Section 19 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020

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.

Title: Term of office and conditions of service of President and Members.

Description: (1) The President and Members of each Autonomous Board shall hold the office for a term not exceeding four years and shall not be eligible for any extension or re-appointment: Provided that such person shall cease to hold office after attaining the age of seventy years. (2) The salary and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of, the President and Members of an Autonomous Boards shall be such as may be prescribed. (3) The provisions contained in sub-sections (3), (5), (6), (7) and (8) of section 6 relating to the terms and conditions of service of, and in section 7 relating to removal from office, the Chairperson and Members of the Commission shall also be applicable to the President and Members of the Autonomous Boards.

Title: Advisory Committees of experts.

Description: (1) Each Autonomous Board, except the Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine, shall be assisted by such advisory Committees of experts, as may be constituted by the Commission, for the efficient discharge of the functions of such Boards under this Act. (2) The Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine shall be assisted by such ethics committees of experts, as may be constituted by the Commission, for the efficient discharge of the functions of that Boards under this Act.

Title: Staff of Autonomous Boards.

Description: The experts, professionals, officers and other employees appointed under section 8 shall be made available to the Autonomous Boards in such number and in such manner, as may be specified by regulations made by the Commission.

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020