Sanjiv Chaturvedi donates award money to PM Fund

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Anti-corruption warrior Sanjiv Chaturvedi has donated the entire proceeds of about Rs 20 lakhs from the Ramon Magsaysay award to the Prime Minister National Relief Fund. In a letter dated December 5, 2012, he has explained in detail the circumstances compelling him to do so in view of the failure of the Delhi-based All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to accept his award money as donation, clearly at the behest of Health Minister J P Nadda who is seen to be stretching his feud with the 2002 Indian Forest Service officer beyond the limits set by the Delhi High Court, Central Administrative Tribunal, CBI, and above all a Parliamentary Committee.
Chaturvedi’s act may or may not put the PM in a bind, depending upon what he chooses to do. If the Modi administration accepts the donation, it would be seen as an indirect indictment of Nadda. If he doesn’t, he not only risks losing his standing among officers, he would also be seen putting on stake his hitherto clean image arising from ” na khata hoon, na khane doonga (don’t take bribe, nor will allow anyone to take bribe).”
Currently, Chaturvedi is deputy secretary to the government of India without any work.

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