Health, Medical  and Family Welfare Department ? Training  in General Nursing  - Andhra Pradesh General Nurse  Training Institutions (Admission into General Nursing Training and grant of permission to Private schools of Nursing) Rules 1997 ? Amendments to Rules ? Issued.




G.O.Ms.No.139                                                                                     Dt. 14-5-1998

                                                                                                               Read the following:-

1.      G.O.Ms.No.313, HM&FW (M2) Dept., Dt. 16-8-1997.

2.      From the Chairman, Selection Committee, Para Medical
Institutions etc., D.O.Lr.No.10/SC/PMI/97-2, Dt: 13-11-1997.


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            The following  Notification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette:-




            In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 99 of the Andhra Pradesh Education Act, 1982 Act.1 of 1982)  the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following  amendments to the Andhra Pradesh General Nurse Training Institutions (Admission into General Nursing Training and grant of permission to Private Schools of Nursing) Rules, 1997 issued in G.O.Ms.No.313, Health,  Medical &Family Welfare (M2) Deptt., Dt. 16-8-1997



In the said  rules:-


            For  Rule 3 (2) of the Rules, the following shall be substituted namely:


1.         ?3 (2) The Selection Committee shall select the candidates for admission based purely on merit, on the basis of  aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the Group subjects, as physical sciences or Biological Sciences, excluding languages.  In deciding merit, candidates who  qualify under compartmental  system will be placed after candidates who pass in a single attempt?.


2.         For  Rule 4,  the following shall be substituted, namely:


            ? 4 Rule of reservation shall be strictly followed while  making the selection for both free seats and management seats. If  candidates are not available for the reserved  communities, the selection Committee of the Private  Institutions shall be permitted to admit students from the  other communities to fill up the seats meant for  reserved   categories.  However the selection committee shall ensure that no candidate of the reserved category has been   overlooked in the free seats and management seats.  The  rules  inforce regulating the reservation to the  local candidates as  prescribed by the  Education Department shall be followed.


3.         For Rule 6 (1) of the rules, the following shall be  substituted, namely:


            ?6 (1) NATIONALITY AND DOMICILE: The candidates should be Indian Nationals and should satisfy local or as the case may be the non-local status requirements as laid down in Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) Order.  1974 as amended in G.O. (P) No: 646, Education (W) Department.  Dated: 10-7-1979.  If  in any year of admission  candidates from a particular local area are not available  the school of nursing should admit only those locals from  the remaining local areas in Andhra Pradesh State.  Only  if  no candidates from Andhra Pradesh is available.  The School of  Nursing  is permitted to admit Students from other States.

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4.         At the  end of Rule 6 (2) of the Rules, the following shall be added. Namely:


            ?1st July be specified as the national date for counting the age in the relevant year of admission.  The minimum age shall be 17 years completed as on 1st  July  of  the  year in which the  admission is sought.  The  maximum age for  admission shall be  35 years.  For SC. St and BC students relaxation of age can  be made for  3 years?.


5.         For Rule 7 of the Rules the following shall be substituted. Namely:


            ?7.  The Convenor  of the Selection Committee shall publish an advertisement in the main edition only in the  two  popular  daily news papers one of which be in Telugu inviting  applications in the prescribed from, from the candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria laid down under rule-6.  The advertisement, among others, should indicate  the  application fee payable, registration fee, the last date for  submission of the filled-in applications, the seats available  in each institution, the tution fee payable etc.  An interval  of one month shall be given between the date of publication  and the  last  date fixed for issue of application forms.  There shall be again an interval of one month between the  last date fixed  for issue of application forms and the last date fixed  for the receipt  of duly filled in application  forms?.


6.         For Note 1(a) under Rule 10 of the Rules, the following shall  be substituted namely:


?Note (1) (a) The practice of considering different hospitals having lesser bed strength than 160 beds, leads to improper supervision and, thereby improper training.  Hence the strength of beds of 160 should be arrived at in such a way  that preferably the 160 beds are located in one single  hospital and in any case definitely not more than three hospitals put together.  The Hospital/Hospitals should be  within a maximum distance of 25KMs.  From the place where  School of Nursing  is located.  In no Case shall one and  the  same Government or a private  Hospital be permitted to accord affiliation for practical training to more than one private school of Nursing.  The Director of Medical Education shall  maintain a list of Private Schools of Nursing and the Private or the  Government Hospitals to which they stand affiliated in  order to ensure that this stipulation is strictly adhered to.  Any deviation in this regard will render the officer (s) concerned liable for stringent  departmental action.  The  Government shall have the powers to  relax the  rule in favour of the Institutions located in tribal or remote backward areas in appropriate cases either regarding the number of  beds or the number of Hospitals or the distance to be  maintained between the location of the School of Nursing and the Hospitals having clinical attachment?.


7.         For Rule 19 of the Rules, the following shall be substituted, namely:


? 19. The Director of Medical Education, A.P., Hyderabad and any other officer deputed by him  for the purpose shall be the  competent authority under the rules to make inspection of the Schools of Nursing?.




                                                                                         RACHEL CHATTERJEE

                                                                                 SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT


The Director of Medical Education, A.P. Hyderabad.

The Chairman, Selection Committee, Para-medical Institutions, Hyderabad.

The Registrar, A.P.N.M.C., Hyderabad.

The Registrar, I.N.C., New Delhi.

The Director of Printing and Stationary and Stores Purchase (Printing Wing) Department, Hyderabad, for  publication in the A.P. Gazette and to supply 100 copies of the Gazette to this Department.


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Copy to: General Administration (Cabinet) Department.

The Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister.

The Private Secretary to Minister (HM&FW).

The Private Secretary to  Minister (Social Welfare)

The Private Secretary to Minister (Transport).

The Private Secretary to Secretary (HM&FW)

The Scrutiny Cell of Law Department.