Dr Harsh Vardhan presides over draw of lots for selection of National Medical Commission members

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Dr Harsh Vardhan presides over draw of lots for selection of National Medical Commission members

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare presided over the proceedings of draw of lots for selection of part-time members of NMC, here today, in the presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of Health and Family Welfare. This was conducted in the presence of  senior officers from the Ministry and mediapersons.

Terming it historic, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that it is a huge and visionary reform in the medical education sector by the NDA Government under the leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, and will prove to be a milestone in the years to come. He further stated that as promised, the process of selecting its members is being completed in a time bound manner. “We had 9 months to select the members of the NMC, and within a short span of two months, we have framed the rules, notified them and also carried out the process of selection of the part-time members of the NMC today. To ensure probity and integrity of the highest order, a compact body is being selected through a transparent mechanism and representation of States and State Councils in rotation. This will facilitate for faster decision making also,” Dr Harsh Vardhan added.

The Union Health Minister further stated that inclusion of members from diverse background for balanced policy prescriptions is also being ensured.

The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 received assent of the President on 08th August, 2019 and was published in the official Gazette on the same day. The Central Government sought nominations from the States / UTs and State Medical Councils (SMCs) for constitution of the Medical Advisory Council under the National Medical Commission Act, 2019.

The following Rules have been published in the Gazette on 13th September, 2019 and 16th September, 2019 under the Act:-

  1. The National Medical Commission (Manner of Appointment and Nomination of Members, their Salary, Allowances and Terms and Conditions of Service, and Declaration of Assets, Professional and Commercial Engagements) Rules, 2019.
  • The National Medical Commission, Autonomous Boards (Manner of Appointment of Fourth Member and the Salary, Allowances and Terms and Conditions of Service, and Declaration of Assets, Professional and Commercial Engagements of President and Members) Rules, 2019.
  • The National Medical Commission (Submission of List of Medical Professionals) Rules, 2019.
  • The National Medical Commission, Medical Advisory Council (Qualification and Experience of Residuary Member) Rules, 2019.
  • The National Medical Commission (Annual Statement of Accounts, Submission of Annual Report and Other Reports and Statements) Rules, 2019.

After receiving the nominations from the States/UTs and SMCs, the Medical Advisory Council was constituted vide notification dated 10th and 11th October, 2019 which consists of representatives of all the 36 States / UTs and 29 State Medical Council (The State of Meghalaya does not have a SMC and no UT except Delhi have SMC). The composition of the Medical Advisory Council is as follows:

Representative of the State/UTs in the Medical Advisory Council under section 11(2)(c) & 11(2)(d) of the NMC Act, 2019

S.No. Name of State/UT Details of the nominated member
  Andhra Pradesh Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  Arunachal Pradesh Dr. Saket Kushwaha, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimuk, Arunachal Pradesh.
  Assam Dr. Dipika Deka, Vice Chancellor, Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Assam.
  Bihar Dr. Arun Kumar Agarwal, Vice Chancellor, Aryabhatt Knowledge University, Patna, Bihar.
  Chhattisgarh Dr. Ashok Chandraker, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial Health Science and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh.
  Goa Dr. Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor, Goa University.
  Gujarat Dr. Himanshu A. Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  Haryana Dr. O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.
  Himachal Pradesh Dr. Surender Kashyap, Vice Chancellor, Atal Medical and Research University, Himachal Pradesh.
  Jammu and Kashmir Dr. Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice Chancellor, Health University, Jammu and Kashmir.
  Jharkhand Dr. (Prof.) Ramesh Sharan, Vice Chancellor, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
  Karnataka Dr. S. Sacchidananda, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  Kerala Dr. M K C Nair, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health and Science, Thrissur, Kerala.
  Madhya Pradesh Dr. R.S. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
  Maharashtra Prof. Dr. Dilip G. Mhaisekar, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra.
  Manipur Sh. Jarnail Singh, Vice Chancellor, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur.
  Meghalaya Prof. S.K. Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University Shillong, Meghalaya.
  Mizoram Prof. KRS Sambasiva Rao, Vice Chancellor, Mizoram University.
  Nagaland Prof. Pardeshi Lal, Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University.
  Odisha Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University.
  Punjab Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, Punjab.
  Rajasthan Dr. Rajababu Panwar, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  Sikkim Lt. Gen. Dr. M.D. Venkatesh, VSM (Retd.), Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok, Sikkim.
  Tamil Nadu Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  Telangana Dr. Karunakar Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Science, Warangal, Telangana.
  Tripura Prof. Sri Sangram Sinha, Acting Vice Chancellor, Tripura University.
  Uttarakhand Prof. Hem Chandra, Vice Chancellor, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Health University, Dehradun.
  Uttar Pradesh Dr. MLB Bhatt, Vice Chancellor, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  West Bengal Prof. Rajendra Pandey, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  Andaman and Nicobar Island Dr. A.K. Mandal, Director, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair.
  Chandigarh Dr. G Dewan, Director, Health Services – cum – Mission Director, Chandigarh.
  Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dr. V. K Das, Director, Medical Education.
  Daman and Diu Dr. Sanjay Verma, Medical and Health Department, Daman and Diu.
  Delhi Prof (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
  Lakshadweep Islands Dr. K.P. Shaikoya, Government Hospital, Minicoy Island, Lakshdweep.
  Puducherry Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Puducherry University.

Representative of the State Medical Councils in the Medical Advisory Council under section 11(2)(e) of the NMC Act, 2019

S.No. Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
  Andhra Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Buchipudi Sambasiva Reddy
  Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Koj Jarbo
  Assam Medical Council Prof. Dr. Anup Kumar Barman
  Bihar Medical Council Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh
  Chhattisgarh Medical Council Dr. S L Adile
  Delhi Medical Council Dr. Harish Gupta
  Goa Medical Council Dr. Dhanesh T. Volvoikar
  Gujarat Medical Council Dr. Anil Kumar Jaydev Nayak
  Haryana Medical Council Dr. Pankaj Mutneja
  Himachal Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Vinod Kashyap
  Jammu & Kashmir Medical Council Dr. Vijay Gupta
  Jharkhand Medical Council Dr. A.K. Singh
  Karnataka Medical Council Dr. H. Veerbhadrappa
  Kerala Medical Council Dr. Rani Bhaskaran
  Maharashtra Medical Council Dr. Shiv Kumar Shankar Utture
  Madhya Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Nishant Warwade
  Manipur Medical Council Prof. Dr. Thongam Bhimo Singh
  Mizoram Medical Council Dr. John Zohmingthanga
  Nagaland Medical Council Dr. Sedevi Angami
  Odisha Medical Council Dr. Datteswar Hota
  Punjab Medical Council Dr. Girish Sahni
  Rajasthan Medical Council Dr. Deepak Sharma
  Sikkim Medical Council Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Prasad
  Tamil Nadu Medical Council Dr. K. Senthil
  Telangana Medical Council Dr. E Ravindra Reddy
  Tripura Medical Council Dr. J K Dev Varma
  Uttarakhand Medical Council Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna
  Uttar Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Urmila Singh
  West Bengal Medical Council Dr. Santanu Sen

As per section 4(4) of the NMC Act, 2019, 10 members from amongst the nominees of the States/UTs and 9 members from amongst the nominees of the State Medical Councils in the Medical Advisory Council are to be appointed as part-time members in the National Medical Commission on rotation basis for a period of two years. 

As per section 17(5) of the NMC Act, 2019, one member in each Autonomous Board is to be appointed from the elected members of the SMC in the Medical Advisory Council.

For constitution of the Search Committee, one expert is to be nominated from amongst the nine part-time Members of the State Medical Councils in the Commission under section 5(1)(c) of the NMC Act, 2019.

The rules with regard to appointment of part-time member in the National Medical Commission, four members in the autonomous boards and one expert in the Search Committee prescribe that the part-time Members of the Commission to be appointed under clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (4) of section 4, one expert in Search Committee under section 5(1)(c) of the NMC Act, 2019 and fourth member in the Autonomous Boards under section 17(5) shall be selected by draw of lots from the nominees of States/UTs/SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council.

The following 10 members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the States / UTs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the National Medical Commission under section 4(4)(b) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

S.No. Name of State/UT Details of the nominated member
  Tamil Nadu Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  West Bengal Prof. Rajendra Pandey, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  Gujarat Dr. Himanshu A. Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  Delhi Prof (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
  Himachal Pradesh Dr. Surender Kashyap, Vice Chancellor, Atal Medical and Research University, Himachal Pradesh.
  Andhra Pradesh Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  Rajasthan Dr. Rajababu Panwar, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dr. V. K Das, Director, Medical Education.
  Punjab Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, Punjab.
  Haryana Dr. O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.

The following 9 members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the National Medical Commission under section 4(4)(c) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

S.No. Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
  Uttar Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Urmila Singh
  Sikkim Medical Council Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Prasad
  Kerala Medical Council Dr. Rani Bhaskaran
  Karnataka Medical Council Dr. H. Veerbhadrappa
  Uttarakhand Medical Council Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna
  Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Koj Jarbo
  Bihar Medical Council Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh
  Maharashtra Medical Council Dr. Shiv Kumar Shankar Utture
  Manipur Medical Council Prof. Dr. Thongam Bhimo Singh

The following members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the Autonomous Boards under section 17(5) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

Under Graduate Medical Education Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Tripura Medical Council Dr. J K Dev Varma

Post Graduate Medical Education Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Jammu & Kashmir Medical Council Dr. Vijay Gupta

Medical Assessment and Rating Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Nagaland Medical Council Dr. Sedevi Angami

Ethics and Medical Registration Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Madhya Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Nishant Warwade

The following member has been selected for Search Committee under section 5(1)(c) from amongst the 9 part – time members of the National Medical Commission selected from the nominees of the SMCs in Medical Advisory Council: 

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Uttrakhand Medical Council Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna

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