Are you a nursing professional with a passion for community health? Do you want to make a meaningful impact on the lives of people in Assam? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! The National Health Mission (NHM) Assam is inviting applications for the role of Community Health Officer (CHO), a vital position in the healthcare sector. In this article, we will delve into the details of this opportunity, eligibility criteria, and how you can apply to become a CHO. Let’s get started.

Last date :- 10/10/2023

Understanding the Role of a Community Health Officer (CHO)

The CHO cadre is an integral part of the Ayushman Bharat initiative, aiming to strengthen Sub-Centers as Health and Wellness Centers (H&WCs). These centers play a crucial role in providing a comprehensive package of primary healthcare services, including disease prevention and health promotion, to communities. As a CHO, you will lead a primary healthcare team comprising Female Health Workers (ANMs), Male Health Workers (MPWs), and ASHAs, all working under the Sub Centre.

Eligibility Criteria for Community Health Officers

To be eligible for the position of a Community Health Officer, you must meet the following criteria:

PositionSpecialistEpidemiologist / EntomologistPublic Health PersonnelLaboratory TechnicianData Manager
Number of Posts10 Posts57 Posts57 Posts154 Posts154 Posts
RemunerationRs. 75,000/-Rs. 75,000/-Rs. 30,000/-Rs. 20,000/-Rs. 20,000/-
Required Eligibility– MBBS Degree with Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma in relevant field from a recognized Medical College and Registered with Assam Medical Council/ Medical Council of India. – Age Limit: Up to 43 Years as on 1st April 2023– Medical Graduate (MBBS) preferably with 2 years experience in Epidemiology/ Public Health. – Rs. 50,000/- – Medical Graduate (Ayur/ Homoeo) with MPH/ DPH with 2 years experience in Public Health. – Rs. 30,500/- – M.Sc. (Epidemiology) with 2 years experience in Public Health. – Rs. 30,000/- – Post Graduate in the field of Life Science with 2 years experience in Public Health. – Rs. 30,000/- – Age Limit: Up to 43 Years as on 1st April 2023– Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Health Management or Public Health Management from Govt. recognized institute. – Computer Proficiency: MS office. – High proficiency in written and spoken English and Assamese. – Minimum 3 years experience in relevant field or health care will be preferred. – Age Limit: Up to 43 Years as on 1st April 2023– HSSLC or equivalent with Diploma/ Certificate in Laboratory Technician from Govt. recognized institute. – Age Limit: Up to 43 Years as on 1st April 2023– Must have completed Graduation in any discipline and at least One Year Diploma in Computer Application/ PGDCA/ DOEAC ‘O’ Level or equivalent. – BCA/ B.Sc (IT)/ B.Sc (Computer Science)/ DOEAC ‘A’ Level or equivalent. – Experience: Minimum 1 year experience in relevant field in reputed organization. – Age Limit: Up to 43 Years as on 1st April 2023

Candidates’ B.Sc.(Nursing) or Post Basic B.Sc Nursing degree should be from an institution or university recognized by:

  • The Indian Nursing Council
  • Assam Nurses Midwives’ & Health Visitors’ Council

Applicants must hold the designation of Registered Nurse Registered Midwife (RNRM) from the Assam Nurses Midwives’ & Health Visitors’ Council.

Certificate Submission
Candidates are required to provide a Certificate issued by the Principal of their nursing college, confirming the successful completion of the Integrated Certificate Course in Community Health.

Age Limit:

  • You should be less than 35 years of age as of 1st June 2023. However, this age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC and ST candidates.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Proficiency in regional/local language and dialect.

Selection Procedure NHM Assam Recruitment 2023

The selection process for Community Health Officers involves a screening process based on the marks obtained in your final year examination of the last qualifying course. Selection is merit-based, so your performance in the Final Year B.Sc Nursing Course, Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Course, or B.Sc. Community Health is crucial.


Community Health Officers will be engaged on a contractual basis and will receive a monthly remuneration of Rs 25,000, along with a monthly performance-based incentive of up to Rs 15,000. This attractive package reflects the importance of the role and the dedication required to serve the community.

How to Apply NHM Assam Recruitment 2023

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are excited about the prospect of becoming a Community Health Officer, here’s how you can apply:

  1. Prepare Your Documents: Gather the following documents before applying online:
    • Final year marksheet of your last Qualifying Exam (Final Year BSc Nursing/ Post Basic BSc Nursing / B.Sc. Community Health)
    • Provisional/Final Degree Certificate
    • Registration Certificate from Assam Nursing Council / DME, Assam
    • Age proof certificate
    • Caste certificate (if applying under a reserved category)
    • Certificate from the Principal of your Nursing College (Appendix I)
  2. Online Submission: Visit https://nhm.assam.gov.in to submit your application online.

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Please note that your age as of 1st June 2023 will be considered for eligibility. The NHM Assam reserves the right to reject applications without assigning any reason. Meeting the qualification and experience requirements does not guarantee shortlisting.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I apply if I am over 35 years old?

Unfortunately, the age limit for Community Health Officer positions is 35 years or younger as of 1st June 2023. However, this limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC and ST candidates.

Is proficiency in the local language mandatory?

Proficiency in the regional/local language and dialect is desirable but not mandatory. It can be an advantage in your role as a Community Health Officer.

What is the remuneration for Community Health Officers?

Community Health Officers will receive a monthly remuneration of Rs 25,000, along with a monthly performance-based incentive of up to Rs 15,000.

What is the last date for submitting applications?

The last date for online applications is 31st July 2023.

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