PCI Opens Portal for Approvals for 2024-2025

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has issued a notice on its approval process for academic year 2024-2025. PCI has opened its portal from December 14, 2023 till December 31, 2023. The portal can be accessed by new or existing institutions applying for continuation of approval, introduction of new courses, increase in admissions and other services.

Procedure for Submission of Grievances for Pharmacy Institutions

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has issued a circular on the procedures for submission of grievances for pharmacy institutions. This circular was issued on December 7, 2023. Henceforth, all institutions are requested to submit their grievances on the google form link.

Pharmacy Council of India Designated as Aadhaar Authentication Authority

PCI can utilize Aadhaar authentication to verify the identities of officials, faculty, and students accessing its portal. The PCI can also employ Aadhaar authentication for capturing attendance of faculty members. This can be achieved through biometric verification using Yes/No responses or/and e-KYC authentication facilities.

Clarification on CPR Awareness Programme for Pharmacy Institutions

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has issued a clarification mandating that pharmacy institutions participate in the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness Programme. All pharmacy institutions are directed to strictly follow the instructions issued. The google form responses, photographs and videos will be reviewed by the competent authorities.

Pharmacy Institutions Encouraged to Participate in CPR Awareness Programme

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is encouraging all pharmacy institutions to participate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness Programme. The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) will be organising this programme. It will be held on December 6, 2023 at 9:30 am all over the country.

PCI directs State Councils to Implement Jan Vishwas Act, 2023

The Jan Vishwas Act has introduced a provision for adjudication of penalties under the Pharmacy Act. The provision empowers the central government to authorise the President of the State Council, where the alleged violation is committed, to be the adjudicating officer for holding an inquiry and impose penalty.

PCI extends deadline for completion of Approval and Appeal Process

The last date for completion of the approval process for existing and new institutions is fixed as up to 31st October, 2023. Furthermore, the last date for completion of the appeals and compliance process is fixed as 30th November, 2023. Additionally, the period for counselling shall stand extended up to 31st December, 2023.

Celebration of Pharmacists Day on 25th September, 2023

The celebration of pharmacists day is a valuable tool to promote the profession and honour the crucial role played by pharmacists in improving global outcomes. The theme of this years’ pharmacists day is, ‘Pharmacists Strengthening Health Systems- Angdaan Mahadan’.