Whistle-blower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi conferred with Magsaysay Award


Whistle-blower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi on Monday was conferred with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in Manila in Philippines.

Chaturvedi, who has earlier served as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at AIIMS during 2012-14, is an Indian Forest Service officer and currently the deputy secretary of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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In 2014, Chaturvedi was relieved from the additional charge of CVO. Although he continued to retain the Deputy Director post at AIIMS, Chaturvedi had alleged that his removal from the CVO post was a result of campaign by corrupt officials. Allegations surfaced of BJP leader JP Nadda acting against Chaturvedi on behalf of Vineet Chaudhary, an IAS officer from his own state, Himachal Pradesh.

During his stint as AIIMS CVO, Chaturvedi initiated actions in around 200 corruption cases; punishment was imposed in 78 cases, chargesheet was issued in 87 cases and more than 20 cases were referred to CBI for criminal investigation.