The National Medical Commission (NMC) will fully come into existence from today. From today onwards it will be the Country’s top medical regulator as the Centre has dissolved the six decades old Board of Governors—Medical Council of India (BoG-MCI) through a gazette notification.
The NMC will be consist of a chairman, 10 ex-officio members and 22 part-time members, which will be appointed by the Central government. Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma, retired HoD, ENT, AIIMS, New Delhi, has been appointed as the Chairman of the NMC for a period of three years.
As there were many complaints of corruption in the Medical Council. So, to resolve this and to ensure transparency, the NMC members will have to declare their assets at the time of joining.
Under the NMC Act there are four autonomous boards- the Under-Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB), the Post-Graduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB), the Medical Assessment and Rating Board and the Ethics and Medical Registration Board.
For more detail, read at Hindustan Times