The Pharmacy (Punjab Amendment and Validation) Act, 1981
Punjab Act No. 2 of 1982
Object & Reasons6
|Statement of Objects and Reasons. - The Punjab State Pharmacy council (Reconstitution and Re-organisation) Order, 1971 was issued by the Government of India (Ministry of Home Affairs) on the 17th April, 1971, which came into force on the 1st May, 1971. One of the amendments related to insertion of a new section, namely, 19-A, which inter alia, empowered the State Government to nominate all the members of the Punjab State Pharmacy Council (as also the President and Vice-President) who could continue in office for a maximum period of five years. This period of five years expired on the 30th April, 1976 but prompt action was not taken by the former Registrar of this Council to get it reconstituted under the relevant provision before or immediately after the expiry of the tenure of this Council and the result was that this Council continued to function after the expiry of its tenure. Acts done on behalf of the Council after expiry of its term have to be validated and the Council reconstituted immediately. The State Government has been advised that both these purposes cannot be achieved except by an amendment of the Pharmacy Act, 1948. Hence the Bill. Punjab Gazette Extra dated 24.8.1981, Page 957.|
(a) anything done or any action taken or purporting to have been done or taken by the State Council as it existed immediately before the first day of May, 1976, or by the Director, Health and Family Welfare or any other officer authorised by him, during the period commencing on the provisions of the principal Act or the rules made thereunder including the appointment of the Registrar and other staff of the State Council and the registration of persons under the principal Act, shall be deemed to be as valid and effective as it would have been if a duly constituted State Council had been in existence and all such things or actions had been done or taken by that Council during the aforesaid period and accordingly no such thing or action shall be called into question merely on the ground that no duly constituted State Council had been in existence or that any such thing or action was done or taken by the Director, Health and Family Welfare, or any other officer authorised by him during the aforesaid period;
(b) any appeal under sub-section (3) of section 33 of the principal Act which could be filed during the period referred to in clause (a) may be filed within a period of thirty days of the constitution of the Punjab State Pharmacy Council under section 19-B :Provided that in counting the period of thirty days the time spent in obtaining a copy of the order appealed against shall be excluded.