In order to understand the relevance and importance of the
subject, a brief in sight is required on the objective and scope of
the pharmacy in the Union Territory. The Pharmacy Act, 1948 Act
was enacted to regulate the profession of pharmacy by making
better provisions under the said act for its regulation. One of the
mandate of the said act was to constitute Pharmacy council.
Since, the J&K Re-organization Act, 2019 was implemented in
the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, where under among several
Laws of the erstwhile State, the J&K Pharmacy Act, Samvat, 2011 also
got repealed by the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
The Pharmacy Council for the Union Territory of
J&K was constituted vide S.O no: 117, Dated: 31 st of March, 2020 in
terms of Section (19) of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.