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Electronic Common counselling to be introduced in Medical Colleges: NMC Bill 2016

Electronic Common counselling to be introduced in Medical Colleges: NMC Bill 2016

New Delhi: The ‘Electronic Common Counselling’ clause for all medical colleges has finally found place in the significant step being taken by the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) in tandem with Niti Aayog and Health Ministry to reform the  medical admission process. This comes after the a clause regarding the same has been introduced

The two significant inclusions as reported by Asian Age, in the amended National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2016 include:

  • Introduction of electronic common counselling  to ensure equality and transparency
  • Fixing of the 60:40 ratio of paid  and free seats in private medical institutions

The new electronic common counselling clause is being introduced to provide greater opportunity to the meritorious in the  admission process and also the choice  of preferred colleges to those of high rank.

The bill is to be introduced by the government in the forthcoming budget session, revealed sources in the government. Electronic common counselling, is being introduced to do away with individual counselling being practiced by various medical colleges.

Percentage of free seats vary from state to state. It is reported that while Punjab offers none, 75% free seats are  offered in Gujarat and  50% in Orissa. A fixed ratio of free seats  will lead  in  helping  the economically poor to have access to medical admission in private colleges.

The legislation though ready in August, last year, was withheld from being introduced in the monsoon session by  Prime Minister, Narender Modi,  for want of  stakeholder opinion on the bill.

The provisions included in the bill, in its present shape, are the outcome  of the 15,700 suggestions received from the states.

The legislation  apart from the above clause has included another important provision, that of  inclusion of Doctors in the panel appointed for the selection of regulators, reports The Asian.

Source: with sources
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  1. OK the fee of Pvt and deemed university is too high in education system in India

  2. But salaries of teachers and other staff is very poor in private medical colleges.