Cabinet: National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 approved

The Union Cabinet on January 29, 2020 approved the official amendments to National Commission for Indian System of Medicine bill, 2019. The bill is currently pending in Rajya Sabha


The amendments will introduce necessary regulatory reforms in the Indian System of Medicine Education. It will also enhance transparency and accountability towards the public. It will promote affordable health care services in all parts of the country.

National Commission for Indian system of Medicine (NCIM)

The main objective of establishing NCIM is to ensure adequate supply of skilled medical professionals and also increase ethical standards of medical standards of Indian System of Medicine.

NCIM bill, 2017

The bill facilitates maintenance of register of Indian systems of medicine. It also encourages interface between different medicinal systems. The bill provides periodic assessments of medicinal institutions. An advisory council for the system shall be constituted.

The bill also enables joint sitting of NCIM, council of Homeopathy and modern medicine at least once a year.




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