On January 01, 2019 Lok Sabha has passed the Indian Medical Council Amendment Bill 2018. Under this, the government is going to aim the medical education in India more qualitative and transparent. Thus, to make this possible Board of Governors (BOG) will play a major role in place of MCI. Directors of All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and PGI Chandigarh are the eminent members of the BOG. The board will be in functioning till one year.
On December 14, Union Health an Family Welfare Minister J.P Nadda the bill was introduced in Lok Sabha. While on September 26, it was come up as an ordinance when the parliament was not in meeting.
Union Health an Family Welfare Minister J.P Nadda said that the bill has been issued to regulate the medical education in best manner after the massive failure of MCI.
Dr. V. K Paul member of NITI Aayog has appointed as the chairman of the Board including the other professionals from the prestigious institutions.
Due to the allegations of corruption against MCI in May 2016 Supreme court has ordered the government to constitute an oversight committee. This committee was in function until the new legislation introduced. After the completion of one year in 2017, another oversight committee has been introduced under the Supreme Court. In the month of July 2018, the second committee was resigned by stating that the instructions were not followed by MCI.
At the end in the month of September, the government has passed an ordinance- Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance 2018. After this, the powers of MCI has been switched to the Board of Governors (BOG). Just like the previous committee BOG will also continue till one year. The amendment bill has been passed due to the resigning of the previous committee. The reason behind this is that the instructions are not followed by the MCI and therefore, the bill has finally passed.
To improve the Medical education in India and bringing the transparency supreme court has decided to bring the BOG in function by eliminating the Medical Council of India (MCI) from functioning.
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