According to sources aware of the developments, the committee has also sought the ministries’ views.
New Delhi: The Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) and the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), two major institutions governing homoeopathic and other major Indian systems of medicine like Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani, may soon undergo a complete revamp or even be replaced by new bodies, as the Niti Aayog has formed a high-level panel to suggest changes in their structure and role for making them more relevant in sync with the changing environment.
The panel, which is led by Niti Aayog vice-chairperson, Arvind Panagariya has held a couple of meetings with top officials of the health and Ayush ministries in the past one month.
According to sources aware of the developments, the committee has also sought the ministries’ views as well as those of stakeholders on whether the two bodies, which are more than 40 years old, should be revamped or be completely scrapped to be replaced with new institutions.
The move has come close on the heels of the Niti Aayog having suggested in 2016 the scrapping of the controversial Medical Council of India (MCI) and the setting up of a National Medical Commission of India in its place, to introduce greater transparency.