By: Ibni Maqbool
Srinagar: The Government of India has nominated three Members of Parliament (MPs) as members of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Awantipora.
The notification issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) reveals that Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (MP, Lok Sabha), Jugal Kishore Sharma (MP, Lok Sabha) and Indu Bala Goswami (MP, Rajya Sabha) have been nominated as members of the Institute Body(IB) of AIIMS, Awantipora. “The term of office of members shall be governed by the provisions contained in the Section 6 of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act,1956,” read the notification, a copy of which is in possession of The Precious Kashmir.
Under The AIIMS Act- 1956, three MPs are members of the body.
“Three members of parliament of whom two shall be elected from among themselves by the members of the House of the People and one from among themselves by the members of the Council of States,” read section 4(g) of the law.
Documents accessed by The Precious Kashmir reveal that only these three MPs had submitted nominations in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariat for becoming members of AIIMS Awantipora.
On March 18 year, they were declared as duly elected to serve as members of the AIIMS body.
“In connection with the election of two members of Lok Sabha to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir (motion in respect of which was adopted by the House on 12.02.2021), two nominations were received upto the last date and time fixed for the purpose. No candidate has withdrawn candidature upto the last date and time fixed for withdrawal for this body. Therefore, the number of candidates in fray being, thus, equal to the number of members to be elected to the AIIMS, Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir,” read the documents.
Similarly, Indu Bala Goswami( Rajya Sabha MP from Himachal Pradesh) was also elected to serve as member of the statutory body.