Whistleblower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi wins Magsaysay award

GN Bureau | July 29, 2015


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Bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi
Bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi

Whistleblower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who exposed the alleged scam at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award along with five others including another Indian Anshu Gupta of Goonj Foundation.
 
“He is being recognised for his exemplary integrity, courage and tenacity in uncompromisingly exposing and painstakingly investigating corruption in public office, and his resolute crafting of program and system improvements to ensure that government honorably serves the people of India,” read a statement released by Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation.

Chaturvedi, a 2002-batch IFS officer, was removed from the post of chief vigilance officer (CVO) at AIIMS in August 2014. He had alleged that he was being transferred because he had detected corruption and irregularities at AIIMS. A request from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal that Chaturvedi be deputed as his officer on special duty is still pending with the central government.

Meanwhile, Gupta left his corporate job to start Goonj foundation in 1999.

The foundation in its citation said, “Gupta is being recognised for his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.”

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