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got repealed by the Pharmacy Act, 1948.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 constituted 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.
Constitution and Composition of Council:
Deputy Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organization, Jammu;
Deputy Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organization, Kashmir;
Assistant Drug Controller;
Two Registered medical practitioners, one each to be elected from amongest the Registered Medical Practitioners from Jammu & Kashmir Province;
Two regitered Pharmacists, one each to be elected from amongest the Registered Pharmacists from Jammu & Kashmir Province;
Two Physician Specialists, one each from S.M.H.S Hospital, Srinagar and S.M.G.S Hospital, Jammu to be nominated by the Government;
Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organization, Jammu & Kashmir;