Cabinet approves bill for supersession of Indian Medical Council

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill for supersession of the Indian Medical Council for a period of two years during which the board of governors will run the scam-tainted regulatory body for medical education.

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was approved at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance through an act of Parliament.

The bill will be introduced in the upcoming session of Parliament.

The move will ensure transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of medical education in the country, an official statement said.

During this period, the board of governors (BoG) shall exercise the powers and functions of MCI as assigned under the IMC Act, 1956. (AGENCIES)