New Bill wants engineers to register, follow ethics code

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News:The Ministry of Human Resource Development is drafting a new bill that requires the registration of engineers and a code of ethics.

Facts:

Features of the proposed bill:

  • The proposed bill requires engineers to register with a council to be able to practice their trade.
  • The council will be formed on the lines of similar bodies that exist for lawyers, doctors and pharmacists.
  • There will be a code of professional ethics for engineers.The violation of the code may result in the cancellation of their registration.

Additional information:

About Code of ethics:

  • Code of ethics are written set of guidelines issued by an organization to its workers and management to help them conduct their actions in accordance with its primary values and ethical standards.