India Nursing Council, State Nursing Council, Nursing board & University
“ROLE OF INC,SNC, BOARD &
Miss Sujata Mohapatra.
INDIAN NURSING COUNCIL (INC)
The Indian Nursing Council is an
Autonomous Body under the
Government of India, Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare was
constituted by the Central Government
under section 3(1) of the Indian Nursing
Council Act, 1947 of parliament in order
to establish a uniform standard of
training for nurses, Midwives and health
Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947.
Act No. of Year: ACT NO. 48 OF 1947
Enactment Date: [31st December, 1947.]
An Act to constitute an Indian Nursing Council.
To establish a uniform standard of training for
nurses, midwives and health visitors.
It is enacted with 17 sections & each section point
out the specific legislative role of Council.
Section- 1. Short title, extent and
a) This Act may be called the Indian Nursing
Council Act, 1947.
b)It extends to the whole of India except the
State of Jammu and Kashmir.
c)It shall come into force at once.
a) " the Council” means the 3[Council] constituted
under this Act.
b) " prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made
under section 16." State Council" means a Council
(by whatever name called) constituted under the
law of a State to regulate the registration of
nurses, midwives or health visitors in the State.
c) "State register" means a register of nurses,
midwives or health visitors maintained under the
law of a State.
3. Constitution and composition of the
1. The Central Government shall as soon as may be
constitute a Council consisting of the following members,
(a) One registered nurse elected by each State
(b) Two members elected from heads of institutions
recognized by the Council.
(c) One member elected by the heads of institutions
in which health visitors are trained.
(d) One member elected by the Medical Council of
(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.
(g) one 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
taken in rotation in the following order, namely: -
(i) Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and
(ii) Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Rajasthan,
(iii) Karnataka, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and West
(iv) Assam, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Orissa
(h) The Director General of Health Services;
(i) The Chief Principal Matron, Medical Directorate,
(j) The Chief Nursing Superintendent, office of the
Director-General of Health Services;
(k) The Director of Maternity and Child Welfare, Indian
Red Cross Society;
(l) The Chief Administrative Medical Officer (by
whatever name called) of each State other than a
(m) The Superintendent of Nursing Services (by
whatever name called), from each of the States in the
two groups mentioned below, namely:-
i. (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, Madhya
Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
ii. (Bihar, 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
enrolled in a State register and one shall be an
(2) Three members elected by Parliament, two by the
House of the People and the other by the Council of
States from among its members.
(3) The President of the Council shall be elected by
the members of the Council for five years, who shall
hold office during the pleasure of the Central
(4) No act done by the Council shall be questioned on
the ground merely of the existence of any defect in
the constitution of, the Council.
4. Incorporation of the Council
The Council constituted under section 3 shall
be a body corporate by the name of the
Indian Nursing Council having a common
5. Mode of elections
(1) Elections under sub-section (1) of section 3 by State Councils
shall be conducted in accordance with rules made by the respective
State Governments, and where any dispute arises regarding any such
election it shall be referred to the State Government concerned
whose decision shall be final.
(2) Other elections under that sub-section shall be conducted in the
prescribed manner, and where any dispute arises regarding any such
election it shall be referred to the Central Government whose decision
shall be final.
6. Term of office and casual vacancies:
(1) An elected or nominated President, shall hold office for a term
of five years.
(2) An member may at any time resign his membership by writing
under his hand addressed to the President.
(3) Any member shall be deemed to have vacated his seat if he is
absent without excuse sufficient to the Council from three
consecutive meetings of the Council.
(4) A casual vacancy in the Council shall be filled by fresh election
(5) Members of the Council shall be eligible for re-election.
Section-7 & Sub-section (6) omitted by Act 45 of 1957, s. 5 (w.e.f.
8. Officers, Committees and servants of the
(1) The Secretary of the Council shall, for three years , be a person
appointed by the Central Government
(2) The Council shall-
(a) Elect from among its members a Vice-President;
(b) Constitute from among its members an Executive Committee
and such other Committees to carry out the purposes of this Act;
(c) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), appoint a
Secretary, who may also act as Treasurer;
(d) Appoint or nominate such other officers and servants as the
Council deems necessary.
(e) Require and take security from the Secretary or from any other
officer or servant;
(f) With the previous sanction of the Central Government, fix the
fees and allowances to be paid to the President. Vice President and
other members of the Council.
9. The Executive Committee
(1) The Executive Committee shall consist of
nine members, of whom seven shall be
elected by the Council from among its
(2) The President and Vice-President of the
Council shall remainPresident and Vice-
President, respectively, of the Committee.
(3) The Executive Committee shall exercise
and dis-charge powers and duties as the
Council may impose if necessary.
10. Recognition of qualifications
(1) The qualifications included in Part I of the Schedule
shall be recognised qualifications, and in Part II of the
Schedule shall be recognised higher qualifications.
(2) The qualification only when granted after a
specified date by the respective state council, shall be
a recognized qualification.
(3) The Council may enter into negotiations with any
authority to which this Act does not extend in India or
11. Effect of recognition
1.(a) Any recognised qualification shall be a sufficient qualification
for enrolment in any State register.
(b) No person enrolled in any state register unless he/she holds a
(c) Any person holding a recognized higher qualification can
entered as a supplementary qualification in any state register.
11. In clause(b) subsection (1)
(a) a citizen of India holding a qualification which
entitles him or her to be registered with any state
Council may enrolled in any State register;
(b) a person not being a citizen of India who is
employed in any State may with the approval
of the President of the Council, be enrolled
temporarily in that State register. Such period
as may be specified & practice shall be limited.
12. Power to require information as to
courses of study and training and
Every authority in any State which
grants a recognised qualification shall
furnish such information to the
Council from time to time, & the
council issues courses of study and
training, examinations to be
undergone in order to obtain such
qualification, as per the council
(1) The Executive Committee may appoint
number of inspectors.
(2) Inspectors appointed under this section
shall report to the Executive Committee.
(3) The Executive Committee shall forward a
copy of such report to the authority or
institution concerned, and also forward copies,
to the Central Government, the State
Government and State Council of the State in
which the authority or institution is situated.
14. Withdrawal of recognition
(1) When, upon report by the Executive Committee, it appears to
(a)Any institution fall short of standard by the council.
(b)Any institution fall short of standard by a State Council may
send information to the INC & an intimation send for the period
within which the institution or authority have to submit its
explanation to the state Government.
(2) On the receipt of the explanation or, where no explanation is
submitted within the period fixed, the State Government shall
make its recommendations to the Council.
(3) The Council, after such further inquiry, may can withdraw the
15. Mode of declarations.3[(B)]
All declarations under section 10 or section 14 shall be
published in the Official Gazette.
15 (A). Indian Nurses Register.
(1) The Council shall cause to be maintained Indian Nurses
Register in the prescribed manner.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Council to keep
the Indian Nurses Register.
(3) Such register shall be deemed to be a public document
within the meaning of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
15 (B). Supply of copies of State registers.
Each State Council shall supply to the Council twenty printed
copies of the State register as soon as may be after the 1st
day of April of each year.
16. Power to make regulations.
(1) The Council may make regulations not inconsistent with this Act,
such regulations may provide for-
(a) property of the council.
(c) The meetings
(d) Prescribing the functions of the Executive Committee.
(e) Prescribing the powers and duties of the President and the
(f) Prescribing the tenure of office and the powers and duties of
the Secretary and other officers.
(g) Prescribing the standard curricula .
(h) Prescribing the conditions for admission to courses of training.
(i) Prescribing the standards of examination.
(j) Any other matter .
17. [Repeal of Ordinance 13 of 1947.1 Rep. by the
Indian Nursing Council (Amendment) Act, 1957 (45 of
1957), s. 13 (w. e. f. 1-12- 1958).
PART I Recognised qualifications
A- General Nursing Certificates (including
senior and junior certificates), Diplomas or
Degrees in Nursing.
B- Midwifery Certificates, Diplomas or
Degrees in Midwifery
D-Health Visitors- Health Visitor Certificates
17. PART II
as a separate
branch in health
training & sets uniform
standard of training for
nurses throughout the
syllabus for all
To regulate nursing
school & colleges of
Power to make
EDUCATIONAL ROLE & RESPOSIBILITY
INC initiates, prescribes, guide & supervise the
different levels of nursing education.
It laid down the qualification for the admission,
registration & employment.
It recognizes & approves various institutions for
conducting different nursing educational
INC sets educational activities in different
occasions like Nurses Day, Breast feeding week,
AIDS Day etc.
It regulate the course duration.
Prescribe the syllabus for all levels of nursing
SNC (STATE NURSING
The State Nurses and
Midwives Council was
established in 1948 under the
provisions of Nurses and
Midwives Act with the purpose of
“Better training of nurses,
midwives & health visitors”.
It works as an autonomous body
under the Government of
respective states, Department of
Health and Family Welfare.
Each state determines the specific
administrative responsibility and
oversight of the council of nursing.
The governor of the state
The state health Directorate
Another state official or
The silent features
Provision of an autonomous body, comprising majority of
nurses, endowed with decision making powers.
Compulsory registration for all nurses, midwives practicing
within the state.
Provision of nurses, midwives, & public health nurses to elect
their own representatives to the respective state.
Powers to regulate nursing education prescribe curriculum &
enunciate examination policies.
Provision to have a nurse registrar to carry out the functions
of the SNC.
Provision for recognition of educational institutions of nursing
& withdrawal of such recognition, if necessary.
More than 100 years ago, state
governments established boards of
nursing to protect the public's health
and welfare by overseeing and
ensuring the safe practice of nursing
Nursing are state
agencies that are
the regulation of
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY
To co-ordinate & bring a uniform standard of
To verify the eligibility requirements of the
students before each examination.
To arrange for conducting examination & issuing
certificates to successful candidates.
To prepare the calendar of events at the
beginning of each academic year.
To appoint the examiners before each
1.Nursing Examination Board
Nursing registration board
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY
Enforcing the Nurse Practice Act
and nurse licensure .
Accrediting or approving nurse
education programs in schools and
Responsible to maintain the register
in prescribed manner for Nurses,
Midwives & Health visitors is called
Indian nurses register.
Developing policies, practice
standards & administrative
A university is an institution of higher education
and research which grants academic degrees in a
variety of subjects and provides both undergraduate
education and postgraduate education.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITY
Regulation of its own colleges & affiliated
Conducting inspection & granting permission for
Conducting examination & announcing the results.
Conducting the Graduation, Post-graduation &
Ensuring faculty welfare and development.
Ensuring student welfare & development.
Organising various programmes such as book
exhibition, job fair, seminars, conferences, inter
college competitions, sport meets, etc.
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on dated 29th
events for 2014-
RECENT TRENDS OF SNC, ODISHAS &
ODISHA MIDWIFERY EXAMINATION BOARD
Directorate of Odisha Nursing Section with DMET has
been inaugurated by health minister of Odisha.
Published the merit list of BSc nursing
applicants(2013) on 27.08.13.
STATE NURSING COUNCIL/EXAMINING BODIES(ODISHA)
SL. NO. NAME OF MEMBER, ADDRESS & CONTACT ADDRESS
Smt. Jaya Hiranmaya Biswal,
Orissa Nurses & Midwives Council,
HOD Building, Bhubaneswar –751 001, (Orissa)0674-2393847
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