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Doctors appointed by the Central Government under the Central Health Service (CHS) are not allowed to have a private practice of any kind whatsoever including any consultation and laboratory practice. 1CHS was constituted to manage various medical posts under the Central Government, Union Territories and certain other organizations. Presently, it caters to the needs of various participating units like Directorate General of Health Services including the organizations under its control, Central Government Health Scheme, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Finance, Department of Posts etc. 2 Officers under CHS are entitled to a Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) of 20% of Basic Pay subject to the condition that the Basic Pay plus NPA does not exceed ₹ 2,37,500. 3
- Central Health Service Rules, 2014, Rule 13, https://main.mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/40341676761406801162.pdf.
- Central Health Services, MINISTRY OF FAMILY HEALTH AND WELFARE, https://main.mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/6355649643BackgroundCHS_0_0_0.pdf.
- Report of the 7th Pay Commission, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, Pg: 348 https://www.finmin.nic.in/sites/default/files/7cpc_report_eng.pdf?download=1
- Sch. 7 List II Entry 6, Constitution of India, 1950
- Non-Practicing Allowance Of Doctors In Government Hospitals, GCONNECT, GOVT. EMPLOYEES ONLINE PORTAL, https://www.gconnect.in/orders-in-brief/pay-allowances/allowance-orders-in-brief/non-practicing-allowance-doctors-government.html.