In order to understand the relevance and importance of the subject, a breif in sight is required on the objective and scope of the pharmacy in the state. The Act was enacted to regulate he profession of pharmacy by making better provisions under the said act for its regulation.
The act receive the accent of the Saddear-i-Riyasat on 12th April,1955. One of the mandate of the said act was to constitute pharmacy council. The J&k Pharmacy Council was finally constituted in the year 1997 vide SRO-413, Dated:22-12-1997.
Constitution and Composition of Council:
(a) Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organisation, Jammu & Kashmir;
(b) Deputy Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organisation, Jammu;
(c) Deputy Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organisation, Kashmir;
(d) Drug Analyst;
(e) Assistant Drug Controller;
(f) Two Registered medical practitioners, one each to be elected from amongst the Registered Medical Practitioners from Jammu & Kashmir Province;
(g) Two registered Pharmacists, one each to be elected from amongst the Registered Pharmacists from Jammu & Kashmir Province;
(h) 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;
Jammu & Kashmir Pharmacy Council