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Finally, Sanjiv Chaturvedi transferred to Uttarakhand cadre

After more than a decade of what he claims as a “daily struggle,” here's one transfer that whistleblower bureaucrat and >recent Magsaysay awardee Sanjiv Chaturvedi can't complain about.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which is headed by the Prime Minister, has cleared the 2002-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer's transfer to the Uttarakhand cadre from the Haryana cadre.

According to sources privy to the development, the decision to do so was taken late on the evening of August 12 — just a fortnight after he was awarded the coveted Ramon Magsaysay award for his commitment to the cause of anti-corruption.

Mr. Chaturvedi, who has been transferred innumerable times in his 13-year stint as an All India services cadre officer, had been pursuing the matter at various judicial forums since the year 2007 when he was posted in Haryana.

According to his submission to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), he alleged having been hounded for taking on graft by the state government which culminated in as many as 13 consecutive "punishment" transfers within that state.

Currently posted as Deputy Secretary at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he still does not have a portfolio, Mr. Chaturvedi was >Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's first choice as the head of the Delhi government Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB).

Delhi government sources say he is scheduled to be taken on as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) as soon as the necessary procedural formalities conclude.


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