National Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021:
The Parliament has passed the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021, with passing of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha and on 6th December in the Lok Sabha.
- The Bill seeks to amend the original act of 1998 to declare six additional National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research as Institutions of National Importance.
- These institutes are located in Ahmedabad, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati and Raebareli.
- The Bill also provides for a Council to coordinate the activities among the institutes to ensure development of pharmaceutical education and research.
- The NIPERs are for strengthening and enhancing research in the Pharma sector, in the country.