NMC or National Medical Commission is the Government body formed to overtake medical education regulations from the Medical Council of India or MCI. NMC bill was earlier introduced for six months by an ordinance in January 2019. Later it became a permanent law passed by Parliament of India and subsequently approved by President of India on 8 August 2019.
The National Medical Commission or NMC has been constituted by an act of the Parliament of India known as National Medical Commission Act, 2019. This act came into force on 25.9.2020 (gazette notification dt. 24.9.2020). The Board of Governors in supersession of the Medical Council of India was dissolved thereafter.
National Medical Commission Bill was brought in as an Ordinance in 2019 to replace the former medical body of India, the Medical Council of India.
Earlier, as per the Supreme Court directive, five specialized doctors were appointed to monitor the medical education system in India.
The planning body has recommended the replacement of the Medical Council of India with the National Medical Commission. The ultimate aim is to regulate medical education and practice in India.
Most states have approved the decision, and after its approval by the Prime Minister, the final bill was placed in the parliamentary sessions. Both houses of Parliament passed it in 2019. President of India gives his nod to National Medical Commission Bill 2019 on 8 August 2019, and finally, NMC became a law.
The National Medical Commission or NMC aims to:
The essential points of this Bill in context to MBBS Abroad are: