CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE INSTITUTIONAL AREA,
JANAKPURI NEW DELHI 110058
Dated : 22.1.2004
In exercise of the power conferred by 2(1) (e) of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act,1970 hereby Central Council Of Indian Medicine notify that : - The Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970 is very clear with regard to definition of Indian Systems of Medicine of which reads as follows : -
Indian Medicine means the system of Indian Medicine commonly known as Ashtang Ayurveda, siddha or Unani Tibb whether supplemented or not by such modern advances as the Central Council may declare by notification from time to time.
To clarify the word "Modern Advances the Council at its meeting held on 23rd March 2003 has passed the resolution and defined Indian Medicine as under : -
This meeting of the Central Council hereby unanimously resolved that in clause (e) of Sub-section 2(1) of the IMCC Act ,1970,m the word Modern Advances be read as advances made in various branches of Modern Scientific medicine in all its branches of Internal medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology and obstetrics. Anesthesiology, diagnostic procedures and other technological innovation made from time to time and declare that the courses and curriculum conducted and recognized by the Central council of Indian Medicine are supplemented with such modern advances.
It is further clarified that the rights of practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine are protected Iunder Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 under section 17(3) (B) which states as under :-
"Nothing contained in sub-section (2) shall affect privileges (including the right to practice any system of medicine conferred by or under any law relating to registration of practitioners of Indian Medicine enrolled on a State Register of Indian Medicine.
The Government of India from time to time and again have asked the Council to improve the syllabus by including subjects with regard to National programmes like National Malaria eradication programme, TB, Leprosy, Family Welfare Programme, RCH Programme, Immunisation Programme, AIDS, Cancer etc.. and accordingly the Council has strengthened the Syllabus of all the system of Medicine.
The institutionally qualified practitioners of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani Tibb are eligible to practice respective Systems with modern Scientific medicine including surgery and Gynecology Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, ENT ophthalmology etc. based on the training and teaching. Such notification was also notified by the central Council on 30.10.1996