Seeking Public Input on Proposed National Pharmacy Commission Bill

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has opened the floor for public feedback on the prospective National Pharmacy Commission Bill of 2023.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare published a preliminary draft of the Bill on November 14 through its website's news and highlights section, inviting comments and suggestions from citizens.

Crafted by the ministry, this Bill aims to finalize the establishment of the National Pharmacy Commission while revoking the Pharmacy Act of 1948.
This proposed draft emphasizes a holistic approach towards advancing the pharmacy education system, highlighting the imperative of improving accessibility to high-quality and reasonably priced pharmaceutical education.

The intended Bill endeavors to create a pharmacy education system that enhances access to superior and affordable pharmaceutical education. It seeks to ensure the availability of proficient pharmacy professionals across the nation, promoting impartial and comprehensive healthcare. Moreover, it strives to make the services of pharmacy professionals accessible to every citizen.

Moreover, the proposed Bill encourages pharmacy professionals to integrate the latest research into their practice, fostering a culture of contribution to ongoing research efforts. It has the objective of regularly and openly evaluating pharmacy institutions and facilitating the maintenance of a comprehensive pharmacy register for India. Additionally, it aims to enforce stringent ethical standards across all aspects of pharmacy services, adapting flexibly to evolving needs, and establishing an efficient grievance redressal mechanism.

The Ministry earnestly welcomes feedback from the general public, inviting stakeholders to contribute their insights to enrich this proposed legislation.

Comments from citizens and stakeholders can be submitted via email to or until December 12.

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