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Lok Sabha passes Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Date: 28 June 2019 Tags: Bills & Laws

Lok Sabha passed the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by voice vote. It is the second Bill passed by the newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha. It amends Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 and replaces Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 promulgated in March 2019.

Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019

It amends Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 to increase the time period for supersession of the Central Homoeopathy Council from one year to two years. 

Background

Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 sets up tCentral Council of Homoeopathy (CHC) which regulates homoeopathic education and practice. It was amended in 2018 to provide for supersession of CHC. It mandated to reconstitution of CHC within one year from date of its supersession. However, in the interim period, Union Government (AYUSH Ministry) had constituted Board of Governors, to exercise powers of CHC.  However, during this one year tenure CHC was not reconstituted due to non-updation of State registers of homoeopathy during general election.