Medical Council Of India Moves To Digital Registry of Faculty, Gives Deans Login For Counter Approval For Declaration Forms

Fighting the issue of the ghost faculty menace, which has been plaguing the medical education sector, the apex medical body, the Medical Council is now moving to completely digital solutions which are soon going to replace to declaration forms that accompany every MCI inspection

In a recent letter to all the Deans of Medical Colleges, MCI Secretary, Dr RK Vats informed about the plan of the council to create a digital registry of medical college faculty which will replace the requirement for submission of the faculty declaration form.

This comes as strong move to ensure that a medical faculty is associated with only one single medical college, in a particular academic year. Medical Dialogues team had recently reported about the move of the council whereby, the heads of

the department and the heads of the medical institutions shall be held accountable for any false and misleading declarations made by their faculties during the Medical Council of India inspections.

To this effect, the MCI recently made amendments to the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002 in section 7 that defines the MISCONDUCT by registered medical practitioners. The amendment clearly added that clause that “Submission of false/wrong declaration form by Medical faculty- Submission of false/wrong information by a Medical Faculty in the Declaration Form submitted at the time of assessment by Council; shall be treated as misconduct both by the medical faculty and the Dean/Head of Department counter signing the declaration Form.”

Now, the new notice informed about the creation of Dean Login which would be used to approve by the deans of the respective medical colleges to approve the details submitted by the faculty.

To create this login for the Dean, the medical college heads have been requested to fill, sign and submit the requisite form. “We will shortly be sending you further communication regarding the process along with detailed instructions for carrying out your duties,” the notice added

The notice further annexed a form and asked the respective deans to fill all the details and send the requisite form by 23rd May 2019. The scanned copy of the form can be sent via email to MCI on assessmentpg-mci@gov.in and the original copy of the form may be sent to the below MCI address. – Medical Dialogues

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