DISCIPLINARY CONTROL outside British India which, are included in the second schedule,3 and are considered sufficient qualifications for enrolment on any Provincial Medical Register. The Medical Council is also empowered to complete or enter into negotiations with the authority in any State or country outside British India which by the law of such State or country is entrusted with the maintenance of a register of medical practitioners, for the settling of a scheme of recipro- city for the recognition of medical qualifications, and in pursuance of any such scheme the Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, amend the second schedule so as to include therein any medical qualification which the Council has decided should be recognized.4 DISCIPLINARY CONTROL Under the Medical Act, 1950, the Medical Disciplinary Committee instead of the General Medical Council exercises disciplinary control over registered medical practitioners in virtue of the twenty-ninth section of the Medical Act, 1858, as amended by the Medical Act, 1950, which provides that " If any registered medical practitioner shall be convicted by any court in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland of any felony, mis- demeanour, crime or offence, or shall, after due inquiry, be judged by the General Council to have been guilty of infamous conduct in any professional respect, the General Council may, if they see fit, direct the Registrar to erase the name of such medical practitioner from the Register. (2) In any inquiry under the said section twenty-nine whether a person has been, guilty of infamous conduct in any professional respect, any finding of fact which is shown to have been made in any matrimonial proceedings in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, being proceedings of the High Cpurt or the Court of Session or on appeal from a decision in - such proceedings, shall, be conclusive evidence of the-fact found." Infamous conduct is a technical legal expression, and means " disgraceful- or dishonourable " conduct in a qualified professional person acting as such. What constitutes the disgraceful or dishonourable conduct has ^ often ^ been a controversial point in a court of law. Sir Donald Mac Alister in 1892 defined it as follows : " If it is shown that a medical man, in the pursuit of his profession, has done something with regard to which it would be reasonably regarded as 3. Ibid., pp. 12, 13 and 14. 4. Consequent on the constitutional changes occurring on the 15th August 1047 no separate amending Act-has been passed for-the Indian Medical Council" Ac% 1933, "but lie Indian Independence (Adaptation of Central Acts and Ordinances) Order, 1948, includes the following amendments which restrict the application of that Act to the Dominion of' India only: The Indian Medical Council Act, 1933. Section 2. In clause (a), for "British Indian University'* substitute "Indian Univer- sity " and omit " in British India ". Section 3. In sub-section (1), in clause (b) omit "British" and in clause (c) for **a British Indian University" substitute "an Indian University". Section 5. In sub-section (1), for " a British Indian University " substitute " an Indian University ", Section 11. In sub-section (1), for " British India" substitute " the Provinces of India", and in sub-section (2), for " British India" substitute " a Province of India '*. Section 20. In sub-section 1 (1), omit " established by Letters Patent of the Crown**. The First Schedule in the heading for "British India", substitute "the Provinces of India" and omit all entries relating to Punjab University. The Second Schedule. In the heading for "British India" substitute "the Provinces of India" and after the entry relating to New Zealand, insert the following entr^:- ^ "PAKISTAN". . , - * . Punjab University L.M.S., M.R, and M.B., B.S., M,D^ M.S.U. West .Punjab.