After being grilled for two years and eight month by Union Health Ministry, Dr Anil Gupta found non-guilty in case of having Ex India Leave to Nepal for WHO program. In the year 2014, World Health Organisation invited Dr Anil Gupta for providing Consultancy services in Nepal, for which he followed all protocols to apply Ex India Leave. Director PGI, who suppose to have all powers to sanction the leave, after sanctioning the leave the DPGI office have unnecessarily sent Dr Gupta Leave application to Union Health Ministry. As a result, It has created the chaos and kind of miscommunication between Dr Gupta, DPGI and President of PGI which Union Health Minister.
As per CAT Verdict, Dr Gupta being the senior most Medical Superintendent of Country, didnot mistake in following the rules but PGIMER Administration knowingly created the chaos for Dr Gupta. As per the rules Dr Gupta applied for Ex India Leave which is in hands of DPGI. DPGI have sanctioned him and also have appointed Dr Behera as an acting Medical Superintendent.
CAT has relieved Dr Gupta from all the charges in its decision.
What was the case
THE UNION health ministry has asked Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to issue a “warning” to its Medical Superintendent Dr Anil Kumar Gupta in a case where he allegedly “disobeyed the ministry orders” and went ahead on an assignment with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nepal in 2014.
Gupta was charge-sheeted last year by the PGI administration. Soon after he submitted his reply, the PGI sent the file to the health ministry to take a final call on the decision.
Sources told that PGIMER has received a communication from the ministry about the case which is now “closed”. “They have asked us to issue a warning to MS in the case. He will also have to pay one-third of the fees he charged from WHO for the assignment,” said a PGI source, adding that the PGI administration has not issued any letter to Gupta in this regard so far.
When contacted, Gupta told that he has no information about the health ministry’s decision.
Acting on the direction, former PGI director issued a charge-sheet last year in which Gupta was asked to explain why action should not be taken against him. In his reply, Gupta said he had taken permission from the competent authority before proceeding on the assignment. The file was then sent to the Union health ministry for a final decision.