AIIMS Delhi's New Director name expected to be announced by Wednesday
After the tenure of the AIIMS Delhi Director, Randeep Guleria was extended for the second time, now it is expected that the Centre will announce the name of the new director by Wednesday.
Reports are coming in that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi might announce the name of the new director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi by Wednesday. The committee had been searching for AIIMS Delhi's new director for a while now.
“The government has been brainstorming for the past few months to select a suitable candidate for the post of AIIMS Director (Delhi). It is likely that the government can announce the name of the new AIIMS director by next Wednesday," an official aware of the matter said, as reported by Live Mint.
The four-member search-cum-selection committee ACC has been assigned the task of short-listing a name for the AIIMS director's post. The committee is headed by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. Apart from Bhushan, the committee includes the Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology Rajesh S Gokhale, Principal Scientific Advisor to the government K Vijay Raghavan, and Delhi University vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh.
The names of three doctors including Nikhil Tandon, head of the department of endocrinology; Rajesh Malhotra, chief of AIIMS Trauma Centre and the head of the department of orthopaedics; and Pramod Garg, professor in the gastroenterology department were short-listed by a search-cum-selection committee and subsequently approved by the Institute Body, the top decision-making body of the AIIMS. These three names were sent to the ACC for final approval in March 2022. However, the committee had asked for a wider panel of names for the post of director.
Tenure of current director extended for second time
Due to a delay in searching for the new director, the tenure of the current director Dr Randeep Guleria has been once again extended on June 25, 2022, by three months or by the time the new director gets appointed, whichever is earlier.