The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued show cause notices to AIIMS director and Union Health Minister on a contempt petition accusing them of violating court direction to frame guidelines for the appointment of a Registrar in the institution.
Justice Gita Mittal asked the AIIMS director P Venugopal and Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss to file their replies by October 31 on the contempt petition of one Dr Manoj Kumar.
The court also sought their response giving details about the reasons for delay in complying with its March 7 order directing them to frame guidelines for the appointment of a Registrar.
The court had earlier asked them to frame guidelines within six weeks on a petition filed by Kumar, which pointed out that the absence of rules and guidelines had led to the ad-hoc Registrar continuing to occupy the post.
The petitioner had alleged that the director had said that he was the authority to appoint the Registrar while the Health Minister, who is also ex-officio president of the institute, claimed he was the appointing authority.
Kumar also brought to the court's notice that due to differences between the director and president of the institution, the students were suffering for no fault of theirs.