HC asks state when it will conduct Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) elections

15 July, 2016

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the state government to take steps to conduct the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) election at the earliest to stop the ongoing row over the appointment of the registrar of the Maharashtra Council of Indian Medicine, who is also an ayurvedic practitioner, as the new registrar of the MMC.

A division bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice Dr Shalini Phansalkar Joshi directed the government to file its reply by July 22, and give details about steps it is taking to conduct the election to appoint the MMC members. The bench observed: "It's been over a month that there is no council. Important matters like notifying medical courses in institutions are being delayed."