Ordinance cleared to set up committee to run MCI until Parliament passes NMC
Just like it was 5 years back, a Board of Governors has taken over the MCI. Dr VK Paul has taken charge of MCI today evening.
The present MCI gets dissolved with immediate effect.
Proposed NMC is in Parliament and has nothing to do with present ordinance.
The ordinance is as below:
The Gazette of India
New Delhi, Wednesday, September 26, 2018/Asvin 4, 1940 (Saka)
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
New Delhi, the 26th September. 2018/4svina 4, 1940 (Saka)
THE INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL (AMENDMENT)
No. 8 of 2018
Promulgated by the President in the Sixty-ninth Year of the Republic of India.
An Ordinance further to amend the Indian Medical Council Act. 1956.
WHEREAS Parliament is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action;
NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 123 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance:-
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018.
(2) It shall come into force at once.
2. In section 3A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956,- —
(a) in sub-section (I), for the words, brackets and figures “Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act. 2010”, the words, brackets and figures “Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018” shall be substituted;
(b) in sub-section (2), for the words “three years”, the words “one year” shall be substituted;
(c) in sub-section (4), for the words “and medical education”, the words “and medical education or proven administrative capacity and experience” shall be substituted;
(d) after sub-section (7), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely: — ”
(7A) The Board of Governors shall be assisted by a Secretary General who shall be appointed by the Central Government on deputation or contract basis and he shall be the head of the secretariat in the Council.”.
RAM NATH KOVIND,
DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU.
Secretary to the Govt. of India