National Health Mission, Mumbai, Maharashtra is conducting a certificate program to train eligible candidates for the post of Community Health Officers. Candidates who are able to qualify the programme are recruited as CHO at Health & Wellness Centres – Sub-Centres (HWC-SC). Total 7812 seats are available under the NHM, Maharashtra CHO Recruitment. The candidates are shortlisted as Community Health Officers on a contractual basis. All the details including the certificate duration, number of available seats, eligibility, and much more are available in the official notification. Aspirants can download the notification from the official website, arogya.maharashtra.gov.in. Interested candidates can submit the application form before the last date which is July 18, 2020.
The shortlisted candidates are posted at various sub-centres which are Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Pune, Solapur, Satara, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Ahmadnagar, Jalna, Parbhani, Hingoli, Osmanabad, Nanded, Akola, Yavatmal, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. These candidates are provided with a monthly stipend of Rs.10,000/- during the complete program. Once the candidates are shortlisted for the post, they receive a monthly salary of Rs. 25,000/- + performance-based incentive of Rs.15,000/-.
Candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine, Bachelor’s in Unani Medicine and Bachelor’s in Nursing are eligible for the recruitment. Also, the candidates must have valid registration from the Maharashtra Council of Indian Medicine/Maharashtra Nursing Council. The upper age limit for open category candidates is 38 years and 43 years for reserved category candidates.
The application procedure for NHM, Maharashtra recruitment is conducted through offline mode. Open category candidates have to pay Rs. 500/- and reserved category candidates have to pay Rs.350/-. The fee should be paid through a demand draft drawn in favour of respective Deputy Director of Health Services (DDHS). Eligible candidates have to send the application form along with the self-attested photocopies of essential documents, passport size photograph, demand draft, to the Deputy Director of Health Services (DDHS). Candidates have to ensure that they submit the forms to the respective district.
An entrance examination is conducted to shortlisted candidates for the certificate course in Community Health. The exam is conducted with 50 objective type questions carrying 02 marks each. To qualify the entrance exam, candidates must secure minimum 40 marks out of 100 marks. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility and qualities the entrance exam are shortlisted for the 06/08 months certificate course in Community Health. The exit exam is conducted after the completion of the course. Candidates who successfully qualify the exit exam are recruited as Community Health Officer at Subcentre.