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Union Govt plans to re-introduce NMC Bill

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NEW DELHI : The Union Government plans to reintroduce the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in the session of the Lok Sabha beginning June 17, 2019. The bill will usher in mega reforms in the medical education sector.

The Bill, which aimed at replacing the Medical Council of India Act, 1956, lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

“The draft NMC Bill is currently awaiting approval from the Union Law Ministry,” an official said.

After its introduction in the Lok Sabha in 2017, the Bill, which also included the contentious provision of a “bridge course”, was referred to a department-related parliamentary standing committee after massive protests in the country.

“Now the National Medical Commission Bill has been redrafted and the amendments, as suggested by the parliamentary committee, have been incorporated. The NMC draft Bill would be sent to the Cabinet for approval soon,” the official said.


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