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Pharmacy Council of India, Its Constitution and Composition and Functions

What is Pharmacy Council of India?

The Pharmacy Council of India is the statutory body of government of India also called as central council constituted under under section 3 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Constitution and Composition of Central Council

The Pharmacy Council of India consists of the following:

(i) 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

(ii) Six members, of whom at least four shall be persons possessing a degree or diploma in, and practicing pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry nominated by the Central Government

(iii) One member elected from amongst themselves by the members of the Medical Council of India

(iv) The Director General, Health Services, ex officio or if he is unable to attend any Meeting, a person authorized by him in writing to do so

(v) The Drugs Controller, India, ex officio or if he is unable to attend any meeting, a person authorized by him in writing to do so

(vi) The Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory, ex officio

(vii) A representative of the University Grants Commission and a representative of the All India Council for Technical Education

(viii) One member to represent each State elected from amongst themselves by the members of each State Council, who shall be a registered pharmacist

(ix) One member to represent each State nominated by the State Government, who shall be a registered pharmacist

Incorporation of Central Council

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

President and Vice-President of Central Council

(1) The President and Vice-President of the Central Council shall be elected by the members of the said Council from among themselves.

(2) The President] or Vice-President shall hold office as such for a term not exceeding five years and not extending beyond the expiry of his term as member of the Central Council. But subject to his being a member of the Central Council, he shall be eligible for re-election:

Provided that if his term of office as a member of the Central Council expires before the expiry of the full term for which he is elected as President or Vice-President, he shall. if he is re-elected or re -nominated as a member of the Central Council. continue to hold office as President or Vice-President for the full term for which he is elected to such office.

Mode of elections

Elections under this Chapter shall be conducted in the prescribed manner, and where any dispute arises regarding any such election it shall be referred to the Central Government whose decision shall be final.

Term of office and casual vacancies

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a nominated or elected member shall hold office for a term of five years from the date of his nomination or election or until his successor has been duly nominated or elected. Whichever is longer.

(2). A nominated or elected member may at any time resign his membership by writing under his hand addressed to the President, and the seat of such member shall thereupon become vacant.

(3) A nominated or elected member shall be deemed to have vacated his seat if he is absent without excuse, sufficient in the opinion of the Central Council, from three consecutive meetings of the central Council or if he is elected under clause (a), (c) or (g) of section 3, if he ceases to be a member of the teaching staff, Medical Council of India or a registered pharmacist, as the case may be.

(4) A casual vacancy in the Central Council shall be filled by fresh nomination or election, as the case may be, and the person nominated or elected to fill the vacancy shall hold office only for the remainder of the term for which the member whose place he takes was nominated or elected.

(5) No act done by the Central Council shall be called in question on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of the Central Council.

(6) Members of the Central Council shall be eligible for re-nomination or re election.

Staff, remuneration and allowances

The Central Council shall

(a) appoint a Registrar who shall act as the Secretary to that Council and who may also, if deemed expedient by that Council, act as the Treasurer thereof;

(b) appoint such other officers and servants as that Council deems necessary to enable it to carry out its functions under this Act;

(c) require and take from the Registrar, or any other officer or servant, such security for the due performance of his duties as that Council may consider necessary; and

(d) with the previous sanction of the Central Government, fix
(i) the remuneration and allowances to be paid to the President, Vice-President, and other members of that Council,
(ii) the pay and allowances and other conditions of service of officers and servants of that Council.

The Executive Committee

(1) The Central Council shall, as soon as may be, constitute an Executive Committee consisting of the President (who shall be Chairman of the Executive Committee) and Vice-President, ex officio, and five other members elected by the Central Council from amongst its members.

(2) A member of the Executive Committee shall hold office as such until the expiry of his term of office as member of the Central Council, but, subject to his being a member of the Central Council, he shall be eligible for re-election.

(3) In addition to the powers and duties conferred and imposed it by this Act the Executive Committee shall exercise and discharge such powers and duties as may be prescribed.

Other Committees

(1) The Central Council may constitute from among its members other committees for such general or special purposes as that Council may deem necessary and for such periods not exceeding five years as it may specify, and may co-opt for a like period persons, who are not members of the Central Council, as members of such committees.

(2) The Central Council with the pervious sanction of the Central Government shall fix the remuneration and allowances to be paid to the members of such committees.

(3) The business before such committees shall be conducted in accordance with such regulations as may be made under this Act.

Functions of Pharmacy Council of India:

  • The Pharmacy Council of India is empowered to make Pharmacy Education Regulations prescribing the minimum standard of education required for qualification as a pharmacist
  • Approved courses of study and examinations
  • Regulation of State Pharmacy Councils.
  • Provide approvals to Pharmacy colleges
  • Withdrawal of approved
  • Qualifications granted outside the territories to which this Act extends.
  • The Pharmacy Council of India is to maintain a Central Register of pharmacists containing the names of all persons entered in the register for a State. Each State Pharmacy Council has to supply five copies of the register for the State to the Pharmacy Council of India after 1st April of each year
  • Inspection
  • Power to make regulations

Question and Answers

Question: In elected members of pci six members elected by which department?
Answer: In elected members of pci six members elected by 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.

Question: Six members nominated to pci by which department?
Answer: Six members, of whom at least four shall be persons possessing a degree or diploma in, and practicing pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry nominated by the Central Government.

Question: How many members from medical council of India are there in pharmacy council in India?
Answer: One member from medical council of India are there in pharmacy council in India?

Question: Total members of pharmacy council of India?
Answer: Six elected members from teachers of pharmacy by UCG, Six nominated members by Central Government, one elected member from medical council of India, The Director General Health Services, The Drug Controller India, The Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory, One from UCG, One from AICTE, one elected member from each state pharmacy council, one nominated member from each state by state government etc.

Question: How many ex officio members in pci?
Answer: Three members i.e. The Director General Health Services, The Drug Controller India, The Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory.

Question: The pharmacy council of India is constituted by which government?
Answer: The pharmacy council of India is constituted by the Central Government.

Question: The president of pci is elected/nominated by whom?
Answer: The president of pci is elected by the members of the Pharmacy Council of India from among themselves.

Question: How many members are nominated by state government on state pharmacy council?
Answer: One member is nominated by each state government on state pharmacy council.

Question: Elected members of pharmacy council of India?
Answer: Six elected from teachers of pharmacy by UCG, one elected member from medical council of India, one elected member from each state pharmacy council etc.

Question: First pharmacy council of India was constituted in which year?
Answer: The pharmacy council of India was first constituted on 09th march in year 1948 after implementation of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Question: The pharmacy council of India is also known as?
Answer: PCI.

Question: What is PCI in pharmacy?
Answer: PCI in pharmacy is a statutory body constituted under the Pharmacy Act, 1948 which regulates pharmacy profession and pharmacy education in India.

Question: Formation of central pharmacy council and state pharmacy council was the recommendation of whom?
Answer: formation of central pharmacy council and state pharmacy council was the recommendation of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Question: What are the number of person elected for pharmacy council of India from teaching profession?
Answer: Six elected from teaching staff from pharmacy colleges by UCG.

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  1. Sir mera name upendra Prasad hai or main 2009 batch ka pharmacist hu.maine renual k liye July month main documents or draft bheja tha. But abitak muje documents prapt nahi hue.

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