The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019
By Lovisha Aggarwal | January 13, 2019
Promulgated on: January 12, 2019
Provisions come into effect on: September 26, 2018 (except section 2(c)(i) i.e. the number of Board of Governors appointed by Central Government)
Amends: Indian Medical Council Act, 1956
Purpose of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956: sets up the Medical Council of India (MCI) which regulates medical education and practice.
Repeals and replaces: Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 promulgated on September 26, 2018.
Thus, the Ordinance:
Source of Power: Article 123(1) of the Constitution empowers President to promulgate OrdinanceIndian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2018 to replace the 2018 Ordinance was passed by Lok Sabha on December 31, 2018 and is currently pending in Rajya Sabha and the Parliament is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action