KUWAIT: The India government has issued an order yesterday banning overseas recruitment of nurses by private agencies stating that only an authorized government agency can conduct nursing recruitments. The order becomes effective from April 30, 2015. According to the government order, nursing recruitments to a foreign country from India can be done only through a government agency from respective states. From Kerala, NORKA Roots and Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Council (ODEPC) will be entrusted with the job. Currently, recruitments to Saudi Arabia are done through ODEPC.