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Government will Soon Make Compulsory Registration for Ayush Practitioners

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BELAGAVI: The Karnataka government will soon make registration compulsory for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani Naturopathy, Siddha, Unani and yoga (Ayush) practitioners to crack down on quacks. 

Health and family welfare minister KR Ramesh Kumar tabled the Karnataka Ayurvedic, Naturopathy, Siddha, Unani and Yoga Practitioners Registration and Medical Practitioners Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the legislative assembly on Wednesday seeking to regulate these practitioners. Registered practitioners will be issued a duplicate ID card which should be compulsorily displayed in their clinics. 



The move also comes in the absence of proper regulatory mechanisms. According to the bill, the Ayush practitioners may apply for registration by paying a fee of Rs 500. Those who have already got registered under various other laws should also apply for provisional and supplementary registrations.




The practitioners, who would like to include their educational qualification in the registration certificates, have to pay an additional Rs 3,000, the bill said. The bill also proposes to enhance punishment for Ayush practitioners who don't get registered. The unregistered practitioners would be punished with a fine which may extend to Rs 20,000 for the first offence, to a fine of Rs 2 lakh and imprisonment of one year for the second offence and a fine of Rs 5 lakh and imprisonment for three years for the subsequent offence.




Akka Mahadevi Varsity: The Karnataka State Women's University in Vijayapura will be soon renamed the Karnataka State Akka Mahadevi Women's University. Higher education minister Basavaraj Rayaddi tabled the Karnataka State Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2016, seeking to honour 12th century Kannada poetess Akka Mahadevi, who fought for women empowerment. A resolution to rename the university was passed at the All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Vijayapura in 2014. The university was established in 2003-04 to give more thrust to the overall development of women in higher education.




New names, old laws: Two years after Karnataka changed the name of 12 cities, it proposed to incorporate it in its various laws. After tabling the Karnataka Alteration of Names of Certain Places Bill, 2016, law minister T B Jayachandra said the government had issued a notification for renaming of 12 cities in 2006 but it got approval in 2014. "Though we got the names changed through a notification, the names of places remain unaltered in many places," he said. 

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