Composition of the Council
4. (1) The Council shall subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), consist of the following members, namely:ÔÇö
(a) Secretary, Ministry of Health, Population Control and Family Planning, ex-officio, who shall, unless the Government appoints any other officer to be the President, also be the President of the Council;
(b) the officer, if any, appointed under clause (a) to be the President of the Council;
(c) Directors of Health Services, ex-officio;
(d) Head of the Department of Drug Administration, ex-officio;
(e) Head of the Department of Pharmacy in the University of Dhaka, ex-officio;
(f) four persons to be so nominated by the Government that one of them is a Professor of Medicine and one is a Professor of Pharmacology of medical institutions in Bangladesh [and one is a qualified pharmacist];
(g) one qualified pharmacist to be nominated by the Bangladesh Aushad Shilpa Samity;
(h) one person to be nominated by the Bangladesh Medical Association;
(i) one qualified pharmacist to be nominated by the Bangladesh Chemists and Druggists Samity;
(j) three persons to be nominated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Bangladesh registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860
(XXI of 1860).
(2) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, increase or decrease the number of persons to be nominated by it under [clause (f)] of sub-section (1):
Provided that the decrease in the number of members shall not affect the continuance in office of, and the performance of functions by, any member until the expiry of his term.