Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

Jan 14, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Ministry of Law and Justice on January 12, 2019 has published Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019.

In the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 in Section 3A which specifies the Power of Central Government to supersede the Council and to constitute a Board of Governors:

o   In Sub-section (1) for the words, brackets and figures “Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2010”, the words, brackets and figures “Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019” shall be substituted;

o   In Sub-section (2) for the words “three years”, the words “One year” shall be substituted;

o   In Sub-section (4):

a.       for the words “seven persons”, the words “twelve persons” shall be substituted;

b.      for the words “and medical education”, the words “and medical education or proven administrative capacity and experience” shall be substituted

o   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.”.


The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 shall be repealed.

The provisions of the Ordinance shall, except sub-clause (i) of clause (c) of Section 2, be deemed to have come into force on the September 26, 2018 and Sub-clause(i) of clause (c) of Section 2 shall come into force at once.



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