AIIMS Director: Three Names To Be Sent To ACC For Final Approval, Check Details

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya-headed Institute Body, the top decision-making body of AIIMS, on Tuesday approved these three names shortlisted by the search-cum-selection committee.

Around 32 candidates had applied for the post of director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
Around 32 candidates had applied for the post of director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

A search-cum-selection panel for the post of AIIMS director has shortlisted names of three doctors and the names have approved by a key body of the institute, Now, these names will be sent to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for final approval.

The three All India Institute of Medical Sciences doctors recommended for the top job in the premier institute are Dr Nikhil Tandon, Dr Rajesh Malhotra and Dr Pramod Garg. They are head of the department of endocrinology, chief of AIIMS Trauma Centre and the head of the department of orthopaedics and professor in the gastroenterology department at the institute respectively.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya-headed Institute Body, the top decision-making body of AIIMS, on Tuesday approved these three names shortlisted by the search-cum-selection committee. These names will be sent to the ACC headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for final approval, the sources said.

The four-member search-cum-selection committee tasked with shortlisting names for the AIIMS director’s post is headed by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.

Apart from Bhushan, the committee includes Secretary of Department of Biotechnology Rajesh S Gokhale, Principal Scientific Advisor to the government K Vijay Raghavan, and Delhi University vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh. The tenure of New Delhi AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria, which was set to end on March 24, was extended by three months. He was appointed to the post on March 28, 2017. Around 32 candidates had applied for the post of director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. They included 13 doctors from AIIMS as well as ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava.

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