GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF SPACE
VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM-695022

Ref: Advt No. VSSC 297, Dated: 22-07-2017  


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Invites application for the FOLLOWING POSTs

 

POST : PHARMACIST-A [LEVEL 05 ( ` 29,200 - ` 92,300/- )]

Post No

No. of

posts

Reserved

for

Essential qualifications for the post

Physical Requirements

Nature of job

1337

01

OBC-01

Diploma in Pharmacy

S, ST, W, BN,  CL, L, KC, RW, MF, PP, SE, C, H

Dispensation of medicines as per doctor’s prescription, preparation of indents using software, proper stocking and storage of medicines, maintenance of records.

POST : RADIOGRAPHER-A [LEVEL 04 ( ` 25,500 - ` 81,100/- )]

Post No

No. of

posts

Reserved

for

Essential qualifications for the post

Physical Requirements

Nature of job

1338

01

UR-01

Diploma in Radiography

S, ST, W, BN,  CRL, CL, L, KC, RW, MF, PP, SE, C, H

 

Responsible for taking digital X-ray of patients as per the advice of Medical Officers.

POST : HINDI TYPIST [LEVEL 04 ( ` 25,500 - ` 81,100/- )]

Post No

No. of

posts

Reserved

for

Essential qualifications for the post

Physical Requirements

Nature of job

1339

01

UR-01

Essential:

1. Graduation in Arts/Science/Commerce/Management/Computer Applications with First Class as declared by the University. The candidate should have studied Hindi as one of the subjects at Matriculation/Degree level or passed either of these examinations in Hindi medium.

2. Hindi Typewriting speed @25 words per minute on Computer.

3. Knowledge in the use of computers.

Desirable:

Knowledge of English Typewriting.

S, ST, W, BN, L, RW, MF, SE, C, H

 

Hindi & English Typing, Drafting of letters and notes, Organising various training programmes and functions, Maintenance of files, Record keeping, Preparation of Roster, Entry in Registers.

POST : TECHNICIAN-B [LEVEL 03 ( ` 21,700 - ` 69,100/- )]

Post No

Discipline

No. of

posts

Reserved for

Essential qualifications for the post

Physical Requirements

Nature of job

 

Category

PWD

 

1340

Fitter

13

UR-08

OBC-03

SC-02

 

HH-01

(Moderate Disability)

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2. ITI/NTC/NAC in Fitter Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP

General fitting and fitting operations at shop floor, forging, rolling, sample preparation of alloys, mechanical integration & assembly, hardware inspection, maintenance, assembly and dismantling, flight assembly & testing of mechanisms, Non-destructive testing viz, radiographic inspection, ultrasonic testing, penetrant testing, conductivity and coating thickness measurements etc.

 

01 post in Post No.1340 is a backlog vacancy of Persons with Disabilities (Hearing Handicapped-Moderate Disability) [PWD-HH] category. If HH candidates are not available for the post, Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH) candidates with moderate disability can also apply. If HH/OH candidates are not available, UR, OBC & SC candidates will be considered for the post and the reservation for HH will be carried forward. Therefore, HH, OH, UR, OBC & SC candidates may apply against this post.

 

1341

Electronic

Mechanic

06

UR-04

OBC-02

HH-01

(Moderate Disability)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.SSLC/SSC pass.

2.ITI/NTC/NAC in Electronic Mechanic Tade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP

PCB wiring, value measurement, screening/ testing of electronic components/packages, integration & testing of launch vehicle elements, quality control  and inspection, co-ordination and production of various electronic sub-systems, electrical harnessing & testing, maintenance and calibration of electronic equipment etc.

 

01 post in Post No.1341 is a backlog vacancy of Persons with Disabilities (Hearing Handicapped-Moderate Disability) [PWD-HH] category. If HH candidates are not available for the post, Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH) candidates with moderate disability can also apply. If HH/OH candidates are not available, UR and OBC candidates will be considered for the post and the reservation for HH will be carried forward. Therefore, HH, OH, UR & OBC candidates may apply against this post.

 

1342

Electroplater

02

UR-02

-

1. SSLC/SSC Pass

2. ITI/NTC/NAC in Electroplater Trade.

S, ST,W, BN,L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP

Electro-chemical operations for surface treatment activities on various hardware.

 

1343

Photography

02

UR-02

-

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2.ITI/NTC/NAC in Photographer Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP, JU

Technical photography/documentation.

 

1344

Electrician

02

UR-01

OBC-01

-

 

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2. ITI/NTC/NAC in Electrician Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP

Installation / operation / maintenance of electrical installations, appliances and process equipment.

 

1345

Plumber

02

UR-01

OBC-01

-

 

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2. ITI/NTC/NAC in Plumber Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP, JU

Lays out, assembles, installs and maintains sanitary fittings and fixtures, sewage and drainage systems, heating and sanitary systems, gas and water pipelines etc. Measurement at site for preparation and payment of bills.

 

1346

Chemical Operator (Maintenance Mechanic)

01

UR-01

-

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2.ITI/NTC/NAC in Maintenance Mechanic (Chemical Plant) Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP

Assembly and dismantling of chemical reactors, setting and checking of equipment, valves, gauges and other instruments.  Monitoring process parameters and basic maintenance of equipment. Handling of hazardous chemicals and explosives.

 

1347

Chemical Operator (Attendant  Operator)

01

UR-01

-

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2.ITI/NTC/NAC in Attendant Operator (Chemical Plant) Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP

Qualification and assembly of test flight articles and other subassemblies. Operation, preventive and regular maintenance of auxiliary systems like hydraulic press, chiller units, air compressor, N2 gas generator etc. and process equipments like tape casting units, automated mortar grinders, triple roll mills etc.

 

1348

MR&AC

01

UR-01

-

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2. ITI/NTC/NAC in Mechanic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP, JU

Assembly, installation, operation, servicing and maintenance of Refrigerator and Air- Conditioning units and plants.

 

1349

Welder

01

UR-01

-

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2. ITI/NTC/NAC in Welder Trade.

S, ST, W, BN, L, CRL, KC, CL, MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP,JU

Various welding operations for ground/flight systems.

 

POST : DRAUGHTSMAN-B [LEVEL 03 ( ` 21,700 - ` 69,100/- )]

 

Post No

Discipline

No. of

posts

Reserved for

Essential qualifications for the post

Physical Requirements

Nature of job

 

1350

Mechanical

02

UR-02

(Reserved for HH

Moderate Disability)

1. SSLC/SSC pass.

2.ITI/NTC/NAC in Draughtsman (Mechanical) Trade.

S, ST, W, BN,  MF, RW, SE, H, C, PP

Generation of 2D & 3D models of mechanical elements with the help of Drafting and Modeling Software.

 

Post No.1350 are backlog vacancies of Persons with Disabilities (Hearing Handicapped-Moderate Disability) [PWD-HH] category. If HH candidates are not available for the post, Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH) candidates with moderate disability can also apply. If HH/OH candidates are not available, UR candidates will be considered for the post and the reservation for HH will be carried forward. Therefore, HH, OH, UR candidates may apply against this post.

 

POST : FIREMAN-A [LEVEL 02 ( ` 19,900 - ` 63,200/- )]

 

Post No

No. of

posts

Reserved for

Essential qualifications for the post

Physical Requirements

Nature of job

 

1351

01

UR-01

1.       SSLC/SSC Pass.

2.       Should satisfy the prescribed Physical Fitness/Endurance Test standards

S, ST, W, BN, CRL, CL, L, KC, RW, MF, PP, SE, C, H

Responding and participation in to fire / rescue / surprise / drill calls as directed by the in-charge. Maintenance and testing of  fixed /portable fire protection systems.

 

POST : COOK [LEVEL 02 ( ` 19,900 - ` 63,200/- )]

 

Post No

No. of

posts

Reserved for

Essential qualifications for the post

Physical Requirements

Nature of job

 

1352

05

UR-04

OBC-01

1.       SSLC/SSC Pass.

2.       Five year experience in similar capacity (as Cook) in a well established Hotel/Canteen.

S, ST, W, BN, MF, SE, RW, H

Preparation of South Indian, North Indian and Continental food items using modern kitchen equipment and cooking in bulk like industrial canteens, banquets etc.

 

Out of the total posts advertised above, 08 posts are reserved for Ex-servicemen.

 

 

 

Abbreviations

UR=Un-reserved, OBC=Other Backward Class, SC-Scheduled Caste, S=Sitting,  ST=Standing, W=Walking, BN=Bending, L=Lifting, RW=Reading & Writing, MF=Manipulation by Fingers, SE=Seeing, C=Communication, CRL=Crawling, CL=Climbing,  PP=Pulling & Pushing, KC=Kneeling & Croutching, H=Hearing, JU=Jumping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Note:

1.     The candidates appointed under PWD and Ex-servicemen quota will be adjusted against the vacancy of respective categories of SC/OBC/Un-reserved. Persons suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability shall alone be eligible for the benefit of reservation and other relaxation as permissible under rules.

2.     Persons with Disability (PWD) can apply to the posts suitable to them even if the post is not reserved for them. However, such candidates will be considered for selection to such post by general standard of merit.

3.     The above vacancies may vary depending upon the actual requirement.

4.  The Centre reserves the right not to fill up any of the posts, if it so decides.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be received on-line only and all further communications will be made to the applicants through e-mail/VSSC website only. Therefore, the applicants are advised to check their e-mail and visit the VSSC website from time to time. The application format for on-line registration is available in the website http://www.vssc.gov.in from ­­­­­­­­­­­1000 hours on 24.07.2017 to 1700 hours on 07.08.2017. The candidates registered under National Career Service (NCS) portal and fulfilling the eligibility conditions may visit VSSC website and follow the application procedure as stated.

"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply"

 

General conditions/Instructions

 

01.       The posts are temporary, but likely to continue.

 

02.       THOSE WHO POSSESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AS ON THE LAST DATE OF APPLICATION ONLY NEED TO APPLY.

 

03.       Age limit (as on 07.08.2017) and Pay & allowances:


Sl No

Post No./

Position No.

Post

Age Limit

Approximate Salary per month

UR

OBC

SC

ST

01

1337

Pharmacist-A

-

38 years

-

-

` 32,000/-

02

1338

Radiographer-A

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 28,000/-

03

1339

Hindi Typist

26 years

26 years

26 years

26 years

` 27,900/-

04

1340

Technician-B (Fitter)

35 years

38 years

40 years

35 years

` 24,000/

05

1341

Technician-B (Electronic Mechanic)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

06

1342

Technician-B (Electroplater)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

07

1343

Technician-B (Photography)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

08

1344

Technician-B (Electrician)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

09

1345

Technician-B (Plumber)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

10

1346

Technician-B [Chemical Operator (MM)]

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

11

1347

Technician-B [Chemical Operator (AO)]

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

12

1348

Technician-B (MRAC)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

13

1349

Technician-B (Welder)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

14

1350

Draughtsman-B (Mechanical)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/

15

1351

Fireman-A

25 years

25 years

25 years

25 years

` 22,000/-

16

1352

Cook

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 22,000/-

 

Minimum age is 18 years for all posts.

Ex-Servicemen, Meritorious Sportspersons & Persons With Disability (PWD) are eligible for age relaxation as per Government of India orders.

04.       The prescribed Physical Fitness/Endurance Test standards for the post of Fireman-A(Post No. 1351) is as follows;

(a) Physical Fitness Standards:

1.         No deformity (inter-alia, bow legs, knock knees or flat foot shall be a disqualification)

2.         Height                                        165 cm (minimum)

3.         Weight                                       50 kg (minimum)

4.         Chest                                         81 cm (minimum)

5.         Chest on expansion                                86 cm

6.         Distant Vision                           6/6 without glasses or any other aid

7.         Near Vision                               Normal but for presbyopic correction for persons above 40 years

8.         Night blindness is a disqualification

9.         Colour blindness is a disqualification

10.      Each eye must have full field of vision

11.      Squint or any other morbid condition of the eyes, or of the eyelids of either eye liable to the risk of aggravation or recurrence, shall be deemed to be a disqualification

           

(b) Endurance Test Standards:

Out of the eight events shown below, candidates should select and qualify in atleast five.

Sl No

Events

For candidates of age

Below 40 years

40 years & above

Three Star Standard

Two Star Standard

One Star Standard

1

100 metres run

12 seconds

13 seconds

14 seconds

2

High Jump

5 feet 3 inch (160.02 cm)

5 feet (152.40 cm)

4 feet 6 in (137.16 cm)

3

Long Jump

19 feet (5.80 metres)

17 feet (5.19 metres)

15 feet (4.57 metres)

4

Putting the shot of 7.27 kg (16 lbds)

28 feet (8.53 metres)

24 feet (7.32 metres)

20 feet (6.10 metres)

5

Throwing the Cricket ball

275 feet (83.82 metres)

225 feet (68.58 metres)

200 feet (60.96 metres)

6

Rope climbing (only hands)

16 feet (4.88 metres)

14 feet (4.27 metres)

12 feet (3.66 metres)

7

Pull-ups

15 Nos.

10 Nos.

08 Nos.

8

1500 metres run

5 minutes

5 minutes 15 seconds

5 minutes 45 seconds

 

 

05.    For Scientific/Technical posts (Post Nos.1337, 1338, & 1340 to 1350), the Organisation has a progressive HRD policy which provides an excellent growth potential for the right individual through its periodical merit based performance review system (called Merit Promotion Scheme) de-linked from availability of vacancies at higher post by which the staff are being evaluated for the advancement of their career in the Organisation. For Administrative posts (Post No.1339, 1351 & 1352), the promotion is against vacancy only.

06.    The Organisation provides medical facilities (Contributory Health Service Scheme) for self and dependants, free transport facilities/transport allowance, subsidised canteen facilities, housing accommodation subject to availability, in addition to the facilities available to the other Central Government Staff.  The Centre has a well-maintained Central School and a well-stocked Library that provides an excellent opportunity for professional development.

07.    At present the place of posting is VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, but the selected candidates are liable to be posted in any of the Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of Space situated anywhere in India as and when required.

08.    SC candidates will have to submit self attested copy of SC certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format applicable for reservation in jobs under Government of India at the time of skill test.

09.    In respect of OBC candidates, reservation will be available only to candidates, who do not fall in the Creamy Layer and have to submit latest OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format applicable for reservation in jobs under Government of India at the time of  written/skill test.  OBC certificate must specifically include the clause regarding exclusion from Creamy Layer and should be updated/valid at the relevant point of time i.e. at the time of submission of application form for the above post.  OBC candidates, must therefore, furnish valid and updated OBC certificate which should specifically include the clause regarding “Exclusion from Creamy Layer” in order to be considered against the posts reserved for OBC at the time of skill test.

10.    Candidates will have to produce proof of the details furnished in their applications submitted on-line as and when required.

 

 

 

 

11.    Selection Process:

For Post Nos. 1337, 1338 & 1340 to 1352:

The selection process consists of (1) written test and (2) skill test [For the post of Fireman-A (Post No.1351), medical examination is also part of the selection process]. The written test will be conducted first and short-listing will be done based on the written test scores and required number of candidates (ratio between vacancy and number of candidates to be called for skill test) alone shall be called for skill test. Written test will be conducted in such a way that theoretical and practical knowledge of the candidate is tested covering both breadth and depth of the prescribed curriculum. The skill test will be purely on ‘go-no-go’ basis and marks obtained in the skill test will not be considered for selection. The skill test will be evaluated on a 100 point scale with minimum 60% for qualification. The final selection will be done amongst qualified candidates, purely based on the scores obtained in the written test. From amongst candidates who qualify in the skill test with 60% marks, empanelment will be done in the order of marks obtained in the written test. In case of a tie in the written scores, the academic scores of the notified qualification will be the tie-breaker.

For Post No.1339 (Hindi Typist):

The selection process consists of (1) written test and (2) skill test. The written test will be conducted first and short-listing will be done based on the written test scores and required number of candidates (ratio between vacancy and number of candidates to be called for skill test) alone shall be called for skill test. Written test will be conducted in such a way that theoretical and practical knowledge of the candidate is tested covering both breadth and depth of the prescribed curriculum. The skill test will be purely on ‘go-no-go’ basis and marks obtained in the skill test will not be considered for selection. For the skill test, candidates have to type a given passage of 250 words in Hindi using Computer in 10 minutes. A maximum of 5% mistakes are allowed. No marks will be awarded for Skill Test and the test will be on the principle of “Qualified” or “Not Qualified”. The final selection, shall however, be based on the scores obtained in the written test for the candidates who have qualified in the Skill Test. The final selection will be done amongst qualified candidates, purely based on the scores obtained in the written test. From amongst candidates who qualify in the skill test, empanelment will be done in the order of marks obtained in the written test. In case of a tie in the written scores, the academic scores of the notified qualification will be the tie-breaker.

Please note that the qualification prescribed above for the posts advertised is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make the candidates eligible for selection.

12.    The Centre reserves the right not to fill up any of the posts, if it so decides.

13.    Only Indian Nationals need apply.

14.    No interim correspondence will be entertained.

15.    Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

16.  Candidates working under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous bodies etc. should submit their application through proper channel or submit ‘No objection certificate’ at the time of written test/skill test.

17.    Applications submitted without complete information, photo, signature etc. will summarily  be  rejected.

 

 

PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEE :

There will be a non-refundable  application fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) for each application. Fee may be paid online through Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking only through Inegrated SBIePay facility. No other mode of payment will be acceptable and the fee will not be refundable under any circumstances.

Female/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Ex-serviceman [EX] and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee.  Please note that the applications of non-exempted categories without Application Fee will not be considered.

 

Submission of application :

 

Upon on-line registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. The candidates are also advised to take a printout of the online application for future reference.

 

The applicant need not send any documents such as print out of online application, receipt of cash payment, copies of certificates/mark lists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc.   

 

Note : In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications by Female/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Ex-serviceman [EX] and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates, the last application submitted before the last date of submission of application shall be considered for further processing. In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications by other candidates including OBC, the application against which the ‘application fee’ has been received within the last date of payment of application fee only will be considered.