Tightening its reins over medical practitioners, the Medical Council of India (MCI) asked doctors to register with the state councils wherever they are practising. If the state does not have a council, they must register with the Medical Council of India," MCI board of governors' chief S.K. Sarin said. The MCI chief said a unanimous decision on this was taken in a meeting of the state medical councils and MCI last week. "There are 24 active state medical councils. Though they are not under MCI, we are working in consultation with everyone, he said.