National Council for Homoeopathy is a body Corporate Constituted under Unani Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Practitioners Act, 1965 to regulate the qualifications and to provide for the Registrations of Practitioners of Unani Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Practitioners.
(Under Section 5 of UAH Act, 1965)
The National Council for Homoeopathy consists of the following members:-
Four members, being registered Homoeopaths, are nominated by the Federal Government after consulting the Provincial Government concerned, of whom one from each Province.
Eleven members, elected from amongst themselves by registered and listed Homoeopaths, of whom five from the Punjab, three from Sindh, two from the North-West Frontier Province and one from Balochistan.
Two members, are elected from amongst themselves by the teachers of recognized institutions of Homoeopathy, and
Four members are nominated by the Federal Government, of whom one a scientist from the related field and one Deputy Secretary (Budget), Ministry of Health, who is also Chairman of the Finance Committee.
FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL
(Under Section 14 of UAH Act, 1965)
The following are the main functions of the Council:-
To consider applications for recognition under this Act made by institutions imparting or desiring to impart instruction in the system of medicine.
To secure the maintenance of an adequate standard of education in Recognized Institutions.
To make arrangements for the registration of duly qualified persons.
To provide for research in the system of Medicine.
INSPECTION OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGES
(Under Section 17 of UAH Act, 1965)
Two types of inspections are conducted by the Council to fulfill the requirements of Section 14 (a) and 14 (b) of U.A.H Act, 1965 :-
(i) For recognition of Teaching Institutions.
(ii) Annual Inspection to check the standard of education implementation on the Yard Stick approved by the Council & Ministry of Health
RECOGNITION OF COLLEGES
The Members of inspection team visit the colleges after receiving any application by the Council for recognition. If the college fulfills the requirement of Yard Stick, it is recommended by the Council to the Ministry of Health for notification of recognition.
Annual inspection of colleges is also conducted by the Council to ensure the maintenance of standard of education in the colleges and all other required facilities.
(Under Section 22 of UAH Act, 1965)
The Examinations are held regularly in the manner laid down in Examinations Regulations 1986 under the control of Examining Body.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF EXAMINING BODY:
1. The Examining Body appoints Head Examiner, Examiners, Moderators, Paper Setters, Superintendents and Inspector and also select examination centers.
2. The Examining Body fixes date for Annual and Supplementary examinations and prepare date sheet and appoint disciplinary committee to decide cases of unfair means.
FUNDS: SOURCE OF INCOME OF NCH.
(Under Rule 13 of UAH Rules, 1980) The Income source of NCH have been described under Rule 13 of the U.A.H. Systems of Medicines Rules 1980.
Grant-in-Aid, Sanctioned by the Federal Government.
Examination and other Fees
Sale of List of Homoeopathic Practitioners etc.
Registration/renewal Fees etc : and
EXPENDITURES HEADS OF N.C.H
(Under Rule 14 of UAH Rules 1980)
Pay and allowances of employees of the Council
Traveling allowances and daily allowances of the members of the Council
Rent of office and residential building.
Expenditure on convening meetings of the Council and various committees.
Expenditure on procurement of commodities and services to run the affairs of the Council.
Expenditure connected with research, including laboratories, libraries and museums; and
Such other expenditure as the Council may, with the approval of the Federal Government determines.