New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday termed as a "fine farce" the controversy surrounding the removal of AIIMS CVO Sanjeev Chaturvedi, and defended the government decision saying the CVC had rejected his name twice and his continuation as CVO was irregular and indefensible.
"Sanjeev Chaturvedi (was) twice rejected by CVC. His continuation as CVO irregular and indefensible. CVC`s unattended concerns addressed at last," Vardhan posted on Twitter.
Chaturvedi was removed from his post on August 20 with the Health Ministry citing no reason for his removal. The charge of his office has been assigned to Joint Secretary and CVO of the Union Health Ministry Vishwas Mehta.
In another post on Twitter, Vardhan said "Fine farce over AIIMS CVO reprofiling.... More in offing. Wait and watch (sic)", indicating more changes in the AIIMS administration.
The tenure of Chaturvedi was fixed for four years and was to have lasted till June 2016.