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MCI takeover by Board of Governors: Union Cabinet gives nod to re issuance of Ordinance


MCI takeover by Board of Governors: Union Cabinet gives nod to re issuance of Ordinance

The Bill to supersede MCI and hand over its responsibilities to the seven-member committee of Board of Governors had been approved by the Lok Sabha but could be passed in the Rajya Sabha in this session of the parliament

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Thursday approved re-issuance of an ordinance to allow a committee-run the scam-tainted Medical Council of India (MCI), PTI has reported

Medical dialogues team had earlier reported that on the eve of the last day of 2018, the Lok Sabha was seen giving its nod to the Indian Medical Council (Ordinance) Bill thats hands over the powers of the Medical Council of India to the Board of Governors.

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The Bill calls for supersession of the MCI and handing over its responsibilities to the Board of Governors which consist of up to seven members including persons of eminence in medical education, appointed by the central government. Further, the Ordinance provides for the Board of Governors to be assisted by a Secretary-General appointed by the central government.

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However, the said bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha. Following this, the Union Cabinet has once again approved the re-issuance of the ordinance to allow a committee-run the scam-tainted Medical Council of India (MCI), sources told PTI.

Meanwhile, the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 that seeks to overhaul the medical education system in India and replace MCI is yet to be passed by Parliament, the term of MCI’s elected body members ends shortly.

To overcome the situation, the government had recently issued an ordinance to supersede MCI and give its powers to a Board of Governors (BoG).

The BoG will continue to perform till a council is constituted in line with the provisions of the MCI Act in one year.

Amid allegations of corruption against MCI office-bearers and probes into opaque accreditation to medical colleges, the Supreme Court had in May 2016 directed the government to set up an oversight committee with the authority to oversee all statutory functions of MCI till the new legislation comes in.

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Source: with agency inputs
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    Wairokpam Norendra Singh January 18, 2019, 2:46 pm

    What we need today is sincerity and honesty. Knowledge should not be used scrupulously. Till date public also Disintegrated only on their own interest. We need the time of togetherness, time of collective decision and sacrifice. This is for a new India.

  2. This is a landmark decision , both an opportunity and a challenge. Opportunity for the reason that transformative changes in medical education can both be undertaken and implemented with the powers acquired. Challenge because diverse set ups and situations cum circumstances exist side by side in the Indian medical educational scenario , the scope and gamut being large and wide. The first year of decision making and performance will largely dictate the future , against the backdrop of allegations of malfunctioning of the past. (Dir) Prof ME Yeolekar. Mumbai.

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    Dr.Sanghamitra Mishra January 12, 2019, 2:51 pm

    This should have been done much earlier to avoid a rotten health education as well as health care system to grow rampantly.
    Now the medical College faculties as well as doctors have to unlearn and relearn to establish a proper health education and health care system respectively.
    Any way every stakeholder in the medical education as well as health care system must put their genuine effort to make Indian health education & health care a robust one.
    Mera Bharat mahan.
    Proud to be an Indian..

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    Chiranjiva Khandelwal January 12, 2019, 11:15 am

    Right decision of Gov.