MCI Ethics Committee minutes no longer public
Here is another subtle one. The Medical Council of India (MCI), the apex regulatory body of the medical profession with statutory powers, has decided not to make public any of its Ethics Committee decisions. The Ethics Committee minutes used to be uploaded on the Council’s website, but that practice has ceased since October 2013, when the current MCI administration took charge. The Council, in a reply to “People for Better Treatment” application under the Right to Information Act, said that it “no longer maintains consolidated minutes of Ethics Committee”.
Even in our courts, all proceedings are available to the public!