The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Thursday, has been directed by the Central Information Commission to post assessment reports of Medical colleges inspected by it on its website by July 30 every year. The orders for transparency came after receiving complain from a resident of Delhi that the nation's Medical education regulator has failed to place such information on its website as obligatory under section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
Information Commissioner, Shailesh Gandhi also told the MCI to disclose whether the application of a medical college for recognition has been accepted or rejected by posting the details on Website. According to Gandhi, voluntary disclosure of information by government departments will also lead to reduction in number of RTI applications being filed.
Meanwhile, MCI said the information Commission that colleges were inspected every five year and the assessment reports comprises of issues related to occupancy and quality in linked hospitals. MCI also indicated the problem related to displaying of assessment report in its entirety, saying it could require thousands of pages.