On 7 January 2019, the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill - 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Ministry of State for AYUSH. The bill seeks to repal the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 and promotes a medical education system which ensures:
- frequent assessment of medical institutions
- an effective grievance redressal procedure.
- promotion of the latest medical research by medical practitioner
- availability of adequate and top-notch quality medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine,
Next, within three years of the passage of the Bill, state governments will set-up State Medical Councils at the state level.
The Bill proposes a National Teachers’ Eligibility Test for postgraduates of each discipline of Indian System of Medicine who wish to take up teaching that particular discipline as a profession.