GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Medical Education ? Private Para - Medical Institutions ? Policy on regulation of grant of permission to private para medical training institutions and other matters connected therewith ? Orders ? Issued.
G.O.Ms.No. 304, Dt. 7-8-1997
Read the following :-
1. G.O.Ms.No. 922 HM&FW (K2) Deptt. Dt. 3-6-1995.
2. G.O.Ms.No. 267 HM&FW (E1) Deptt. Dt. 14-7-1997.
3. Recommendations of the Cabinet Sub-Committee Constituted during the meeting held on 15-7-1997 on Policies of HM&FW Dept.
The Government have constituted an Expert Committee in the G.O. 1st read above with (1) D.M.E. (2) D.T.M.S., and (3) Courses and also to formulate guidelines. The Committee has guidelines to be prescribed for Para Medical Courses. The Government have been considering the question of formulating guidelines for allowing private institutions to start Degree/Diploma Certificate Course in Para Medical Education. The following are Para Medical Courses;
I. Laboratory Services :
(1) Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (Lab Technician Training Course)
(2) Diploma in medical Lab Technology ( lab Attendant Training Course)
(3) Certificate course in Blood Banking Technology/Transfusion Technology) and
(4) B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology (Under University of Health Sciences).
II Tm geology :
1. C.R.A. (Certificate of Radiographic Assistant)
2. D.R.A. ( Dark Room Assistant) and
3. Diploma in Medical Tmaging.
III. Cardiology Services :
1. E.C.G. Technician training course
2. Cardiology Technicians Training Course
3. Cath lab Technician Training Course and
4. Perfusion Technology Training Course.
IV. Anesthesia Services :
1. Anesthesia Technician Training Course.
V. E.N.T. Services :
1. Audio Metric Technician Training Course.
VI. Ophthalmic Services :
1. Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant and
2. Optometrist course
VII. Dental Services :
1. Dental hygienist Course : and
2. Dental Technician Course.
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VIII. Nephrology Services :
(1) Dialysis Technician Training Course.
The Government have prepared draft guidelines in respect of the above categories of courses and placed them for consideration of the cabinet on 15-7-1997. The Cabinet has appointed a cabinet sub-committee consisting of the following for considering the guidelines prepared by the Department and submit recommendations:
The Cabinet Sub-committee having considered the guidelines of the department has given their suggestions. The department having considered the suggestions of the cabinet sub-Committee, have prepared revised guidelines and placed before the cabinet for its approval. After approval of the cabinet, Govt. here by make Rules regulating the according of permission to the private institutions to start Para-Medical courses in the state.
The Director of Medical Education and all other concerned authorities shall take suitable action in accordance with the Rules issued here under.
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 rules regulating the establishment of Private Para Medical Training Institutions and for admissions into such Institutions.
1. Short Title, Extent and Commencement:
i) These rules may be called the ?Andhra Pradesh Private Para Medical Training Institutions (Grant of Permission and Regulation of Admissions into Private Institutions) Rules, 1997.
ii) They shall apply to all the Private Para-medical training Institutes imparting Para-Medical Education and Training for Degree, Diploma and Certificate Course.
iii) They Shall Come into force at once.
2. CATEGORISATION OF SEATS:
50% of the total number of seats shall be called ?free seats? and the remaining 50% shall be called ?Management Seats?.
3. SELECTION PROCEDURE :
1. There shall be a Selection Committee consisting of the following members for selection of candidates against free seats in Diploma and Certificate Courses:-
I. Joint Collector of the District --- Chairman
II. Dist. Medical & Health Officer --- Member-Convenor
III. Superintendent of the Dist Head
Quarters Hospital --- Member
IV. Deputy Director, Social Welfare --- Member
V. Principal of the Concerned training institution --- Member
The above Committee shall make selections based purely on the merit on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the relevant group subjects, excluding the making obtained in the language. In deciding such merit, candidates who pass under compartmental system will be placed after candidates who pass in a single sitting :
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2. The Management of the Institutions shall admit the candidates allotted by the Selection Committee on the basis of ranking assigned to them against free seats.
3. The maximum number of students to be admitted in each Para Medical training Institution shall be 60 (sixty only). This is subject to revision by the Government from time to time.
4. Selection for the management seats shall be made by the management. However, the selection shall be based on objective criteria including merit in the qualifying examination. After the list of students to be admitted is made, it shall be checked by the selection committee.
5. For B.Sc. Medical Lab. Technology Course, the competent authority for selection shall be a Selection Committee Constituted by the University of health Sciences. The Selection Committee shall select purely on merit on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by a student in Science subjects in the qualifying examination.
4. RULE OF RESERVATION :
Rule of reservation shall be strictly followed while making selection for both free seats and management seats. Un filled seats meant for reserved categories shall be kept vacant and shall not be filled up. The reservations meant for local candidates shall be followed as prescribed in the Andhra Pradesh Education Institutions (Regulation of Admission ) Order, 1974.
5. FEE STRUCTURE :
A maximum fee of Rs. 1000/- per month per head may be charged for Free Seats. As regards the Management Seats the fee shall not be more than five times the applicable for Free Seats. It shall be competent for the Government to fix the maximum fee chargeable for free seats and also fix an upper limit in respect of fee for the management seats.
6. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION:
The eligibility criteria for admission into Para Medical Course shall be as follows:-
(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; and
(2) For Graduate courses, the minimum age is 16 years and qualifying examination should be Intermediate. For the Diploma or for the Certificate courses, the minimum age is 15 years and the qualifying examination is SSC.
7. INVITING OF APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION:
The Chairman of the Selection Committee shall publish an advertisement in the popular daily newspapers inviting applications in the prescribed form, 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.
8. PHYSICAL FACILITIES:
The physical facilities in the Institutions in terms of land, buildings, class-room facilities, Laboratory facilities, requirement of personnel and equipment shall be as fixed by the Justice V. Ramachandra Raju Committee which may take the assistance of a group of experts in the field. The physical facilities etc, for B.Sc. Medical lab, Technology Shall be as per the guidelines of University of Health Sciences.
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9. CLINICAL ATTACHMENT FEE:
(i) The Institutions which require clinical attachment to hospitals for purposes of imparting training to their students, shall pay a fee of Rs. 1000/- per student per annum in Case such attachment is arranged in a Government hospital. However the Government reserve the right to revise this Fee from time to time; and
(ii) Every institution shall arrange for a attachment by way of an affiliation with Government Hospital or a private hospital which has not less than 100 beds. If a single hospital does not have 100 beds, the institution can have an affiliation to a maximum of two hospitals. A hospital shall not allow affiliation to more than one institution.
10. APPLICATION FOR ESSENTIALITY CERTIFICATE
(1) The University of Health Sciences (Here in after called the (UHS) shall prepare an appropriate proforma for application form for issue of the Essentiality Certificate and the price of the application form shall be fixed by the Government from time to time. For the present Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five thousand only) is fixed as fee for obtaining an application form. There shall also be an inspection fee of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five thousand only) for organizing an inspection by the UHS, which is revisable by the Government from time to time.
(2) The applications duly filled in shall be submitted to the U.H.S., which after scrutinizing all the applications shall forward them to the Committee constituted for examination and consideration of the applications in G.O.Ms.No. 267 HM&FW (E1) Department, dated the 14th July, 1997.
(3) The Committee constituted for consideration of the applications for establishing private para medical institutions in G.O.Ms.No. 267, HM&FW (E1) Department, dated the 14th July, 1997 under the Chairmanship of Justice V. Ramachandra Raju (Retired Judge) shall examine the applications as so received and make appropriate recommendations. The Government thereafter will issue the Essentiality Certificate to only such applicant institutions which are recommended by the committee.
For Para Medical Degree Courses, the U.H.S., responsible for prescribing the syllabus and for conducting examinations; and for Diploma or for the Certificate courses, the concerned Head of the Department as identified for the purpose by the government shall prescribe syllabus and conduct examination.
12. RECOGNITION OF THE INSTITUTIONS
Institutions for the Diploma or, for the Certificate courses which obtain the Essentiality Certificate and also satisfy the requirements as specified by Justice Ramanchandra Raju committee and obtain its approval shall be deemed to be recognized by the state Government; and the Diploma or, as the case may be the Certificate awarded by them shall be considered valid unless the inspection team appointed by Health Department finds its performance is far below the standards; and recommends to the State Government to de-recognise the institution. B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology Institutions which obtain Essentiality courses according to the rules of affiliation of the University of Health Sciences.
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13. SECURITY DEPOSIT:
(1) There shall be a security Deposit to be maintained by the applicant Institutions for a minimum period of 5 (five) years in a Nationalised Bank in the joint name of the principal of the Institution and the Head of the Department concerned which is under the administrative control of the Health Medical and Family Welfare Department as an evidence of the financial credibility of the Institution. This Security Deposit shall be maintained in the form of a Fixed Deposit in a joint account as mentioned above. The Fixed Deposit certificate shall be kept in the custody of the concerned Head of Dept. referred to above till the period of five years is completed. The period of Five Years will be reckoned from the date from which the Institution Commences the first batch of admissions. The Security Deposit to be maintained by the Institutions should be as follows:-
a. Rs. 5.00 lakhs where the Institution is located in places other than those recognized as backward areas:
b. Rs. 2.5 lakhs for Institutions to be located in backward areas: and
(2) Backward area shall mean such are of areas as may be categorized by the Government from time to time.
14. APPLICABILITY TO THE EXISTING INSTITUTIONS:
These Rules shall apply mutates-mutandis to the existing institutions at the commencement of these rules. The existing institutions if found not fulfilled certain terms and conditions stipulated in these rules shall fulfill such terms and conditions with in a period of one year from the date of issue of these rules.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
C. ARJUNA RAO
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
The Director of medical Education, Hyderabad.
The University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada.
The Commissioner of Printing, Stationary and Stores Purchase (Printing Wing) Hyderabad for publication in A.P. Gazette.
Law (E) Department.
The Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister.
The P.S. to M(HM&FW) Department.
//Forwarded :: By order//