Additional charge of Medical College to Dr Shergill

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Chandigarh, dec 17 (UNI) The Punjab government has decided to appoint Dr Jaswinder Kaur Shergill as head of the surgery department in the Government Medical College (GMC), Patiala and also to give her the additional charge of the principal of the college.

This was conveyed to the Punjab and Haryana High Court today by state's additional advocate general Gurminder Singh while quoting Punjab medical education secretary Jagjit Puri.

Dr Shergill , a former principal of the Government Medical College had challenged her posting as officer on special duty, litigation in the office of Director Medical Education and Research(DMER) alleging malafide.

The Bench had also wondered how a person not having any legal qualifications could be posted to such a position.

However, the petition was disposed of by the division bench of Justices Jagdish Singh Khehar and Sham Sunder in view of the state government undertaking to post the petitioner to GMC, Patiala.

However, it did order to implement the undertaking within two days.


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