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Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 passed

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  • September 26, 2020
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Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 passed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Medicine

In news

  • The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020. 
  • Rajya Sabha has already passed it. 

Key takeaways 

  • The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill amends the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.
  • It provides for the constitution of a Central Council which regulates the education and practice of the Indian medicine system including Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy.
  • It replaces the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which was promulgated in April 2020. 
  • The council will be reconstituted within one year. 
  • In the interim period, the Central Government will constitute a Board of Governors, which will exercise the powers of the Central Council. 
  • The board will consist of up to ten members.

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