Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai, who has been arrested on corruption charges, has submitted his resignation from the council.
Official sources from the health ministry told IANS that Desai submitted the resignation letter to MCI vice president P.C. Kesavankutty Nayar.
The letter was Wednesday forwarded to the health ministry by the MCI.
Desai was arrested April 22 by the Central Bureau of Investigation on charge of taking a bribe of Rs.2 crore for giving recognition to a medical college in Punjab though it did not meet MCI standards.
The MCI is a statutory body that oversees the standards of medical education in India.
It grants recognition to medical degrees, gives accreditation to medical colleges, registers medical practitioners and monitors medical practice in the country.