February 23, 2024

State and Joint state pharmacy councils: Pharmacy act

State and Joint state pharmacy councils: Pharmacy act

Each state of India can constitute a state pharmacy council under the provision of the Pharmacy Act by their respective State Governments. Joint state pharmacy councils can also be constituted where two or more states agree to serve the needs of the other participating states.

The composition of the State and Joint State Pharmacy Councils is as follows:

State Pharmacy CouncilJoint State Pharmacy Council
Elected Members: Six members are elected amongst themselves by Registered Pharmacists of the State.
One member elected by the Medical Council of the State from amongst its members.
Elected Members:
Six members elected amongst themselves by Registered Pharmacists of each participating State.
One member elected by the Medical Council of the State from amongst its members.
Nominated Members:
Five members nominated by the State Government, of whom, at least three should possess a degree or diploma in pharmacy or half should possess a degree or diploma in pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, or registered pharmacists.
Nominated Members:
Two to four members are nominated by each participating State Government, of whom, more than half should possess a degree or diploma in pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, or be Registered pharmacists.
Ex-officio Members:
Chief administrative medical officer of the state.
Officer-in-charge of Drugs Control Administration of the State.
Government Analyst of the State or where there is more than one Analyst, such one may be appointed by the State Government.
Ex-officio Members:
Chief administrative medical officer of each of the participating States.
Officer-in-charge of Drugs Control Administration of each participating State.
Government Analyst of each participating State.

President and Vice-President

The President and Vice-President of the State Councils are elected by the members amongst themselves. Both the nominated and elected members of the Council can hold office for a term of five years.

Any member absents without sufficient excuse is deemed to have vacated his seat from the council.

A casual vacancy in the Council is usually filled by fresh nomination or election.

All members of the Council are eligible for re-election or re-nomination.

Like the PCI, State and Joint State Pharmacy Councils also usually appoint a Registrar (who may also act as its Secretary and Treasurer) and other necessary officers and staff as may be required to carry out its functions under the Pharmacy Act.

An Executive Committee is also constituted in a similar way to that of PCI and its function is to furnish necessary information and annual report to the PCI


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