Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Department (FCSCA) and Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission release the latest notification for the recruitment of Member (Judicial
& Non – Judicial) of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal
Commission and President and Member of the District Consumer
Disputes Redressal Commission in Gujarat State.
Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Department (FCSCA) Recruitment 2021:
Starting date for submission of Online Application : 20/09/2021
Closing date for submission of Online Application : 04/10/2021
Vacancy and Pay Scale:
Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, in view of The
Consumer Protection Act, 2019, invites Online Applications from the
eligible candidates for filling up following vacancies in the Pay Scale
mentioned in The Gujarat Consumer Protection (Salary, Allowances
and Conditions of Service of President and Member of the State
Commission and District Commissions) Rules, 2021.
A. 1 Vacancy of Member (Judicial) in the State Commission.
B. 4 vacancies of Member (Non-Judicial) in the State Commission.
C. 18 vacancies (existing and future) of Presidents in District
D. 35 vacancies (existing and future) of Member in District
Essential Qualifications, Age Limit & Term of office:
(i) Candidate must possess the qualification as mention in Rule – 3,4and 10
of The Consumer Protection (Qualification for appointment, method of
recruitment, procedure of appointment, term of office, resignation and
removal of the President and members of the State Commission and
District Commission) Rules, 2020, (For short ‘The Recruitment Rules –
2020’)which reads as under;
(ii)Rule-3. Qualifications for appointment of President and members of
the State Commission.—
A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member unless
he is of not less than forty years of age and possesses—
(a) an experience of at least ten years as presiding officer of a district
court or of any tribunal at equivalent level or combined service as such
in the district court and tribunal:
Provided that not more than fifty percent of such members shall
be appointed; or
(b) a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and is a person of
ability, integrity and standing, and has special knowledge and
professional experience of not less than twenty years in consumer
affairs, law, public affairs, administration, economics, commerce,
industry, finance, management, engineering, technology, public health or
medicine: At least one member or the President of the District Commission
shall be a woman.
(iii) Rule-4. Qualifications for appointment of President and members
of the District Commission.—
(1) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as President, unless
he is, or has been, or is qualified to be a District Judge.
(2) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member unless
a) is of not less than thirty-five years of age;
b) Possesses a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and
c) is a person of ability, integrity and standing, and has special
knowledge and professional experience of not less than fifteen
years in consumer affairs, law, public affairs, administration,
economics, commerce, industry, finance, management,
engineering, technology, public health or medicine. At least one member or the President of the District Commission
shall be a woman.
(iv) Rule – 10. Term of office of President or Member.-
The President and
every member of the State Commission and the District Commission
shall hold office for a term of four years or up to the age of sixty-five
years, whichever is earlier and shall be eligible for reappointment for
another term of four years subject to the age limit of sixty five years,
and such reappointment is made on the basis of the recommendation of
the Selection Committee.
Fees and Mode of Payment (for Non Judicial Background):
(i) The candidates belonging to General Category are required to
pay Examination Fees of Rs.750/- plus Bank Charges whereas Rs.500/-
plus Bank Charges are required to paid by the Candidates belonging to
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Socially & Educationally
Backward Classes and EWS Categories via “Print Application/ Pay
Fee” Button, Provided on web page of OJAS portal.
(ii) Carefully Read and Follow the Instructions/Help given thereat. Select
the Mode of online Payment.
(iii) After successful Online Payment, Candidate will get e-Receipt of the
same. However, if Transaction/ Payment fails due to any technical
reasons, follow the Instructions thereat.
Note: e-Receipt will be generated/ obtained ONLY upon successful
transaction/ Payment and at relevant point in time and the same
will NOT be obtained/ generated afterwards.
(iv) Candidates are advised to preserve the copy of the e-Receipt till the
conclusion of the Recruitment Process.
(v) Confirmed ‘Online Application’, submitted by the Candidate, will be
considered as VALID Application, only after he/she remits the
Examination Fees, as required before due time.
(vi) Requisite Examination Fees, can be paid through Online Mode only
(from 20/09/2021 to 04/10/2021) the same shall be considered as
(vii) Fees paid by any other mode, will NOT be accepted.
(viii) Fees once paid, shall NOT be Refunded OR shall NOT be
Adjusted in any subsequent Recruitment Process, under any circumstances.
For More Information Read Official Notification below.