Section 24 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020

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.

Title: Powers and functions of Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine

Description: (1) The Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine shall perform the following functions, namely:-- (a) maintain a National Register of all licensed practitioners of Indian System of Medicine in accordance with the provisions of section 32; (b) regulate professional conduct and promote medical ethics in accordance with the regulations made under this Act: Provided that the Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine shall ensure compliance with the code of professional and ethical conduct through the State Medical Council, in a case where such State Medical Council has been conferred power to take disciplinary actions in respect of professional or ethical misconduct by medical practitioners under respective State Acts; (c) develop mechanisms to have continuous interaction with State Medical Councils of Indian System of Medicine to effectively promote and regulate the conduct of medical practitioners of Indian System of Medicine; (d) exercise appellate jurisdiction with respect to the actions taken by a State Medical Council under section 31. (2) The Board of Ethics and Registration for Indian System of Medicine may, in the discharge of its functions, make such recommendations to, and seek such directions from, the Commission, as it deems necessary.

Title: Powers and functions of Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine.

Description: (1) The Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine shall perform the following functions, namely:-- (a) determine the procedure for assessment and rating of medical institutions on the basis of their compliance with the standards laid down by the Board of Ayurveda or, as the case may be, the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, in accordance with the regulations made under this Act; (b) grant permission for establishment of a new medical institution or to start any postgraduate course or to increase number of seats, in accordance with the provisions of section 29; (c) carry out inspections of medical institutions for assessing and rating such institutions in accordance with the regulations made under this Act: Provided that the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine may, if it deems necessary, hire and authorise any other third party agency or persons for carrying out inspections of medical institutions for assessing and rating such institutions: Provided further that where inspection of medical institutions is carried out by such third party agency or persons authorised by the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine, it shall be obligatory on such institutions to provide access to such agency or person; (d) conduct, or where it deems necessary, empanel independent rating agencies to conduct, assess and rate all medical institutions, within such period of their opening, and every year thereafter, at such time, and in such manner, as may be specified by regulations; (e) make available on its website or in public domain, the assessment and ratings of medical institutions at regular intervals, in accordance with the regulations made under this Act; (f) take such measures, including issuing warning, imposition of monetary penalty, reducing intake or stoppage of admissions and recommending to the Commission for withdrawal of recognition, against a medical institution for its failure to maintain the minimum essential standards specified by the Board of Ayurveda or, as the case may be, the Board of Unani, Siddha and SowaRigpa, in accordance with the regulations made under this Act. (2) The Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine may, in the discharge of its 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