16. Power to make regulations.
(1) The Council may make regulations not inconsistent with this Act generally to carry out the provisions of this Act, and in particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such regulations may provide for
(a) the management of the property of the Council and the maintenance and audit of its accounts;
(b) the manner in which elections referred to in sub-section (2) of section 5 and in clause (a) ofsub-section (2) of section 8 shall be conducted;
(c) the summoning and holding of the meetings of the Council, the times and places at which such meetings shall be held, the conduct of business thereat and the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum;
(d) prescribing the functions of the Executive Committee, the summoning and holding of meetings thereof, the times and places at which such meetings shall be held, and the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum;
(e) prescribing the powers and duties of the President and the Vice-President;
7[(f) prescribing the tenure of office and the powers and duties of the Secretary and other officers and servants of the Council;
1. Subs. by A.O.1950, for "Province".
2. Subs. ibid., for "Provinces".
3. The words "of India" omitted by ibid.
4. Section 15 re-numbered as sub-section (1) thereof by Act 45 of 1957, s. 10 ibid. (w.e.f. 1-12-1958).
5. Ins. by s. 10, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-12-1958).
6. Ins. by ibid. s. 11 (w.e.f. 1-12-1958).
7. Subs by s. 12, ibid. (w.e. f. 1-12-1958).
(ff) prescribing the powers and duties of inspectors;]
(g) prescribing the standard curricula for the training of nurses, midwives and health visitors, for training courses for teachers of nurses, midwives and health visitors, and for training in nursing administration;
(h) prescribing the conditions for admission to courses of training as aforesaid;
(i) prescribing the standards of examination and other requirements to be satisfied to secure for qualifications recognition under this Act;
(j) any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed under this Act.
(2) To enable the Council to be first constituted, the President may, with the previous sanction of the Central Government, make regulations of the conduct of the elections referred to in sub-section (2) of section 5, and any regulations so made may be altered or rescinded by the Council in exercise of its powers under this section.
1[(3) Every regulation made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the regulation or both Houses agree that the regulation should not be made, the regulation shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that regulation.]