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Dr Rajeev Behl appointed as Director General of ICMR


oi-Bhavna Pandey


Updated: Friday, September 23, 2022, 23:57 [IST]

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New Delhi, 23 September: After the appointment of a new director in Delhi AIIMS, ICMR has also got a new director general today. On Friday, Dr Rajeev Behl has been appointed as the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-Secretary, Department of Health Research. Dr. Rajiv Behl has been appointed for the post of Director General for a period of 3 years. Along with this, he will also take over the responsibility of co-secretary health research department.


On Friday, an order has been issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet regarding the appointment of Dr. Rajiv Behl. Dr. Bahl will succeed Dr. Balram Bhargava, former director of ICMR.

Dr. Rajeev Behl is currently the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Head of Maternal New Child and Adolescent Health and Aging of World Health Research, working on Geneva Maternal, Neonatal and Adolescent Health.

Earlier, Dr. Balram Bhargava was posted as DG cum Health Research Department, ICMR. Dr. Bhargava’s term was again extended which ended in July 2022. Dr. Balram was appointed on 16 July 2018 for a period of four years. ICMR took the responsibility very well during Corona in the year 2020.

Let us tell you that on Friday, Dr. M. Srinivas has been appointed as the new Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. Dr. M. Srinivas will succeed Dr. Randeep Guleria. After this the appointment of Director General of ICMR was made.

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Dr Rajeev Behl appointed as Director General of ICMR

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