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HISTORY

Under Section 30 (4) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948 (Central Act VIII of 1948) the Pharmacy Act was implemented in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The Pondicherry Pharmacy Registration Tribunal for preparing the First Register of Pharmacists was constituted under Notification No. 21120/Dev/PH/63, dated 24.09.1965 of the Planning & Development Department, Pondicherry and published the First Register in the official Gazette (LA GAZETTE DE L'ETAT, Supplement (II), No. 52, dated 30th December 1969) vide Health and Family Planning Department, G.O. Ms. No. 163/Health, dated 29th December 1969. (The date of first admission to the Register was on 30th June 1968)

Under Section 31 (a)
Bachelor in Pharmacy (Class A1) 07
Diploma in Pharmacy (Class A2) 07
Under Section 31 (b)
Graduate with practical experience other than B.Pharmacy for more than three years experience (Class B) 02
Under Section 31 (c)
Diploma for Qualified Compounders (Diploma in Compounding) (Class C) 10
Under Section 31 (d)
Other than Graduates with practical experience for more than five years (Experienced Pharmacists) (Class D) 1060
Total 1086

CONSTITUTION OF PONDICHERRY PHARMACY COUNCIL

The Pondicherry Pharmacy Council, Puducherry is a statutory body constituted under Section 19 of The Pharmacy Act, 1948 by the Government of Puducherry vide G.O. Ms. No. 16/75/Health, dated 25.02.1975. The Pondicherry Pharmacy Registration Tribunal was wounded up on 25.02.1975.

  • Six members elected by the Registered Pharmacists amongst themselves under Section 19 (a) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.
  • Five members, of whom at least (three) shall be persons possessing a prescribed degree or diploma in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Registered Pharmacists, nominated by the Government of Puducherry under Section 19 (b) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.
  • One member elected by the State Medical Council under Section 19 (c) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.
  • The Director of Health and Family Welfare Services/The Chief Administrative Medical Officer - Ex-Officio member under Section 19 (d) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.
  • The Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration/Officer-in-charge of the Drugs Control Organisation - Ex-Officio member under Section 19 (dd) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.
  • The Public Analyst, Public Health Laboratory, who is the Government Analyst under the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 - Ex-Officio member under Section 19 (e) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Roll of President

S. No. Name Period
From To
1 DR. V.SAMBASIVAM 25.02.1975 1987
2 DR. V.M.MOUNNISSAMY 01.10.2009 Till date

Roll of Vice-President

S. No. Name Period
From To
1 Thiru. V.JEYASANTHANATHAN 1975 2004
2 Thiru. B.PRABATH 31.09.2009 Till date

Roll of Registrar

S. No. Name Period
From To
1 Thiru. G.DEENADAYALAN 25.02.1975 1978
2 Thiru. FREDRIC SAINT ANDRE 1978 2007
3 Thiru. G.DEENADAYALAN 2007 2009
3 Thiru. L.SATHIYANARAYANAN 10.12.2009 Till date

GAZETTE NOTIFICATIONS

1. G.O. Ms. No. 49, dated 15th September 2009 - Reconstitution of existing PPC
2. G.O. Ms. No. 34, dated 31st March 2010 - Appointment of Thiru. L.Sathiyanarayanan as Registrar
3. G.O. Ms. No. 78, dated 11th October 2010 - Thiru. P.Ramakrishnan, Karaikal - Government     Nominee     notification under Section 19 (b) of The Pharmacy Act, 1948
4. G.O. Ms. No. 07, dated 28th February 2011 - Fees revision notification