Governments have been sitting on allegations against NTRO officer

In 2010, a number of complaints were made against the officer, who was at the time attached with the NTRO, by other officials working there, detailing charges of alleged corruption against him. ABHINANDAN MISHRA New Delhi | 4th Jul 2015 - The Sunday Guardian For more than four years, first the UPA and now the NDA government have been sitting on allegations of corruption against an official of the National Technical Research Organisation, who, after his retirement this year, was appointed on a contractual position and posted as the base director of NTRO's aviation base in Dehradun. The road-map for constitution of the NTRO was prepared by former President Dr A.P. J. Abdul Kalam in October 2001, when he was the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. The NTRO reports to the National Security Adviser who is answerable directly to Prime Minister. In 2010, a number of complaints were made against Group Captain (retired) K.K. Dhawan, who was at that time attached … [Read more...]

Army’s contribution of Rs 100 crore yet to reach PM’s relief fund

By TNN | 15 May, 2015, 11.21AM IST - the Economic Times NEW DELHI: During the Army Day reception on January 15, General Dalbir Singh Suhag had presented a cheque of over Rs 100 crore to Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's Relief Fund with much fanfare. It was announced the amount had been raised by officers and soldiers of the 1.18-million strong Army by donating a day's salary each to help the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. Four months later, no such money has reached the intended fund. Responding to an RTI query filed by Dehradun-based activist Prabhu Dandriyal, the Army headquarters has said: "It has been intimated by concerned agency that no such amount on account of contributions from salary of any Army personnel has yet been donated to the PM's Relief Fund. The matter is under consideration." On being asked about this embarrassing turn of events, the Army on Thursday said the process to collect the money on "a volunteer basis" was still underway. But … [Read more...]

Curious case of Army donation to PM fund

Last Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 15:50 - Zee News New Delhi/Mumbai: In a curious case, the Army has said no contribution from the salary of any of its personnel has been donated to Prime Minister's Relief Fund, a statement that comes four months after Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag had handed over a cheque of Rs 100 crore to the fund. "It has been intimated by concerned agency that no amount on account of contributions from salary of any Army personnel has yet been donated to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. The matter is under consideration," Army CPIO Lt Col Rajiv Guleria said in an RTI response to Dehradun-based Prabhu Dandriyal. The photographs of the 67th Army day event are posted on the website of Prime Minister's Office showing cheque titled "one day's pay of all ranks of Indian Army" being handed over to Modi by Suhag in the presence of Defence Minister Mahohar Parrikar. Dandriyal has now sent his RTI petition to the Prime Minister's Office seeking to know what … [Read more...]

Curious case of Army donation to PM fund

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Zee Tv New Delhi/Mumbai: In a curious case, the Army has said no contribution from the salary of any of its personnel has been donated to Prime Minister's Relief Fund, a statement that comes four months after Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag had handed over a cheque of Rs 100 crore to the fund. "It has been intimated by concerned agency that no amount on account of contributions from salary of any Army personnel has yet been donated to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. The matter is under consideration," Army CPIO Lt Col Rajiv Guleria said in an RTI response to Dehradun-based Prabhu Dandriyal. The photographs of the 67th Army day event are posted on the website of Prime Minister's Office showing cheque titled "one day's pay of all ranks of Indian Army" being handed over to Modi by Suhag in the presence of Defence Minister Mahohar Parrikar. Dandriyal has now sent his RTI petition to the Prime Minister's Office seeking to know what happened to the Rs 100 … [Read more...]

RTI- Opto Electronics Factory

To                                                                                                     Date – 13th April 2015             Sh.Vir Bhader Pachnanda,                                                                                               Joint General Manager, Central Public Information Officer,                                                 Opto Electronic Factory,                                                                                                                 Raipur, Dehradun - 248008 Hello, Kindly provide me with the following information requested under the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005 in respect of demotion of Shri Amit Mandal, CM(Tech/Mechnical) Personal Number 932653 & Shri Manas Kumar Hajra, CM(Tech/Mechnical) Personal Number 932658. It is observed that both cleared the LDCE exam 2008-09 and promoted to post of CM(Tech/Mechnical) on 13/02/2009. As per Opto Electronics Factory part order II no 14685 & 14686 dated … [Read more...]