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AIIMS age bar: SC notice to Centre
December 03, 2007 15:08 IST
The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition by sacked All India Institute of Medical Science chief P Venugopal, challenging the controversial law fixing 65 years as the superannuation age for the post of the institute's director.
In the meantime, K K Dogra, who has taken over as the chief of AIIMS, will continue as the acting director till further orders, the apex court said.
The court expressed concern that a distinguished person like Venugopal had to face such a situation.
"On the facts of the case, we are with Venugopal," it said.