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Summary of Pharmacy Act - 1948

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is the statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It is constituted under the Pharmacy Act, 1948. The Council was first constituted on 4 March 1948. Dr. Montukumar Patel is elected as new president.


The Pharmacy Council of India is constituted by central government every five years. . There are three types of members collectively forms a frame of PCI.
  1. Elected members
  2. Nominated members
  3. Ex-officio members


The objectives of the PCI are:-
  1. To regulate the pharmacy education in the Country.
  2. To allow the registration as a pharmacist under the pharmacy act.
  3. To regulate the profession and practice of pharmacy.