Delhi HC to hear plea on voting rights of registered nurses on March 29

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New Delhi, December 14 (IANS): The Delhi High Court will continue to hear a plea on March 29 asking for the right to vote of all nurses registered with the Delhi Nursing Council (DNC) for the election of officers and executive committee and also to publish the income. and annual nursing expenditure on its website.

Earlier on October 25, a division bench chaired by Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued opinions to the DNC and the Department of Health regarding the petition filed by the Indian Professional Nursing Association (IPNA) by through lawyers Robin Raju and Joel Joseph.

The petitioners have argued that the approximately 90,000 nurses registered with the DNC do not have the right to elect representatives of a body that was set up, among other things, to work for their well-being. The denial of their right to vote is nothing more than a simple contempt for the fact that other professionals such as doctors, lawyers and chartered accountants have the right to vote in the electoral process of their respective councils. , supported the advocacy.

Registered doctors in Delhi are voting to elect members of the Delhi Medical Council, he added.

Advocacy highlighted that Kerala is a model state which grants all RNs the right to elect members of the Kerala Nursing Council.

The IPNA, through its petition, also asked the nursing body to publish the annual income and its expenses, citing that the council had not even bothered to publish the summary verified in this regard on its website.

Nurses, according to the petition, have multiple concerns related to the counseling. The problems range from the lack of basic amenities such as a toilet for visitors in the council building to the urgent need to move his office to a building separate from the existing premises which lack space.

The current petition does not intend to elaborate on these issues, he added.

Delhi Nursing Council – a statutory body established by the Delhi Nursing Council Act, 1997 is overseen by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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