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Nursing college admissions: Regulatory authority in process, Punjab to HC

The information was given before high court bench of justice SS Saron and justice Darshan Singh during the resumed hearing of PIL.

punjab Updated: May 08, 2017 21:00 IST
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The Punjab government on Monday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that a nodal authority for looking into complaints of bungling in admissions and charging of fee by the health sciences educational institutions or nursing institutions was in process.

The information was given before high court bench of justice SS Saron and justice Darshan Singh during the resumed hearing of PIL.

The petitioner, advocate HC Arora, had submitted in court that in the recent past, a lot of bungling in admissions to nursing courses conducted by institutions had taken place, and even a vigilance inquiry into the matter had been ordered by the government in June, 2016.

The authority is set up under Section 8 of the The Punjab Private Health Sciences Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission, Fixation of Fee and Making of Reservation) Act, 2006, for ensuring that private health sciences educational institutions (nursing institutions) in the state to conduct admissions in a fair and transparent manner and for fixation of fee.