Today, in the Gazette of India, Ministry of AYUSH published a notification of constitute of National Commission for Homoeopathy with Dr Anil Khurana as the Chairperson
Govt of India constituted National Commission for Homoeopathy with Dr Anil Khurana as the first chairperson.
The National Commission for Homoeopathy Act, 2020 (15 of 2020), the Central
Government hereby constitutes the National Commission for Homoeopathy, namely:
2. The composition of the National Commission for Homoeopathy shall consist of the following persons,
The Commission shall come into force, with effect from 5th day of July, 2021. The Chairperson of the Commission shall hold office for a term of four years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, with effect from 5th day of July, 2021.
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 18 of the
National Commission for Homoeopathy Act, 2020 (15 of 2020), the Central Government hereby constitutes the following Autonomous Boards, namely:—
(a) the Homoeopathy Education Board;
(b) the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Homoeopathy; and
(c) the Board of Ethics and Registration for Homoeopathy
2. The composition of the Homoeopathy Education Board shall consist of the following, namely: —
History Behind National Commission for Homoeopathy
The National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of State for AYUSH, Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, on January 7, 2019. The Bill seeks to repeal the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973
Constitution of the National Commission for Homoeopathy: The Bill sets up the National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH). The NCH will consist of 20 members, appointed by the central government. A Search Committee will recommend names to the central government for the post of Chairperson, part time members, and presidents of the three autonomous boards set up under the NCH. These posts will have a maximum term of four years. The Search Committee will consist of six members including the Cabinet Secretary and three experts nominated by the central government (of which two will have experience in the homoeopathic field).
Within three years of the passage of the Bill, state governments will establish State Medical Councils for Homoeopathy at the state level
Functions of the National Commission for Homoeopathy: Functions of the NCH include: (i) framing policies for regulating medical institutions and homoeopathic medical professionals, (ii) assessing the requirements of healthcare related human resources and infrastructure, (iii) ensuring compliance by the State Medical Councils of Homoeopathy of the regulations made under the Bill, and (iv) ensuring coordination among the autonomous boards set up under the Bill.
Advisory Council for Homoeopathy: Under the Bill, the central government will constitute an Advisory Council for Homoeopathy. The Council will be the primary platform through which the states/union territories can put forth their views and concerns before the NCH. Further, the Council will advise the NCH on measures to determine and maintain minimum standards of medical education.
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