Govt gives nod to amendments in National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019

News: The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments in the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019


  • The Bill seeks to repeal the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 

Key features of the bill:

  •  Sets up the National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) which will frame policies for regulating medical institutions and homoeopathic medical professionals.
  • Sets up certain autonomous boards under the supervision of the NCH.  These boards are:

o   Homoeopathy Education Board

o   Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Homoeopathy

o   Board of Ethics and Medical Registration for Homoeopathy

  • Central government will constitute an Advisory Council for Homoeopathy. It will be the primary platform through which the states/union territories can put forth their views and concerns before the NCH
  • There will be a uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to under-graduate homoeopathy education in all medical institutions