAI (Careers)’ section The vacancies shown above are indicative and may increase or decrease.

2. The last date for online application is 15 May, 2021. The online application portal will be available from 16 April 2021 to 15 May 2021

Procedure To Apply Online

(1) Candidates are first required to go to the FSSAI’s website and click on the link ‘Job @fssai (Career)’ and then click on the option “CLick Here To Apply Online For Advertisement No.DR-01/2021” to open the On-Line Application Form.

(2) Candidates will have to click on “Click Here For New Registration” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. Use of special characters while filling the form will not be allowed. After that a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen.

i. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed.

(3) Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature 

(4) Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the “Save And Continue” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required.

i. No change is permitted after clicking on Final Submit Button. Visually Impaired candidates are responsible for carefully verifying/ getting the details filled in, in the online application form and ensuring that the same are correct prior to submission as no change is possible after submission.

Important Dates:

1. Online Applications starts on 16.04.2021 

2. Online Applications closes on 15.05.2021

3. Downloadable-Admit Card for Online Exam (Tentative): 05.06.2021 

4. Date of the Examination (Tentative): 20.06.2021

5. Select Merit List Declaration for Interview (Tentative):15.08.2021

Official Notification

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