SC doctor rejected for post of assistant professor in AIIMS: Commissions seek response from authorities
New Delhi: Brewing controversy, a Post Graduate (PG) doctor recently moved the National Commission for Scheduled Caste and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), alleging that the authorities of premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi rejected him for the post of assistant professor in the institution for extraneous reasons.
Based on the complaint of the senior resident doctor, the commissions have now asked the authorities to file a response as to why a candidate who had all the qualifications for the post of a contractual assistant professor in geriatric medicine was rejected for the post. The post was kept for scheduled caste quota and he was the only candidate participating in it.
The scheduled caste commission has asked AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria to investigate the case and to file the report. According to a recent media report in TOI, the doctor in the case has been identified as a PG in geriatric medicine with 3 years of senior residency in the geriatric medicine department of AIIMS. Thus, he fulfilled all the eligibility criteria for the contractual position of assistant professor.
He also had a number of publications and necessary experience in the said field. The interview for the post of the contractual assistant professor was held on the 25th of August and the post was reserved for the SC category. However, when the results came out to his utter shock, it was found that he has not been selected for the category.