RS passes Bills for councils of homoeopathy, Indian medicine

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News: The Rajya Sabha has passed Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Facts:

Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020

  • It amends the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973.  The Act sets up the Central Council of Homoeopathy which regulates homoeopathic education and practice.
  • The bill seeks to extend the tenure of the council by two years.

Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020

  • The Bill amends the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.   The Act provides for the constitution of a Central Council which regulates the education and practice of the Indian Medicine system (includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy).
  • The Bill seeks a year’s time to reconstitute the central council, and provides for a board of directors in the interim for Indian medicine systems.