The Modi government on Friday appointed Dr. Rajiv Bahl as Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) cum- Secretary Department of Health Research (DHR) for a period of three years.
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According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Mr. Bahl to the post for a period of three years w.e.f. the date of his assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
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The central government had received applications from 35 candidates for the top post of director, ICMR after the department of health research (DHR) issued an advertisement in April.
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