According to the sources, the top decision-making authorities have agreed regarding the extension of Dr Guleria as AIIMS Director.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which is headed by the Prime Minister, has asked Union Health Ministry for more names for consideration for the post of director of the AIIMS.
Sources said it doesn’t mean the names which were given earlier after being shortlisted by search-cum-selection committee will not be considered.
The search-cum-selection committee earlier shortlisted three names of doctors who were approved by the institute’s body and these were sent to the ACC for approval.
The names of doctors recommended earlier are Dr Nikhil Tandon, Head of the Department of Endocrinology, Dr Rajesh Malhotra, Chief of AIIMS Trauma Centre, and Dr Pramod Garg, Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology at AIIMS, Delhi. (ANI)