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Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH)

Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) is an apex research organization under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India which undertakes, coordinates, develops, disseminates and promotes scientific research in Homoeopathy.  

The Headquarters of the Council are situated in New Delhi and multi-centric research is conducted through a network of 26 institutes/units all over India. 

The Council formulates and conducts research programs/projects; collaborates with national and international institutes of excellence to undertake evidence based research in fundamental and applied aspects of Homoeopathy; monitors extra mural researches and propagates the research findings through monographs, journals, newsletters, I.E.&C. materials, seminars/workshops. Studies comply with the modern scientific parameters and research is undertaken with the goal that the outcome of research translates into practice and the benefit of the research is extended to the profession and the public.

The policies, directions and overall guidance for the activities of the Council are regulated by the Governing body. Hon’ble Minister of AYUSH, GOI presides over the governing body and has general control on the affairs of the Council.

Mode of Formation

The Government of India established a Central Council for Research in Indian Medicines and Homoeopathy (CCRIMH) in the year 1969 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to promote research and development in different Indian systems of medicine on scientific lines. However, with a view to have focussed research in each area of Indian systems of medicine and Homoeopathy,  the CCRIMH was dissolved to pave way for the constitution of four separate research Councils, one each for Homoeopathy (CCRH), Ayurveda and Siddha Medicine (CCRAS), Unani Medicine (CCRUM) and Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN).

The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), formally constituted on 30th March, 1978, was set up as an autonomous organization and registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860. CCRH is fully funded/controlled by the Ministry of AYUSH.  The pattern of emolument structure, i.e. pay scales and allowances, Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowances, etc. are identical to those in case of the Central Govt. employees.

Main Objectives 

1.To formulate the aims and patterns of research on scientific lines in Homoeopathy 

2.To initiate, develop, undertake and coordinate scientific research in fundamental and applied aspects of Homoeopathy 

3.To exchange information with other institutions, associations and societies interested in the objectives similar to those of the Council

4.To collaborate research studies with other Institutes of Excellence towards promotion of Homoeopathy 

5.To propagate research findings through monographs, journals, newsletters, I.E.&C. materials, seminars/workshops and develop audio-visual aids for dissemination of information to the profession and public. 

Other Objectives 

6.To finance enquiries and researches for the furtherance of objects of the Central Council. 

7.To issue appeals and make applications for money and funds in furtherance of the objects of the Central Council and to accept for the aforesaid purpose gifts, donations and subscriptions of cash and securities and of any property whether movable or immovable. 

8.To borrow or raise monies with or without security or on security mortgage charge, hypothecation or pledge of all or any of the immovable or movable properties belonging to the Central Council or in any other manner whatever. 

9.To invest and deal with the funds and monies of the Central Council or entrusted to the Central Council not immediately required in such manner as may from time to time be determined by the Governing Body of the Central Council. 

10.To permit the funds of the Central Council to be held by the Government of India. 

11.To acquire and hold, whether temporarily or permanently any movable or immovable properly necessary or convenient for the furtherance of the objects of the Central Council. 

12.To sell, lease, mortgage and exchange, and otherwise transfer any of the properties movable or immovable of the Central Council provided prior approval of the Central Government is obtained for the transfer of immovable property. 

13.To purchase, construct, maintain and alter any buildings or works necessary or convenient for the purpose of the Central Council. 

14.To undertake and accept the management of any endowment or trust fund for donation, the undertaking or acceptance whereof may seem desirable. 

15.To offer prizes and grant of scholarships, including travelling scholarships in furtherance of the objects of the Central Council. 

16.To create administrative, technical and ministerial and other posts under the Society and to make appointments thereto in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Society. 

17.To establish a provident fund and/or pension fund for the benefit of the Central Council's employees and/or their family members. 

18. To do all such other lawful things either alone or in conjunction with others as the Central Council may consider necessary or as being incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects. 

A glimpse of the activities of the Council  

The broad research activities of the Council include 'Survey, collection and cultivation of medicinal plants’, ‘Drug standardization’, ‘Drug proving’, ‘Clinical verification’ and ‘Clinical research’. Other than these the Council is also affianced in fundamental & basic research; public health programmes of national importance; health melas.


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