Chandigarh: Over the issue of allegations of the discrimination done against SC category candidates for the selection process of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) new Director, the Union Health Secretary C K Mishra on Thursday appeared in front of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. According to sources, the commission asked the selection criteria from C K Mishra. After that, Mirsha gave the selection process report to the commission. Meanwhile, in the case, the commission has asked the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (SC/ST) employees at PGIMER to submit their report by December 12. Notably, on November 10, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes had asked the health ministry to stop the recruitment process till the Health Secretary met the Commission by November 17.
The meeting will be held in regard to a complaint submitted by a body of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (SC/ST) employees at PGIMER alleging that discrimination has been done against SC category candidates for the selection process of PGI’s next Director.
While, on November 10, over the same issue the PGI’s presently officiating Director Prof K Rao was also called by the Commission. However, on November 3, the PGIMER Institute body of the had met in New Delhi and had finalized three top contenders names to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Among the three recommended and forwarded names were Dr Anil Bhansali, head of endocrinology, Dr Meenu Singh, from the Department of Pediatrics and Dr Jagat Ram, head, Advance Eye Centre.
While, almost weeks after the names were forwarded to the ACC for finalization, the SC&ST body had written to the National commission terming the interview as wrongfully done by the selection committee.
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