25 July, 2021

‘Zero Tolerance For Honesty In This Govt’

Upright Indian Forest Service official, Sanjiv Chaturvedi on his disappointment with the Modi government.

Jitender Gupta
‘Zero Tolerance For Honesty In This Govt’

Ever since the Ramon Magsaysay Foun­dation awarded Indian Forest Ser­vice officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi with its eponymous award for ‘emergent leadership’, there’s been a telling silence from the politician and bureaucrat ranks who regularly hounded him over his exposes of corruption in high places. Chaturvedi, who was removed as chief vigilance officer (CVO) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in August 2014, moved the Central Administrative Tribunal last month, alleging that he was being victimised by the Union health ministry. In an interview with Chander Suta Dogra in Chandigarh, Chaturvedi, 40, explains how his “legitimate expectations” from Prime Minister Narendra Modi were shattered.

This is a great achievement and it comes at a time when you have been without work for almost a  year now after being removed as AIIMS chief vigilance officer. Many say the award is an embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government, which has been hounding you on several...

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