The Medical Council of India - a statutory body - was established in February 1934 under an act of parliament termed - the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933. This Act was repealed by Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956). Some amendments to this Act were made in 1958 (36 of 1958) and in 1964 (24 of 1964). Amendments were made through an ordinance promulgated by the President of India on 27th August 1992. Through this ordinance, new section i.e. Section 10A, 10B, & Section 10C were introduced in the I.M.C. Act, 1956 notified on 2nd January 1993 mainly to restrict the mushrooming of medical colleges, increase of seats in courses and starting of new courses without the prior approval of the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. This amendment was duly notified by the Government of India in the extraordinary Gazette of India part II section I on 3rd April 1993 with effective date 1st June 1992.
An amendment was made and notified by the Central Govt. duly published in the Gazette of India on 28.6.2003 regarding the Screening Test Regulations, 2002 (putting that a candidate shall have to pass all the three papers in the same attempt.) However, there shall not be any restriction on the number of attempts to appear in the test. An amendment was made and notified by the Central Govt. duly published in Gazette of India on 1st March, 2004 with regard to amend the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 putting that “(6A) There shall be no admission of students in respect of any academic session beyond 30th September under any circumstances. The Universities shall not register any student admitted beyond the said date. (6B) The Medical Council of India may direct, that any students identified as having obtained admission after the last date of closure of admission be discharged from the course of study, or any medical qualification granted to such a student shall not be a recognized qualification for the purpose of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The Institution which grants admission to any student after the last date specified from the same shall also be liable to face such action as may be prescribed by MCI including surrender of seats equivalent to the extent of such admission made from its sanctioned intake capacity for the succeeding academic year”. Amendment was made and Notified by the Central Govt. duly published in the Gazette of India on 23rd March, 2006 with regard to Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, 2006. Latest Amendment were made and notified by the Central Govt. duly published in the Gazette of India, during the year was 22.08.2014. (Annexure-I).