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CAT upholds appointment of Dr Y K Chawla as PGI director

New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has upheld the appointment of Dr Y K Chawla as director of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, rejecting the complaint of Dr Digambar Behera, who was among the five shortlisted candidates for the post.

Dr Behera had challenged the appointment, contending that he was more competent and meritorious and that the selection procedure had been vitiated due to various reasons.

Senior counsel Nidhesh Gupta, arguing for Dr Chawla, rebutted all the charges, maintaining that the selection was done strictly adhering to various provisions of the PGI Act. Accepting Gupta’s submissions, the tribunal’s principal Bench at Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the case filed by Dr Behera. [Source: Tribune]

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