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Published: 16th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2015 04:18 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Arvind Kejriwal Government in the national capital has decided to induct Sanjiv Chaturvedi, former Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the AIIMS, into Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The state government would make a formal request in this regard to the Department of Personnel and Training on Monday.

During Kejriwal’s previous 49-day government, former Delhi Police Joint Commissioner N Dilip Kumar was appointed advisor to the government at a symbolic salary of `1 a month to monitor the anti-corruption helpline to nab bribe takers.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Chaturvedi was an honest officer and it would be great if he could join.

“We will try to bring Chaturvedi on board to strengthen Delhi’s fight against corruption,” he said. Kejriwal’s government seeks Chaturvedi’s services on deputation. After receiving a formal request, the Department of Personnel and Training will seek a no objection from the Union Health Ministry, where Chaturvedi is currently on deputation.

In August, Chaturvedi was removed from the CVO post at the AIIMS. The 2002-batch Haryana cadre Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer had been appointed AIIMS CVO on June 2012 with a fixed tenure of four years.

Chaturvedi had faced 12 transfers in the past five years for exposing corruption in the Haryana Government.

In May 2012, when he was selected for posting at the AIIMS, then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda had refused to relieve him from service until the Union Government’s intervention in June 2012.

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