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Disband the Oversight Committee on MCI : Government Tells Supreme Court

Disband the Oversight Committee on MCI : Government Tells Supreme Court

In 2016, the Supreme Court had constituted a three member oversight committee with Justice RM Lodha (Former Chief Justice of India), Shri Vinod Rai ( Former CAG of India ) as well as  Prof Dr S.K Sareen ( Director, ILBS) to oversee all the activities of MCI for the next year.

New Delhi: The Central Government has sought the disbanding of the Supreme Court appointed Oversight Committee that was appointed by the apex court to oversee all the decisions of MCI in 2016, faulting it on the grounds that the panel gave recognition to 23 private medical colleges, even though they did not have the requisite infrastructure. The centre also pointed out that with the National Medical Commission Bill soon being in offing to replace the MCI and regulate the medical sector, there was no need for the three member committee to continue.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that in 2016, the Supreme Court has constituted a three member oversight committee with Justice RM Lodha (Former Chief Justice of India), Shri Vinod Rai ( Former CAG of India ) as well as  Prof Dr S.K Sareen ( Director, ILBS) to oversee all the activities of MCI for the next year.

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With the Committee looking into all the decisions of the apex medical regulator, a major bone of contention between the two arose when the Lodha Panel, overturning Medical Council Of India’s decision,  granted permission to certain private medical colleges across the country, to begin their operations. These colleges were denied MCI permission based on infrastructural and other deficiencies found during inspection by the council. These approvals were conditional subject to another MCI inspection of the same.

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Post all inspections in 2016, the MCI recommended disqualification of 32 private medical colleges, based on which, the central government banned these colleges for 2 years with the government also forfeiting their Rs 2 crore security

Read Also:  32 private medical colleges banned for 2 years, Centre also forfeits their Rs 2 crore Security

TOI reports that citing this controversy, in relation to permission of private medical colleges, Additional solicitor general Maninder Singh on behalf of the government has now asked a bench of Justices J Chelameswar, R K Agrawal and Abdul Nazeer for disbanding the Lodha panel on medical education.

Supreme Court agreed to set up a five-judge constitution bench to adjudicate the question whether the apex court-appointed Oversight Committee will continue to look after the affairs of Medical Council of India.

Read Also:MCI row: 5-judge bench to decide fate of Oversight Committee

 

 

Source: with inputs
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  1. The supreme court has ruled in favour of the Lodha committee.

  2. HOW MEDICAL TEACHERS CHEAT THE SYSTEM Today\’s Medical education is loaded many challenges It is open corruption and malpractices have taken over the Medical educational system like any other profession, The Ministry of Health wish to improve the matters, and bring in transparency Teachers cheating if open for observation and correction -Traditionally, students have been the group most associated with cheating. However, changes in the opportunities and higher salaries and materialistic benefits , have resulted in a strange turn of events. Increasingly it is teachers and other college administrators that have some of the strongest incentives and best opportunities to cheat, rather than the students. It was advanced phenomenon in many educational Institutions and Universities in many developed countries and today it is a creeping phenomenon in India and getting worse in many Professional colleges and universities, Many of our Medical Colleges with mushrooming has created much bigger cheating beyond imagination, and Medical council of India never went to the realities of the shortage of faculty to handle the matters, We see many rich and associated with management\’s become even Professors without even teaching a single class, The real reason many Medical and many other educational Insitionaon fail because of corrupt and inefficient teachers Cheating, in this context, may take many forms. Teachers may fabricate or inflate test scores, change incorrect answers on student test forms, or even provide answers in advance of a test. Make their own choices to evaluate students violating the university regulations Colleges may turn a blind eye to suspicious gains in test scores, suppress or deny the existence of reports on cheating, and otherwise obstruct attempts to uncover either individual or systemic cheating., Many medical colleges are running without a component and full time Principals and it is unfortunate and Toms and Dics will take over the administration and act as everything they simply fit for nothing and create more Toms to lick their shoes, and ultimately the system suffers, and no competent person has any choice to express the facts, and create parallel administration with near and dear, ultimately many Private medical colleges are left with rotten lot which they continue their legacy till they retire or perish in the system, However today many Private college no law only law of attraction to money and many of our teachers and even administrators lead the system as power brokers, and NEXT to proving to be hurdle for many students trained in the bad system

  3. govt should not meddle with mci it will spoil mci.can they interfere with advocate council.NO