Corruption in Medical Council of India
An independent Vigilance Division has been established in the Medical Council of India (MCI) only in January, 2011. The number of complaints, involving vigilance angle, received thereafter in MCI are as under:
|Period||No. of Complaints|
|03.01.2011 to 31.12.2011||67|
|01.01.2012 to 19.11.2012||57|
In all these cases, necessary action has been initiated by MCI which inter-alia include recommending disciplinary action against assessors to their cadre controlling authority and debarring them from further assessments, recommending major penalty proceedings against MCI officials, recommending appropriate action against teaching faculties of various medical colleges who were found not eligible/working at more than one medical college simultaneously, etc.
Augmentation of human resources in health sector is a major thrust area of the Government and MCI has played a key role in enabling the Government to achieve its objectives in this area. During the last four years, MCI has introduced major reforms in medical education sector and as a result 72 new medical colleges have been established and number of seats both at the MBBS level and Postgraduate level has also seen substantial addition. Further, the Board of Governors of the MCI has also brought in transparency and objectivity in the assessment process.
This information was given by Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha