Central Register of Pharmacist: Pharmacy Council of India/PCI

Central Registerof Pharmacist means the register of pharmacists maintained by the Central Council i.e. PCI under section 15 A; it contains the names of all Pharmacists for the time being entered in the register of states pharmacy council.

Central Register of Pharmacists is maintained by the Pharmacy Council of India/Central Council.

Register” means a register of pharmacists prepared and maintained under Chapter IV;

  1. The Central Council shall cause to be maintained in the prescribed manner a register of pharmacists to be known as the Central Register, which shall contain the names of all persons for the time being entered in the register for a State.
  2. Each State Council shall supply to the Central Council five copies of the register for the State as soon as may be after the first day of April of each year, and the Registrar of each State Council shall inform the Central Council, without delay, all additions to, and other amendments in, the register for the State made from time to time.
  3. It shall be the duty of the Registrar of the Central Council to keep the Central Register in accordance with the orders made by the Central Council, and from time to time to revise the Central Register and publish it in the Gazette of India.

The Central Register shall be deemed to be a public document within the meaning of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and maybe proved by the production of a copy of the Register as published in the Gazette of India.

Also Read…

History of Pharmacy Profession and industry in India

Pharmacy Act 1948

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) & State Pharmacy Council: Composition & Function

Ex-Officio Members, Elected members & Nominated members of PCI & State Pharmacy Council

Multiple Choice Question/MCQ Practice Central Register of Pharmacist

1.Whose duty is it to maintain the central register of Pharmacists?

a. Registrar of PCI

b. Registrar of State council

c. Drug Controller of General of India


2.Central Registered is maintained by

a. PCI ✓

b. MCI


d. State Council

3.PCI is required to maintain a register containing name of

a. nominated members of PCI

b. All registered Pharmacist

c. Name of Elected members

d. Name of members of MCI

4. How many copies of Register containing name of Registered Pharmacist to be sent to Central Council by State Pharmacy Council?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5


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