HC directs Dr Shekharjit reinstated as RIMS director

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IMPHAL, July 31: Amidst escalating speculation on the appointment of a new director of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), the High Court of Manipur on Friday has directed the authorities to reinstate Dr Shekharjit Singh as the new director of the prestigious medical institute.

It may be mentioned that Dr Shekharjit was removed from the post of director by a ruling passed by North East In-Charge of Ministry of Health on August 25, 2014.

According to reports received by this daily, Dr Shekharjit was relieved from the post of the director by an order issued by an official acting as the North East In-Charge of Ministry of Health.

Challenging the order, the incumbent director knocked the doors of High Court of Manipur.

The Court in its ruling passed today directed to reinstate him as the Director of the medical institute as no specific provision had been mentioned to relief him from the post of Director.

If the doctor is to be relieved from the post then an official order has to be issued supporting the direction otherwise he should be reinstated as the director of the institute within three weeks, the court said in its ruling.

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