CCH is the word abbreviation for Central Council of Homoeopathy in India, it is a regulatory body in India that oversees and regulates the education, training, and practice of homoeopathy. Established in 1973 under the Central Council of Homeopathy Act, its primary goal is to ensure that homoeopathy is practised in accordance with established standards of quality and safety. The CCH also defines particular course curricula and notifies benchmarks that need to be maintained by homoeopathy teaching institutions. In addition, it maintains a central registry of all homoeopathy physicians in India.
However, the CCH is currently being replaced by the National Commission for Homoeopathy, which is a newer body established under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. It was constituted on 5 July 2021 and on the same date the older act i.e. Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 was repealed and the Central Council of Homoeopathy was superseded. The National Commission for Homoeopathy is a statutory body formed to monitor higher education in India and is one of the Professional Councils of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Any institution that desires to grant a qualification in homoeopathy is required to apply to the National Commission for Homoeopathy, which prescribes course curricula and maintains central registers of homoeopaths. The Commission is composed of a president and members appointed by the government of India and is authorized to grant recognition to homoeopathy colleges, conduct examinations, and issue certificates to qualified practitioners.
The National Commission for Homoeopathy has the power to take disciplinary action against those who violate its rules and regulations. Its mission is to promote the development and expansion of homoeopathy in India and to protect the interests of patients who seek homoeopathic treatment.
In summary, while the Central Council of Homoeopathy has been the primary regulatory body overseeing homoeopathy education and practice in India, it is now being replaced by the National Commission for Homoeopathy, which has been established to monitor and regulate higher education in homoeopathy. The National Commission for Homoeopathy aims to promote the development and expansion of homoeopathy in India while protecting the interests of patients who seek homoeopathic treatment.