MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

(Legislative Department)

New Delhi, the 12th January, 2019

THE INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL (AMENDMENT)
ORDINANCE, 2019

No. 2 of 2019

Promulgated by the President in the Sixty-ninth Year of the Republic of India.

An Ordinance further to amend the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

WHEREAS the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 was promulgated by the President on the 26th day of September, 2018;

AND WHEREAS the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018, to replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, has been passed by the House of the People and is pending in the Council of States;

AND WHEREAS Parliament is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 123 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance:-

1. Short title and commencement.

(1) This Ordinance may be called the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019.

(2) (A) The provisions of this Ordinance shall, except sub-clause (i) of clause (c) of section 2, be deemed to have come into force on the 26th day of September, 2018; and

(B) sub-clause (i) of clause (c) of section 2 shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of section 3A.

In section 3A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956,—

(a) in sub-section (1), for the words, brackets and figures “Indian Wedical Council (Amendment) Act, 2010”, the words, brackets and figures “Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019” shall be substituted;

(b) in sub-section (2), for the words “three years”, the words “one year” shall be substituted;

(c) in sub-section (4),—

(i) for the words “seven persons”, the words “twelve persons” shall be substituted;

(ii) for the words “and medical education”, the words “and medical education or proven administrative capacity and experience” shall be substituted;

(d) after sub-section (7), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:—

“(7A) The Board of Governors shall be assisted by a Secretary General who shall be appointed by the Central Government on deputation or contract basis and he shall be the head of the secretariat in the Council.”.

3. Repeal and savings.

(1) The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 is hereby repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action. taken under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 as amended by the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of the said Act, as amended by this Ordinance.

RAM NATH KOVIND,

President.

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DR G. NARAYANA RAJU,

Secretary to the Govt: of India.

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