Bill To Amend Homoeopathy Central Council Act Tabled

**New Delhi: ** A bill that provides for supersession of the Central Council of Homeopathy and constituting a Board of Governors was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday and was taken up for discussion.

The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was introduced by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik and is intended to replace an ordinance brought by the government earlier this year.

The bill seeks to amend the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973, under which the Central Council of Homoeopathy had been set up.

The bill provides that the Central Council will be reconstituted within one year from the date of its supersession and the Central government will, in the interim period, constitute a Board of Governors, which will exercise the powers of the Central Council.

The statement of objects and reasons of the bill states that there have been instances of serious malpractices in the Council due to which there has been compromise in the quality of medical education.

It also states that the Council had been stalling efforts by the Central government to streamline its functioning.