Section 42 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020

Title: Furnishing of returns and reports to Central Government.

Description: (1) The Commission shall furnish to the Central Government, at such time, in such form and in such manner, as may be prescribed or as the Central Government may direct, such reports and statements and such particulars in regard to any matter under the jurisdiction of the Commission, as the Central Government may, from time to time, require. (2) The Commission shall prepare, once every year, in such form and at such time as may be prescribed, an annual report, giving a summary of its activities during the previous year and copies of the report shall be forwarded to the Central Government. (3) A copy of the report received under sub-section (2) shall be laid by the Central Government, as soon as may be after it is received, before each House of Parliament.

Title: Power of Central Government to give directions to Commission and Autonomous Boards.

Description: (1) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this Act, the Commission and the Autonomous Boards shall, in exercise of their powers and discharge of their functions under this Act be bound by such directions on questions of policy as the Central Government may give in writing to them from time to time: Provided that the Commission and the Autonomous Boards shall, as far as practicable, be given an opportunity to express their views before any direction is given under this sub-section. (2) The decision of the Central Government whether a question is one of policy or not shall be final.

Title: Power of Central Government to give directions to State Governments.

Description: The Central Government may give such directions, as it may deem necessary, to a State Government for carrying out all or any of the provisions of this Act and the State Government shall comply with such directions.

Title: Information to be furnished by Commission and publication thereof.

Description: (1) The Commission shall furnish such reports, copies of its minutes, abstracts of its accounts and other information to the Central Government as that Government may require. (2) The Central Government may publish, in such manner as it may think fit, the reports, minutes, abstracts of accounts and other information furnished to it under sub-section (1).

Title: Obligation of Universities and medical institutions.

Description: Every university and medical institutions covered under this Act shall maintain a website at all times and display in its website all such information as may be required by the Commission or an Autonomous Board, as the case may be.

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020