Published On: Mon, Apr 18th, 2016

ACC dealing with inter-cadre deputation case in partisan manner: Former AIIMS CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi

New Delhi Former AIIMS CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi has, in a fresh affidavit to the Central Administrative Tribunal, accused the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister of dealing with his case of inter-cadre deputation to the Delhi government in a “partisan and biased” manner.

Former AIIMS CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi

Former AIIMS CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi

“The main reason for pendency of the proposal of inter- cadre deputation of the applicant for more than one year, despite fulfilling all the eligibility conditions by the applicant and concurrence of both the state governments being on record, and despite favourable conditions from this Hon’ble Tribunal is that, right from the beginning the case was dealt in a partisan and biased manner, by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by the Hon’be Prime Minister and the concerned Union Ministers,” the officer said in the affidavit.

The Indian Forest Service officer also annexed a document dated August 23, 2014, addressed by Luv Verma, the then Union Health Secretary to Niprendra Mishra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister which reads: “The Hon’be Prime Minister of India had a telephonic discussion with the Hon’ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare regarding relieving of additional charge of CVO AIIMS, New Delhi from Shri Sanjiv Chaturvedi, DS, AIIMS, New Delhi.

“A detailed note in this regard is submitted for perusal of Hon’ble Prime Minister.”

These documents are part of affidavit filed by the officer in CAT regarding his case of inter-cadre deputation to Delhi government which is hanging fire for the past one year.

Delhi government had written to the Centre to depute Chaturvedi as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The officer, in his affidavit, has alleged that after this telephonic call, he was subjected to “extreme harassment” and slander campaign and between February 2015 and March 2016, he was compelled to approach courts seven times on various service issues.

The first instance was proposal of cadre transfer to Uttarakhand, which was kept pending for about six months in ACC and then it was ordered in January 2015 to seek fresh consent from state governments instead of approving the proposal. This order of ACC was quashed by Tribunal in May 2015.

He has further alleged that personal mala fide of Prime Minister Office against him has reached such an extent that even the issue of donation of Magsaysay Award money for welfare of poor patients was not spared with PMO raising frivolous queries.

PTI

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