“I am hearing this from you. It has come as a shock to me. I haven’t received any order from the government,” Chander told.
“It is the government’s decision to end my contract but I had no indication this was coming. No idea why it has happened,” the 64-year-old added.
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi “approved the termination” of the contract of Padma Shri receipt Avinash Chander with effect from January 31.