Indian Nursing Council

To Establish Uniforms Standards of Training for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors.

PIO Detail

Name of the PIO Complete official address
(including Tel. No. Fax No. & E-mail address)
Matters with which concerned Name & Designation
of the appellate authority
Sh. Rathish Nair,
Secretary, Indian Nursing Council,New Delhi
8th Floor , NBCC Center, Plot No. 2, Community Center, Okhla Phase-I New Delhi - 110020
Phone: +91-011-66616800, 66616821, 66616822
Fax: +91-011-66616806
E-mail:  secy.inc@gov.in
As laid down under INC Act 1947 Shri T. Dileep Kumar,
President, Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi

Monthly Status of RTI Information

Documents Under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act

  1. The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties.
  2. The Indian Nursing Council (INC), is constituted under the Indian Nursing Council Act 1947- INC is a statutory Autonomous body under Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  3. The powers and duties of its officers.
  4. INC is headed by President who has the powers of Head of Department. Secretary INC is the head of office. All the work is handled by Secretary INC assisted by Joint Secretary and Staff. Also there are various committees like Executive Committee, Nursing Education Committee, Finance Committee etc;

  5. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.
    1. The council meets under the chairmanship of President and takes decisions on the matters covered by its statutory function. The President INC is having the power of “Head of the Department” and Secretary INC has the power of “Head of Office”
    2. Final decision making authority
      Executive Committee decisions ratified by Governing Body
    3. Related provisions, acts, rules etc.
      INC Act 1947 and INC (conduct of business) Regulations, 2009

  6. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
    1. Nature of functions/ services offered
      To prescribe minimum standards of Nursing Education and Training in various Nursing Programmes and to prescribe the syllabus. To recognise Nursing Qualification under INC Act and to withdraw recognition of qualification under the INC Act when an institution fails to maintain Standards prescribe.
    2. Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery
      Minimum requirements for establishment of various Nursing Programmes have been published in the INC website.
    3. Process by which these services can be accessed
      The submission of application by Nursing Institutions for grant of suitability under INC act is completely online. The calendar for the process is published every year in the website.
    4. Time-limit for achieving the targets
      Time limit for submission of application is specified in the calendar of the programme every year.
    5. Process of redress of grievances
      Deficiencies in the applications are examined and intimated online to the institutions giving opportunity for the rectification. Further Secretary INC is available for personal hearing on Tuesday and Thursday every week.

  7. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions
  8. INC act 1947 and INC (conduct of business) Regulation 2009.

  9. A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control
    1. Categories of documents
      Institution files regarding suitability renewal and administration/account file
    2. Custodian of documents/categories
      Concerned Sections

  10. The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof
  11. INC is a body consisting of members who are Professionals in the Nursing Field, elected from State Councils, nominated by the Government including Members of Parliament. They represent the public in relation to formulation of policy and implementation.

  12. A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advise, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.
    1. Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc.
      General Body of the Council, Executive Committee, etc;
    2. Composition
      The General Body of the Council has 85 members headed by President INC. The Executive Committee has 7 elected members.
    3. Date from which constituted
    4. Term/ Tenure
      5 years for Members

  13. Directory of Officers and Employees
  14. The Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;
    1. Total Budget for the public authority
      BE for 2018-19 is Rs. 22.32 crores
    2. Budget for each agency and plan & programmes
      There is only one project called NRTS under implementation for which BE is Rs. 10 crores.

  15. The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
  16. Not Applicable

  17. Particulars of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it
  18. Not Applicable

  19. Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form.
  20. The website of INC (www.indiannursingcouncil.gov.in ) is bilingual and gives information about its role functions and other key information required by Nursing Institutions viz Guidelines, Eligibility for various Nursing Courses etc.

  21. The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;
  22. Information related to the public is available in the INC website (www.indiannursingcouncil.gov.in ). Further the citizens may approach the PIO on Tuesday and Thursday every week between 3.00 to 5.00 PM. The office of PIO is located on 8th floor, NBCC Centre, Plot No 2 Community Centre Okhla Phase-1 New Delhi-110020.

  23. Such other information as may be prescribed
  24. Grievance redressal mechanism
    Two days (Tuesday & Thursday) in a week are available to the public to meet Secretary INC.