The Haryana officials are under the scanner for allowing admissions in more than 6 private nursing colleges running without any recognition from the side of the Indian Nursing Council and a no-objective certification issued by the state Government.
According to the sources, along with the state's directorate of medical education, the health minister Anil Vij was also oblivious to the ongoing scandal. In fact, the plan was to extend this to a number of other colleges as well. As the minister ordered a vigilance enquiry into the matter, a retired IAS officer is also said to be coming under the scanner for his alleged involvement.
According to the rules, no nursing teaching institute can operate without NOC from the state government and without an official recognition from the Indian Nursing Council. According to the sources, a senior official was responsible for approving these admissions without the mandatory requirements.
The issue came out in the open after some colleges requested the NOC from the government based on the same condition.
The vigilance enquiry, ordered by the health minister, may also consider the bride angle in the case. In a number of cases, the colleges don't even possess the basic infrastructure needed for such courses.