SC Setup Committee to Oversee Medical Council of India

The Supreme Court has agreed with the government’s proposal of five eminent medical practitioners to oversee the functioning and decisions of the Medical Council of India.

The list of names are Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS at Delhi; V.K. Paul, Professor and Head of Paediatrics at the AIIMS; Nikhil Tandon, Professor and Head of Endocrinology at the AIIMS; Jagat Ram, Director of PGIMER at Chandigarh, and B.N. Gangadharan, Director of NIMHANS at Bengaluru.

The panel is clothed with the authority to oversee the functioning of the MCI.

A new Oversight Committee had to be appointed as the tenure of the previous one led by former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha had expired.