Section 13 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020

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).

Title: National Exit Test

Description: (1) A common 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 respective disciplines of Indian System of Medicine and for enrollment in the State Register or National Register, as the case may be. (2) The Commission shall conduct the National Exit Test for Indian System of Medicine 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 Exist Test for the purpose of obtaining licence to practice as medical practitioner of Indian System of Medicine and for enrollment 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 separately for admission to postgraduate courses in each discipline of the Indian System of Medicine in all medical institutions governed under this Act. (2) The Commission shall conduct the National Entrance Test for admission to postgraduate 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 postgraduate seats in all medical institutions governed under this Act.

Title: National Teachers’ Eligibility Test for Indian System of Medicine.

Description: (1) A National Teachers' Eligibility Test shall be conducted separately for the postgraduates of each discipline of Indian System of Medicine who desire to take up teaching profession in that discipline. (2) The Commission shall conduct the National Teachers' Eligibility Test for Indian System of Medicine through such designated authority and in such manner as may be specified by regulations. (3) The National Teachers’ Eligibility Test for Indian System of Medicine 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).

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020