Cabinet approves introduction of Dentists (Amendment) Bill 2017

Narendra ModiThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave nod to introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament.

The bill is subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948),  the Cabinet said in an official statement.

The amendment will reduce the redundancy.

According to the existing Act, it is required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and the election of four/ two members from Part B to the State/Joint State Dental Councils.  However, it has lost relevance.

With a view to reducing the redundancy of the provisions of their representation, the Central Government has decided to delete these provisions so that their representation does not remain mandatory any more, the Cabinet said.

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