FDA Lab Maharashtra Bharti 2021 – In Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratories Maharashtra 114 posts in Mumbai FDA laboratory, 50 lie vacant. The vacancies include the senior post of assistant director, senior scientific officers , scientific officers, and other. The failure to fill up vital posts in the government-run Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratories across Maharashtra has hampered testing of drugs and food items and created a long pendency list. In Mumbai alone, there are 3,500 food and 1,800 drug samples pending with the FDA lab in Bandra Kurla Complex.
FDA Lab Maharashtra Recruitment 2021 – मुंबई एफडीए प्रयोगशाळेत 114 पदे रिक्त आहेत. रिक्त जागांमध्ये सहाय्यक संचालकांच्या वरिष्ठ पदाचा समावेश आहे. आवश्यक असलेल्या पाच वरिष्ठ वैज्ञानिकअधिकाऱ्यांपैकी चार रिक्त आहेत तर वैज्ञानिक अधिकाऱ्यांच्या 23 मंजूर पदांपैकी 10 रिक्त आहेत.
Every month Mumbai FDA lab receives about 800 samples of food and 300-350 drug samples. “We are relying heavily on interns, there are about 15 from colleges who handle bulk of testing work,” the official said.
In Aurangabad government lab, of 40 posts, 12 are vacant. And in Nagpur, all 41 sanctioned posts do not have permanent appointed employees. Staff from another department are working in these labs on a temporary basis. Bhushan Patil, Joint Commissioner (Law), said, “Until now drug control laboratory staff of Nagpur were working in a food testing laboratory. Two months ago we asked the state to create separate posts for a food testing lab. There are 25 posts which will be filled soon.”
An official from Mumbai’s FDA lab said they have been asked to remotely handle Nagpur lab too. Patil added that they have alerted the medical education department to fill the vacant posts.
Data shows one post each of assistant director in all three laboratories in Nagpur, Aurangabad and Mumbai lie vacant. Of 11 posts for senior scientific officers across Maharashtra, nine are vacant. Only two posts are filled, one in Mumbai and one in Aurangabad.
FDA commissioner Abhimanyu Kale said they have sent a proposal to the state government to start testing in private labs to reduce the overall burden on government labs. “We have also asked for funds to conduct private testing. For honey samples we had to approach a private lab to conduct tests. We have asked the state to pay for it,” Kale said, adding that the issue of vacant posts will be resolved soon.