AC Gives Nod For Amendment Of Pharmacy Act


SRINAGAR: The Administrative Council (AC) which met  under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, gives its assent for amendment in Section 32-C of Pharmacy Act, 1948 (Central Act)-Introduction of draft Bill.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

The decision aims for amendment in Section 32-C, inserted in Pharmacy Act, 1948 (Central Act) through an Adaptation Order under S.O No: 3465(E), Dated 5th of October, 2020.

The instant proposal is for  amendment in the existing Section 32-C of the  Pharmacy Act, 1948 ( Central Act) to the effect that  notwithstanding anything contained in Section 32, any person  whose name has been entered in the register of Pharmacists maintained under the Jammu and Kashmir Pharmacy Act, 2011 ( 1955 AD) or   possesses  qualification Medical Assistant  prescribed under the said Act shall be deemed to have been entered in the register of Pharmacists prepared and maintained under Chapter IV of this Act, subject to an application to be made in this behalf within a period of  one   year commencing from  the date of re-notification  and payment of such fee as may be prescribed by the Administration of  Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The move is going to benefit hundreds of qualified persons and Medical Assistant trained persons for safeguarding their future and providing them the better career prospects in the field of medicine.

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