NHM Punjab, Note:- B.Sc Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc Nursing candidates, who have passed out from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot (batch 2019-20 onwards) are only eligible to apply.

Name of Post: Community Health Officers.

No. of Post: 320.

Eligibility Qualification/Salary: 

B.Sc Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc Nursing with integrated Bridge Programme of Certificate in Community Health course in curriculum from a recognized Institute/University. Registered with Punjab Nursing Registration Council. OR B.Sc in Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc Nursing from a recognized Institute/University with 6 months course of Certificate in Community Health from a recognized Institute/University. Registered with Punjab Nursing Registration Council. OR  Ayurevedic Practitioner (BAMS) from recognized University or Statutory State Board and Enrolment on State Register OR Central Register of Ayurveda with 6 months course of Certificate in Community Health from a recognized Institute/University. 

Age Limit: Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 1 st Jan 2021. (01.01.2021). Age relaxation as per the rules of Punjab Government. 

Examination Fees General & others categories: - Rs. 1000+18% GST= Rs. 1180/- SC :- Rs. 500+18% GST = Rs. 590/- 

Methods of Recruitment:- Written test of 100 Marks shall be held and based upon the marks obtained in the test, merit list shall be prepared. Selection shall be made purely on the basis of written test only. 

Minimum Passing Marks:- a. The minimum passing marks shall be 35% for all categories (reserved and un-reserved categories) in written test i.e. 35 Marks out of 100. b. 1.5 times the number of candidates of actual vacancies in each category shall be called for the Counseling.

Terms and conditions: Post will be on contractual basis initially for 1 year to be renewed on the basis of work, conduct and performance every year. Only those candidates who have passed Punjabi subject in Matriculation standard are eligible to apply. The SC/ BC Category certificate should be in accordance with the instructions of the Department of Welfare Punjab and the certificate for the Ex-Serviceman, Freedom fighters and Sports persons categories should be in accordance with instructions of the Concerned Department as per the followings details:

Educational qualifications must be from a recognized University/ Board as per details mentioned against each post. Candidates must pass the requisite educational qualification on or before last date of filing the application.


a) The deployment of the candidate as CHO will be purely on contractual/conditional basis, and the candidate will have no right to claim for appointment on permanent roll in State Health Department/State Health Society or permanent absorption. 

b) Contractual/Conditional placement and posting thereof to any Sub Centre/Health & Wellness Centre within the State, will be at the discretion of the competent authority 

c) Candidate should not be suffering from and medical disability or illness, which is likely to hamper candidate’s selection, including posting at Sub Centres/Health & Wellness Centres. In case it is detected at a later stage the candidate had concealed any information pertaining to candidate’s medical status, the State Health Department/State Health Society will be forced to cancel the offer of selection. In case of such evidence coming to light after candidate’s joining, candidate’s services (contractual/conditional) will be liable for termination without notice at any time and candidate will accordingly cease to be in the employment (contractual/conditional) of the State Health Department/State Health Society. . 

d) Postings under the State Health Department/State Health Society are transferable. The State Health Department/State Health Society reserves the right to post candidate at any of its Sub Centres/Health & Wellness Centres within the State, if needed. 

e) The offer of selection is liable to be withdrawn at any point before joining and if joined, liable for termination without notice, if competent authority comes across any evidence/knowledge that the qualification, caste/category and/or any other particulars indicated by the candidate in his/her application/personal resume/other forms/formats submitted to the competent authority are not recognized/false/misleading and/or amounts to suppression of information particulars/facts, which should have been brought to the notice of competent authority. 

f) Inadvertent omission or commission or mistakes, if any, appearing in the offer of selection are liable to be rectified at any time before or after joining to bring the terms and conditions of offer in accordance with the existing policy/rules and regulations of the State Health Department/State Health Society that may be in force from time to time. 

g) The above terms and conditions are not exhaustive and this offer is subject to the understanding that during period of service (contractual/conditional), candidate will be government.

 The vacancies may increase or decrease at any stage of the screening process. Mission Director NHM reserves the right to cancel the entire process at any stage without issuing any notice or he may cancel screening process due to administrative reasons.  The date, time and venue of the written test shall be communicated to all candidates through website:- http://bfuhs.ac.in and https://nhm.punjab.gov.in/