In a major development against corruption in Medical Council of India (MCI), Supreme Court division bench of Chief Justice Mr. H.K. Dattu and Mr. A.K. Sikri has issued notice against Ministry of Health, MCI and Dr. Ketan Desai today in response to our PIL (W.P. Civil No. 890/2014; PBT vs. Union of India & Ors.). This historic PIL was filed by PBT against rigging in the last MCI election (held in December 2013) under the influence of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai. The rigged MCI election has put all Ketan Desai cronies at the top positions in MCI including present MCI president (Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta), vice-president (Dr. C.V. Bhirdanraman) and Ethics Committee members Dr. Ajay Kumar and Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra etc.
This PIL has sought:
1) CBI investigation of the rigged MCI election and prosecution of all MCI members who were involved with this rigged MCI election.
2) The present MCI governing body including its president/vice-president that came to power through the rigged election be dissolved immediately.
3) Amendment in Section 3 of Indian Medical Council Act that has allowed large number corrupt doctors be “nominated” through sinister political connection to become MCI members.
See a complete copy of our PIL below