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<h2>Recognition of qualifications granted by Universities or medical institutions in India.</h2>
THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE ACT, 2020
ACT NO. 14 OF 2020
[20th September, 2020.]

An Act to provide for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine in all parts of the country; that promotes equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of such medical professionals accessible and affordable to all the citizens; that promotes national health goals; that encourages such medical professionals to adopt latest medical research in their work and to contribute to research; that has an objective periodic and transparent assessment of medical institutions and facilitates maintenance of a medical register of Indian System of Medicine for India and enforces high ethical standards in all aspects of medical services; that is flexible to adapt to the changing needs and has an effective grievance redressal mechanism and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Section 35.

(1) The medical qualifications in Indian System of Medicine at undergraduate or postgraduate or super-speciality level granted by any University or medical institution in India shall be listed and maintained by the Board of Ayurveda or the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, as the case may be, in such manner as may be specified by regulations and such medical qualification shall be a recognised medical qualification for the purposes of this Act.

(2) Any University or medical institution in India which grants an undergraduate or postgraduate or super-speciality qualification in Indian System of Medicine not included in the list maintained by the Board of Ayurveda or the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, as the case may be, may apply to that Board for granting recognition to such qualification.

(3) The Board of Ayurveda or the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, as the case may be, shall examine the application for grant of recognition to a qualification in Indian System of Medicine within a period of six months in such manner as may be specified by regulations.

(4) Where the Board of Ayurveda or the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, as the case may be, decides to grant recognition to the qualification in Indian System of Medicine, it shall include such qualification in the list maintained by it and shall also specify therein the date of effect of such recognition, otherwise it shall communicate its decision not to grant recognition to the medical qualification to the concerned University or medical institution.

(5) The aggrieved University or the medical institution may prefer an appeal to the Commission within a period of sixty days from the date of communication of the decision of the Board of Ayurveda or the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, as the case may be, in such manner as may be specified by regulations.

(6) The Commission shall examine the appeal received under sub-section (5) within a period of two months and if it decides that recognition may be granted to such medical qualification, it may direct the concerned Board to include such qualification in the list maintained by that Board in such manner as may be specified by regulations.

(7) Where the Commission decides not to grant recognition under sub-section (6) or fails to decide within the specified period, the aggrieved University or medical institution may prefer a second appeal to the Central Government within a period of thirty days from the date of communication of such decision or lapse of specified period, as the case may be.

(8) All medical qualifications which have been recognised before the date of commencement of this Act and are included in the Second Schedule and Third Schedule to the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 (48 of 1970), shall also be listed and maintained by the Board of Ayurveda or the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa, as the case may be, in such manner as may be specified by regulations.