Dr Harsh Vardhan Rubbishes Allegations Of Victimization Of a CVO In MCI

Dr Harsh vardhan Rubbishes The Allegations Of Victimization Of CVO In MCI
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is facing allegation of a chief vigilance officer , attached to Medical Councils of India .Now Ministry ,calling these charges baseless, said that the repatriation of this CVO to his parent department is to be decided by DoPT
Dr Harsh Vardhan regretted that this “non-issue” had been turned into a personal attack on him by some media. He said, “My agenda to reform medical education and root out corruption in all institutions continues notwithstanding these reports
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, has stated that the media reports based on the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) attached to the Medical Council of India (MCI) are without basis on facts and end up confusing the people.
“Some reports say I have removed him, which is absurd. Others say that I put the officer to personal risk by not repatriating him, which is equally untrue,” the Minister said here today.
The Updates provided by The Ministry are as under
[1]The CVO in question, Mr H. K. Jethi, an officer of the Allied Services ie Indian Ordnance Factories Service, was unhappy with his appointment which goes back to October 3, 2013. He had written three letters (dated April 29, 2014, August 25, 2014 and October 1, 2014) to the Ministry of Health requesting repatriation to his parent cadre.
[2]The fact of the matter is that the Ministry had indeed forwarded his applications to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
[3]The post of CVO in MCI comes under the mandate of DoPT while the appointing authority is the Central Vigilance Commission.
[4]The Ministry had taken a sympathetic view of Mr Jethi’s complaints as to his personal safety when he made a personal representation to senior officers. His request had been forwarded to the DoPT, the Minister stated.
[5]In fact, the previous CVO of the Ministry, Mr Vishwas Mehta, who was in charge of dealing with MCI, had referred a letter from Mr Jethi alleging some misdemeanour on the part of the MCI authorities to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),
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