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Posted at: Sep 13, 2018, 1:12 AM; last updated: Sep 13, 2018, 1:12 AM (IST)

U’khand opposes transfer of IFS officer’s case

New Delhi, September 12

Uttarakhand has opposed a plea filed by the Centre seeking transfer of a case involving whistle-blower forest service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi from the Nainital bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), saying it would entail financial burden on the officer concerned.

In an affidavit filed before the tribunal, the state government said transferring the case when it was “ripe for final hearing” would not be appropriate as the official work of the department would suffer and sought dismissal of the Centre’s request in this regard.

The tribunal is hearing a case filed by Chaturvedi in July 2017 alleging unsatisfactory assessment of his annual performance appraisal report by officers concerned during his tenure at AIIMS, New Delhi.

Chaturvedi worked as chief vigilance officer — who acts as a distant arm of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) — and deputy secretary at the AIIMS between June 2012 and June 2016. He exposed corrupt practices at the institute during his tenure.

Chaturvedi, a 2002 batch IFS officer, had filed the case against the cabinet secretary, the secretary of CVC, the AIIMS director, Union Heath Minister J P Nadda, former AIIMS director M C Mishra and ex-deputy director AIIMS, V Srinivas, and others. — PTI


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