PULWAMA: Whistleblower Bureaucrat Leaves Arbitration Fee To Welfare Fund For Bereaved Families
Whistleblower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi 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 Indian Forest Service officer of Uttarakhand cadre, was appointed as arbitrator by the Chandigarh Housing Board 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.