Niti Aayog to Set Up a Commission to Replace MCI

Janvi Bhambri
Janvi BhambriPublished On: July 27, 2016
Niti Aayog may suggest setting up of National Medical Council to Replace Medical Council of India.
Niti Aayog to Set Up a Commission to Replace MCI

There is a possibility that Niti Aayog will suggest setting up of National Medical Commission. This National Medical Commission will be replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI), though the decision is still pending and will be discussed in the next parliamentary meeting.

According to a senior official at Niti Aayog, MCI’s design was made in such a manner that it could not prove itself as a regulator and will lead to the downfall of the entire medical education system.

Moreover, removing MCI would also lead to the elimination of the “inspector raj” which will also help in increasing the number of medical colleges.

Also Read: NITI Aayog in Favour of Scrapping MCI

It has been estimated that the newly proposed National Medical Commission will consist of 19-20 members belonging to medical as well as non-medical backgrounds.

Also, there will be four separate autonomous boards which will make decisions for the following sectors of education:

  • Undergraduate education,
  • Postgraduate education
  • Accreditation of colleges
  • Medical ethics related matters

Furthermore, a final report regarding this newly brought change in the medical education system will be prepared by a committee headed by Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya and will be submitted to the government soon.

Some of the problems with the current Medical Council of India were raised by a Parliamentary Standing Committee in March which accused that MCI is neither representing any sort of professional excellence and nor its ethos, also that the council was designed in an opaque and biased manner which was against the larger public health goals in India. Moreover, according to the report, the government also had virtually no power to disagree with the decisions of MCI.

Also Read: Niti Ayog to Change the Face of Higher Education in 3 Months

When the Supreme Court came in terms with the report by the standing committee in the month of May, it was found out that both education and profession in the field of medical was at its lowest level and all the corruption and decay was causing the entire system to fail.

After this, a three-member committee was formed by the Supreme Court to keep an eye on the working of the MCI for at least 1 year. This committee was headed by the former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha.

Apart from this, the Niti Aayog was also assigned the task to look into the working of other education systems as well such as the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Also Read:Medical Council of India: A Bane for Medical Aspirants

Currently, the status of the newly proposed National Medical Commission is that a discussion will be held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Niti Aayog on Thursday on the progress made by Aayog to prepare a 15-year vision document beginning 2017-18 fiscal. This vision document is made to replace the five-year planning system which has been followed for over six decades.

Get Help From Our Expert Counsellors


Be the First to Know

Get Access to Latest Updates

View All Questions

Related Questions

Sir I want admission in MBBS at Chirayu medical college so please tell me how much fees to be paid at the time of admission.

-KamleshUpdated on October 27, 2020 03:00 PM
  • 2 Answers
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The fee structure of MBBS and other UG courses for the following academic year has not yet been released by Chirayu medical college. We advised you to contact the college for specific details related to the MBBS fee structure.

Contact Details:-

Phone No.- 0755 2709101/102/103

Email Id-

If you want to know more about MBBS admission, you can also go through the following article mentioned below:-

All about MBBS Courses 2020 Admission, Duration, Fees, Syllabus

Admission to Top MBBS Colleges: Eligibility, Entrance Exams & Scope

MBBS Admissions Through Management Quota

For admission-related assistance ...


I have cleared NEET so can I take admission in bds in Panjab University Chandigarh?

-alyana celateUpdated on October 26, 2020 11:40 AM
  • 1 Answer
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, you are eligible for BDS admission in Panjab University. In order to get admission, you need to fill the university application form or for easy application, please fill out our Common Application Form (CAF). Our admission experts will then guide you throughout the application process to ensure your admission. 

To know more information about BDS admission, we advised you to contact the college itself:-

For Admission Enquiry:-

Contact No.- 1800-180-2065, 2534818, 2534866


If need any admission-related information and assistance, please fill our CAF Form ...


Hello there, I wanted to know if i'm eligible for BA LLB admission at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University if i have scored 67% marks in Class 12th examination?

-Kuval Raj SinghUpdated on October 26, 2020 11:06 AM
  • 1 Answer
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, you are eligible for BA LLB admission at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

For any admission related assistance or any other query, either dial our toll-free number 1800-572-9877 or fill our Common Application Form.

Given below are certain other links that might help you find the right BA LLB college for you:-

Fee Structure of Top BA LLB Colleges in India

BA LLB or BBA LLB: Which Course is Better?

Career Options After BA LLB Degree - Check Scope, Job Opportunities, Salary

Please feel free to write back to us in our QnA zone if you ...


Do you have a question? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Admission Updates for 2020

Admission Updates for 2020

Subscribe to CollegeDekho News

By proceeding ahead you expressly agree to the CollegeDekho terms of use and privacy policy
Apply Now

Medical Related News

Top 10 Medical Colleges in India

View All

Join us and get exclusive education updates & notifications.