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NEW DELHI: The National Medical Commission (NMC), rather than the Medical Council of India (MCI), because the nation’s apex regulator of medical training and career has come into existence from Friday.
With the NMC coming into being, the Board of Governors (BoG) which outmoded the MCI on September 26, 2018, to carry out its features, has been dissolved and the almost 64-year-old Indian Medical Council Act abolished.
Former head of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ENT division right here, Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma has been appointed as chairman for a interval of three years with impact from Friday, whereas Rakesh Kumar Vats, who was Secretary General within the Board of Governors of the MCI, is the secretary of the fee.
The NMC Act, which seeks to usher in mega reforms within the medical training sector, acquired the assent of the president on August eight, 2019 and was printed the identical day.
The Act supplied for establishing of an NMC rather than the scam-tainted Medical Council of India.
The 4 autonomous boards below the NMC Act — the Under-Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB), Post-Graduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB), Medical Assessment and Rating Board and the Ethics and Medical Registration Board — have additionally been constituted and comes into existence from Friday, in response to the notifications issued by Nipun Vinayak, Joint Secretary within the Ministry of Health on Thursday.
“In pursuance of the provisions of sub-section (1) of the part 60 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 is hereby repealed with impact from the 25th day of September, 2020.
“The Board of Governors appointed below part 3A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 in supersession of the Medical Council of India constituted below sub-section (1) of part three of the stated Act shall stand dissolved,” one of many notifications learn.
The NMC contains a boss, 10 ex-officio members and 22 part-time members.
The ex-officio members embrace presidents of the 4 autonomous boards.
“In pursuance of the provisions…of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 , the central authorities hereby constitutes the National Medical Commission,” one other notification learn.
“Now, subsequently, in exercise of the powers…the central authorities hereby notifies that each one the remaining provisions of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, shall come into power with impact from the 25th day of September, 2020,” one other one learn.
Dr Sharma, was on January 2, appointed the chairman of the NMC after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet accredited his appointment for a interval of three years.
“Under sub-section (2) of part four, the Chairperson of the National Medical Commission (Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma) is appointed for a interval of three years with impact from September 25,” in response to a notification stated.
Vats, the Secretary General within the Board of Governors of the MCI,was appointed because the secretary of the fee for the same time period on January 2.