Union Cabinet approves setting up of National Medical Commission replacing Medical Council of India

The Union Cabinet has
approved National Medical
Commission Bill, 2019. The
bill provides for setting up of
National Medical
Commission in place of
Medical Council of India and
repeal the Indian Medical
Council Act 1956

The features of the bill
include, the Common final
year MBBS Exams will be
know as National Exit
Test(NEXT) which would
serve as Licentiate Exam, for
entrance to Post Graduate
medical Course and as
screening test of foreign
medical graduates.

The bill provides that the
national entrance test that is
NEET, common counselling,
NEXT will also be applicable
to Institutes of National
Importance (INIS) like AiiMS
to have common standards in
the country

Mr Javadekar said, the
Commission will regulate fee
and all other charges for 50
percent seats in private
medical colleges and deemed
universities. These measures
will ensure a transparent
admission process and also
bring down admission fee.