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CBI Raids Medical Council of India (MCI) And Residences Of Top MCI Officials To Recover Bribe Money Paid By Medical College In Kerala

In yet another shocking development, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) simultaneously raided MCI office and homes of several top MCI officials including Additional Secretary, Dr. Prasanna Raj and Deputy Secretary, Dr. Anshu Sethi as well as the residence of principal of Somervell Medical College in Kerala.  The CBI raided these compounds and residences based on allegation that the medical college in Kerala sought to have their post-graduate seats approved by MCI and their application was granted even though it was filed after the expiration of the deadline.

The new MCI President, Vice-president and members of the important Executive and Post-graduate Committees came to power last December through an alleged rigged election.  The top leaders of the present MCI are known to be close to disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai.  PBT has already filed a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging the rigged MCI election seeking CBI investigation.  This PIL is now pending before the Apex Court.  Today’s CBI raid of top MCI officials for alleged bribery and corruption underscores PBT’s contention that MCI is still riddled with corruption and run under influence of Dr. Desai who is free on bail waiting for his criminal trial to start.

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  • B.Ravi Kumar September 25, 2014, 5:11 am

    This case is NOT unique. Even for undergraduate courses this is the norm in all private medical colleges in Trivandrum district.

  • agrwl September 25, 2014, 6:51 am

    CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST ADDITIONAL SECRETARY; DEPUTY SECRETARY & THEN ASSISTANT SECRETARY, ALL OF MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA; PRINCIPAL OF A PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGE AND OTHERS FOR ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN THE ALLOTMENT OF POST GRADUATE SEATS
    Press Release
    New Delhi, 24.09.2014

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Additional Secretary; Deputy Secretary; then Assistant Secretary, all of Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi; Principal of Private Medical College at Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala) and unknown officials of Medical Council of India U/s 120B & 420 of IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 on the allegations that old/pending application of said Medical College, seeking PG seats was dealt and processed unauthorisedly in MCI and Letter of Permission issued after last date i.e. 31.03.2012. It is further alleged that the deficiencies pointed out by the assessors in their inspection report in 2011 still prevailed in said Medical College and machines which were to be installed before sending the compliance to MCI were actually installed after that date. The Bank Guarantee which was mentioned to have been submitted by the said College to MCI along with the compliance letter was not actually submitted on time. The said college was not granted Letter of Permission (LoP) for preceding year because of the said reasons. The undue favours were allegedly shown to said Medical College on the part of the officials of Medical Council of India by ignoring the relevant regulations and necessary permissions were granted which resulted in significant pecuniary benefits to the private medical college. The Principal of said Medical College in conspiracy with MCI officials allegedly submitted false information for the purpose of getting the required permission and hence cheated the Medical Council of India.

    Searches have been conducted today at the residential as well as office premises of the accused persons which have led to recovery of incriminating documents.

  • agrwl October 1, 2014, 8:46 pm

    Wasn’t the case related to 2012? That time it was govt appointed BOD.

  • agrwl October 1, 2014, 8:48 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS & HEARTLY THANKS TO FIRST 100 SIGNATORIES. THEY R SUBMITTED TO PM, HM & MCI. I REQUEST EVERY SIGNATORY TO KINDLY MOTIVATE 10 MORE PEOPLE TO SIGN THE CAMPAIGN. NEXT TARGET IS 1000 SIGNATURES
    https://www.change.org/p/2009230?just_created=true
    SIGN THE PETITION FOR HEALTHY TOMORROW.
    We on behalf of PBMCI hearty congratulate health minister for innovative proposal of uniform exit exam for medical graduates to maintain uniformity in medical education. We also congratulate you for making it mandatory for permanent registration thereby overturning the malafide intention of MCI to avoid scrutiny of doctors produced under its own corrupt system. We also condemn the MCI for having proposed exit exam to be optional there by attempting to shield competency of doctors produced by medical mafia controlled private colleges.
    Scores of dubious private medical college openly auction their seats in crores & pass them from their own private universities by taking crores again. People of India have every right to know if these graduates possess basic medical skills before allowing them to play with their life