The Health Ministry has started an exercise for determination of fees in private medical colleges for the next academic year. It has asked the Board of Governors, BoG, of the Medical Council of India to prepare draft guidelines for determination of fees in private medical institutions.
Special Secretary, Ministry of Health, Arun Singhal told media that, the BoG will prepare an initial draft of fee fixation till the National Medical Commission comes into existence.
To improve all aspects related to medical education in the country and bring transparency in the process, the government is going to form the National Medical Commission in place of the MCI soon.
The National Medical Commission Act 2019 empowers the Commission to fix fees on 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges. The Law of the Medical Council of India-1956 does not give the Council the authority to determine fees. The new law will also give the right to medical students to get an education at reasonable rates.