Subject: Alarming Situation in DRDO For HR Management
DRDO has established more than 52 Labs/Establishments across the country with an aim and object to provide reliable & sustainable warfare technologies to the defence forces.
In its pursuit to evade the frontline technology, DRDO encourages its employees and officials to pursue higher qualification and provides all possible incentives as per GOI rules and guidelines.
DRDO Hqrs/ top brasses however, misuses the GOI facilities and encourages the diploma/ degrees from unrecognized universities/institutes for their pet employees (Chamchas), largely the cases are from the universities which are recognized by the UGC/AICTE but the courses offered by these in the mode of distance education, where the study centers / franchises are not properly authorized by UGC/AICTE or Apex body. Most of the cases in DRDO, these Diploma /Degrees are managed fraudulently because it is observed that employee who claimed the diploma / degree not having proper marks sheets, not having proof of proper fee receipts, not having leave records as per exam date sheets, not having admit cards of centers/ and n numbers of ways to verify the degree/ diploma etc.
Surprisingly, you will be shocked to know that these diploma / degree holders have become senior scientists and in DRDO, almost 10 to 15% in total staff / Technical officers / scientists possess such diploma/ degrees etc.
The growing incompetency and failure of projects causes shift towards system engineering. Since 15 years the basic science or fundamental research work has vanished from DRDO objectives, because of improperly qualified workforce.
The person inducted as laborer/peon/security assistant or technician, subsequently via limited departmental competitive examination (LDCE) channel and with the fake/unrecognized diploma / degree become scientist. It is all because of DRDO having their own recruitment and assessment system that is RAC & CEPTAM.
Sir, you already noticed few top scientists of DRDO misused the autonomy given to DRDOyou’re your good office recommended to reexamine the recruitment procedure of scientist in DRDO and asked for CBI intervention vide Ref- Note at 45-55 ante and observations of JS & CVO at note 56 ante.
RTI reveals that DRDO having such employees/ officers who don’t have proper recognized diploma / degree but no action was taken on this issue by DRDO Hqrs till date. (Copy enclosed for ready reference.)
In RTI reply No.01/2091/P2014/0054 dated 12 March 2014 DRDO Hqrs informed that “it is stated that the cases for grant of Lump Sum Incentive are received from respective Labs/Estt in which it is certified that the higher qualifications and the institute are approved by the competent authority. On receipt of such confirmation, the cases are submitted to Ministry of Defence who process each and every cases and issue sanction for grant of Lump Sum Incentives after getting concurrence of the Integrated Finance. However, in case of any doubt regarding verification/ reorganization, the same is thoroughly examined before issuing the sanction. It is also stated here that the lump sum incentive is only one time to promote higher qualification among employees.” (Copy Enclosed for ready reference)
Sir, the astonishing fact of DRDO working is revealed by Director of Personal vide letter No DOP/01/03500/Lump sum/M01 dated March 2014 to all Director Lab/Estt/ Dte in Hq dated 11 March 2014 in Para – 1, line- 9 states that “Of late it has been notice that in most of the cases are taken up acquiring higher qualification, recognition of various courses and universities/ institutes by Competent Authority is not verified/ authenticated by Labs prior to sanction of permission. This non verification in the some cases results in award of degrees/ diplomas by Universities / Institutes not recognized by the competent recognizing authorities. Grant of incentives for such higher qualification becomes against the Rules” (Copy enclosed for your ready reference.)
It is requested that suitable committee should be form under supervision of CVO, MoD to scrutinize the DRDO scientist, officials and staff’s education qualification records thoroughly, so the incompetent and illegally inducted persons can weed out.
DRDO already spends crores of rupees for digitizing HR records so it is not big task to scrutinize the DRDO’s 7000+ scientists, 25000 + officials and staff’s education qualification.
21-Sunderwala, Raipur, Dehradun -248008 phone 0135 -2787750 Mobile 0911114879 e-mail id – firstname.lastname@example.org website -www.corruptionindrdo.com To Dr. Syamal Kumar Sarkar Secretary (Personnel) Department of Personnel and Training North Block, New Delhi -110001 To Sh Avinash Chander, DG DRDO, SA to RM, DRDO Bhawan, Rajaji Marg, NEW DELHI -110105 To Smt. Smita Nagaraj, Joint Secretary (PlC) & CVO , Ministry of Defence, 109-B, South Block, New Delhi- 10011