Eligibility for Food Inspector Punjab Recruitment

The detailed eligibility criteria for Food Inspector Grade B Recruitment in Punjab is given below:

You should also check the Syllabus for Food Inspector Punjab.

Educational Qualifications (as on Sep 30, 2013):

1. Graduate from a recognized University or its equivalent

2. Should have passed Punjabi Language subject upto Matric standard. However in case of Ex-servicemen, riot victims/ terrorist victims or their dependents, the person, if selected, will have to pass Punjabi examination of Matriculation standard within six months from the date of joining the service, if not having the requisite qualification already.

Age Limit (as on Jan 01, 2013):

General: 18 to 38 years

SC/BC: 18 to 43 years

Widows, Divorcees and certain other categories of women: 18 to 42 years

Applicants who are already in Government Service: 18 to 45 years

Physically Handicapped: 18 to 48 years

Note: The upper age limit of an Ex-serviceman of Punjab Domicile shall be calculated by deducting the period of his service in the Armed Forces from his actual age. If the resultant age still exceeds the upper age limit of 38 years, then a maximum of three years age relaxation will be given. It is reiterated that this relaxation clause is only applicable to Ex-Servicemen of Punjab Domicile.

Candidates already in Government service shall be considered for selection only on production "No Objection Certificate" from the department concerned at the time of counselling.


A candidate shall be a:

Citizen of India; or

Citizen of Nepal; or

Subject of Bhutan; or

Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or.

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India;

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.

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