Section 10 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020

Title: Power and functions of Commission.

Description: (1) The Commission shall perform the following functions, namely:-- (a) lay down policies for maintaining a high quality and high standards in education of Indian System of Medicine and make necessary regulations in this behalf; (b) lay down policies for regulating medical institutions, medical researches and medical professionals and make necessary regulations in this behalf; (c) assess the requirements in healthcare, including human resources for health and healthcare infrastructure and develop a road map for meeting such requirements; (d) frame guidelines and lay down policies by making such regulations as may be necessary for the proper functioning of the Commission, the Autonomous Boards and the State Medical Councils of Indian System of Medicine; (e) ensure coordination among the Autonomous Boards; (f) take such measures, as may be necessary, to ensure compliance by the State Medical Councils of Indian System of Medicine of the guidelines framed and regulations made under this Act for their effective functioning under this Act; (g) exercise appellate jurisdiction with respect to decisions of the Autonomous Boards; (h) ensure observance of professional ethics in Medical profession and to promote ethical conduct during the provision of care by medical practitioners; (i) frame guidelines for determination of fees and all other charges in respect of fifty per cent. of seats in private medical institutions and deemed to be Universities which are governed under the provisions of this Act; (j) exercise such other powers and perform such other functions as may be prescribed. (2) All orders and decisions of the Commission shall be authenticated by signature of the Secretary and the Commission may delegate such of its powers on administrative and financial matters, as it deems fit, to the Secretary. (3) The Commission may constitute sub-committees and delegate such of its powers to them as may be necessary to enable them to accomplish specific tasks.

Title: Constitution and composition of Advisory Council for Indian System of Medicine.

Description: (1) The Central Government shall, by notification, constitute an advisory body to be known as the Advisory Council for Indian System of Medicine. (2) The Council shall consist of a Chairperson and the following members, namely:-- (a) the Chairperson of the Commission shall be the ex officio Chairperson of the Council; (b) every Member of the Commission shall be ex officio member of the Council; (c) one member, to represent each State, who is the Vice-Chancellor of a University in that State, possessing qualifications in the Indian System of medicine, to be nominated by that State Government, and one member to represent each Union territory, who is the Vice-chancellor of a University in that Union territory, possessing qualifications in the Indian System of Medicine, to be nominated by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Government of India: Provided that where the Vice-Chancellor possessing qualifications in the Indian System of Medicine is not available, a Dean or a Head of Faculty possessing qualifications in the Indian System of Medicine shall be nominated; (d) one member to represent each State and each Union territory from amongst elected members of the State Medical Council of Indian System of Medicine, to be nominated by that State Medical Council; (e) the Chairman, University Grants Commission; (f) the Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council; (g) four Members to be nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons holding the post of Director in the Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Management and the Indian Institutes of Science.

Title: Functions of Advisory Council for Indian System of Medicine.

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. (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 Indian System of Medicine.

Description: (1) The Council shall meet atleast twice 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 courses in each of the disciplines of the Indian System of Medicine in all medical institutions governed under this Act Provided that National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test shall be exempted for students who have taken admission in— (i) Pre-tib for Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery; and (ii) Pre-Ayurveda for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. (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 counselling 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. (4) The Commission shall specify by regulations the manner of admission of students to undergraduate courses who are exempted under sub-section (1).

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020