Jan. 31, 2020

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for proposal of Official Amendments in the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 (NCIM) which is pending in the Rajya Sabha.


  • The Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.

  • The Bill provides for the establishment of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM). The NCISM will consist of 29 members, appointed by the central government.

  • Functions of the NCISM include: (i) framing policies for regulating medical institutions and medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine and (ii) ensuring coordination among the autonomous boards set up under the Bill.

  • The Bill sets up following autonomous boards under the supervision of the NCISM:
    • the Board of Ayurveda and the Board of Unani, Siddha, and Sowa-Rigpa,

    • the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine and

    • the Ethics and Medical Registration Board:

  • The central government will constitute an Advisory Council for Indian System of Medicine, which will be the primary platform through which the states/union territories can put forth their views and concerns before the NCISM.

  • There will be a uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to under-graduate education in each of the disciplines of the Indian System of Medicine in all medical institutions regulated by the Bill. 

Source : PIB