Ministry of Ayush filling up nine posts for the Office of Central Ayush Drugs Controller through UPSC

The Union Ministry of Ayush is in the process of filling up nine posts created for setting up the office of Central Ayush Drugs Controller on a regular basis in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It has recently appointed nine officers for additional charge in these posts without any additional remuneration, said the Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on December 13, the Minister said that a total of nine posts – four of drug inspectors (one in each stream of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy); four posts of assistant Drug Controller (one in each stream) has been created for setting up of the Office of the Central Ayush Drugs Controller in the Ministry of Ayush.

While it has appointed nine officers with additional charge on September 27, 2022, it is in the process of filling these posts on a regular basis as part of its efforts to strengthen the quality control of Ayush drugs, added the Minister.

A three tier structure consisting of a National Pharmacovigilance Co-ordination Centre (NPvCC), Intermediary Pharmacovigilance Centres (IPvCs) and Peripheral Pharmacovigilance Centres (PPvCs) is established. All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi under Ministry of Ayush is the National Pharmacovigilance Co-ordination Centre (NPvCC) for the implementation of the National Pharmacovigilance programme for Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy drugs. Objectionable advertisements are being reported to the respective State Licensing Authorities by PPvC at regular intervals, added the Minister.

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