New Delhi, Feb 17: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought the services of Indian Forest Service officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi as his Officer on Special Duty (OSD).
According to media report, Delhi government has written to union environment ministry regarding appointment of as OSD to the CM.
Chaturvedi, presently posted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as deputy director, was in the spotlight after being controversially removed from the post of AIIMS's chief vigilance officer(CVO) two years before his tenure was to end. After his removal, the AAP had come out in support of the officer and alleged "victimisation of an honest officer at the behest of BJP members". AAP had also demanded resignation of then Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for his removal.
Chaturvedi, a Haryana cadre Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of the 2002 batch, was earlier appointed CVO till June 2016.
Earlier, the government expressed interest to have Chaturvedi in Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch, saying that his inclusion will strengthen the agency.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisoida said, "I would like him to be there. If he wants to come, then certainly with his coming the Anti Corruption Branch will be 100 times more strong."
(With agency inputs)