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Ordinance cleared to set up committee to run Medical Council of India: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said professionals of great eminence will be part of the committee.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2018 16:46 IST
Arun Jaitley,Medical Council of India,National Medical Commission
The Medical Council of India building in New Delhi.(Reuters)

President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday signed an ordinance to set up committee to run the Medical Council of India till a bill which seeks to replace the body with a new commission is passed by Parliament, finance minister Arun Jaitley said.

A bill to replace MCI with National Medical Commission is pending in Parliament.

Briefing reporters, Jaitley said the ordinance was cleared by the Union Cabinet this morning and the President has now given his ascent.

He said since the term of the elected body of the MCI is ending shortly, a need was felt to run it by a committee of eminent persons to run its affairs.

He said professionals of great eminence will be part of the committee.

The Board of Governors who would run MCI include Niti Aayog member Dr V K Paul, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and Nikhil Tandon, Jaitley said.

First Published: Sep 26, 2018 16:46 IST