TNSMHA Recruitment 2023

Appointment of Chairperson and other members for District Mental Health Review Boards

State Mental Health Authority invites applications for appointment to the following positions
in the District Mental Health Review Board mentioned, from interested persons possessing the
requisite qualification as per Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 available at link

(a) Chairperson: One at Ramanathapuram: District Judges or officers of the State Judicial
Service,who are qualified to be appointed as District Judges or retired District Judges

(b) Members with medical qualification:
(i) Psychiatrist: 3 Numbers each one at – Chennai, Chengalpattu, Thanjavur
(ii) Medical Practitioners: 9 Numbers each one at – Chengalpattu, Vellore, Villupuram,
Ramanathapuram, Karur, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, Madurai.
(c) Non-Official Members: One at Coimbatore: Persons with mental illness or care-givers or
persons representing organizations of persons with mental illness or care-givers or
non-governmental organizations working in the field of mental health.

Eligibility Conditions
(b) Possesses qualification and experience in the relevant subject / field
(c) Term of office and allowances: The Chairperson and other members of the Board shall hold
office for a term of five years or up to the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier and shall
be eligible for re-appointment for another term of five years up to the age of seventy years
whichever is earlier
(d) The appointment of chairperson and members of every Board shall be made by the
Chairperson of the State Mental Health Authority.
(e) The Chairperson is entitled to a consolidated monthly honorarium of Rs. 1 Lakh
(Rupees One Lakh Only)
(f) The honorarium for the psychiatrist and medical practitioner will be a maximum of
Rs. 50,000 pm for each and T.A. as follows:
(i) The serving Medical Officers shall be paid monthly honorarium of Rs. 2,000.
(ii) In case of retired government doctor being nominated a monthly honorarium of
Rs. 50,000 pm + TA as per rule
(iii) In case of a person not belonging either of the above categories being nominated
Rs. 1,000/- per day + Sitting Allowance (Rs.1,000 per sitting) + TA
(g) In respect of the other members, each member will be paid sitting allowance of
Rs. 1,000/- for maximum of 15 days and TA
Interested applicants may download application form given below and submit it along with copies of
certificates / documents by post/speed post/by hand to Chief Executive Officer, Tamil Nadu State
Mental Health Authority, Institute of Mental Health Campus, Medavakkam Tank Road, Kilpauk,
Chennai – 600 010. Last date for submission of application and documents on 5.00 PM, 26.06.2023.


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