The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019, which was passed by Parliament earlier this month.
"The original version of the Bill was approved by the Cabinet on July 17, 2019, and was passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on July 29, 2019, and August 1, 2019, respectively, with official amendments," an official statement about the cabinet decision said
The changes were made in Clause 4 and Clause 37 of the NMC bill which Included:
"The Commission shall consist of the following persons to be appointed by the Composition of Central Government namely:
(a) A Chairperson;
(b) Ten ex officio Members
(c) Twenty-two part-time Members"
"The Diplomate of National Board in broad-speciality qualifications and super- speciality qualifications when granted in a medical institution with attached hospital or in a hospital with the strength of five hundred or more beds, by the NBE, shall be equivalent in all respects to the corresponding PG qualification and the super-speciality qualification granted under this Act, but in all other cases, senior residency in a medical college for an additional period of one year shall be required for such qualification to be equivalent for the purposes of teaching also."
The cabinet was apprised of the changes made to the bill that has been approved by parliament in July 2019.
Source: ANI NEWS