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NLA introduces three bills

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 24, 2017 12:23 am

Kohima, March 23 (EMN): To consolidate and amend law relating to Cooperative Societies within the territorial limit of the State of Nagaland, the Nagaland Co-operative Societies Bill 2017 was introduced by chief minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, who is also in-charge of Co-operation, on the second day of the fifteenth session of twelfth Assembly on March 23.

The bill is aimed to facilitate the voluntary formation and democratic functioning of cooperative societies as people’s institution based on self-help, mutual-aid and sound business principles and to enable its members promote their economic needs so as to bring about higher standard of living for social betterment.

The bill also aims to repeal the Assam Cooperative Societies Act, 1949, which has been operative in the state of Nagaland from its inception till date.

Chief Minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu and minister in-charge of Finance, also introduced the Nagaland Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill 2017.

The object of the bill is to repeal obsolete and redundant laws that were enacted by the Parliament during President’s Rule in states that have become irrelevant or dysfunctional, in which the State Legislature has the competent power to amend or repeal the Act.

Minister for Health & Family Welfare, P Longon introduced the Nagaland Nursing Council Bill, 2017.

With the rapid growth of private nursing institutions in the State in the recent years and with no regulation by any professional body over the nursing personnel, the bill felt the need to establish a Nursing Council Act to superintendent over various categories of nursing personnel and its institutions with powers to recognise, register, lay down norms and standards for various courses and trainings, uniform curriculum, physical and infrastructural facilities, staffing pattern and staff qualities, quality instruction, assessments and examination system.

The bill aims to see that appropriate health care system in the State is properly regulated. The modern medical care cannot be provided without the help of nursing personnel. While there are laws for laying down standards and creating bodies for enforcement, in the case of nursing personnel, there is no law or machinery to lay down standards and enforce them in case of nursing personnel.

There is no law in the State to regulate nurses, midwives, auxiliary nurse midwives/female health workers registration of Nursing Institutions and to regulation their qualification with the council and for matters Ancillary thereto. Therefore, the Bill is intended to achieve the above object.

The speaker of the house decided that all the bills will be taken for consideration and adoption on March 28, 2017.

Meanwhile, the annual administrative reports 2016-17 of Finance; Personnel and Administrative Reforms; Legal Metrology & Consumer Protection; Department of Under Developed Areas (DUDA); Food & Civil Supplies; Urban Development; Cooperation; Geology & Mining; Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; Information & Public Relations (IPR); Labour; Planning & Coordination; Parliamentary Affairs; Social Welfare; Home Department; Health & Family Welfare Department; Horticulture Department; Tourism Department; Higher Education; Technical Education; Municipal Affairs Department; Sericulture Department; Land Resources Development and Excise were laid on the table.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 24, 2017 12:23:42 am