Medical council of India has announced the integration of the system which will help in tracking the daily attendance of the faculties in all the medical colleges across India. This will help in making college system more transparent and accessible for all.
Details of the monitoring system
- Under the Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP), the Medical Council of India (MCI) will be able to monitor attendance of faculty members
- This digital initiative will be applied in about 439 medical colleges through biometric system
- Not only this, the new system also foresees 'One Country One Registration'
- The budget allocated for this wide project is Rs 45 crore
- As per official data, it will be completed in the next six months
Under this system, all the doctors will be issued electronic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) registration card which will further help them in practicing across the country by registering with the MCI one time only
MCI president Jayshree Mehta said:
"The most remarkable thing of this project is monitoring of attendance of faculty through a biometric system and a unique identification for each and every medical practitioner across the country. There have been issues of fake and ghost faculty in many medical colleges"
"With this system, everything will now be online. There will be a server in that particular college as well. Sitting here (Delhi), we can monitor everything, the faculty's presence in college, how long they have taken a lecture and other such things."
Further, Jayshree Mehta said, the DMMP project is a step towards achieving the Digital India project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this will successfully improve "transparency and efficiency" of MCI's working.