A photo of Tamil Nadu Medical Council building in Chennai | Image Source: File
The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider the possibility of allowing registered medical doctors in the state to use e-voting / online voting in elections to the Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC), a regulatory body for practicing doctors. in the State.
Justice R. Subramanian issued the directive while accepting the government’s submission to review the old Madras Medical Registration Act of 1914 and the rules made thereunder, in order to the TNMC will work better as per today’s requirements.
The judge upheld the submission of Advocate General R. Shunmugasundaram that the 1914 Act and the by-laws be revised within three months in consultation with the office bearers of the TNMC and ordered that the This will continue their positions until then.
The orders were passed while disposing of two petitions filed against the election notification issued by the TNMC on September 14. of the States.
The Act provides for the inclusion of a medical faculty member of the senate of Madras University, Andhra University and the Government Medical College at Vishakapatnam as members of the medical council constituted for the entire Presidency. of Madras in the early 1900s.
“Consequently, accepting the submission of the learned Chief Minister, the elections to TNMC have been postponed for a period of three months to be held again after the government completes the settlement of rules and decision making in consultation with the council officials.” wrote the judge.