• As per the new regulations by the National Medical Commission (NMC), doctors will now have to get a Unique Identification Number (UID) to be able to practice medicine in the country
  • The UID will be generated centrally by the NMC Ethics board.


  • NMC has been constituted by National Medical Commission Act, 2019 replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI), which was constituted under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
  • The NMC will function as the country’s top regulator of medical education and medical professionals.
  • It grants recognition of medical qualifications gives accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, monitors medical practice and assesses the medical infrastructure in India.
  • HQ-New Delhi
  • It has four autonomous boards:
    • Under-Graduate Medical Education Board (sets norms for undergraduate courses),
    • Post-Graduate Medical Education Board (sets norms for post-graduate courses),
    • Medical Assessment and Rating Board
    • Ethics and Medical Registration Board (regulates professional conduct of the doctors and registers them).
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