Section 56 in The National Medical Commission Act 2019

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the manner of appointing six Members of the Commission on rotational basis from amongst the nominees of the States and Union territories in the Medical Advisory Council under clause (b) of sub-section (4) of section 4; (b) the manner of appointing five members of the Commission under clause (c) of sub-section (4) of section 4; (c) the manner of nominating one expert by the Central Government under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 5; (d) the salary and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson and Members under sub-section (4) of section 6; (e) the form and the manner of making declaration under sub-section (6) of section 6; (f) the qualifications and experience to be possessed by the Secretary of the Commission under sub-section (2) of section 8; (g) the salaries and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of the Secretary, officers and other employees of the Commission under sub-section (6) of section 8; (h) the other powers and functions of the Commission under clause (j) of sub-section (1) of section 10; (i) the medical qualification and experience to be possessed by a member under the second proviso to section 11; (j) the manner of choosing part-time Members under sub-section (5) of section 17; (k) the salary and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of the President and Members of an Autonomous Board under sub-section (2), and the allowances payable to part-time Members under the proviso thereunder, of section 19; (l) the other factors under clause (d) of section 29; (m) the manner of submitting a list of medical professionals under the second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 34; (n) the form for preparing annual statement of accounts under sub-section (1) of section 43; (o) the time within which, and the form and the manner in which, the reports and statements shall be furnished by the Commission and the particulars with regard to any matter as may be required by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 44; (p) the form and the time for preparing annual report under sub-section (2) of section 44; (q) any other matter in respect of which provision is to be made by rules.

Title:  Power to make regulations

Description: (1) The Commission may, after previous publication, by notification, make regulations consistent with this Act and the rules made thereunder to carry out the provisions of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the functions to be discharged by the Secretary of the Commission under sub-section (4) of section 8; (b) the procedure in accordance with which experts and professionals may be engaged and the number of such experts and professionals under sub-section (7) of section 8; (c) the procedure to be followed at the meetings of Commission, including the quorum at its meetings under sub-section (3) of section 9; (d) the quality and standards to be maintained in medical education under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 10; (e) the manner of regulating medical institutions, medical researches and medical professionals under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 10; (f) the manner of functioning of the Commission, the Autonomous Boards and the State Medical Councils under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 10; (g) the procedure to be followed at the meetings of the Medical Advisory Council, including the quorum at its meetings under sub-section (3) of section 13; (h) the other languages in which and the manner in which the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test shall be conducted under sub-section (2) of section 14; (i) the manner of conducting common counselling by the designated authority for admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate super-speciality medical education under sub-section (3) of section 14; (j) the designated authority, and the manner for conducting the National Exit Test under sub-section (2) of section 15; (k) the manner in which a person with foreign medical qualification shall qualify National Exit Test under sub-section (4) of section 15; (l) the manner in which admission to the postgraduate broad-speciality medical education shall be made on the basis of National Exit Test under sub-section (5) of section 15; (m) the manner of conducting common counselling by the designated authority for admission to the postgraduate broad-speciality medical education under sub-section (6) of section 15; (n) the number of, and the manner in which, the experts, professionals, officers and other employees shall be made available by the Commission to the Autonomous Boards under section 21; (o) the curriculum at undergraduate level under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 24; (p) the curriculum for primary medicine, community medicine and family medicine under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 24; (q) the manner of imparting undergraduate courses by medical institutions under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 24; (r) the minimum requirements and standards for conducting courses and examinations for undergraduates in medical institutions under clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 24; (s) the standards and norms for infrastructure, faculty and quality of education at undergraduate level in medical institutions under clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 24; (t) the standards of medical education at the postgraduate level and superspeciality level under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 25; (u) the curriculum at postgraduate level and super-speciality level under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 25; (v) the manner of imparting postgraduate and super-speciality courses by medical institutions under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 25; (w) the minimum requirements and standards for conducting postgraduate and super-speciality courses and examinations in medical institutions under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 25; (x) the standards and norms for infrastructure, faculty and quality of education in medical institutions conducting postgraduate and super-speciality medical education under clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 25; (y) the procedure for assessing and rating the medical institutions under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 26; (z) the manner of carrying out inspections of medical institutions for assessing and rating such institutions under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 26; (za) the manner of conducting, and the manner of empanelling independent rating agencies to conduct, assessment and rating of medical institutions under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 26; (zb) the manner of making available on website or in public domain the assessment and ratings of medical institutions under clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 26; (zc) the measures to be taken against a medical institution for its failure to maintain the minimum essential standards under clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 26; (zd) the manner of regulating professional conduct and promoting medical ethics under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 27; (ze) the form of scheme, the particulars thereof, the fee to be accompanied and the manner of submitting scheme for establishing a new medical college or for starting any postgraduate course or for increasing number of seats under sub-section (2) of section 28; (zf) the manner of making an appeal to the Commission for approval of the scheme under sub-section (5) of section 28; (zg) the areas in respect of which criteria may be relaxed under the proviso to section 29; (zh) the manner of taking disciplinary action by a State Medical Council for professional or ethical misconduct of registered medical practitioner or professional and the procedure for receiving complaints and grievances by Ethics and Medical Registration Board, under sub-section (2) of section 30; (zi) the act of commission or omission which amounts to professional or ethical misconduct under clause (b) of the Explanation to section 30; (zj) other particulars to be contained in a National Register under sub-section (1) of section 31; (zk) the form, including the electronic form and the manner of maintaining the National Register under sub-section (2) of section 31; (zl) the manner in which any name or qualification may be added to, or removed from, the National Register and the grounds for removal thereof, under sub-section (3) of section 31; (zm) the form and manner in which the National Register for registering Community Health Provider is to be maintained under sub-section (8) of section 31; (zn) the criteria for granting limited licence to practice medicine under sub-section (1) of section 32; (zo) the extent, the circumstances and the period under sub-section (2) of section 32; (zp) the manner of listing and maintaining medical qualifications granted by a University or medical institution in India under sub-section (1) of section 35; (zq) the manner of examining the application for grant of recognition under sub-section (3) of section 35; (zr) the manner of preferring an appeal to the Commission for grant of recognition under sub-section (5) of section 35; (zs) the manner of including a medical qualification in the list maintained by the Board under sub-section (6) of section 35; (zt) the manner of listing and maintaining medical qualifications which have been granted recognition before the date of commencement of this Act under sub-section (8) of section 35.

Title: Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament

Description: Every rule and every regulation made, and every notification issued, under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or regulation or notification; both Houses agree that the rule or regulation or notification should not be made, the rule or regulation or notification shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule or regulation or notification.

Title: Power to remove difficulties

Description: (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as may appear to it to be necessary, for removing the difficulty: Provided that no order shall be made under this section after the expiry of a period of two years from the commencement of this Act. (2) Every order made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament.

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may appoint in this behalf, the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956) shall stand repealed and the Medical Council of India constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act shall stand dissolved. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act referred to in sub-section (1), it shall not affect,-- (a) the previous operation of the Act so repealed or anything duly done or suffered thereunder; or (b) any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under the Act so repealed; or (c) any penalty incurred in respect of any contravention under the Act so repealed; or (d) any proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty as aforesaid, and any such proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and any such penalty may be imposed as if that Act had not been repealed. (3) On the dissolution of the Medical Council of India, the person appointed as the Chairman of the Medical Council of India and every other person appointed as the Member and any officer and other employee of that Council and holding office as such immediately before such dissolution shall vacate their respective offices and such Chairman and other Members shall be entitled to claim compensation not exceeding three months' pay and allowances for the premature termination of term of their office or of any contract of service: Provided that any officer or other employee who has been, immediately before the dissolution of the Medical Council of India appointed on deputation basis to the Medical Council of India, shall, on such dissolution, stand reverted to his parent cadre, Ministry or Department, as the case may be: Provided further that any officer or other employee who has been, immediately before the dissolution of the Medical Council of India, employed on regular or contractual basis by the Medical Council of India, shall, on and from such dissolution, cease to be the officer or employee of the Medical Council of India and his employment in the Medical Council of India stand terminated with immediate effect: Provided also that such officer or employee of the Medical Council of India shall be entitled to such compensation for the premature termination of his employment, which shall not be less than three months' pay and allowances, as may be prescribed. (4) Notwithstanding the repeal of the aforesaid enactment, any order made, any licence to practice issued, any registration made, any permission to start new medical college or to start higher course of studies or for increase in the admission capacity granted, any recognition of medical qualifications granted, under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), which are in force as on the date of commencement of this Act, shall continue to be in force till the date of their expiry for all purposes, as if they had been issued or granted under the provisions of this Act or the rules or regulations made thereunder.

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