Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2016 Passed by Parliament [ Current Affairs - Policies & Governance ]

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Lok sabha passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Its aims to bring private colleges under the field of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill. This bill related to conduct of uniform entrance examination for admission to all medical educational institutions.

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  • Two bills assigned for the NEET examination, which will be introduced in the academic session starting next year. Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 also approved by parliament.
  • NEET exam for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for this year only.
  • This two bill seeks to amend the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and the Dentists Act, 1948.

Features of Bill:

  • Bill provides the introduction of a uniform entrance examination for all medical educational institutions of the undergraduate and post-graduate courses from next year.
  • Examination will be conducted in Hindi, English and some other languages.
  • In new system examination to private colleges will also be conducted through NEET.
  • This new system is helpful to checking multiplicity of exams, bringing in transparency and stop exploitation of students in counselling.
  • Power to frame regulation for:

    • Manner of conducting the exam
    • Authority designated to conduct exam
    • Specify Languages

Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016

  • Parliament passed the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
  • This bill related to conduct the uniform entrance examination for admission to all dental medical educational institutions.
  • Bill amends the Dentist Act, 1948 to replace the regulation that was transmitted in May 2016.
  • This bill includes conducting the National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET) for admission BDS courses for academic year 2016-17.

- Published on: August 3, 2016