The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) may suffer from administrative insufficiency, as two of the three Himachal Cadre officers are likely to visit their home state to attend training programmes, said officials of the medical institute.
While one officer will be away for a five-month training programme, the other one is likely to go for two months. Sources in the PGIM administration said, the Himachal Pradesh government has recently nominated the two Himachal Administrative Service (HAS) officers posted at the health institute for the training programmes.
A PGIMER source said, “One of the officers has applied for leave and it has been sanctioned. The second officer has also applied the leave, but it is yet to be sanctioned. We are looking into it. The training programmes are important and the officers cannot skip them.”
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Though the PGIMER is likely to assign the temporary replacements for the two Himachal Cadre officers, yet many believe that the absence of the two senior and experienced administrative officers could hit the work schedule, as there are a large number of issues that need to dealt with daily.
“They are experienced people who deal with the issues on a daily basis. It will be difficult for another person who will be deputed to perform the job,” said an official.
The PGIMER has four sanctioned posts for administrative officers: vigilance, recruitment, hospital and institute. One of the posts fell vacant after the tenure of Rajiv Kumar, another HAS officer, ended in March. His charge has been given to the officer who is looking after the recruitment activities.
There is one officer each for vigilance and hospital activities. PGI spokeswoman Manju Wadwalkar was not available for comments.