Section 15 in The National Commission for Homoeopathy Act, 2020

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.

Title: National Teachers’ Eligibility Test for Homoeopathy.

Description: (1) A National Teachers' Eligibility Test shall be conducted separately for the post- graduates of Homoeopathy who desire to take up teaching profession in that discipline. (2) The Commission shall conduct the National Teachers' Eligibility Test for Homoeopathy through such designated authority and in such manner as may be specified by regulations. (3) The National Teachers' Eligibility Test for Homoeopathy shall become operational on such date, within three years from the date on which this Act comes into force, as may be notified by the Central Government: Provided that nothing contained in this section shall apply to the teachers appointed prior to the date notified under sub-section (3).

Title: Constitution of Autonomous Boards.

Description: (1) The Central Government shall, by notification, constitute the following Autonomous Boards, under the overall supervision of the Commission, to perform the functions assigned to such Boards under this Act, 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) Each Board referred to in sub-section (1) shall be an autonomous body which shall carry out its functions under this Act in accordance with the regulations made by the Commission.

Title: Composition of Autonomous Boards.

Description: (1) The composition of the Autonomous Boards shall be as under, namely:-- (a) the Homoeopathy Education Board shall consist of a President and four Members from the discipline of Homoeopathy; (b) the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Homoeopathy shall consist of a President from the discipline of Homoeopathy and two Members, out of whom one Member shall be from the discipline of Homoeopathy and the other Member shall be an accreditation expert; (c) the Board of Ethics and Registration for Homoeopathy shall consist of a President from the discipline of Homoeopathy and two Members, out of whom one Member shall be from the discipline of Homoeopathy and the other Member shall be a person who has demonstrated public record of work on medical ethics or chosen from any of the disciplines of quality assurance, public health, law or patient advocacy. (2) The President and Members of the Autonomous Boards to be chosen under sub-section (1) shall be persons of outstanding ability, proven administrative capacity and integrity, possessing post-graduate degree in respective disciplines from a recognised University and having experience of not less than fifteen years in respective fields, out of which at least seven years shall be as a leader: Provided that seven years as leader in the case of the President and Member from Homoeopathy shall be in the area of health, growth and development of education in Homoeopathy.

The National Commission for Homoeopathy Act, 2020