New Delhi: With no decision finalized on who is going to be the next director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, the Institute is likely to continue with the Director Dr Randeep Guleria, sources said.

AIIMS-Delhi director Randeep Guleria is likely to get another extension of three months, official sources said on Wednesday.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that it seems that three names were not enough for the decision-making, the Prime Minister-led panel has expanded its search from the three candidates that were earlier shortlisted for the top job. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has sought a wider panel of names for the post. 

Earlier in March, the names of three doctors, short-listed by a search-cum-selection committee and subsequently approved by the Institute Body, the top decision-making body of the AIIMS, were sent to the ACC for final approval. The three AIIMS doctors whose names were recommended earlier were Nikhil Tandon, head of the department of endocrinology; Rajesh Malhotra, chief of AIIMS Trauma Centre and the head of the department of orthopaedics; and Pramod Garg, professor in the gastroenterology department.

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The tenure extension is likely with the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the prime minister on June 20 seeking a wider panel of names for the post of director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.

Sources said it doesn’t mean the names which were given earlier after being shortlisted by search-cum-selection committee will not be considered.

Dr Guleria was appointed as AIIMS, New Delhi, director for a term of five years on March 28, 2017.

His tenure, which was set to end on March 24, was extended by three months.

“…the Competent Authority in the ACC has directed to return the instant proposal with the request to send a wider panel of names for consideration of the ACC,” stated an office memorandum sent to the Union Health Ministry by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training on June 20.

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