The Hush Post: Dr BS Chavan has been appointed as the new Director-Principal of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 by the Chandigarh administration. The present Director-Principal, Dr AK Janmeja, Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, retires tomorrow.

Sources said the additional charge of Director-Principal had been given to Dr Chavan till the regular appointment is made on the post. Dr Chavan is at present Head of the Department of the Psychiatry in the GMCH.

The administration has started the process for a regular appointment on the post. In the recently finalised rules, the administration has increased the upper age limit to 59 years from 56.  The administration has decided to draft the amended rules for the post after many senior faculty members at the GMCH had sent their representation for changing the rules early this year. The sources said the administration had followed the principal of seniority while making the appointment on the post. Dr Chavan is the senior most professor at the college.  Dr Janmeja was given the officiating charge of Director-Principal in April 2017 after administration denied further extension to Dr Atul Sachdev for the second time.

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