NMC warns against fake permission letter claiming increase in MD Radio Diagnosis seats from 10 to 24 at GSL Medical College
New Delhi: Through a recent public notice, the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of the National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued yet another clarification on the fake/ forged Letter of Permission (LoP) issued to GSL Medical College. In the recent notification, the NMC warned against the fake LoP claiming an increase of MD Radio Diagnosis seats from 10 to 24 at the...
New Delhi: Through a recent public notice, the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of the National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued yet another clarification on the fake/ forged Letter of Permission (LoP) issued to GSL Medical College. In the recent notification, the NMC warned against the fake LoP claiming an increase of MD Radio Diagnosis seats from 10 to 24 at the institute.
Earlier, for GSL Medical College’s MD/MS seats, the apex medical regulator issued a separate clarification regarding the fake LoP which claimed an increase of seats in MD- General Medicine from 14 to 40, MS-General Surgery from 14 to 40 and MS-OBG from 08 to 25.
However, now another fake LoP is making rounds prompting NMC to put out a public notification clarifying that no application requesting an increase of MD Radio Diagnosis seats was received from GSL Medical College, hence no permission was granted.
“It has come to the notice of Medical Assessment and Rating Board(MARB) of National Medical Commission that a forged/fake letter has been issued to GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry for increase of seats in MD-Radio Diagnosis from 10 to 24 whereas no application was received from GSL MedicalCollege, Rajahmundry for increase of seats in MD-Radio Diagnosis for the academic year 2023-24 and hence, no communication was sent to the college in this regard from MARB, NMC,” the notification read.
Clarifying that these LOPs have not been issued by the NMC board, the commission stated,
“lt is clarified that the above said letter has not been issued by the Member/President, MARB. This letter is forged/fake and cannot be considered as valid permission form Medical Assessment and Rating Board, National Medical Commission.”
“The above facts are brought to the notice of all concerned and general public to not take any action based on the fake/forged letter. Appropriate action is being taken in the matter in accordance with the law,” the NMC warned.
Last week, taking serious cognizance of forged letters of permission and renewal (LoPs and LoRs) being issued to various medical colleges across the country amidst NEET and NEET PG counselling, the apex medical commission put out a stern direction for medical education bodies in all states and UTs to follow.
As per the recent NMC directive, the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) in all states and UTs must fill the MBBS, PG medical and Super Speciality (SS) seats as per the information available on the NMC website only. In addition, the NMC also advised the concerned stakeholders, medical institutions as well as the general public, to not take any action based on the information from any other source except the NMC website.
Till now, the NMC has released two clarifications on such fake permission and renewal letters being issued on behalf of the Member/President of the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of the NMC to - GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Maharajah lnstitute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal, Meenakshi Medical College, Kanchipuram, and Santhiram Medical College, Kurnool.
Alerting the authorities against such spoofed information, the commission pointed out in its recently issued notification, ‘Instances have come to the notice of the National Medical Commission where fake Letter of Permission (LoP) and Continuation of Recognition (CoR) have been issued to the Medical Colleges in the name of President/ Member of the Boards.” Hence, in an attempt to curb forgery, now all LoPs, CoRs and appeal orders issued by the NMC will contain digital signatures of the respective boards as a mark of authority.
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