Centre Fast-Tracks Plan To Set Up National Medical Commission To Implement Common Entrance Test, Fees RegulationMedical students (representative picture) (Vipin Kumar/Mint via Getty Images)

The central government is making concerted efforts to fast-track the constitution of the National Medical Commission (NMC) so that some major reforms like a common entrance test and regulation of fees can be implemented from the coming academic year 2020-21.

According to Health Ministry officials, a common NEET (under graduate) examination for entry into all medical colleges and also AIIMS, JIPMER, PGI etc. will be implemented from 2020.

Efforts are being made to notify fee regulations with effect from the year 2020-21 and advance action on this has already been initiated by the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured that the process of implementing the NMC will be done in the most transparent manner and this historic reform of the Modi government will usher in quality and efficient medical education in the country.

The Health Ministry has already framed the rules for the constitution of the NMC. The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 was notified in August, 2019 to constitute a National Medical Commission for development and regulation of all aspects relating to medical education, medical profession & medical institutions.

(With inputs from IANS)

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