How the Indian government has made the counseling psychologist a target

India’s government has put on the back burner a proposal to make counseling psychologists a target for anti-discrimination laws, and it is only now that the government is finally moving on to address it.

In May, the Indian Human Rights Commission (IHRC) issued a report titled “How the Indian Government has made counseling psychologists (CPGPs) a target”, which found that a large number of CPGPs have received government funding for psychological counseling, and that the Indian state has not made a decision on making them a public entity.

The report was based on a survey of counseling psychologists conducted by the IHRC between January and April, and also on interviews with counselors in Delhi, New Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai.

The survey found that there are currently more than 100 CPGP’s in the country, mostly in the rural areas.

The IHrc found that some of these CPGPS are receiving public funds, while others are not.

The report also pointed out that CPGps are not required to carry out psychological counseling as per the law, and the government does not have any plans to make them public entities.

In response to the IHSRC report, the state government put a proposal on the table, which it has now withdrawn.

The proposed rule would have made it a crime for a counselor to seek public funds for counseling, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

It also said that the proposed rule will not apply to counselors who do not need psychological counseling but want to do so for therapeutic purposes.

“The ministry of human resources development is in the process of reviewing the proposed regulation to clarify the scope of the proposed ban on counselors who are seeking public funds to do counseling,” said the statement, which was also circulated by the ministry.

According to a report by The Hindu, the proposal will be made in consultation with the National Commission for Women, which is an independent body which advises the Indian parliament on domestic violence.

“The ministry is considering the views of the National Council for Women (NCW), a public advocacy group, which will have the final say on the proposed changes,” the report said.

A spokesperson for the ministry of Human Resources Development told The Hindu that the ministry is “reviewing the draft proposal”.

According to the government, counseling psychologists are required to complete a three-year training course, and they must pass a written exam and a social work assessment, which are part of the mental health curriculum.

“They have to be supervised by a licensed psychologist,” the spokesperson said.

“As part of that training, they have to demonstrate that they have been able to provide counseling services in a non-discriminatory manner,” he said.

The government also says counseling psychologists must follow a four-step process, which includes taking the National Mental Health Survey, conducting online counselling, conducting regular mental health assessments and providing counseling.

According the ministry, counseling psychologist training is also required for all government agencies, including the ministry itself.

“If counselors have to undergo counseling training, then they have the responsibility to ensure that all the requirements are fulfilled and that counselors who have not completed the training are fully informed,” the ministry said.