The Homeopathy Central Council bill which seeks to extend the period for reconstitution from the existing period of one year to two years was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
The Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to extend the period for reconstitution of the Central Council so that the tenure of the Board of Governors may be extended for a further period of one year with effect from May 17, 2019.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan introduced the bill in the Lok Sabha on behalf of Ayush minister Shripad Naik.
The bill seeks to replace an ordinance issued in this regard by the previous government.
The bill will help the Central Council of Homeopathy in exercising the powers and performing functions of the Council.
The affairs of the Central Homeopathy Council have been entrusted to a Board of Governors comprising eminent and qualified homeopathy doctors and eminent administrators till such a time the council is reconstituted.
However, the tenure has been extended since the council could not be reconstituted within one year due to non-updation of state registers of homeopathy and general elections.