NHM Assam CHO Recruitment 2021

By | December 23, 2020


NHM Assam CHO Recruitment 2021

National Health Mission (NHM), Assam invites application from the interested candidates for the 6 months Certificate Course in Community Health (CCH). Candidates must be willing and enthusiastic to serve the community members through preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and basic curative care approaches by working at health Sub Centres across different districts of Assam.

This course is part of an ongoing initiative under the National Health Mission to roll out Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) activities through functionalization of Sub Centres as Health & Wellness Centers (HWCs) for improved implementation of public health programmes and to enable comprehensive primary health care service delivery, including disease prevention and health promotion.


Candidate who successfully completes this course will get certificate from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and will be posted at these Sub Centre -Health & Wellness Centre as Community Health Officer (CHO) in Assam to lead the comprehensive primary health care team consisting of Frontline Workers such as the Female Health Workers (ANMs), Male Health Worker (MPW) and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs). 

The course is open to any eligible candidate including contractual employees of NHM, State Health Society as per the essential criteria.

Course Details of  NHM Assam CHO Recruitment 2021

  • Total number of seats: 660 Nos.
  • Duration of the Course: 6 months (Full time, theory and practical classes)

Selection Procedure for NHM Assam CHO Recruitment 2021

: The eligible candidates will be selected based on the marks obtained in the Final Year by the candidate in the last qualifying degree / diploma examination (as mentioned in essential criteria). The selected candidate will have to sign surety bond immediately after accepting the placement for the course before Admission Committee at State Head Quarter, NHM, Assam.

IGNOU accredited Programme Study Centres (PSC) for the Course:

1. SMK Civil Hospital, Nalbari
2. 200 Bedded Civil Hospital, Goalpara
3. Bongaigaon District Hospital, Bongaigaon
4. Mangaldai Civil Hospital, Darrang
5. SM Dev Civil Hospital, Cachar
6. Karimganj Civil Hospital, Karimganj
7. LGB Civil Hospital, Tinsukia
8. Sivsagar Civil Hospital, Sivsagar
9. SKK Civil Hospital, Golaghat
10. North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital, Lakhimpur
11. BP Civil Hospital, Nagaon

Total Nos. of seats — 660 @ 60 seats in each Programme Study Centres


The eligibility criteria for applying for the Certificate Program is as follows:

Essential Criteria:

  • B.Sc.(Nursing) / Post Basic B.Sc Nursing – Registered Nurse Registered Midwife (RNRM) from a recognized Institute / University
  • GNM Course passed & registered with Assam Nurses Midwives’& Health Visitors’ Council from a recognized Institute / University
  • Less than 35 years of age, which is relaxed by 5 years for the SC and ST candidates.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Proficiency in regional/local language and dialect
  • Work experience in the public health system preferably at the Primary/Community Health Center level will be given weightage.


Stipend / Remuneration During the Course –

For In-service NHM Candidates:

  • Respective Remuneration/Salary per month + Rs. 10,000/- per month for Fooding / Lodging for a maximum of six months

For Other Candidates:

  • Stipend Rs. 10,000/- per month + Rs. 10,000/- per month for Fooding / Lodging for a maximum of six months.


Remuneration: On successful completion of the course, the CHOs, if absorbed under NHM,s/he will receive Rs. 25,000/ per month as monthly remuneration and performance based incentives up to Rs. 15,000/- per month. 

For further details, interested candidates are to visit NHM, Assam website and may submit their application online at https://nhm.assam.gov.in on or before 27th December 2020.

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