About NTAGI:

  • In 2001, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) issued an order establishing it.
  • The NTAGI, as India’s top immunization advisory council, advises the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on vaccination and immunization services for the country’s successful control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • India’s NTAGI fills a gap in decision-making on the introduction of new vaccines and the expansion of the Universal Immunization Program (UIP).
  • NTAGI’s role and membership have grown throughout time to meet the changing demands and goals of the Indian government.
  • A Standing Technical Sub-Committee is part of the NTAGI (STSC).
  • The STSC is in charge of conducting a technical examination of scientific evidence on vaccination policy and programs.
  • The NTAGI drafts final recommendations based on the STSC’s scientific review as well as any other relevant material.

Source The Hindu