Just three days before the Central Administrative Tribunal was to hear a reply from the Haryana government for withholding the promotion of whistle blower Sanjeev Chaturvedi, he was promoted through an order signed on August 21.
Chaturvedi, who was recently awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award had launched investigation against hundreds of government officers during his previous stint as the chief vigilance officer of AIIMS.
Presently posed as deputy secretary in AIIMS, he had filed a petition in the CAT, claiming that he was to be promoted into the Selection Grade on January 1.
In his petition he accused the Centre of withholding his promotion because of the corruption cases he had launched.
Chaturvedi alleged he had submitted two representations but was not considered for promotion while all his batch mates had been promoted.
Two days after Chaturvedi submitted his petition, the CAT sent a notice to the Centre and the Haryana government on July 1 asking them to reply to his petition.
Chaturvedi alleged that he had refused to withdraw the case filed before the Supreme Court for an investigation against politicians and bureaucrats.
The CAT had fixed the next date of hearing for August 24. On August 21, Chaturvedi’s order was signed by the Haryana Government Forests.
Indian Forests Services officer Chaturvedi has approached the CAT over four times in the last one year.
His deputation request to the Delhi government as an officer on special duty (OSD) to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is still pending.
In February, Arvind Kejriwal had written to the environment ministry, requesting them to transfer Chaturvedi to the Delhi government as OSD to the CM.
Despite reminders from the CM’s office, the request is still pending.