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22nd  August 2016
Medical Council of India launches Digital Mission Mode Project
The Medical Council of India HAS launched the Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP). The DMMP is an ambitious outreach by MCI aimed at creating a digital network facilitating data exchange across all medical colleges in the country and converting the Indian Medical Register in the digital mode. The DMMP solution shall enable online submission of applications for opening of new medical colleges or seat enhancement; creating a national data base of faculty in medical colleges which shall be linked with their Aadhar Card and have bio-metric verification.  Every faculty will be issued a RFID enabled identity card and the attendance, salary and work status of the faculty shall be submitted to the MCI on a real time basis by all medical colleges, besides other data and information required for regulatory compliance.
The applicant medical college can also track the application processing status through this online application.  The existing records of MCI shall be completely digitalised and the Indian Medical Register shall be made a live Register.  The above referred solution shall be backed by a Robust Call Centre Support and "Samadhan" the Grievance Management System of MCI.
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