Section 12 in The National Commission for Homoeopathy Act, 2020

Title: Functions of Advisory Council for Homoeopathy.

Description: (1) The Council shall be the primary platform through which the States and Union territories may put forth their views and concerns before the Commission and help in shaping the overall agenda, policy and action relating to medical education, training, research and development of Homoeopathy. (2) The Council shall advise the Commission on measures to determine and maintain, and to coordinate maintenance of the minimum standards in all matters relating to medical education, training, research and development. (3) The Council shall advise the Commission on measures to enhance equitable access to medical education.

Title: Meetings of Advisory Council for Homoeopathy.

Description: (1) The Council shall meet at least twice in a year at such time and place as may be decided by the Chairperson. (2) The Chairperson shall preside at the meeting of the Council and if for any reason the Chairperson is unable to attend a meeting of the Council, such other member as nominated by the Chairperson shall preside over the meeting. (3) Unless the procedure is otherwise provided by regulations, one-half of the Members of the Council including the Chairperson shall form the quorum and all acts of the Council shall be decided by a majority of the Members present and voting.

Title: National Eligibility cum-Entrance Test.

Description: (1) There shall be a uniform National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test, for admission to the undergraduate in Homoeopathy in all medical institutions governed under this Act. (2) The Commission shall conduct the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test in English and in such other languages, through such designated authority and in such manner, as may be specified by regulations. (3) The Commission shall specify by regulations the manner of conducting common counseling by the designated authority for admission to all the medical institutions governed under this Act: Provided that the common counselling shall be conducted by the designated authority of – (i) the Central Government, for All India seats; and (ii) the State Government, for the remaining seats at the State level.

Title: National Exit Test.

Description: (1) A Commission final year undergraduate medical examination, to be known as the national Exit Test, shall be held for granting licence to practice as medical practitioner of Homoeopathy and for enrolment in the State Register or National Register, as the case may be. (2) The Commission shall conduct the National Exit Test for Homoeopathy in English and in such other languages, through such designated authority and in such manner as may be specified by regulations. (3) The National Exit Test shall become operational on such date, within three years from the date on which this Act comes into force, as may be appointed by the Central Government, by notification. (4) Any person with a foreign medical qualification shall have to qualify National Exit Test for the purpose of obtaining licence to practice Homoeopathy as medical practitioner of Homoeopathy and for enrolment in the State Register or the National Register, as the case may be, in such manner as may be specified by regulations.

Title: Post-Graduate National Entrance Test.

Description: (1) A uniform Post-Graduate National Entrance Test shall be conducted for admission to post-graduate courses in Homoeopathy in all medical institutions governed under this Act. (2) The Commission shall conduct the National Entrance Test for admission to post- graduate courses in English and in such other languages, through such designated authority and in such manner, as may be specified by regulations. (3) The Commission shall specify by regulations the manner of conducting common counselling by the designated authority for admission to the post-graduate seats in all medical institutions governed under this Act.

The National Commission for Homoeopathy Act, 2020