LEGAL RECOGNITION OF SOWA-RIGPA (TIBETAN MEDICINE) IN INDIA

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THE PROCESS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS:

The official Recognition of Sowa-Rigpa; Tibetan Medicine has been proceed from year 2007 after the constitution of Panel of Expert by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
May 2008, the Panel of Expert submitted a report of total p.425 to the Union Cabinet of India.
September 10, 2009, Union Cabinet approved The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2009 for amending the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.
December 16, 2009, Ministry of Health &Family Welfare has released a Year End Review-2009 in which recognition of Sowa-Rigpa has been put up.
April 23,2010,Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad ;the Ministry of Health &Family Welfare introduced the bill to amend IMCC Act.1970 to the Rajya Sabha
Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee was formed in the year 2010.
July 21, 2010, Officials from Sowa-Rigpa were call for meeting and discussion.

August 11, 2010, Standing Committee with a total 31 member (10members from Rajya Sabha, 21 from Lok Sabha) presented their report (p.32) to the Parliament.
August 25, 2010, Debate on amendment of IMCC Act.1970 were held in Rajya Sabha and finally passed the bill.
August 31, 2010, Debates on amendment of IMCC Act.1970 were held in Lok Sabha and finally passed the bill.
The Parliament of India Finally assigned the amendment of IMCC Act. 1970 which is the Parliament Act. No.43 of Year 2010.
September 26, 2010 The Parliament received the assent of the President.
September 27, 2010, The Gazette of India, Ministry of Law and Justice officially published the IMCC (Amendment) Act, 2010 by which the Recognition of Sowa-Rigpa, (Tibetan Medicine) came into legal frame.

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