New Delhi: Medical Council of India
Deputy Secretary Anshuman Darbari resigned on Tuesday on a day when
its Secretary Sangeeta Sharma withdrew her resignation, amid
rumblings in the body.
Citing "personal reasons" for his resignation, MCI
deputy secretary Anshuman Darbari refused to dwell further on
"I am resigning due to personal reasons and there are
no professional problems," said Darbari, who joined the MCI
The development came on a day when MCI Secretary
Sangeeta Sharma, who earlier quit protesting "indecent
behaviour" of the Board of Governors Chairman Dr KK Talwar,
withdrew her resignation after the Board assured her of a
healthy work environment.
"I withdrew my resignation in the interest of the
Council and respecting the sentiments of the Board of
Governors, which wanted to resolve the matter amicably,"
Sharma had resigned from her position on June 14 under
duress, alleging "rude behaviour of Dr KK Talwar", who, she
accused of "repeated indecent and rough behaviour and shouting
and reprimanding her in the presence of junior staff for not
knowing something which happened in the past when Sharma had
not even joined the MCI".
She said she was withdrawing her resignation because
it had been tendered for a particular reason and the Board had
now assured her that she would not be "humiliated any more".
"I was at the receiving end despite my best efforts
and I worked without a break. However, I have been assured
that my grievances would be addressed and I would be treated
with the dignity as per my position in the Council. I
therefore withdraw my resignation with immediate effect,"
Sharma stated in her letter to the MCI Board of Governors.
Sharma was offered an appointment on March 8 during
the term of the previous BOG which was headed by Dr SK Sarin.
She had joined work on March 25.
Her appointment was shrouded in controversies, with
the Ministry of Health asking the MCI why the approval of the
Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) was not taken for the
same in line with the rule that mandates ACC approval for all
joint secretary-level posts.
Sharma maintained that she had satisfactorily
replied to the Ministry`s queries and also alleged that her
resignation was being wrongly linked to her appointment issue.