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Memorandam of Association

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1. The name of the Institute is "The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare",New Delhi, hereinafter referred to as "The Institute".

2. The registered office of the Institute shall be situated in the Union Territory of Delhi, and at premises of the Institute's campus near Jawaharlal Nehru University, Munirka, New Delhi-110067.

3. Objects

The object of The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare is to act as an Apex Technical Institute for promoting Health and Family Welfare Programmes in the country through education, training, services, research and evaluation.

4. Functions

For the achievement of the above object, the management may carry out the following functions:


  •  To conduct post-graduate diploma, degree and certificate courses in various aspects of Health and Family Welfare such as administration, biomedical sciences, demography and statistics, social sciences, communication, health economics, population sciences, population education and management sciences, etc.
  •  To conduct advance in-service education and training programmes for senior Health and Family Welfare Planning personnel through organisation of courses such as staff colleges, hospital administration, comprehensive health planning, research methodologies and courses for teachers in medical colleges and key-trainers, etc.
  •  To develop methods and materials for training in the field of Health and Family Welfare Planning.
  •  To monitor and evaluate education and training programme in Health and Family Welfare Planning.
  •  To establish, develop and maintain Field Practice and Demonstration Areas (Rural and Urban) for the purpose of education, training and research programmes.
  •  To conduct other orientation and/or training courses in various aspects of Health and Family Welfare Planning for national and international trainees.


  •  To generate advanced knowledge through research related to the education and training, social, communication, medical, biological, genetic, population education, demography, statistical, organizational, administrative, operational aspects of the National Health and Family Welfare Planning Programme.
  •  To develop more effective methods in ways of applying the relevant knowledge already available for strengthening the National Health and Family Welfare Planning Programme.
  •  To experiment, test and develop effective alternative methods of programme operations, delivery system, organisational procedures and demonstrating their application in the field.
  •  To review and coordinate research in the field of Health and Family Welfare Planning including demographic and communication action research in the country.
  •  To assign research studies in the field of Health and Family Welfare to special institutions or departments of existing institutions in the country and provide financial assistance for the same.
  •  To patent drugs etc. invented at later stages.


  •  To develop tools, techniques and methodologies for research and evaluation, and also to carry out evaluation of plans, programmes and projects in health and family welfare planning.
  •  To develop and evaluate educational prototypes for the various categories of health and family welfare planning personnel.


  •  To develop and organise various Health and Family Welfare Planning services for demonstration, training and research.
  •  To provide data processing services.


  •  To provide and collaborate in providing consultancy services in the field of health and family welfare planning.


  •  To develop and organize a documentation center which will also work as a clearing house, with a view to collate, compile, disseminate technical knowledge and programme information in relation to health and family welfare planning programmes.
  •  To undertake the publication of monographs, journals, research papers, technical reports, bulletins, newsletters and books, etc.


  •  To seek affiliation of the Institute with the Universities.
  • To grant certificates, diplomas and other academic distinctions and titles as may be provided for in the regulations.
  • To invite representatives of the Government, Universities and other Institutions and Organisations, Indian or Foreign, and prominent scientists to participate in the programmes of the Institute.
  •  To cooperate with International agencies engaged in health and family welfare planning programmes, in training, research and service activities including interchange of personnel, material and data.
  •  To create administrative, technical, ministerial and other posts under the Institute and make appointments thereto in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Institute.
  •  To appoint and hire services or discharge/terminate the services of the personnel and to pay them in return for the services rendered to the Institute, salaries, wages, gratuities, pensions, provident fund and other allowances or remuneration in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Institute.
  •  To establish an appropriate Contributory Provident Fund for the benefit of the employees of the Society.
  •  To accept grants of money, securities and properties of any kind and/or produce capital financial assistance or accommodation on such terms which may be expedient.
  •  To issue appeals and apply for money and funds in the furtherance of the objects of the Institute and to raise or collect funds by gifts, donations, subions or otherwise, of cash and securities and any property either movable or immovable and grant such rights and privileges to the donors, subscribers, and other benefactors as the Institute may consider fit and proper.
  • To invest and deal with the funds and money of the Institute.
  •  To acquire by gift, purchase, exchange, lease, hire or otherwise, any property, movable or immovable which may be necessary or convenient for the purpose of the Institute and build, construct, improve, alter, demolish and repair the buildings, works and constructions as may be necessary for carrying out the object of the Institute.
  •  To borrow and raise money with or without security or on the security of a mortgage charge or hypothecation or pledge of all or in any other manner.
  •  To sell mortgage, lease, exchange, and otherwise transfer or dispose of all or any part of the property, movable or immovable of the Institute for the furtherance of its objective subject to prior approval of the Governing Body of the Institute.
  •  To draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute, sign, issue and otherwise deal with cheques, hundies, drafts, certificates, receipts, government securities,, promissory notes, bills of exchange or other instruments and securities whether negotiable or transferable or not, for the purpose of the society.
  •  To enter into any agreement with any government or authority, municipal, local or otherwise, to obtain from such government or authority any rights, privileges, concessions, statutory or otherwise, that the Institute may deem desirable to obtain and carry out, exercise and comply with such arrangements, rights, privileges and concessions.
  •  To create, accept and undertake the management and administration of any endowment or trust fund, or any subion or donation provided that the same is unaccompanied by any condition inconsistent with or in conflict with the nature and objects for which the Institute is established.
  •  To apply for and take out purchase or otherwise acquire any trade marks, patents, brevets, invention licenses, copyrights, concessions and the like conferring any exclusive or non-exclusive or limited right to use any secret or other information as to any  invention which may seem capable of being used for any of the purposes of the Institute or the acquisition of which may seem calculated directly or indirectly to benefit the Institute and to use, carry out, exercise and develop and turn to account the property, rights  or information so acquired and to grant licenses to use the same.
  •  To make rules and regulations and Bye-laws for the conduct of the affairs of the Institute and to add, to amend, vary or rescind them from time to time. 
  •  To grant prizes, awards, scholarships, travel grants, research grants, stipends and other incentives.
  •  To advance conveyance and other loans to the employees of the Institute, as applicable to the Central Government Employees from time to time.
  •  To take over all the assets and liabilities of the National Institute of Health Administration and Education, and National Institute of Family Planning, New Delhi.
  • To perform all such other lawful acts and things either alone or in conjunction with other organisations or persons as the Institute may consider necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above mentioned functions.


Last Updated:13-03-2024