New Delhi, July 11: The health ministry is planning to approach the Union cabinet for the new bill that would be demanding the replacement of the Medical Council of India (MCI), with National Medical Commission, NMC, a new body. Medical Council of India, MCI is an apex medical education regulator that is likely to be replaced by NMC. As per the new bill, an exit exam is proposed for the MBBS graduates which they will have to clear to get the practising licence. As per the reports, the exit exam would also be serving as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET for candidates willing to pursue post-graduate studies. RELATED NEWS: NEET 2017 Counselling: Download the All India Rank Letters from cbseneet.nic.in for All India Quota Counselling

As and when the Parliament will clear the proposed NMC Bill 2017, NMC Bill 2017 will replace the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956. The existing Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956 governs doctors through MCI. National Medical Commission (NMC) will consist of four autonomous boards. The autonomous boards will be tasked with conducting the education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, will assess and rate medical institutions; will register practitioners; and will also enforce medical ethics. RELATED NEWS: NEET 2017 Odisha Counselling Dates: OJEE to begin counselling for MBBS, BDS seats in the state from Jul 15, important things to know

The idea behind the replacement of Medical Council of India (MCI), with National Medical Commission (NMC) is to bring in transparency through the Commission. It would also regulate the medical education to curb corruption.