The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has asked the government to reinstate 1,700 Multipurpose Health Assistants-Male (MPHA-M) working on contract basis in the Medical and Health Department from 2002, who were removed from service on February 16. Speaking at the State committee meeting of the trade union here on Thursday, its president S. Veeraiah and general secretary R. Sudha Bhaskar said removal of contract staff in the name of filling the posts under ‘Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu' was against natural justice.