New Delhi: Through a recent ordinance, the government has called for the mandate of the Board of Governors to be extended, which was appointed last year to head the Central Council of Homeopathy tainted with fraud.
The Cabinet of the Union, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the draft Ordinance (Amendment) of the Central Homeopathy Council, 2019, which seeks to extend the reconstitution period of the Central Council from the existing period of one year to two years for that the mandate remains the Board of Governors may be extended for an additional period of one year as of May 17, 2019 to exercise the powers and perform the functions of the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH).
Last year, in May 2018, the Cabinet of the Union approved the ordinance to replace the Central Council of Homeopathy with a National Commission of Homeopathy to install more transparency and responsibility in the homeopathy system in the country.
The Commission, similar to the National Medical Commission, composed of seven eminent practitioners and administrators of homeopathy, was appointed by the government. His initial stay was set at one year.
The move came in response to growing corruption allegations against CCH officials.
Now, with the new ordinance, the government has extended the mandate of the Board of Governors one more year.
The government movement is based on the Permanent Parliamentary Health Committee, which observed that compliance with prescribed standards of education in homeopathy has been compromised due to legal diseases in the government statute.
The committee had recommended that “the oversight of maintenance of standards should be done with the utmost transparency and there should be a credible and vibrant appeal mechanism in place so that minor technical and procedural breaches do not become a basis for harassment and questionable practices. And genuine complaints of medical institutions of homeopathy are quickly addressed within the established deadlines.