Appointment/Election of DCI president challenged in High Court
CHENNAI: A writ of Quo Warranto has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to show cause under what authority Anil Kohli is holding the office of the president, Dental Council of India (DCI).
In his petition, George Paul of Fairlands, Salem, submitted that he was a registered medical practitioner. Dr. Kohli ought not to have been nominated a member of the DCI as he had become a member of the council by way of a nomination by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in June 2009.
The Dentists Act enabled each State to nominate one member, who was a medical practitioner in that State. But, no Union Territory could nominate any member. “Dr Kohli, though not validly nominated, contested and was elected as president of the DCI in July 2009. As Dr Kohli’s election as a member of the DCI is void, his election as its president is also void,” the petition said. LINK