Loksabha clears Rajya Sabha's Amendments on NMC Bill

On 05/08/2019 Loksabha cleared ammendments to NMC Bill as proposed by Rajya Sabha. The bill will now go to Hon'ble President's assent and will be published as Gazzette.

Three amendments were introduced— two in Section 4 of the bill. Now, Section 4 (4) (b) says, “The following persons shall be appointed as part-time members of the Commission, namely… (b) ten members to be appointed on rotational basis from amongst the nominees of the states and union territories, under clauses (c) and (d) of sub-section (2) of Section 11, in the Medical Advisory Council for a term of two years in such manner as may be prescribed”. Section 4 (4) (c) reads, “nine members to be appointed from amongst the nominees of the states and union territories, under clause (e) of sub-section (2) of Section 11, in the Medical Advisory Council for a term of two years in such manner as may be prescribed.”