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Pulwama: Whistleblower bureaucrat leaves arbitration fee to welfare fund for bereaved families

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Whistleblower bureaucrat has refused to accept around Rs 2.5 lakh arbitration fee in a case and instead asked the parties concerned to deposit it in the Centre-run fund for the welfare of the families bereaved in the Pulwama terror attack.

Chaturvedi, a 2002 batch of Uttarakhand cadre, was appointed as by the in January 2018 in a dispute between the board and a construction company, official records say.

The arbitration proceedings were held during February and April 2018 and in January 2019.

Finally, the award resolving dispute was issued on February 23, 2019.

The contract value of the project was around Rs 6 crore and the dispute regarding claims and counter claims by the parties involved around Rs 60 lakh, the records say.

As per the fourth Schedule of Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015, the arbitration fee was to be around Rs 2.2 lakh besides administrative charges on travel, lodging and others.

The total amount of fee to be paid to was supposed to be around Rs 2.5 lakh.

While finalising the dispute, determined his fee as Rs 0 and asked the concerned parties to deposit the fee and charges on an equal basis into the account opened by the for welfare of families of CRPF soldiers killed in the Pulwama attack, according to an official order.

Chaturvedi, who had exposed various corruption cases during his stint as Chief Vigilance in (AIIMS), had also donated Magsaysay award money to the

He had won the prestigious award in 2015 in recognition of his exemplary integrity, courage and tenacity, inter alia, in uncompromisingly exposing and painstakingly investigating corruption in public office.

Chaturvedi had donated Rs 14.23 lakh to the PM's after the AIIMS refused to accept his donation of the award money for free treatment of underprivileged patients.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 11:05 IST
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