Section 16 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020

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).

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 Board of Ayurveda; (b) the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa; (c) the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine; and (d) the Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine. (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 Board of Ayurveda shall consist of a President and four Members from the Ayurveda discipline of Indian System of Medicine; (b) the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa shall consist of a President and two Members from each of the Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa disciplines of Indian System of Medicine; (c) the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine shall consist of a President and eight Members: Provided that the President and six out of eight Members shall be chosen from the Ayurveda, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Unani disciplines of Indian System of Medicine in such manner that at least one Member represents each such discipline separately, and the remaining two Members shall be accreditation experts; (d) the Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine shall consist of a President and eight Members: Provided that the President and six out of eight Members shall be chosen from the Ayurveda, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Unani disciplines of Indian System of Medicine in such manner that at least one Member represents each such discipline separately, and the remaining two Members shall be 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 postgraduate 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 Indian System of Medicine shall be in the area of health, growth and development of education in Indian System of Medicine.

Title: Search Committee for appointment of President and Members.

Description: The Central Government shall appoint the President and Members of the Autonomous Boards on the basis of the recommendations made in accordance with the procedure specified in section 5 by the Search Committee constituted thereunder.

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020