MCI replaced by National Medical Commission - The Hindu - 26-09-2020

The Union Government has constituted the National Medical Commission (NMC). With this, the decades-old institution of the Medical Council of India (MCI) stands abolished.

Four autonomous boards are created along with NMC to help the commission in its day to day functioning. They are:

UG Medical Education Board
PG Medical Education Board
Medical Assessment and Rating Board
Ethics and Medical Registration Board

The key functions of the NMC will be:

Further streamlining regulations
Rating of institutions
HR assessment
Focus on research
Prepare guidelines for fee regulation by private medical colleges
Developing standards for Community Health Providers to serve in primary healthcare with limited practicing licence
Besides, they will also work on modalities of the common final year exam after MBBS (NEXT- National Exit Test) to serve for both registration and PG entrance

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