Cabinet approves draft bill to set up National Medical Commission

The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017, seeks to replace the existing apex medical education regulator Medical Council of India (MCI).

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 15, 2017 7:34 pm
Cabinet approves bill to set up National Medical Commission As per the provisions of the draft bill, no permission would be needed to add new seats or to start postgraduate courses.

The Cabinet today approved the draft National Medical Commission Bill, 2017, which seeks to replace the existing apex medical education regulator Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body to ensure transparency.

The draft bill provides for the constitution of four autonomous boards entrusted with conducting undergraduate and postgraduate education, assessment and accreditation of medical institutions and registration of practitioners under the National Medical Commission, a senior government functionary said.

According to the draft bill, the commission will have government nominated chairman and members, and the board members will be selected by a search committee under the Cabinet Secretary.

There will five elected and 12 ex-officio members in the commission.

The draft bill also proposes a common entrance exam and licentiate exam which all medical graduates will have to clear to get practicing licences, the official said.

As per the provisions of the draft bill, no permission would be needed to add new seats or to start postgraduate courses.

The deterrence for non-compliance with maintenance of standards is in terms of monetary penalty.

The draft bill is aimed at bringing reforms in the medical education sector which has been under scrutiny for corruption and unethical practices, the official said.

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  1. Salman Khurshid
    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:38 pm
    What about foreign medical graduates? Amy news in that?
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    1. Suraj Patel
      Dec 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm
      Good Decision by the Central Government... to replace India's most most most corrupted regulatory body... MCI.... NEXT (an MBBS exit exam) must be implemented compulsory from the next year to control the production of Quacks doctors from the rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching, laboratory, Infrastructures or hospital facilities to give to the medical graduates .....As the Quacks doctors products from this rubbish money minting private medical colleges even do not know how to measure the B. P..... In all Indian private medical colleges the dull and unmeritorious students get an admission every year just on the basis of their parents money...do not even know how to give an intervention injection......The MODI Government must stop all these nuesence by introducing NEXT... as early as possible....
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      1. Suraj Patel
        Dec 15, 2017 at 9:45 pm
        Good Decision by the Central Government... to replace India's most most most corrupted regulatory body... MCI.... NEXT (an MBBS exit exam) must be implemented compulsory from the next year to control the production of Quacks doctors from the rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching, laboratory, Infrastructures or hospital facilities to give to the medical graduates .....As the Quacks doctors products from this rubbish money minting private medical colleges even do not know how to measure the B. P..... In all Indian private medical colleges the dull and unmeritorious students get an admission every year just on the basis of their parents money...do not even know how to give an intervention injection......The MODI Government must stop all these nuesence by introducing NEXT... as early as possible....
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