Economy and Politics | ‘Medical education not to be under NCHER’

Economy and Politics | ‘Medical education not to be under NCHER’

New Delhi: Health secretary K. Sujatha Rao has ruled out the possibility of medical education going under the purview of the National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER), proposed by the human resource development (HRD) ministry.

The secretaries of the health and HRD ministries met on Tuesday to discuss regulation of medical education.

“Medical science cannot be divorced from actual health policy. There is no question (of medical education being transferred to HRD)," Rao said in response to a query on whether both the secretaries agreed to place medical education under NCHER.

Prashant K. Nanda


India, EC to fast-track talks on bilateral trade

New Delhi: India and the European Commission (EC) have agreed to fast-track and conclude ongoing talks for a bilateral trade and investment agreement in the “next few months".

Commerce secretary Rahul Khullar and visiting EC director general for trade, David O’ Sullivan, on Tuesday laid down a road map for further negotiations on unresolved issues.

The two sides have been negotiating a trade agreement since 2007. Last month, both sides concluded the ninth round of talks at Brussels.

Asit Ranjan Mishra