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Approval for nursing schools: K'taka HC modifies order

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Nov 20 (UNI) The Karnataka High Court today modified its earlier order, directing the Karnataka Nursing Council and the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences not to grant approval to admissions for 2006-2007 made by 352 nursing schools and 180 colleges which did not have proper infrastructure.

Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph and Mr Justice Ramamohana Reddy modified the order to the effect that on consideration of the explanation submitted by the schools and colleges in reply to the notices issued and on verification of the infrastructure, if the Council and/or the University were satisfied that the institutions had satisfied the statutory requirements, approval might be granted for admissions made during 2006-07, subject to further orders.

The court made it clear that ultimately if the court found that they did not satisfy the statutory requirements, the admissions would be cancelled despite the Council or varsity's approval.

However, if the Council or varsity were satisfied that the approval was liable to be cancelled or withdrawn, they would be free to take such action despite the permission of the court.

Further, the Council and the University as well as the State Government were directed to furnish the list of nursing schools and colleges granted approval, indicating the year of grant of such approval and whether the same was granted on an application made under the Karnatake Nursing, Midwives, Healthcare Act. The court granted two months time for complying with the above direction.

The applications filed by the nursing schools and colleges for impleading themselves as respondents in the suo motu writ petition were allowed by the court.


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