New Delhi: Dr. R.C. Deka was on Tuesday appointed the new AIIIMS director for a tenure of five years.
The name of Deka, dean of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and also the head of ENT department, was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
“The order of the appointment of Dr. Deka has been issued today. He will be taking charge with immediate effect. His tenure will be for next five years or till further orders are issued,” said health secretary Naresh Dayal.
The post was earlier looked after by acting director Dr. T.D. Dogra after the retirement of P. Venugopal in July 2008.