Pay Scale for Occupational Therapist in Government Organizations


Occupational Therapists offer therapeutic and assessment programmes for people who are limited in their abilities to carry out their day-to-day activities due to injury, illness or their situation. These professionals can find job placement in leprosy centres, old age homes, psychiatric centres, spastic centres, government & private hospitals.

In India, in government-run hospitals and organizations, the pay scale for the position of Occupational Therapist is Rs. 9300-34800 apart from pay scale of Rs. 4200 and these professionals come under pay brand 2.

Government organizations that recruit candidates for the position of Occupational Therapist:

Nowadays, many government-run hospitals and organizations are recruiting candidates for the position of occupational therapist and the names of government organizations that recruited candidates for this position recently are given below:

Government Medical College, Chandigarh

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital

Employee State Insurance Corporation, Delhi

Central Institute of Psychiatry

National Institute of Orthopaedically Handicapped

Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research

Educational Qualification required to apply for the position of Occupational Therapist:

Some government organizations require that candidates must have completed their Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution. Even some organization are recruiting candidates with diploma in occupational therapy with the experience of working as an Occupational Therapist for two years in any organization.

Age requirement:

Most of the government organizations recruit candidates who are less than 30 years for the position of Occupational Therapist. When it comes to the position of Senior Occupational Therapist, the upper age limit if 35 years.

Mode of selection:

For the position of Occupational Therapist, the mode of selection followed by most of the government organizations is face-to-face interview, while some organizations also recruit candidates through written test followed by interview.

Job profile of Occupational Therapist:

Occupational therapist offer the following services to bring a person to a condition where he can perform his day-to-day operations without any problems:

Education & Training

Home modifications/appliances/aids

Assessment of the condition of the patients

Treatment to musculoskeletal, orthopedic and Neurological disorders in patients

Career Prospects:

The demand for occupational therapists in social service and health sector is growing and strong. Some government organizations recruit candidates for the position of Occupational Therapist on contract basis as well in addition to permanent recruitment. Candidates can gain some experience by joining these types of contractual jobs and they can start their own clinic at the end of the contract period of employment.



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2 Responses to “Pay Scale for Occupational Therapist in Government Organizations”

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    please mail me what is the pay structure of senior occupationaltherapist in india where are the post available in india

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    i want to the salary of a Occ therapist in a government setting