Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
33C. Ayurvedic and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board
(1) The Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette and with effect from such date as may be specified therein, constitute a Board (to be called the 154[Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board]) to advise the Central Government and the State Governments on technical matters arising out of this Chapter and to carry out the other functions assigned to it by this Chapter.
(2) The Board shall consist of the following members, namely :-
(i) the Director General of Health Services, ex officio;
(ii) the Drugs Controller, India, ex officio;
155 [(iii) the principal officer dealing with Indian systems of Medicine in the Ministry of Health, ex officio;
(iv) the Director of the Central Drugs Laboratory, Calcutta, ex officio;
(v) one person holding the appointment of Government Analyst under section 33F, to be nominated by !he Central Government;
(vi) one Pharmacognocist to be nominated by the Central Government;
(vii) one Phyto-chemist to be nominated by the Central Government;
156 [(viii) four persons to be nominated by the Central Government, two from amongst the members of the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Committee, one from amongst the members of the Unani Pharmacopoeia Committee and one from amongst the members of the Siddha Pharmacopoeia Committee;]
(ix) one teacher in Darvyaguna, and Bhaishaiya Kalpana, to be nominated by the Central Government;
(x) one teacher in ILM-UL-ADVIA and TAKILS-WA-DAWASAZI, to be nominated by the Central Government;
157 [(xi) one teacher in Gunapadam to be nominated by the Central Government;
(xii) three persons, one each to represent the Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drug industry, to be nominated by the Central Government;
(xiii) three persons, one each from among the practitioners of Ayurvedic Siddha and Unani Tibb systems of medicine to be nominated by the Central Government.]
(3) The Central Government shall appoint a member of the Board as its Chairman.
(4) The nominated members of the Board shall hold office for three years but shall be eligible for renomination.
(5) The Board may, subject to the previous approval of the Central Government, make bye-laws fixing a quorum and regulating its own procedure and conduct of all business to be transacted by it.
(6) The functions of the Board may be exercised notwithstanding any vacancy therein.
(7) The Central Government shall appoint a person to be Secretary of the Board and shall provide the Board with such clerical and other staff as the Central Government considers necessary.