SC appointed OC slams MCI for violating its direction in assessment of medical colleges


New Delhi, May 31 (PTI)
A Supreme Court-appointed panel today accused the Medical Council of India (MCI) of negating its aim to ensure “transparency” in assessment of medical colleges by not complying with its direction in selecting the inspectors for assessing the institutions.

The Oversight Committee (OC), formed by the apex court to oversee the functioning of the country’s medical education regulator MCI, reaction came following reports that it had legalised more than 3,000 admissions in 26 medical colleges last year, ignoring the recommendation of its own inspectors, who found the institutes lacking in basic facilities.

It said that the assessors were not appointed by them but by the MCI, which was given a list of about 497 inspectors from reputed national institutes, who were to be selected using “random number”.

The OC said that it was upto the MCI to ensure that none of the inspectors or assessors conducted more than three assessments each in one year.

While three assessors were to be selected from the committee’s approved list and one from the MCI database, the co-ordinator was to be selected from the OC approved list.

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