Citizens Charter

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Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth located at New Delhi is an autonomous organization under Ministry of Ayush, Govt of India. This is one of the premier National Institutes of Ayush working under the supervision of Ministry of Ayush.   

Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth was established on 11th Feb., 1988 with the objective of promoting knowledge and practice of Ayurveda. It started its functioning in 1991.

In order to preserve and to arrange the transfer of the knowledge of ayurveda from eminent scholars to young aspirants, Vidyapeeth is conducting a one-year course ‘Certificate of RAV’ since 1999  to preserve and propagate the special clinical skills (diagnosis, management and formulations) possessed by practicing Vaidyas, Vidyapeeth. The practicing Vaidyas are persuaded to teach their specialized methods/skills of treatment to young aspirants of Ayurveda so that the diligently developed skills and techniques of Ayurveda may be transferred to the younger generation. This course is an exemplification of Guru Shishya (Gurukul) model of learning which prevailed in ancient India. Since, most of the Ayurveda heritage available today (available classical texts of Ayurveda viz. Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Hridaya etc.) is believed to be the outcome of such Gurukula education. This kind of focused and individualized education is found lacking   in the modern Ayurveda institutions where focus is on generic training and not on individualized training.


The Citizen’s Charter relates to providing services which ultimately lead to promotion of Ayurveda training  and accreditation for achieving the highest possible level of quality in education and practice of Ayurveda system of medicine.


To disseminate the wisdom of Ayurveda by setting benchmarks through development of skill/ capacity in Ayurveda knowledge transfer, trainings, accreditation of Ayurveda courses and endorsement of Ayurveda professionals across the world with the intent to ensure quality in Ayurveda education and practices which is the pillar of healthy wellbeing.

    • To promote transfer of Ancient Traditional Ayurveda knowledge through Guru Shishya Parampara.
    • To operate accreditation of Ayurveda Courses, which do not fall under the purview of NCISM Act 2020 (Earlier IMCC Act 1970) focusing on Standardization of Courses to bring Quality culture to Ayurveda Education system.
    • To operate the programme of certification of Ayurveda professionals working nationally and internationally focusing on quality of Ayurveda education.
    • To established RAV as a formally recognized Institute for carrying out the training and research in traditional and emerging Ayurvedic clinical practice.

    Capacity-building is the "process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world. The essential ingredient in capacity-building is transformation that is generated and sustained over time. The scheme of Continuing Medical Education (CME) was implemented in 11th Plan and has continued since then, the scheme covered maximum number of AYUSH teachers, doctors, paramedical and others personnel. However, in the current scenario, there is still a need for continuing the training for upgrading their professional competence & skills and their capacity building. Emerging trends of healthcare and scientific outcomes necessitate time to time enhancement of professional knowledge of teachers, practitioners, researchers and other professionals. The overall structure of the Scheme is aimed at encouraging AYUSH personnel to undergo need-based professional training and bridge the knowledge gaps. Furthermore, it is pertinent to mention here that the Sectoral Group of Secretaries in the recommendation has suggested for Capacity building of AYUSH workforce..

    1. Capacity Building and Continuing Medical Education (CME) in AYUSH
  • Objective of the Scheme
  • To create, enhance and develop constituent’s capacity at country level in the AYUSH health care sector.
  • ·To improve health practices through AYUSH which are sustainable.
  • ·To encourage AYUSH professionals to undergo need-based professional orientation and professional skill development in an organized manner.
  • To update the professional knowledge of teachers and doctors to adopt good teaching practices and good clinical practices respectively.
  • To encourage the use of Information technology and web-based education programmes for widespread dissemination of AYUSH developments and updates.
  • &·o train doctors in emerging trends of healthcare and scientific outcomes for keeping up the standards to health care delivery.
  • &· To provide information to doctors on professional journals to keep them professionally updated. AYUSH-CME Guidelines.
  • &·To encourage AYUSH paramedics and health workers to undergo periodical training for improving healthcare services in hospitals and dispensaries.
  • &·To arrange need-based management training programmes to administrators of AYUSH institutions and hospitals on health aspects for delivering quality services.
  • &· To update regarding current trends in R & D activities for development of AYUSH systems and highlight the areas of research and avenues for collaborative activates.
  • &· To apprise regarding new Acts/Notifications and other information addressing regulatory issues in AYUSH systems etc.
  • &·To Standardize/validate and develop scientific evidence for AYUSH’ s research and Education;
  • &· To make scientific exploration of AYUSH system with interdisciplinary approaches; to achieve need based outcome in priority areas.

5.2 Guru Shishya Parampara:


The Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth is conducting the certificate course in Ayurveda for the purpose of providing additional hands on training to the Ayurvedic doctors having successfully completed the BAMS degree course.  For this purpose the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth has identified well known Ayurveda practioners having more than 20 years of practice in the concerned specialty.  The successful students shall be posted with these Gurus where the students will gain the knowledge and training about the concern specialty through the method of ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’.   At the end of successful completion of the course, the students will be awarded the certificate (CRAV).  The clinical specialties in which the training would be provided include 1.  Kayachikitsa  2. Stree Roga and Prastuti Tantra  3. Ksharsutra 4. Marma Chikitsa 5. Bhagna and Asthi Chikitsa 6. Shalakya (Netra Roga) 7. Shalakya (Danta Roga) and such other clinical specialties depending upon availability of the gurus.  The BAMS graduates interested in Bhaishjaya Kalpana and Aushadhi Nirman are posted with the reputed gurus having the facility of Ayurvedic Drug manufacturing.  The duration of the course is one year during which the students have to attend the clinical and other duties in the concerned specialty as per the directions of the guru.  The students have to submit Monthly and Quarterly Report of the work done to the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth. They also have to write one dissertation on the subject given by Guru/RAV.

        The Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth provides stipend to the students to meet the cost of education and living during the course of study.  The allocation with the Gurus shall be done by the RAV depending upon the merit of the students in the entrance examination, 250 km distance and his/her Gurus’ choice.  The students must understand that the CRAV course is an education and training course and not a job or employment, therefore, the stipends should not be considered as salary.


5.3 Ayurveda Training Accreditation Board (ATAB):


 ATAB has been set up by Ministry of Ayush for accreditation of Ayurveda courses operating in India and abroad, which do not fall under the purview of NCISM Act 2020 (earlier IMCC Act, 1970). Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth has been notified as nodal agency for various Ayurveda professional courses operating in India as well as various countries through the Gazette notification dated 5th December 2019.

Further, to  measure the  outreach  of Ayurveda  across the globe  and  to  the foster its appropriate recognition, to disseminate  the authentic updates in  Ayurveda  amongst practicing community abroad, Ministry of AYUSH  is contemplating  to develop a  data base proactively. The step would be helpful for tangible planning and designing the roadmap for promotion and propagation of Ayurveda on global platform. The responsibility for compiling such database of overseas Ayurveda practitioners for an endorsement/ recognition of their qualifications has been assigned to ATAB under Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth. 




RAV follows the procedures for handling RTI’s the norms of RTI Act 2005.

Appellate Authority – Director “Dr. Vandana Siroha”

Public Information Officer - Administrative officer “Shri. N. Ramakrishnan”

Assistant Public Information Officer - Ms. Deepa Sood



Feedback and suggestions can be given by writing on the mail ravidyapeethdelhi[at]gmail[dot]com




This Charter is issued in April, 2024.