Cabinet clears Bill to replace MCI with National Medical Com
To our surprise, the Cabinet approved the long-awaited National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 yesterday. It mainly aims to set up a National Medical Commission to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) formed under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and usher comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector.

Highlights proposed in this bill are:

- A common final year MBBS exam will now be known as the National Exit Test (NEXT) to be licensed for medical practice in India, seek admissions to PG medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates
Provide the national medical entrance test, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), common counselling and National Exit Test (NEXT) to be applicable to Institutes of National Importance (INIs) such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

- NMC shall regulate fees and all other charges for 50% seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities.

- NMC to have four autonomous boards, namely - Under-Graduate Medical Education Board, Post-Graduate Medical Education Board, Medical Assessment and Rating Board and Ethics and Medical Registration Board

- The bill also proposes to set up a Medical Advisory Council as a separate entity. It will serve as the primary platform through which the states will put forward their views and concerns before the NMC.

Having said that there are still speculations whether it will be implemented in full shape or will that be any more reforms suggested as the bill will be tabled in parliament in the current session.

However, here's a look at the journey of how it came into the picture over a period of time:

March 2016 - Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health presents a report calling MCI corrupt, recommends its replacement

Aug 2016 - PM appoints a special panel, which presents a report on draft National Medical Commission Bill to replace IMC Act

July 2017 - GoM led by Arun Jaitley clears Bill

December 2017 - Cabinet approves NMC Bill for the first time and later JP Nadda introduces NMC Bill in LS

January 2018 - Consideration of NMC Bill in LS deferred  and Bill was sent to the parliamentary panel

July 2019 - Central Government approves new draft NMC Bill dropping all controversial clauses

PlexusMD has been at the forefront of breaking every NMC and NEET related update since the Draft Bill was first introduced in August 2016. 

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