Chandigarh : The Haryana State Nurses and Nurse Midwives Council Bill, 2017 which aims to make the council the sole body governing nursing education in the state, has been approved by the state Cabinet.
The council will replace the existing Haryana Nurses Registration Council (HNRC) and will look after admission, curriculum, examination and registration process in nursing education. Also, the Punjab Nurses Registration Act, 1932 as applicable to Haryana shall stand repealed.
“The council will work under the supervision of Department of Medical Education and Research,” an official release said. Director General or Director of Medical Education and Research Department will be the ex-officio president, while the additional director will be the ex-officio vice president of the council.
The council shall fix the criteria for establishment of nursing institutes and recognize such institutes. It will also fix the criteria to recognize degrees, diplomas, certificates in nursing training, the release said. The council will frame regulations, delegate powers to the executive committee, conduct inspection of nursing institutes and fix fee to be levied and revision thereon from time to time.
The council will also fix criteria to conduct admissions to various nursing institutes and prescribe facilities, syllabi, entry criteria to maintain proper standards in nursing course, it said.
The cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, also decided to change the name of Industrial Training Department to Skill Development and Industrial Training Department and include it in the business of Haryana Government (Allocation) Rules, 1974.
The cabinet also approved the proposal to enhance the authorized share capital of Haryana Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Section Kalyan Nigam from Rs 40 crore to Rs 60 crore, the release said.
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