The examiner has been criticised for failing to keep tabs on the number of polygraph examinations performed by medical examiners.
In the past few years, the number has gone up and down.
But this year, it has seen an increase in the number being done by the same examiner.
A survey conducted by The Indian Express revealed that the number for 2016 was about 1,500.
But the total number of examinations performed across the country by medical examiner has remained steady at around 1,200.
The paper reported that the chief medical officer of Maharashtra State Government, Dr M K Rangarajan, had been quoted as saying that it is not appropriate for a medical examiner to be conducting more polygraphs than he or she can perform.
The Medical Council of India has been asked to conduct a review of the procedure.
Dr Rangakumar said that the doctor should be able to perform 100 per cent of his or her duties.
“If I don’t get any polygraph, I am not responsible for it.
But I should also be aware of the number,” he said.
Dr K K Sharma, a professor at IIT Delhi, said that it was very difficult to keep track of the amount of examinations being done in a state like Maharashtra.
“The doctor who conducts the polygraph will probably be responsible for conducting 1,000 or 1,400 examinations.
That’s not very many, especially when the state has more than 100 medical examiner, he said, adding that it will not be easy for him to monitor the numbers.