Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Senior physicians at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences here have complained about the ad hoc appointment of Dr. Reeta Mahey to the post of senior resident/demonstrator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology recently.

‘Did not qualify’

The Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Suneeta Mittal has now written to the hospital administration questioning the appointment of the physician stating that Dr. Mahey did not qualify the examination held last year for the appointment of senior residents nor was there any vacancy to the post in the department.

In June last year, six posts were advertised and Dr. Mahey, who had taken the test in the general category, did not qualify after which she approached the National SC/ST Commission, noted Dr. Mittal. Dr. Mittal has now also written to the Institute registrar enquiring if the Commission can appoint senior resident at the Institute.

‘Temporary’

A senior administrative official at the Institute said: “The appointment has been made as per the order of the chairman of the National Commission for SC/ST and the offer of appointment is on temporary basis till further orders. The appointment is for three months or till further orders and will be extended further based on her performance.”

The memorandum issued on the matter states that the appointment to the above post may be terminated at anytime without prior notice and without assigning any reason and that the head of the office will have the discretion to forward or withhold any of his/her applications for appointment elsewhere.

The memorandum also notes that Dr. Mahey is likely to be posted at rural health and urban centre attached with the Institute for the period to be decided by the Institute and that she is posted directly in Unit-II of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in addition to the regular senior resident posted in that unit. She will require to report to the Head of Unit-II in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at AIIMS.

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