It is located in New Delhi, India. CCIM was set up to suggest the benchmarks and practices to be followed in Indian medicinal systems. CCIM has also been involved in regulating the Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Tibb education courses at the graduate and post-graduate streams. The Siddha course recognition system of CCIM was questioned through a public interest litigation
The main object of the Central Council are as under
To prescribe minimum standards of education in Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurved, Siddha, Unani Tibb. To advise Central Government in matters relating to recognition (inclusion/with drawal) of medical qualification in/from second schedule to Indian Medicine Council Act, 1970. To maintain a Central Register on Indian Medicine and revise the register from time to time. To prescribe Standards of Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics to be observed by the practitioners.
Present president, CCIM elected on 6.6.2007 there after following important works have been done:
1. Translation of the syllabus of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha: For the past 37 years (since establishment of the Council) the syllabus of Under-Graduate and Post Graduate courses of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha were in Sanskrit, Urdu and Tamil languages respectively. The language barrier was hindering the path of success and popularity of these systems inside and outside the country. The present Council came forward & took steps to popularise the Indian System of Medicine and successfully completed the task of translating the whole syllabus of three systems into English language which is a globally accepted language, previous secretary AYUSH Mrs. Anita Das also advised the same. This Challenging work completed within very short period of six months.