National Importance Tag Sought For Six Pharmaceutical Institutes; Know Details

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New Delhi: Seeking a national importance tag for six pharmaceutical education and research institutes of the country, Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda introduced a bill in Lok Sabha on Monday.

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 provides for granting the national importance status to the six institutes in Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raebareli.

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998 (13 of 1998) was enacted to declare the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research at Mohali, Punjab to be an institute of national importance and to provide for its incorporation and matters connected therewith, according to a PTI report.

“A need is felt to bring clarity that the six institutes so established as well as any other similar institute to be established under the said Act shall be institutes of national importance,” the bill’s statement of objects and reasons was quoted as saying by the agency.

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