Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi will have to pack his bags soon.
The Narendra Modi government has rejected demands to send the Magsaysay Award winner on deputation to serve in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, a decision that will take Chaturvedi to Uttarakhand.
Chaturvedi’s central deputation ends next week.
In its order, the centre refused to relax the rules that require All India Service officers to serve in their allocated state after a stint outside after the Uttarakhand government refused to give its approval for another stint in Delhi.
The forest service officer — who had earlier blown the whistle on irregularities in recruitment of teachers in Haryana — had come to the centre on deputation. At his request, his cadre was changed last year from Haryana to Uttarakhand.
The Uttarakhand government initially gave its clearance for Chaturvedi’s second stint in Delhi but later backed out.
Chaturvedi, who was controversially removed by the centre as the chief vigilance officer, was also denied a no-objection clearance, which is required for vigilance posts. The Uttarakhand government said it could not give the certificate because Chaturvedi had never served in the state.
The decision on Chaturvedi’s deputation comes after the officer got orders from the central administrative tribunal to take a call.