Section 3   [ View Judgements ]

Constitution and composition of the Council


(1) The Central Government shall as soon as may be constitute a Council consisting of the following members, namely :-



(a) one nurse enrolled in a State register elected by each State Council;



[1] (b) two members elected from among themselves by the heads of institutions recognised by constitute a Council for the purpose of this clause in which training is given-



(i) for obtaining a University degree in nursing ; or



(ii) in respect of a post-certificate course in the teaching of nursing and in nursing administration ;



(c) one member elected by from among themselves by the heads of institutions in which health visitors are trained;



(d) one member elected by the Medical Council of India;



(e) one member elected by the Central Council of the Indian Medical Association;



(f) one member elected by the Council of the Trained Nurses Association of India;



[2] (g) one midwife or auxiliary nurse-midwife enrolled in a State register, elected by each of the State Councils in the four groups of States mentioned below, each group of states being taken in rotation in the following order, namely :-



(i) Kerala, Madhya Pradesh [3] Uttar Pradesh and Haryana,



(ii) Andhra Pradesh, Bihar,. [4] Maharashtra and Rajasthan.



(iii) [5] Karnataka, Punjab [6] Himachal pradesh and west Bengal,



(iv) Assam, [7] Gujarat, Subs by the Madras state (Alteration of Name) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1970, for 'Madras' (w.e.f.14-1-1969)}.Tamil Nadu and Orissa ;



(h) the Director general of Health services, ex officio;



(I) the Chief Principal Matron, Medical Directorate, General Headquarters, ex officio;



(j) the chief Nursing Suprintendent, office of the Director General of Health services, ex officio;



(k) the Director of Maternity and Child Welfare, Indian Red Cross Society, ex officio;



Subs by Act 45 of 1957 , s.4, for the former cl.(w.e.f.1-12-1958)}.(l) the Chief Administrative Medical Officer (by whatever name called) of each state, other than a Union territory, ex officio;



Subs by Act 45 of 1957 , s.4, for the former cl.(w.e.f.1-12-1958)} (m) the superintendent of Nursing Services (by whatever name called) ,ex officio, from each of the States in the two groups mentioned below, each group of states being taken in rotation in the following order, namely :--



(I) Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra.Madhya Pradesh [8] ., Tamil Nadu, Uttar pradesh, [9] West Bengal and Haryana;



(ii) Bihar [10] Gujarat Himachal Pradesh Kerala, Karnataka Orissa, Punjab and Rajasthan;



(n) four members nominated by the Central Government, of whom at least two shall be nurses, midwives or health visitors enrolled in a state register and one shall be an experienced educationalist;



(o) three members elected by parliament, two by the House of the people from among its members and the other by the Council of States from among its members.



(2) The President of the Council shall be elected by the members of the Council from among themselves:



Provided that for five years from the first constitution of the Council the President shall be a person nominated from amongst the members of the Council by the Central Government, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the Central Government.



(3) No act done by the Council shall be questioned on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in ,or any defect in the constitution of, the Council.



FOOTNOTES:

1. Subs by Section 4, ibid., for the original Clause (w.e.f.1-12-1958)

2. Subs by Section 4, ibid., for the original Clause (w.e.f.1-12-1958)

3. Subs by, the Punjab Reorganisation and Delhi High Court (Adaption of Laws on Union subjects) Order,1968, for 'and Uttar Pradesh' (w.e.f.1-11-1966)

4. Substituted by the Bombay ay Reorganisation (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1961, for 'Bombay' (w.e.f.1-5-1960).

5. Substituted by the Mysore state (Alteration of Name) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1974, for 'Mysore' (w.e.f.1-11-1973).

6. Inserted by the state of Himachal pradesh (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1973, (w.e.f.25-1-1971).

7. Substituted by the Bombay ay Reorganisation (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1961, for 'Madras and orissa' (w.e.f.1-5-1960).

8. Subs by the Madras state (Alteration of Name) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1970, for 'Madras' (w.e.f.14-1-1969)

9. Substituted by the Punjab Reorganisation and Delhi High court (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1968, for ' and West Bengal' (w.e.f.1-11-1966).

10. Ins by the Bombay ay Reorganisation (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1961, (w.e.f.1-5-1960)

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