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3965 Community Health Officer (CHO) Vacancy – NHM,Maharashtra


Last Date:14 October,2019
National Health Mission (NHM)

NHM aka National Health Mission, Maharashtra Invites Sarkari Job applications for the post of 3965 Community Health Officer (CHO). Apply before 14 October,2019. NRHM Maharashtra Recruitment Qualification/ eligibility conditions, how to apply & other rules are given below… Official Website is www.nrhm.maharashtra.gov.in

Name of the post – Community Health Officer (CHO)
No of post – 3965
Pay Scale – 25000/- (Per Month)

Education Qualification:
Bachelors in Nursing OR BAMS OR Bachelors in Unani Medicine.

General Conditions:

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  • NHM Maharashtra invites applications for 6/8 months Certificate Programme in Community Health from candidates who are willing & enthusiastic to serve the community. Candidates who successfully complete this Programme will be posted at Health & Wellness Centres – Sub centres (HWC-SC) as Community Health Officers on contract basis. Community Health Officers are expected to carry out public health functions, ambulatory care, management and leadership at HWC. The 6/8 months Certificate Programme in Community Health will be conducted by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) in Maharashtra.
  • These posts are purely contractual and not state government’s regular posts.
  • Vertical and Horizontal reservation will be applicable for appointment to Community Health Officer post as per government norms supported with valid documents.
  • Essential documents to be submitted with application form- Documents in support of age proof, academic and all reservations as per govt. norms. Application form will be rejected if all valid documents related to reservation are not submitted.
  • The candidates qualifying exit exam may likely to be appointed as CHO initially for 11 months, which may be extended subject to continuation of the project from Government of India and their performance. If the same is not extended; candidate cannot claim any right on the post or permanency of job or Job protection by Government or any litigation regarding the employment protection. In case of unsatisfactory performance the services of candidate may be terminated after giving due notice.
  • Age criteria for open category will be 38 years and for reserved categories it will be 43 years.
  • Age criteria will be relaxed by 5 years for existing National Health Mission employees.
  • The fees for application form is Rs. 350/- for reserved category and Rs.500/- for candidate in Open category. The fees has to be paid through Demand draft of Nationalised bank drawn in favour of respective Deputy Director of Health Services (DDHS)
  • Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID active. All future correspondence shall be sent via e-mail and will be published on websites. www.nrhm.maharashtra.gov.in & https://arogya.maharashtra.gov.in
  • Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) quota will be filled as per decision of Hon. Supreme Court.
  • Application form, reservation, details for addresses for application form submission is enclosed. For any further queries please contact the office of respective Deputy Director of Health Services (DDHS) on the telephone numbers mentioned in the addresses.
  • Incomplete application, application on paper, application without valid documents & application received via email will not be considered.
  • Selection Process:
  • Selection of candidate for Certificate Programme in Community Health will be done through an entrance examination that will be conducted by National Health Mission, Maharashtra.
  • Shortlisting & Admit Card- Details of shortlisted candidates will be published on website & Admit card for Entrance exam will be issued to shortlisted candidates via email on candidate’s email id (mentioned in candidate’s application form).
  • Entrance Exam-The Entrance exam will be conducted at selected exam centres at the level of Deputy Director, Health Services. The date of entrance exam will be published on website. Entrance exam will be objective type with 50 questions, each question comprise of 2 marks. There will not be any negative marking system. The minimum passing marks is 40 marks. Question paper will be based on syllabus recommended by Government of India which includes Basic concepts of Public Health, Basics of Human Body, Child Health, Adolescent Health, Maternal Health, Family planning, Communicable Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition & skill based questions.
  • Result of Entrance exam- District wise result will be displayed on the website.
  • Allotment of Program Study Centre- Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria and qualifying entrance exam will be allotted Program Study Centres for 6/8 months Certificate programme at Hospitals
    in Public Health Department/Trust Hospitals/Hospitals designated by Public Health Department in state by counseling process.
  • Exit exam- After completion of Certificate Programme, candidate will have to appear for an exit exam which will be conducted by MUHS, Nashik.
  • Allotment of Sub-centre- Candidate successfully qualifying the exit exam will only be appointed as Community Health Officer at Subcentre in the same or other district as per vacancy & requirement of
    program through counseling process.
  • The Commissioner Health Services & Mission Director, National Health Mission, Maharashtra reserves all the rights to modify or change all the above mentioned criteria without any prior intimation.
  • Candidate successfully qualifying the exit exam will get a certificate which will be applicable only for working as a Community Health Officer at Subcentre under Health & Wellness Scheme. This certificate does not make the candidate eligible for any specialization/private practice/ any government job.
  • Program Study Centre for Certificate programme and Subcentre once allotted will not be changed
    in any circumstances.
  • Candidate not qualifying exit exam in two attempts will not be eligible for appointment as Community Health Officer.
  • There is no provision for accommodation and other allowances during Certificate Programme.
  • On selection, candidate has to sign a bond of Rs 1,03,000/- lakhs if he/she leaves the training in between or discontinue from the services within three years of appointment.

About Us:

  • The Government of India has launched NRHM on 12th April 2005; with objective to provide integrated comprehensive and effective primary health care to the under privileged and vulnerable sections of the society especially women and children by improving access, availability and quality of public health services.
  • The key strategies of the mission include: ensure intra and intersect oral convergence, strengthening public health infrastructure, increasing community participation, creating a village level health cader of health workers fostering public private partnerships, emphasizing quality services and enhanced Programme management inputs.
  • India has registered significant progress in improving life expectancy at birth, reducing mortality due to Malaria, as well as reducing infant and material mortality over the last few decades. In spite of the progress made, a high proportion of the population, especially in rural areas, continues to suffer and die from preventable diseases, pregnancy and child birth related complications as well as malnutrition. In addition to old unresolved problems, the health system in the country is facing emerging threats and challenges like, an estimated 5 million people in the country are living with HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases such as cardio-vascular diseases, cancer, blindness, mental illness and tobacco use related illnesses etc have imposed the chronic diseases burden on the already over- stretched health care system in the country. India is in the midst of an epidemiological and demographic transition – with the attendant problems of increased chronic disease burden and a decline in mortality and fertility rates leading to an ageing of the population. Premature morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases can be a major economic and human resource loss for India.
  • Public spending on preventive health services has a low priority over curative health in the country as a whole. Indian public spending on health is amongst the lowest in the world, whereas its proportion of private spending on health is one of the highest. More than Rs. 100,000 crores is being spent annually as household expenditure on health, which is more than three times the public expenditure on health. The private sector health care is unregulated pushing the cost of health care up and making it unaffordable for the rural poor.
  • Thus, the country has to deal with multiple health crises, rising costs of health care and mounting expectations of the people. The challenge of quality health services in remote rural regions has to be met with a sense of urgency. Given the scope and magnitude of the problem, it is no longer enough to focus on narrowly defined projects. The urgent need is to transform the public health system into an accountable, accessible and affordable system of quality services. This understanding has led to the development of health mission in the country.

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