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SC rejects plea contending Lodha committee went beyond mandate in monitoring MCI

SC rejects plea contending Lodha committee went beyond mandate in monitoring MCI

Declining to hear the petition any further, the hon’ble asked the petitioner to give representation to the committee itself.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard 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.

Rai contended that Justice Lodha committee gave permission to 140 medical colleges to take admission without assessing their facilities. The Supreme Court asked the petitioner to give representation to the committee itself.

Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Anil R Dave, in a judgement 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.

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  1. It is happening and will happen, in future also, till the whole medical fraternity join on national basis, forcing government and judiciary to hear it\’s voice.

  2. Sir. I endorse your views. Time we close our ranks and stay United. It\’s a battle for our survival.

  3. Why doctors responsible for each and every episode, why we start blaming ourselves,there are so many problems with every organisation ,why not such committee without the representation of the concerned faculty is made,if doctors are not intelligent, and corrupt ,then what is the gurantee,its nominated member will be super intelligent and will not indulge in corruption or it is a move to handover this body to persons who are easily approchable and can give recognition to the private institutions who are run by power lobby ,whose only mission is to do business by hook or crook and they find it difficult to tackle present MCI

  4. Sad day for medical fraternity. All doors seem to be closing one after another.
    We are partly to be blamed for this state. Had we been more upright and disciplined from the beginning this day would not have come.

  5. Very Sad Day indeed. We have to organise and raise our voices against such judicial activism as also against the black sheep amongst us doctors also

  6. Not good for medical education. Doctors are responsible for the whole mess in medical education , when we are unable to manage such imp . organisation like M C I what else we can do.

  7. Doctors are more interested in their respctive societies rather than the common platform IMA .Those who tke interest in IMA are rated 2nd class doctors and those who participate in their subject based societies are rated 1st class doctors .Till IMA is strong all verdict will go against doctors. There is an artificial hue&cry about shortage of doctors ,the tsunami of doctors within 5 yrs will come -and doctors will be fighting among themselves …..

Source: ANI

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