PGIMER wants its two doctors back
Fed up of asking the UT administration to send back Dr Raj Bahadur and Dr Vipin Koushal, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) administration has decided to place the matter in front of its governing body.chandigarh Updated: Apr 11, 2012 18:15 IST
Fed up of asking the UT administration to send back Dr Raj Bahadur and Dr Vipin Koushal, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) administration has decided to place the matter in front of its governing body.
Both doctors are employees of the PGI and are posted on deputation as director-principal and medical superintendent, respectively, at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 (GMCH-32) for years.
According to sources in the faculty of the PGI, the PGI administration will place the matter before its governing body, which will meet on April 28. The body is competent to initiate any disciplinary action against the faculty of the institute.
Sources said the governing body was likely to explore the possibilities of calling back both the officers and to take up the matter with the UT administration. The meeting will also mull whether to send the PGI officers on deputation to the UT administration in future.
In its decision in a meeting held on January 17, 2011, the PGI governing body had decided that any officer/doctor, who is sent on deputation to another department and governments shouldn't be given extension for more than two years.
Dr Raj Bahadur has been working as director-principal at GMCH-32 for four years and Dr Vipin Koushal as medical superintendent for three years.
The PGI directors in the past have written six letters to the UT administration to repatriate both the officers, but the UT administration refused to relieve them from their duties, saying they didn't have an alternative. The last such letter was written on March 14 last month.