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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare Directorate of Health Service [Family Welfare]


The Director of Health Services (FW), Assam is responsible for implementing the centrally sponsored National Family Welfare Plan Scheme in the State of Assam.

The main objective of the Family Welfare Program are:

  • Population Control and Family Spacing.
  • Antenatal Check ups to reduce MMR
  • Mother and Child Care.

The following components under the Family Welfare Program are financed by Government of India.

  • Direction and Administration.
  • District Family Welfare Bureau.
  • Offset Press.
  • Rural Family Welfare Sub- Centre.
  • Urban Family Welfare Centre.
  • Health & F.W. Training Centre.
  • ANM & LHV Training Centre.

ANM Training Centre:

There are 18 (eighteen) ANM Training Centres under Health & Family Welfare Department. At each centre candidates having HSSLC passed certificate are imparted. ANM Nursing to be conducted by the Assam State Nursing Council. The successful ANM trainees are appointed against vacant post of ANM at Health Institutions under this Directorate after observing necessary formalities like Advertisement/ conducting selection test etc.

There are 18 (eighteen) ANM Training Centre of the following places in the State of Assam.

  • Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
  • Civil Hospital, Sonitpur
  • Civil Hospital, Sibsagar
  • Civil Hospital, Dhubri
  • Civil Hospital, Lakhimpur
  • Civil Hospital, Morigaon
  • Civil Hospital, Nagaon
  • Civil Hospital, Jorhat
  • Civil Hospital, Karbi-Anglong
  • Civil Hospital, Goalpara
  • Civil Hospital, Mongaldai
  • Civil Hospital, Barpeta
  • Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar
  • Civil Hospital, Hailakandi
  • Civil Hospital, Karimganj
  • Civil Hospital, DimaHasao
  • Civil Hospital, Nalbari
  • Assam Medical College Dibrugarh

Procedure of Selection & Training of ANM:

  • The Training Course of ANM is 2 years as per INC Syllabus.
  • 3. Minimum eligibility criteria’s are:
    • candidate must have pass XII Class.
    • Must be citizen of India
    • Minimum age of admission shall be 17 to 24 years. Upper age limit will be relexable for ST/SC/OBC/MOBC by 3 years.
  • A candidate should undergo medical examination for their Physical fitness.
  • Application form to be issued by DHS (FW), Assam & for submitting Application fee of Rs. 50/- by IPO/ Treasury Challan.
  • Candidate to be selected on the basis of minimum merit of 40% and above of marks obtained from the last examination HS/HSSLC.

LHV Training Centre:

There is one LHV Training Centre at Chabua in the district of Dibrugarh for imparting six month course LHV Training for in service ANM and successful LHV Trainees are promoted to the vacant post of LHV after observing necessary formalities.

Health & F.W. Training Centre

Under this Directorate there is one Health & F.W. Training Centre at Khanapara for imparting in service training for Doctors/ Nurse etc. under different subjects.

Offset Press

There is an Offset Press at Hedayatpur, Guwahati-3 under this Directorate in which printing works of IEC Format etc are done.

Rural Family Welfare Sub- Centre

There are 4399 (four thousand, three hundred & ninety nine) nos. of Rural F.W. Sub- Centres in the State against each sub- centre there is a sanction post of ANM and against 6 (six) Sub- Centres there is a provision of 1 (one) post of LHV.

The Sub- Centres with the services of ANM/LHV are responsible for implementation of Family Welfare Programs like Immunization, Maternity & Child Health Program in rural areas.

Rural Family Welfare Centre (RFWC) Main Centre:

There are 146 (one hundred forty six) nos. RFWC (M/C) in the State. There is 1 (one) sanctioned post of Sr. Medical & Health Officer, 1 (one) U.D. Asstt., 1 (one) Block Extension Educator, 1 (one) Computer and 1 (one) ANM against each RFWC (M/C). The objective of the RFWC (M/C) is to implement MCH/ Immunization Program in their respective periphery area in the district of Assam.

Urban F.W. Centre

There are 19 (nineteen) nos. of Urban Health Centres in the State. There is 1 (one) ANM against each Urban Health Centre and 1 (one) Medical & Health Officer-I against Urban Health Centre. The objective of Urban Health Centres is to implement immunization & MCH Program in their respective urban area in the State.

Post Partum Centre

There are 35 (thirty five) nos. of Post Partam Centre in the State. The subjective of the PPC are to take case of the new born babies at the Post Partum Centre.

Maternity Centre

There are 25 (twenty five) nos., of maternity centres in the State. Maternity centres are to provide services towards maternal health as well as the new born babies at the respective areas of the maternity centres.


The State Health Transport Organization situated at Narengi, Guwahati-71 with its Zonal Office at Jorhat is responsible for maintenance and repairing of F.W. vehicles & Refrigerator machine etc.

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