The incumbent Director of AIIMS, Mahesh Chandra Mishra, is scheduled to complete his retirement age onJanuary 31 next year. According to the appointment guidelines for AIIMS, the Director’s post should be advertised six months in advance. Therefore, it should have been advertised by July. But no move has been made in this regard so far. Mishra is said to be sitting over the file to advertise for his successor. Clearly, he couldn’t have done this unless he has been told to do this.