Parliament passes Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill

After Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha gives a nod to The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

The parliament on Thursday passed The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021, seeking to accord the status of institute of national importance to six more pharmaceutical institutes and to set up an advisory council for them. Earlier, Lok Sabha cleared the bill on December 6.
The bill has 4 amendments including the introduction of UG and diploma courses and of giving 6 NIPERs status of institutions of national importance. This bill is an amendment to the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998.

 

The bill also seeks to reduce the board members from 23 to 12 and to declare institutes of pharmaceutical education and research at Ahemdabad, Guwahati, Rae Bareilly, Hajipur, Hyderabad, and Kolkata as of national importance.

“There is a Mohali NIPER which was given national institute qualification. After this, six more NIPERs were set up. There was no clarification on whether they are of national importance. To clarify this and give them national importance category is one of our amendments,” said Mansukh Mandaviya, Union minister for health and family welfare.

(With inputs from Livemint)

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