SUBJECT: Sh Avinash Chander is not interested to take any action on DMSRDE corruption cases.
I would like to draw your kind attention towards corruption in tunes of crores at Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur, an establishment under Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena was appointed as Scientist ‘C’ on 28.04.1984 in DMSRDE, Kanpur and since then he is continuously posted at DMSRDE, Kanpur since last 30 years. He has not been transferred even for a day from Kanpur and since the date of his posting he is working at Kanpur. The roots of the Dr. Saxena while working at DMSRDE, Kanpur has become so deep that he was involved in various activities involving the financial & other administrative irregularities.
Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena, Scientist ‘G’ was appointed as Director, DMSRDE, Kanpur wef 01 January 2011. In spite of the fact that he has been involved in various financial and administrative irregularities , Dr. Saxena was promoted to the rank of Scientist ‘H’ wef 02 August 2012 and since then he is holding the rank of Scientist ‘H’ and working as Director, DMSRDE.
The right from his appointment as Director, he was involved in various kinds of administrative & financial irregularities that lead corruption in tunes of crores. Several complaints were made against Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena to then Defence Minister by some scientists of DMSRDE.
Being a RTI activist and social worker running a website corruptionindrdo.com to expose the corruption in DRDO, also made as far as 12 complaints regarding corruption in procurements of various instruments & materials etc in DMSRDE by Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena, Director, DMSRDE to CVC, Hon’ble Defence Minister and DGR&D, DRDO. These complaints were filed during 29 Nov 2013 to 11 June 2014. Total cost of store items procured against which complaints were filed is about Rs. 7.5 crore. A complete list of complaints filed by me to CVC and Hon’ble Defence Minister is annexed as Annexure No. -1.
All the aforesaid complaints made have been endorsed by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). CVC has taken cognizance of aforesaid complaints and registered on prima facia. These complaints have been forwarded to Chief Vigilance Office (CVO), Ministry of Defence for further enquiry/investigation of the aforesaid complaints. Under the provisions of RTI Act 2005 the CPIO, CVC vide letter no. CVC/RTI/13/1862/241925 dated 18.03.2014 informed to me that his complaints have been forwarded to CVO (MOD) for investigation.
Under RTI Act, CPIO, CVO MOD informed that all complaints have been forwarded to Director, Vigilance & Security, DRDO for further inquiry and asked the consolidated report from DRDO vide their letter dated 04 August 2014.
Meantime, A FFIC was constituted by Shri Avinash Chander, DG, DRDO to inquire the complaints against Dr. Saxena. The Fact Finding Inquiry Committee visited DMSRDE, Kanpur on 13th – 14th, March 2014 for inquiry on the complaint submitted against Dr. Saxena. The said committee submitted its report to Shri Avinash Chander but no action taken by DRDO against Dr. Saxena, Director.
It is very surprising and interesting that Shri Avinash Chander again set up another four members Fact Finding Inquiry Committee under chairmanship of Dr. D.C. Pandey, Scientist ‘H’ LRDE and three members Sri Hari Babu Srivastava, Scientist ‘G’, Director, LASTECH, Sri Jagdeep, Scientist ‘F’ and Sri R.S. Mehta, Joint Director. The said committee visited DMSRDE, Kanpur recently on 9-10 July 2014. Therefore constitution of two FFIC by Shri Avinash Chander establishes that there were complaints against Dr. Saxena but to give him patronage and support the Shri Avinash Chander set up illegal FFIC. This second FFIC also submitted its report to Shri Avinash Chander but still no action against Dr. A.K Saxena took place by DRDO.
Interestingly, 31st October in the eve of Vigilance week, Sh. R.S. Mehta, Joint Director, Vigilance, DRDO in his address mentioned to audience that how the corrupt practices adopted by Director, DMSRDE and his team in procurement cases.
Sir, it is not understandable that why Shri Avinash Chander constituted two fact finding committees? Why DRDO is silent on corruption cases of DMSRDE, Kanpur? Why Shri Avinash Chander is protecting Dr. A.K. Saxena?
In light of the above mentioned facts, it is requested that speedy action needed to save precious funds of poor tax payers. Dr A K Saxena openly using same corrupt practices in ongoing procurements cases. He told to his beloved team that Dr. V Bhujanga Rao, DG,NS&IC directed that left Rs 13 crores should be spend up to 31st March 2015 positively.Regards Prabhu Dandriyal 21-Sunderwala, Raipur, Dehradun Ph 0135 2787750, Mobile 9411114879, e-mail id firstname.lastname@example.org website www.corruptionindrdo.com
- List of complaints/cases filed to CVC and Defence Minister against Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena, Director, DMSRDE, Kanpur