Pharmacy Council


3. Constitution and composition of Central Council.—The Central Government shall, as soon as may be, constitute a Central Council consisting of the following members, namely:—
(a) six members, among whom there shall be at least one teacher of each of the subjects,
pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology and pharmacognosy elected by the
University Grants Commission from among persons on the teaching staff of an Indian University or a College affiliated thereto which grants a degree or diploma in pharmacy;
(b) six members, of whom at least four shall be person possessing a degree or diploma in, and practising pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry, nominated by the Central Government;
(c) one member elected from amongst themselves by the members of the Medical Council of India;
(d) the Director General, Health Services, ex officio or if he is unable to attend any meeting, a person authorised by him in writing to do so;
(dd) the Drugs Controller, India, ex officio or if he is unable to attend any meeting, a person authorised by him in writing to do so;]
(e) the Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory, ex officio;
(f) a representative of the University Grants Commission and a representative of the All India Council for Technical Education;

(g) one member to represent each  State elected from amongst themselves by the members of each State Council, who shall be a registered pharmacist;
(h) one member to represent each State nominated by
the State Government, who shall be  a registered pharmacist:

Provided that for five years from the date on which the Pharmacy (Amendment) Act, 1976 (70 of 1976), comes into force the Government of each Union territory shall, instead of electing a member under clause (g), nominate one member, being a person eligible for registration under section 31, to represent that territory.

  • The Council constituted under section 3 shall be a body corporate by the name of the Pharmacy Council of India, having perpetual succession and a common seal,
    with power to acquire and hold property both movable and immovable, and shall by the said name sue and be sued.
  • S 19. Constitution and composition of State Councils in every state.

Register of Pharmacists

15A. The Central Register.—(1) The Central Council shall cause to be maintained in the
prescribed manner a register of pharmacists to be known as the Central Register, which shall contain the names of all persons for the time being entered in the register for a State.
(2) Each State Council shall supply to the Central Council five copies of the register for the State as soon as may be after the first day of April of each year, and the Registrar of each State Council, shall inform the Central Council, without delay, all additions to, and other amendments in, the register for the State made from time to time.
(3) It shall be the duty of the Registrar of the Central Council to keep the Central Register in accordance with the orders made by the Central Council, and from time to time to revise the Central Register and publish it in the Gazette of India.
(4) The Central Register shall be deemed to be public document within the meaning of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872) and may be proved by the production of a copy of the Register as published in the Gazette of India

  • 38. Bar of other jurisdiction.—No order refusing to enter a name on the register or removing a name from the register shall be called in question in any Court.