Cabinet Approves National Medical Commission Bill to Replace 63-Year-Old MCI

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Attention Aspirants, The Union Cabinet has finally cleared the bill to form the National Medical Commission (NMC), the decision was confirmed in a meeting on Wednesday. The National Medical Commission will be replacing functions which were previously overseen by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

The National Commission Bill aims to repeal and replace the Medical Council Act of 1956, which had stated the responsibilities and the functions of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

The Medical Council of India has long been the functionary which upholds the rules of medical education. Whether the entrance exams or to specific courses, the MCI oversaw all the primary issues pertaining to medical colleges and education. Now, All these functions will be handed over to the new committee.

According to the new regulations, the NMC will take the responsibilities for conducting entrance exams, such as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The Authority will also be implementing the National Exist Test (NEXT) for medical students upon completion of their education.

Candidates are informed that the NEXT will not only function as an entrance exam for postgraduate medical courses but will also additionally act as a screening test for students who have pursued medical studies outside of India.

Further, the NMC will also be overseeing all the responsibilities and issues which was previously overseen by MCI which includes fees structures of 50 per cent of private college seats. It will be responsible for allowing new courses and course fees to be introduced as well as for increasing the number of seats in any given college.

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