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Decide on controversial appointments in two months: HC to PGI director

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 13, 2013
First Published: 18:39 IST(13/7/2013) | Last Updated: 18:44 IST(13/7/2013)

Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) director to decide on the appointment of assistant administrative officers' and other posts that have been challenged in a petition filed by a workers' union of the institute, within two months.

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The directions came from the division bench comprising chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice Augustine George Masih on a public interest litigation filed by Adhoc Front PGI Employees' Union.

The petitioner union had sought quashing of the selection of five assistant administrative officers namely Dinesh Kumar, Sanjay Trikha, Ankur Sharma, Surinder Kumar and Rajesh Kumar Saxena stating that these selections had been made in "utter violation" of rules and advertisements.

It was submitted that also the appointments to the three advertised posts of assistant accounts officers and lower division clerks had been made by violating the rules after 2006.

The court was informed that despite bringing the issue to the notice of the authorities concerned, no action had been taken so far and that needed to be probed.

After hearing the case, though the court questioned the petitioner's counsel about the delay in filing the petition in the high court but since the matter seemed to be important, the court issued directions to the PGIMER director to look into the issue.

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