ALLOWANCES ADMISSIBLE TO CHS OFFICERS
B. Non Practicing Allowance (NPA)
CHS officers are granted Non Practicing Allowance at the rate of 25% of
basic pay subject to condition that pay plus Non Practicing Allowance does not exceed
Rs.29500/-p.m. vide this Ministry’s letter No. A.45011/11/97-CHS V dated 7.4.98. Non
Practicing Allowance is treated as Pay for all service matters. In other words it is taken
into account for computation of D.A., entitlement of T.A./D.A. and other allowances as
well as for calculation of retirement benefits in terms of letter No. A.27023/1/87-CHS V
C. Conveyance Allowance
CHS officers working in hospitals, CGHS dispensaries and some institute e.g. Central
Research Institute, Kasauli, National Institute of Communicable Diseases etc. are granted
Conveyance Allowances for attending hospitals outside duty hours, paying domiciliary
visits, collecting samples and visiting field centres and for performing other official
duties respectively, at the following rates:
For those who maintain own Motor Car Rs.1650/- p.m.
For those who maintain own Scooter/ Motorcycle Rs. 540/- p.m.
For those who do not maintain either Car or Motorcycle/ Rs. 450/- p.m.
D. Annual Allowance
With a view to encourage academic and research pursuits, CHS officers are
granted Annual Allowance at the following rates:
(i) For Teaching, Non-Teaching, Public Health
and GDMOs having recognised PG qualification Rs. 500/- p.m.
(ii) For GDMOs without PG qualification Rs. 300/- p.m.
E. Post Graduate Allowance
A medical graduate appointed to the post of Medical Officer or Senior
Medical Officer including Chief Medical officer (Non-Functional Selection Grade) for
which possession of a recognised post graduate qualification is not essential, are given
over and above the pay admissible in the relevant scale, Post-Graduate allowance of
Rs.300/- per month or 500/- per month, as the case may be, for possessing recognized
Post-Graduate Diploma(s) or Post graduate degree respectively vide order No.
A.45012/13/97-CHS V dated 5.10.98. This allowance is however, not admissible to
F. Residential Telephone
Vide Order No. Z.16023/2/95-CHS V dated 26.3.98 and 2.12.98, CHS officers in
the scale of pay of Rs. 12000-16500 and above and 25% of officers working below the
scale of pay of Rs. 12000-16500 are eligible for grant of residential telephone on
G. Reimbursement of Newspaper
In terms of letter No. Z.16023/2/95-CHS V dated 24.7.98 CHS officers are
entitled to reimbursement of cost of Newspaper purchased by them at their residence in
the following manner:
Level of CHS Officers Maximum number of Indian Newspaper
Director General of Health Services No limit
Additional D.G.H.S. or equivalent 03
Senior Administrative Grade 02
Below Senior Administrative Grade 01
Apart from the above mentioned allowances, CHS officers are granted all other
allowances which are admissible to Central Govt. employees.
During the year, 29 Group ‘A’ Non-Medical Scientists were promoted to
various scientist levels. A proposal for grant of In-situ promotion in respect of 42
officers (scientist level II to IV ) has been forwarded to the UPSC for holding the DPC.
A proposal for In-situ promotion of 5 officers to the grade of Scientists –V level (Rs.
18400-500-22400) was also forwarded to the Union Public Service Commission for
holding the DPC.
Non-Functional Selection Grade was introduced in the grade of Dental Surgeons
and three Staff Surgeons were placed in Non-Functional Selection Grade. Another three
Dental Surgeons will be placed in Non-Functional Selection Grade soon.