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Parliamentary Standing Committee of Health Report

Parliamentary Standing Committee of Health Report  2020. No. 117.

PREFACE

I, the Chairman of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family  Welfare, having been authorized by the Committee to present the Report on its behalf,  present this One Hundred Seventeenth Report of the Committee on the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018.

2. In pursuance of Rule 270 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States relating to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees, the Chairman,  Rajya Sabha, referred* the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2019 on 2nd January, 2019 as introduced in the RajyaSabha  on 31st December,  2018 for examination and report by 1st April, 2019. The previous Committee commenced the examination of the said Bill and  two meetings were held dated  24th January and 15th March, 2019. However, the previous Committee could not further examine the Bill and present its Report due to preoccupation of the Members  of  the previous Committee in the General Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha and subsequent  dissolution of the Committee. Accordingly, it was decided that the said Bill would be examined by the re-constituted Committee. After the reconstitution of the Committee, examination of the  Bill was started. However,due to extensive examination of the Bill, extension of time was sought from Hon’ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha who granted extension till the  first  day  of  the  first  week of the first part of  the Budget Session, 2020 for presentation of Report on the Bill.  

3.The Committee also issued a Press Release inviting memoranda / views from individuals and other stakeholders. In response thereto, a number of memoranda from  different organistation / association and individuals were received.

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