Section 48 in The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020
Title: Chairperson, Members, officers of Commission and of Autonomous Boards to be public servants.
The Chairperson, Members, officers and other employees of the Commission and the President and Members of Autonomous Boards shall be deemed, when acting or purporting to act in pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act, to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).
Title: Protection of action taken in good faith.
No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Government, the Commission or any Autonomous Board or a State Medical Council or any Committee thereof, or any officer or other employee of the Government or of the Commission acting under this Act for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules or regulations made thereunder.
Title: Cognizance of offences.
No Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act except upon a complaint in writing made in this behalf by an officer authorised by the Commission or the Ethics and Registration Board or a State Medical Council for Indian System of Medicine, as the case may be.
Title: Power of Central Government to supersede Commission.
(1) If, at any time, the Central Government is of opinion that—
(a) the Commission is unable to discharge the functions and duties imposed on it by or under the provisions of this Act; or
(b) the Commission has persistently made default in complying with any direction issued by the Central Government under this Act or in the discharge of the functions and duties imposed on it by or under the provisions of this Act,
the Central Government may, by notification, supersede the Commission for such period, not exceeding six months, as may be specified in the notification:
Provided that before issuing a notification under this sub-section, the Central Government shall give a reasonable opportunity to the Commission to show cause as to why it should not be superseded and shall consider the explanations and objections, if any, of the Commission.
(2) Upon the publication of a notification under sub-section (1) superseding the Commission,--
(a) all the Members shall, as from the date of supersession, vacate their offices as such;
(b) all the powers, functions and duties which may, by or under the provisions of this Act, be exercised or discharged by or on behalf of the Commission, shall until the Commission is re-constituted under sub-section (3), be exercised and discharged by such person or persons as the Central Government may direct;
(c) all property owned or controlled by the Commission shall, until the Commission is re-constituted under sub-section (3), vest in the Central Government.
(3) On the expiration of the period of supersession specified by the notification issued under sub-section (1), the Central Government may,--
(a) extend the period of supersession for such further term not exceeding six months, as it may consider necessary; or
(b) re-constitute the Commission by fresh appointment and in such case the Members who vacated their offices under clause (a) of sub-section (2) shall not be deemed disqualified for appointment:
Provided that the Central Government may, at any time before the expiration of the period of supersession, whether as originally specified under sub-section (1) or as extended under this sub-section, take action under clause (b) of this sub-section.
(4) The Central Government shall cause a notification issued under sub-section (1) and a full report of any action taken under this section and the circumstances leading to such action to be laid before both Houses of Parliament at the earliest opportunity.
Title: Joint sittings of Commission, National Commission for Homoeopathy and National Medical Commission
(1) There shall be a joint sitting of the Commission, the National Commission for Homoeopathy, and the National Medical Commission, at least once a year, at such time and place as they mutually appoint, to enhance the interface between Indian System of Medicine, Homoeopathy and modern system of medicine.
(2) The Agenda for the joint sitting may be placed with mutual agreement by the Chairpersons of the Commissions concerned.
(3) The joint sitting may, by an affirmative vote of all members present and voting, decide on approving specific educational and medical modules or programme that could be introduced in the under-graduate and post-graduate courses across medical systems, and promote medical pluralism.