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CCIM India

Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) was a statutory body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India from 1971 to 2021. The CCIM was introduced in the year 1971 under the Indian Medicine Central Council (Act 48) which was passed in 1970. It was one of the Professional councils under University Grants Commission to monitor higher education in Indian systems of medicine, including Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Sowa-Rigpa.

The parliament of India and president approved the setting up of NCISM on 20 September 2020. In addition to maintaining a national and state register for practitioners, the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine legislates for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Central Council of Indian Medicine was dissolved w.e.f 11 June 2021 and its role is now looking by National Commission for Indian System of Medicine.

Central Council of Indian Medicine

The Central Council of Indian Medicine was a statutory body in India governed by the provisions of the medical Act, 1948. This body used to regulate medical education in the country and regulates the profession and practice of medicine for the purpose of registering as a pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act.

Organizational Structure – CCIM

  • There shall be at least 1 professor in each of the subjects—medicinal chemistry, dispensary, pharmacology, from among the six members who are to be chosen by the University Grants Commission.
  • 6 members, of whom at least 4 members hold a degree or diploma in pharmacy and practice in pharmacy or medicinal chemistry, to be nominated by the Government of India.
  • 1 member is elected by the members of the Medical Council of India from amongst themselves.
  • The Director General of Health Services is the exofficio member or, if he/she is unable to attend any meeting, such person as he/she authorizes in writing to be a member.
  • The Drug Controller of India is a member of the Exofficio.
  • The Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory is the ex-officio member.
  • 1 representative of University Grants Commission and 1 representative of All India Council for Technical Education.
  • Also 1 representative member from each State to be elected by the members of the respective State Council and who shall be a registered pharmacist.
  • And 1 representative member from each State to be elected by the State Government concerned.

CCIM’s Functions and Responsibilities

  • CCIM’s is main function is to lay down minimum standards of education to qualify as a Pharmacist.
  • Ensuring the implementation of uniform educational standards across the country is the another major task undertaken by Central Council of Indian Medicine
  • One more function of Central Council of Indian Medicine is to verify the availability of the desired standards of colleges seeking approval under the Pharmacy Act.
  • Managing the Central Pharmacist Register is the next task of Central Council of Indian Medicine
  • Central Council of Indian Medicine holds the right to approve courses of study and examinations for pharmacists.
  • Central Council of Indian Medicine can also cancel the approval, if the approved course of study or approved test is not consistently consistent with the educational standards provided by the Medical Council of India.

CCIM/NCIM- Complete Information

Name of the AuthorityCentral Council of Indian Medicine
Name after dissolutionNational Commission for Indian System of Medicine
Ministry UnderMinistry of AYUSH, Government of India
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National Commission for Indian System of Medicine

President Ram Nath Kovind had given his assent to the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Amendment Act 2021 on 18 August 2021. It was passed by the Parliament on 11 August 2021.

Organizational Structure – NCIM

  • The NCIM will have 29 members, who have been appointed by the government of India
  • These members will have a maximum tenure of four years.
  • There recommendation will be made by the committee appointed by GOI
  • This committee will consist of five members including the cabinet secretary and three experts nominated by the government of India (two of whom should have experience in any field of the Indian system of medicine).

NCIM’s Functions and Responsibilities

  • To formulate policies to regulate medical colleges and medical professionals of the Indian system of medicine.
  • To assess and gather the data of the human resource and infrastructure requirements related to health care.
  • Ensuring compliance by the SMC’s of the Indian System of Medicine of the regulations made under the Bill.
  • To ensure there should be a better coordination among the autonomous boards constituted under the Bill.
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