All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012
An ordinance was promulgated by the President of India using the power of Ordinances via article 123 of the Constitution.
The ordinance allowed the six AIIMS—like institutes to become operational from September 2012. Accordingly, the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012,was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 27,2012. Lok Sabha has passed the AIIMS (Amendment) Bill, 2012 on August 30, 2012.
The proposed measure will help the Centre change the status of the six new AIIMS registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act to be autonomous body corporate on the lines of the existing AIIMS in Delhi. AIIMS(Amendment) Bill,2012 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on September 3,2012.
Rajya Sabha has also passed the AIIMS (Amendment) Bill, 2012 on September 4, 2012. The Bill will confer powers upon the Centre to establish AIIMS-like institutions by notification in the official gazette.
With this enactment, 6 new AIIMS like institutes will start under the Pradhan Mantri Swastha Suraksha Yojana at Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh.
Ordinance Making Power of President
Article 123 mentions that when both Houses of Parliament are NOT in session, and the President is satisfied that -circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action; he may promulgate such Ordinances as the circumstances appear to him to require. Such ordinance should be laid before both Houses of Parliament and shall cease to operate at the expiration of six weeks from the reassembly of Parliament.