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The Bangladesh Unani and Ayurvedic Practitioners Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXXII OF 1983 )

Chapter III


Recognition of institutions
16. (1) Any institution imparting or desiring to impart instruction in Unani or Ayurvedic system of medicine may apply for recognition under this Ordinance.
(2) An application for recognition shall be addressed to the Registrar and shall contain full information in respect of the following matters, namely:-
(a) the constitution and personnel of the managing body of the institution;
(b) the subject and courses in which it imparts or proposes to impart instruction;
(c) the equipment possessed by the institution and the number of students for whom accommodation and other provision has been or is proposed to be made;
(d) the strength and particulars of its staff, their salaries, qualifications and the research work to their credit;
(e) the fees levied or proposed to be levied and the financial provision made for capital expenditure on buildings and equipment and for the continued maintenance and efficient working of the institution.
(3) The Registrar shall place the application before the Board, and the Board may direct the Registrar to call for any further information which it may consider necessary and may also direct a local enquiry to be made by competent person or persons authorised by it in this behalf.
(4) After considering the report of such local enquiry, if any, and making such further enquiry as may appear to it to be necessary, the Board shall, subject to the approval of the Government, grant or refuse to grant recognition.
(5) When recognition is granted to an institution under this section, the name of the institution shall be published by the Board in the official Gazette.
Maintenance of standard of efficiency

17. (1) It shall be the duty of the Board to secure the maintenance of an adequate standard of efficiency in recognised institutions.


(2) For the purpose of securing such standard, the Board may-


(a) from time to time call upon the recognised institutions to furnish such information and particulars as may be required by the Board to judge the standard of administration, education and the financial position of the institutions; and


(b) arrange for annual inspection of the recognised institutions through an inspector or inspection team appointed by the Board.

Withdrawal of recognition
18. (1) The Board when it thinks fit may, and when required to do so by the Government shall, make an enquiry whether any recognised institution should cease to be a recognised institution.
(2) If, on making such an enquiry and after considering all such information and reports as are referred to in the preceding section and making such further enquiry as may appear to it to be necessary, the Board is satisfied that the teaching facilities provided or other arrangements made in this connection by a recognised institution are not such as to secure an adequate standard of efficiency for the practice of the system of medicine taught in the institution, it shall make an order withdrawing the recognition:
Provided that no order under this sub section shall be made unless the institution concerned has been given an opportunity to raise, within a specified time, the standard of teaching and examination to the satisfaction of the Board and the institution has, in the opinion of the Board, failed to do so.
Duration of courses
19. (1) The duration of diploma course in recognised institutions of Unani or Ayurvedic system of medicine shall be four years and the course shall include the subjects prescribed by regulations.
(2) The Board may arrange for degree and other higher courses in Unani and Ayurvedic systems and the duration and subjects of such courses shall be as prescribed by regulations.
Qualifications for admission to institutions
20. The minimum qualifications for admission to different courses in a recognised institution shall be as prescribed by regulations.
Qualifying examination
21. (1) A qualifying examination shall be held at least once in every year or for the purpose of granting a diploma conferring the right of registration under this Ordinance or for the purpose of granting a degree after completion of higher study leading to a degree.
(2) The examination shall be held on the subjects prescribed by regulations and the right of appearing at the examinations shall be restricted to candidates who have undergone a course of study in such subjects in the prescribed manner at a recognised institution.
(3) The examination shall be held under the control of an examining body to be appointed by the Board duly approved by the Government on annual basis.
(4) There shall be appointed a Controller of Examinations who shall act as Secretary to the examining body and, so long as the Controller of Examinations is not appointed, the Registrar shall discharge the duties of the Controller of Examinations as prescribed by regulations.
Registration how made
22. (1) Applications under sub section (1) of section 23 shall be received annually after the results of the examinations held under section 21 are declared.
(2) Applications for registration under this Ordinance shall be made in such form and on payment of such fee as may be prescribed by rules.
(3) The Board shall examine the applications received under this section and after making such enquiries as it thinks fit regarding the qualifications and length and nature of practice of the applicants and their professional efficiency direct the entry of the names to be made in the register in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
Registration of Unani and Ayurvedic practitioners in Category A
23. (1) Every person who passes the qualifying examination in the Unani or Ayurvedic system of medicine from a recognised institution may apply under section 22 for registration in Category A of the respective register.
(2) The Unani and Ayurvedic institutions specified in the Schedule shall be recognised institutions.
(3) The Board may, with the approval of the Government, by notification in the official Gazette, include any foreign Unani or Ayurvedic institution in Part B of the Schedule.
Registration of Unani and Ayurvedic practitioners in Category B
24. Any person who passes a written and practical examination to be held annually by the examining body to be appointed under sub section (3) of section 21 in the subjects containing basic principles of medicine, materia medica, medicine and practical diagnosis of the Unani or, as the case may be, Ayurvedic system of medicine may apply under section 22 for registration in category B of the Unani or, as the case may be, Ayurvedic register.
Removal from register, etc.
25. The Board may direct that the name of a practitioner who has been convicted of a cognizable offence or who after due enquiry has been found guilty of misconduct shall be removed from the register, if the offence or misconduct in the opinion of the Board discloses moral turpitude such as to render him unfit to practise his profession:
Provided that no action shall be taken by the Board under this section unless the person convicted of the cognizable offence or found guilty of misconduct has been given a reasonable opportunity to show cause against the punishment proposed to be inflicted on him.
Cancellation or alteration of entries in register, etc.
26. The Board may, on its own motion or on information received from any person and after due enquiry and giving an opportunity to the person concerned of being heard, cancel or alter any entry in the register, if in the opinion of the Board the entry was made fraudulently or improperly.

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