Alka Verma –
Published on: September 3, 2021, at 10:45 IST
Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Centre questioning the appointment of the Chairperson of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM)
A Division Bench Comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued the notice when a Plea was filed by an Ayurvedic Doctor, who was also a Former President of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).
According to the Plea, Mr Vaidya Jayant Deopujari, the current Chairperson doesn’t have enough qualifications which is required as per the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020.
In 2020, the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020 was passed which replaced CCIM with NCISM.
Before 2020, CCIM was the body, established under the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 1970, which was working to profess and manage the AYUSH system of education.
The Plea of Mr Vaidya stated that the same person was appointed as the Chairperson of NCISM who was the chairperson of CCIM.
The same Plea also stated that the current Chairperson doesn’t have any relevant skills like having a Postgraduate degree in the Ayush System of Medicine and ten years of relevant experience as a leader.
The Petition also listed a number of other candidates who were highly qualified to be the Chairperson.