New Delhi, May 16 Seeking to bring in transparency, accountability and quality in homoeopathy education system, the Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance which will replace the existing Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) with a board of governor.
The members of the board of governor will replace the existing functionaries of the CCH and will comprise seven persons who will be eminent homeopathy practitioners and administrators.
They will be appointed by the government.
The move comes in the backdrop of allegations of corruption against office bearers of the CCH.
Briefing reporters about the decisions of the Cabinet, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the need to bring the ordinance arose as several office bearers were facing allegations of corruption.
“Chairman (of the council) has been in CBI and other nets… The quality of education is suffering… We want to have a proper, professional homoeopathic ecosystem for education in the country,” he said.
He refused to share more details noting that the ordinance is yet to receive the approval of the President.
Sources in the government later said that the ordinance proposes to revamp the body and a bill to back up the executive order will come up in the Monsoon session of Parliament.