FDA yet to fill 365 posts

Mumbai - According to the World health Organisation, there is only one food and drug inspector behind 40,000 people. It clearly states that, in Maharashtra, there is one food and drug inspector behind 1, 35,000 people. As per the RTI activist Anil Galgali recent RTI, FDA has 31% posts vacant for many years.

1. FDA approved posts- 1176

2. Posts filled- 811

3. Vacant posts- 365

4. Food inspector’s posts

a) Approved- 265

b) Vacant - 78

5. Drug inspector’s posts

a) Approved- 161

b) Vacant- 37

6. Food department posts

a) ACP- 62

b) Vacant- 22

7. Drug department posts

a) Scientists- 31

b) Vacant - 13

8. Senior officer’s post

a) Approved- 8

b) Vacant- 4

9. ACP posts

a) Approved- 52

b) Vacant- 22

10. Administrative officer

a) Approved- 12

b) Vacant- 9

11. Plant Operator posts

a) Approved- 3

b) Vacant- 1

“FDA has almost 31% vacant posts. This shows how irresponsible state government is. The latter should get serious about it before people pay the price for state governments negligence,” said Anil Galgali, RTI activist

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