Section 22 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020

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.

Title: Meetings, etc., of Autonomous Boards.

Description: (1) Every Autonomous Board shall meet at least once a month at such time and place as it may appoint. (2) Subject to such regulations as may be made in this behalf, all decisions of the Autonomous Boards shall be made by consensus and if consensus is not possible, decision shall be made by majority of votes of the President and Members. (3) A person who is aggrieved by any decision of an Autonomous Board may prefer an appeal to the Commission against such decision within thirty days of the communication of such decision.

Title: Delegation of powers.

Description: (1) The Commission may delegate all or any of its administrative and financial powers to the President of each Autonomous Board to enable such Board to function smoothly and efficiently. (2) The President of an Autonomous Board may further delegate any of his powers to a Member or officer of that Board.

Title: Powers and functions of Autonomous Boards.

Description: (1) The Board of Ayurveda, in respect of the discipline of Ayurveda, and the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, in respect of the disciplines of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, of the Indian System of Medicine, shall perform the following functions in respect of their respective disciplines, namely:-- (a) determine the standards of education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and super-speciality levels and oversee all aspects relating thereto; (b) develop a competency based dynamic curriculum at all levels in accordance with the regulations made under this Act, in such manner that it develops appropriate skill, knowledge, attitude, values and ethics among the postgraduate and superspeciality students and enables them to provide healthcare, to impart medical education and to conduct medical research; (c) frame guidelines on setting up of medical institutions for imparting undergraduate, postgraduate and super-speciality courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, having regard to the needs of the country, the global norms and the regulations made under this Act; (d) determine minimum requirements and standards for conducting of courses and examinations in medical institutions, having regard to the needs of creativity at local levels and the regulations made under this Act; (e) determine standards and norms for infrastructure, faculty and quality of education and research in medical institutions of Indian System of Medicine, in accordance with the regulations made under this Act; (f) specify norms for compulsory annual disclosure, electronically or otherwise, by medical institutions of Indian System of Medicine in respect of their functions that has a bearing on the interest of various stakeholders including students, faculty, the Commission and the Government; (g) facilitate development and training of faculty members; (h) facilitate research programmes; (i) grant recognition to medical qualifications at all levels. (2) The Board of Ayurveda and the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa may, in the discharge of their functions, make such recommendations to, and seek such directions from, the Commission, as it deems necessary.

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020