Major merit considerations based on which the recommended candidates/nominees could be rated for the recognition and receiving award are given here:
2.1 PHARMACY EDUCATION :
a) Outstanding contribution towards the advancement of Pharmacy Education.
b) Leadership role in curriculum development of the Pharmacy Education Program.
c) Sharing of expertise and involvement in programs dealing with professional growth like continuing education and career development.
d) Promotion of Industry - Academic Interaction.
2.2 PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH :
a) Innovations and substantial improvements made in connection with the development of a New Drug/New Drug Delivery System having marketing potential or technological/quality improvement of an existing drug or its dosage form or its delivery system.
b) Publication of research articles in recognized journals.
c) Continuous involvement in development of drugs and medicinal products.
2.3 INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY :
a) Outstanding contribution in management and development of Pharmaceutical industry.
b) Technological improvements and involvement in development of drugs and medicinal products.
c) Involvement in process development leading to economic production of quality and effective medicines.
d) Active participation in the Quality Assurance Program and GMP related activities.
e) Involvement in development of regulatory standards of drug and medicinal products.
f) Active participation in development of newer analytical methods and/or analytical instruments.
2.4 COMMUNITY & RETAIL PHARMACY :
a) Involvement in improving health care delivery systems and contributions towards the improvement of distribution/dispensing system through sound business and management practices.
b) Involvement in delivering pharmacy services to the community at grass root levels.
c) Participation in continuing education programs for the improvement of pharmacy practices and services.
2.5 REGULATORY AFFAIRS :
a) Involvement in development of regulatory standards of drugs and medicines.
b) Active role in enforcement of laws relating to manufacture and distribution of drugs and medicinal products.
c) Outstanding contribution towards the healthcare/socio-economic programs of community, raising the level of literacy on matters concerning drug abuse, nutrition and environmental programs and in areas of current social/health interest.
2.6 HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL PHARMACY :
a) Notable contributions towards the improvement of hospital/clinical pharmacy.
b) Promotion of interaction between medicos, pharmacists, nursing staff and patients.
c) Active participation in Family planning programs organised by National/International institutions.
2.7 ANY OTHER AREA CONNECTED WITH HEALTH CARE PROGRAM :
a) Outstanding achievement in the development of medical sciences,medical appliances, and such other areas related to the improvement in public health.
b) Outstanding contributions towards the health care program conducted by recognised organisation / institution/ recognised authorities.