Food Corporation of India (FCI) 2021 Recruitment Notification. Food Corporation of India has released official notification for the job openings of Watchman positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 19th November, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :-  

Watchman - 380 Posts

Job Location - Panchkula

Other Qualification Details :-

The Food Corporation of India (FCI), under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is Established under the Food Corporations Act, 1964 (Act No.37 of 1964) is one of the largest Public Sector Undertakings, dealing with food grain supply-chain management, invites online application for the Post of Watchman for manning posts in its Depots and Offices spread all over the Haryana State. Only Online Applications are invited from eligible candidates who fulfill the prescribed qualifications, age etc. for the posts indicated below:-

1. Name of the Post: Watchman 

2. No of Post: 380

3. Scale of Pay (IDA Pattern): 23,300/- to 64,000/-

4. Qualification:

a) Watchman: 8th (Middle) Standard Passed

b) Erstwhile Ex-contractual security guards: 5th Standard Passed


Age limit as on 01.09.2021: 18 - 25 years

Application Fee:

Candidates except as specified above, applying for the post are required to submit Application Fee of Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only)

General Information:

1. Candidates should indicate at the designated place in the Application Form whether they belong to one of the Minority Communities notified by Government namely, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain or Zoroastrians (Parsis).

2. The posts carry IDA pattern pay scales and usual allowances such as HRA, Leave Travel facilities etc. These scales carry DA on percentage basis. Gross emoluments would vary depending upon place of posting.

3. The seniority of the Officials, appointed in the services of FCI within the Punjab Region will be determined by the order of. merit in which they are finally selected for appointment. They will be posted in Punjab State within the jurisdiction of the FCI Punjab Region against which they are selected. The overall seniority of the officials will be maintained at FCI, Regional Office, Punjab.

4. Candidates are not permitted to use mobiles, calculators and any other electronic gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the examination premises/venue.

5. Any discrepancies found in question paper should be brought to the notice of FCI, RO, Punjab, Bays No. 34-38, Sector 31-A, Chandigarh immediately through E-mail [email protected] (Email) within three days from the day/date of examination. Representation submtted thereafter will not be entertained. Any other mode of submission of representation shall also not be entertained.

6. In view of the large number of applications expected, scrutiny of the eligibility, category, reservation etc. will not be undertaken at the time of issuing call letters for Written Test. All the details and documents will be scanned only for those candidates who qualify in written test in the ratio of 1:3 and will be eligible for PET.

7. Candidates in their own interest are advised to provide their correct Mobile Numbers and E-mail IDs accurately, as it may be used for all future correspondences. FCI may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ld. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her newe-mail ID and mobile no. before applying on -ine and must maintain that e-mail account and mobile number.

8. It is mandatory for all the candidates to upload their Photograph and Signatures as specified without any exception.

9. Information about examination centre will be conveyed through Admit Card only.

10. No change in centre of examination will be allowed under any circumstances.

11. The Corporation reserves the right to cancel or add any additional centre and ask the candidates of that particular Centre to appear from any other Centre. Corporation also reserves the right to divert candidates of a particular Centre to some other Centre to take the written examination.

12. Mere submission of application and fulfilling the eligibility conditions gives no right to any person for appearing in Written Test etc.

13. Qualifying in the Written Test and Physically Endurance Test for the post of Watchmen without fulfillment of eligibility conditions will not confer any claim to the candidate for final selection to the post.

14. Candidates should comply with additional instructions of FCI, if any.

15. Filling up of these vacancies is subjected to the outcome of any Court Case/litigation which may arise during the recruitment process.

16. No correspondence will be entertained about the outcome of the application, at any stage.

17. All appointments will be subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Corporation in- force from time to time.

18. The candidate on selection is liable to be posted within the jurisdiction of Punjab Region. However, they may also liable to be posted anywhere in the country in the interest of the Corporation. No TADA will be provided for the Written Test/Physical Endurance Test to any candidate.

Important Dates:-

1. Commencement of online registration of application: 20/10/2021, 10:00 Hrs(IST)

2. Closure of registration of application: 19/11/2021, 23:59 Hrs(IST)

3. Closure for completing application details: 19/11/2021, 23:59 Hrs(IST)

4. Last date for printing your application: 19/11/2021

5. Duration of Fee Payment: 11/10/2021, 00:00 Hrs(IST) to 19/11/2021, 23:59 Hrs(IST)

Selection Process :-

I.Pattern Of Written Test (For General Candidates)

1. Written Examination Paper (Duration 90 Minutes):

2. The Written Test Will Be Comprised Of 120 Multiple Choice Questions From General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Reasoning, English Language And Numerical Ability.

II.pattern Of Written Test (For Ex Contractual Security Guards)

1. Written Examination Paper (Duration 90 Minutes):

2. The Written Test will be comprised of 120 Multiple Choice Questions accordingly to test the ability of the candidates in the basic_arithmetic's and general knowledge pertaining to basig numeracy skills ie. Addition. Subtraction, Multiplication, Division ete. basic general Knowlegdge restricted to our country only and basic English i.e. Spelling corection, Parts of speech etc.

III Combined Merit List will be prepared on the basis of raw scores/marks obtained by the Candidate.

1. The Physical Endurance Test (PET) is of qualifying nature only.

2. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of Written Test subject to qualifying the physical Endurance Test. Only those candidates who are qualified in the Physical Endurance Test will be considered for final selection.

3. Fitness certificate from the Registered Civil Surgeon along with eye/vision test has to be brought by the shortlisted candidate at the time of attending Physical Endurance Test (PET) without which the candidates shall not be allowed to participate into the PET. However, once again the Eye/Visual Test will be conducted by FCI also to check the veracity & authenticity of Fitness Certificate for finally selected Candidates.

4. Physical Endurance Test for PwBD is exempted.

5. The qualifying marks for written test will be 40%. The candidates who do not acquire 40% marks in written test will be disqualified. However, the candidates belonging to Erstwhile Contractual Security Guards worked with FCI upto 22.08.2002 will be treated qualified if they acquire 30% marks in written test.

6. In-case the requisite numbers of Candidates are not available to fill up the vacancies, then at the discretion of Competent Authority, an additional list for Physical Endurance Test (PET)_ may be drawn based on the merit of Written Test to fulfill the vacancies.

Steps to Apply :-

1. Employees of the Central State Govt. / Public Sector Undertakings and departmental candidates can also apply Online. Their candidature is subject to fulfillment of the essential eligibility criteria and ensure that they are in possession of 'No Objection Certificate' from their respective employer on or before 19.11.2021 which shall be required to be sent along with other essential enclosures in case of their short listing on the basis of the Written Test/Physical Endurance Test at the designated Address which shall be informed Inotified through the designated website (web portal).

2. Filling up of Application Form in two parts viz;

a) In Part I, Candidate will have to fill the requisite information like Candidate's Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Category, whether Person with Disability, whether Departmental (FCI) employee, Erstwhile Security Guards/Contractual Workers, Educational Qualification, E-mail ld, Mobile Number, Experience, Communication Address, Declaration, etc. On submission of Details, Candidate will be prompted to check the filled details and fill/make corrections if any, otherwise to SUBMIT his/her final data.

b) Submission of Application: The candidate shall carefully go through all the filled information before clicking on the declaration. If a candidate finds that all the filled information are correct then he/she can select the declaration and click on final 'SUBMIT' button given on page, otherwise 'EDIT' the information filled by him/her.

3. Completion of Application:

i Photograph, Signature and certificate/document for Exemption of Application fee is to be up- loaded as per instructions given on the website in the link "Guidelines for scanning the Photograph, Signature, Certificate/Document". The image file of Photograph, Signature and certificate/document should be in .JPG or .JPEG format. There will be 3 separate links for uploading Photograph, Signature and Certificate/Document. Click on the respective link "Upload Photograph, Signature and Certificate/Document". ii. Recent passport size colour photograph, with white background, must be uploaded. Size of the file for photograph should be between 20kb- Dkb.

iii. For signature the candidate has to sign on white paper with Blue/Black ball pen. If the candidate's signature on the answer script at the time of the examination and at subsequent stages, does not match the scanned signature on the Admit Card/Attendance Sheet, the candidature of the candidate will be disqualified/cancelled. Size of file should be between 10kb-20kb.

iv. Online Application Form will not be Accepted/Registered unless the candidate uploads his/her photograph, signature and certificate/document (if applicable) as specified.