AIIMS official Sanjiv Chaturvedi donates award money for the care of patients

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New Delhi, Sept 23: Whistleblower Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer and the deputy secretary of AIIMS, Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who recently became a proud recipient of prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award has donated all the money for the care of poor patients at AIIMS.

As per a report published in TOI, Chaturvedi received Rs 19.85 lakh as award money out of which Rs 5.63 lakh was deposited as advance tax.

Sanjiv Chaturvedi

Established in 1957, the Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia's highest honour and is widely regarded as the region's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Chaturvedi has written a letter to the AIIMS director saying, "I request that a separate register may be maintained under the supervision of medical superintendent to record complete detail of the patients and financial assistance granted to them, in a transparent manner so that the said amount could be utilized in most effective manner."

[Whistle-blower Sanjiv Chaturvedi conferred Magsaysay award]

He served as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at AIIMS for two years. In August 2014, he was unceremoniously
removed as the CVO, before the completion of his tenure.

A 2002-batch officer, Chaturvedi's cadre was recently changed to Uttarakhand from Haryana. Chaturvedi has been transferred 12 times in last five years and he is known for raising voice against corruption and wrong doers.

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