The premier scientific agency the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has been functioning without Director General, the chief of CSIR, since May 2014. Dr P K Ahuja who carried the additional charge of DG, CSIR superannuated on December 31, 2014. Reportedly, no formal nitification regarding the Director’s position had come till last Saturday.
The post was advertised in the last week of December 2014. The last date of submission of applications ended on January 10, 2015. A search-cum-selection committee has pearlier shortlisted Rajesh Gokhle’s name (Dir, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology) but further it was dropped for reasons.
It means that the premier institution will have to wait for few more weeks without a formal chief.