Arvind Kejriwal government to appoint Sanjiv Chaturvedi as Delhi anti-corruption chief

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Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed as the Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS last year, is expected to be appointed as Delhi’s top anti-corruption officer by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, reports said on Friday.

Chaturvedi was removed as CVO of AIIMS in August in a controversial manner with then health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan saying the step was taken as he did not fulfill the criteria for his appointment.

The AAP Cabinet, which will be sworn-in on Saturday at the Ramlila Maidan, is expected to make the decision next week.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP had then demanded the immediate resignation of Dr Harsh Vardhan failing which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack him for his illegal action of having approved the shunting out of whistleblower officer Chaturvedi.