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Report No. 75

Appendix 2

Certain Statutory Precedents as to Disciplinary Jurisdiction over Members of the Learned Professions

Name of Act


Disciplinary body

Power to impose punishment


The Dentists Act, 1948.


The State Coucil. By the State Council. Appeal to the State Government.
The Pharamacy Act, 1948.


Executive Committee. Order made by Executive Council is subject o confirmation by the State Council. Appeal from order of State Council to State Government which shall be final.
The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949.

21(4)(a) and 22A.

Council of the Institute of Charatered Accountants (1) Reprimand of the member. Appeal to the High Court.

21(4)(b) and 22A.


(2) Removal of name from Register fro a aperiod not exceeding five years. Appeal to the High Court.

21(4), Proviso, and 21(6).


If removal is to be for 5 years of permanent, the case to be forwarded to the High Court. Appeal to the High Court.
Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.


Medical Council of India. Removal of a person's name from the Indian Medical Register can be Council of India, if his name has been removed from a State Medial Register under the State law for registration of medial practitioners. Appeal lies to Central Government from removal from the State Medical Register on ground of professional misconduct-section 24(2).
Notaries Act, 1952


The Government. Removal for professional or other misconduct after prescribed inquiry. No appeal.
Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959.


Council of the Institute. Substantially the Same as in the case of Chartered Accountants. Substantially the same as in the the case of f Chartered Accountants.
Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.


Central Council of Indian Medicine. To remove name from register by the Central Council. Appeal lies to the Central Government [section 27(2)] where any person's name has been removed has been removed from a State Register on any ground other than that he is not possessed of the requisite medical qualifications.

The Architects Act, 1972.



By the Council.

No provisions as to appeal.

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