National Commission for Homeopathy bill, 2019 approved by Cabinet
On January 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved National Commission for homeopathy bill, 2019.
The bill is being introduced for the following amendments
- To introduce reforms in the field of Homeopathy education
- To enable accountability and transparency in protecting the interests of general public.
The Homeopathy Central Council act, 1973 is currently governing the Homeopathy education and practices in the country. The act has been extracted based on the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
Homeopathy Central Council
The functions, regulation and powers of the council is very similar to that of the Indian Medical Council of India. The amendments are being introduced as there has been serious detrimental effects in medical education and delivery of Homeopathy health care services in the country.
The Council operates under Ministry of AYUSH. Also, it is one of the professional councils that have been constituted under University Grants Commission (UGC). The professional councils include AICTE, Bar Council of India, Medical Council of India, Veterinary council, nursing council, etc.
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