PHARMACY COUNCIL OF INDIA
The Pharmacy Council
of India is
made up of
the following members:
A. Elected members:
i. Six members, among whom at least one is a teacher of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy of an Indian University, or a college affiliated
thereto, which grants a degree or diploma in Pharmacy, elected by the University Grants Commission.
ii. One member elected from amongst themselves by the Members of the Medical Council
iii. One member to represent each
nominated by State Government,
who shall be a Registered Pharmacist.
B. Nominated members:
i. Six members, four of whom are persons
a degree or diploma in,
pharmacy or pharmaceutical
chemistry, nominated by the Central Government.
ii. A representative of the University Grants Commission and a representative of the All
India Council for Technical
iii. One member to represent each State elected [from amongst themselves] by the members
of each State Council, who shall be a Registered Pharmacist.
C. Ex–officio members
i. Director General
of Health Services, or a person authorized
ii. Drugs Controller of India or
a person authorized by him.
and the Vice–president of PCI are elected by the Members of Council from
hold office for
of five years, but are eligible for re–election.
Elections are to be conducted in the prescribed manner; and in case of any dispute, the matter is
referred to the Central Government.
Any nominated or elected members shall hold for a term of five years, from the date of his
nomination or election, or until his successor has been duly nominated or elected, whichever comes earlier.
A nominated or elected member can resign his membership by writing under his hand to the President.
A nominated or elected member shall be deemed to have vacated his seat if he
is absent, without
from three consecutive meetings of the
If the ex– officio members are unable to attend any meeting, they can authorize a person in writing to attend the meetings.
A casual vacancy
in the PCI shall be filled by fresh nomination or election,
and the person so nominated or elected
shall hold the office only for the
The council shall appoint
(1) A Registrar, who shall act as its Secretary
and, if necessary, its
Treasurer, as well; and
(2) Other Officers and Servants carrying out its statutory
executive committee of the PCI
consists of the President (Chairman of the Committee) and the Vice-president and five other members
by the Central
STATE PHARMACY COUNCIL
Pharmacy Council and Joint State Pharmacy
Council are also constituted by
Governments. Two or more states may
also agree that the State Council of one state shall serve the,
needs of the other participating States. Two or more States may also enter into agreement
(inter-state agreement) for definite
specified period, to form Joint State Council. Any
pharmacist willing to practice in the state, has to get himself/herself registered in the State through the State Pharmacy Council and Joint State Pharmacy Council, as
1. Six Registered Pharmacists elected from amongst themselves.
1. Five members, of whom at least three shall
1. Chief of Administrative Medical Officer of
2. Officer–in-charge of
Cosmetics Act, 1940.
1. Chief of Administrative
2. Officer–in-charge of the Drugs Control Organisation
3. Government Analyst of each state under the Drugs