ALLOWANCES ADMISSIBLE TO CHS OFFICERS
Non Practicing Allowance (NPA)
CHS officers are granted Non Practicing Allowance at the rate of 25% ofbasic 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 dated 22.9.1987.
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.
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 functional basis.
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 deputationist.
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.
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.