Chandigarh 22nd December; The PGI Medical Technologists Association in a letter to Hon’ble Sh. Gulam Nabi Azad, Union Health Minister and President of PGIMER requested to constitute the Special Selection Committee for the post of Director in the forthcoming meeting of the Institute fixed for 17th January, 2010.
Earlier, the Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal has issued directions in May, 2009 to follow the process / procedure for the post of Director by inviting applications for the post of Director. Though, the PGI has written on 18.10.2010 to Union Health Ministry in this regard but no further steps have been taken to issue advertisement / notice / circular inviting applications inspite of the fact that the Central Government / President of Institute has accorded its approval to issue notice / advertisement. The post of Director will fall vacant on 1.5.2011. It has also come to the notice of Association that Hon’ble Sh. Gulam Nabi Azad, Union Health Minister and President of PGIMER has approved the proposal for issuing advertisement / notice for the post of Director but the PGI Administration has not issued the notice / circular / advertisement, so far, which smacks foul play.
Further, Hon’ble Sh. Gulam Nabi Azad, Union Health Minister and President of PGIMER has been requested that in case, the selection of Director cannot be made by 30.4.2011, the senior most Professor under Rule 7 (4) of PGI Act may be appointed as acting Director by President of Institute and in case, any other person is to be appointed, the Institute should decide the same in its next meeting fixed for 17.1.2011.