MCI amendment Bill tabled

The government on Thursday tabled the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, to replace the Ordinance promulgated on May 15 this year that superseded the Medical Council of India (MCI). The Bill provides for reconstitution of the Council within one year from the date of its supersession, until which time a Board of Governors shall exercise the powers and perform the functions of the Council.

It has been decided to empower the Central government to issue policy directives to the Board of Governors or the Council, as the case may be. This has been done to bring in transparency and accountability in the functioning of the Council, according to the statement of objects and reasons of the Bill.

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