PHARMACY COUNCIL OF INDIA

 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 ChemistryPharmacy, 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
of India.

iii. One member to represent each
State,
nominated by State Government,
who shall be a 
Registered Pharmacist. 

B. Nominated members:


i. Six  members,  four  of  whom  are  persons
 possessing 
a  degree  or  diploma  in,
 and practicing,
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
Education.


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. Exofficio members

i. Director General
of Health Services, or a person authorized
by
him.

ii. Drugs Controller of India or
a person authorized by him.

iii. Director
of Central
Drugs Laboratory.

The President
and the Vicepresident of PCI are elected by the  Members of Council from
amongst themselves.
T
hey
hold office for
m
aximum
of
five years, but are eligible for reelection.

Elections are to be conducted in the prescribed manner; and in case of any dispute, the matter is
r
eferred to the Central Government.

Any nominated or elected members shall hold for a term of five years, from the date of his
nom
ination 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
s
ufficient reason,
f
rom three consecutive meetings of the
P
CI. 

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
sh
all hold the office only for the
remaining term.

The council shall appoint 

(1) A Registrar, who shall act as its Secretary
and, if necessary, its
T
reasurer, as well; and 

(2) Other Officers and Servants carrying out its statutory
fu
nctions. 

The
executive committee of the PCI
consists of the President (Chairman of the Committee) and the Vice-president and five other members
elected
by the Central
Council  from
 amongst
 its members.

STATE PHARMACY COUNCIL

State
Pharmacy Council and Joint State Pharmacy
Council are also constituted by
State
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
follows-



 

State Council

Joint Council

1. Six Registered Pharmacists elected from amongst   themselves.

 

2. One
member elected from
amongst themselves 
by the Members
of the Medical Council of the
State.



Nominated
 Members

 

1Five members, of whom at least three shall
possess a degree or diploma in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or
be Registered Pharmacists, nominated by the State Government.

 



Exofficio
Members:

 

1. Chief of Administrative Medical Officer of
the state.


2. Officer–in-charge      of    
 Drugs      and

Cosmetics Act, 1940.


3. Government
 Analyst
 under
 the
 Drugs and
Cosmetics Act,
or where there is
more than one, such as the State Government may appoint
in this behalf.

1. 35
 Registered  Pharmacists
 of
 each  of 
participating State, elected from amongst themselves. However, if agreed, the number
of members elected by
each of the participating state
may not be the same, but shall vary from 
35.


2. One
member elected by Medical Council
of each State from amongst its
members.

 


1. 24
 members  nominated
 by 
each participating State of whom more
than half shall possess a degree or diploma in Pharmacy or
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or
be Registered
Pharmacists. However,
if agreed, the number of
members nominated by each of the participating State may not be the same, but
shall be 24 only.

 


 

1. Chief of Administrative
Medi
cal Officer of
eac
h of the participating states.

2. Officer–in-charge of the Drugs Control Organisation
of
each participating
stat
e.

3. Government   Analyst of  each state  under  the  Drugs
 and Cosmetics Act, or where there
is
more than one in
each state, such
one
as the State Government may appoint in his
be
half.

 

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