Precious Kashmir News
Jammu, Dec 29: Govt Unani Medical College, Kashmir gets approval from Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India for grant of permission to start 1st batch of Bachelors in Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) course from the current academic session of 2020-21 with an intake capacity of 60 seats.
The Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India issued the “Letter of Permission” in this regard. Pertinent to mention that after recommendations from the Central Council of Indian Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH had earlier issued Letter of Intent (LOI) to start new Unani Medical College in the name of Govt Unani Medical College & Hospital, Kashmir with 60 seats in UG (BUMS Course) from the academic session 2020-21 subject to the fulfilment of requisite pre-conditions as per the laid down MSR/MSE of CCIM before the inspection of CCIM team for issuance of Letter of permission.
Accordingly, the CCIM had carried out an inspection of the Institution on 1st December 2020 to assess the available facilities of teaching and practical training for conduction of UG (BUMS) course and to verify the complying of shortcomings informed by the CCIM under the section 13 A of IMCC Act, 1970 and forwarded its recommendations and report to the Ministry.
Ministry of AYUSH while examining the inspection report of CCIM team in terms of regulation 3 and 10 of the “Indian Medicine Central Council (Requirements of Minimum Standard for under-graduate Unani Colleges and attached Hospitals) Regulations, 2016”, provisions of the IMCC Act, 1970 relevant regulations made there under and as per approved Standard Operative Procedures (SOPs), found that the college is fulfilling notified and approved criterion for issuing “Letter of Permission” to start new Unani College in the name of “Govt. Unani Medical College and Hospital, Kashmir” with 60 seats in UG (BUMS) course for the academic session 2020-21 under section 13 A of the IMCC Act, 1970.
Government of India in 2009 approved establishment of Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College in Jammu & Govt. Unani Medical College in Kashmir on 50:50 basis with an estimated cost of Rs. 25.80 crore and Rs. 32.50 crore respectively. He further said that that the inordinate delay for starting of first batch of BUMS course was due to the denial of permission by CCIM/Ministry of AYUSH for starting the College due to some deficiencies and simultaneously a rider for two years was placed by CCIM for submitting of fresh proposals for opening up of new Unani Colleges.
Financial Commissioner said 129 posts of teaching and non-teaching staff have already been created for the college and the advertisement for filling the necessary posts on academic arrangement basis as per S.O 364 of 2020 for smooth functioning of the College has been issued till the posts are filled on regular basis by PSC/SSB.