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Cabinet go ahead to re-issue ordinance to allow panel run scam-tainted MCI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday approved re-issuance of an to allow a committee run the scam-tained Medical Council of India, sources said.

A bill to convert an earlier into a law is pending Parliament's approval.

While the (NMC) Bill 2017 that seeks to overhaul the medical education system in and replace is yet to be passed by Parliament, the term of MCI's elected body members ends shortly.

To overcome the situation, the government had recently issued an to supersede and give its powers to a board of governors (BoG).

The BoG will continue to perform till a council is constituted in line with the provisions of the Act in one year.

Amid allegations of corruption against MCI office-bearers and probes into opaque accreditation to medical colleges, the had in May 2016 directed the government to set up an oversight committee with the authority to oversee all statutory functions of MCI till the new legislation comes in.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 21:45 IST