Supreme Court to hear plea contending MCI oversight by Lodha committee

Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in a judgment in May 2016, had set up a three-member committee, to oversee the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for at least a year.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:September 6, 2016 10:05 am
Supreme court, SC, Lodha, Lodha committee, Lodha panel, Medical Council of India, MCI, SC on MCI, RM Lodha, Vyapam, Sc on mci, india news The petition was filed by Vyapam whistleblower Anand Rai, who has alleged that the committee overshot MCI. (File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea contending that the top court-appointed oversight committee, headed by former Chief Justice RM Lodha, was going beyond its mandate of monitoring the work of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

The petition was filed by Vyapam whistleblower Anand Rai, who has alleged that the committee overshot MCI and the Health Ministry’s disapproval of hundreds of applications made by medical colleges without conducting any “fresh” inspection or assessment.

Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Anil R. Dave, in a judgment in May 2016, had set up a three-member committee, headed by Justice Lodha, to oversee the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for at least a year.