Union Cabinet passes National Medical Commission bill

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NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on December, 15 ( Friday) has accepted the bill of National Medical Commission. The NMC bill targets to reduce red tape in medical education and include the government’s role in fixing fees in up to 40% of seats in private medical colleges. The act of the bill will begin soon.

While private medical colleges still have the authority to decide the fees for the majority of seats, 40% of seats will be decided by the NMC. It will relieve the applicants from overpriced fees.

National Medical Commission (NMC) bill had been sketched by four members committee, leading by Niti Aayog’s vice-chairman which proposed a common entrance exam and certified professional exam that all medical graduates will have to clear. The exit exam will be treated as an entrance exam for post-graduate courses.

The multiplicity of the exam will end with National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS courses and the exit exams.
In spite of several complaints against the MCI, the bill was finally passed. The new commission will have four boards, each one for Undergraduate and PG medical education, Medical assessment and rating, and ethics and medical registration.

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