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Ex-DRDO Chief Gets Jail Sentence

By T S Sekaran Published: 26th September 2014 The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: Dr V K Saraswat, former Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Defence and Director General, DRDO and Dr G Malakondaiah, former Director of DMRL in Hyderabad have been ordered to undergo simple imprisonment for three weeks by the Madras High Court for not obeying the court’s orders passed way back in in 2009.

A division bench of justices S Rajeswaran and P N Prakash awarded the punishment while allowing a contempt application from S Joseph Raj, on Wednesday.

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Former DRDO chief sentenced to 3 weeks in jail

PTI Chennai, September 26, 2014 Hindustan Times

Former DRDO chief Dr VK Saraswat and another senior scientist were on Thursday sentenced to three weeks simple imprisonment by Madras High Court for committing contempt of court by disobeying its April 2009 order related to re-employment of a clerk in a school run by a wing of the organisation.

Taking a serious view of the non-implementation of its order, a division bench comprising Justice S Rajeswaran and Justice P N Prakash awarded three weeks simple imprisonment to Saraswat and Director of Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Dr G Malakondaiah and directed them to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000 each personally.

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Former DRDO chief sentenced to 3 weeks imprisonment in contempt case

India Today.in New Delhi, September 25, 2014

Former DRDO chief V K Saraswat and another senior scientist were on Thursday sentenced to three weeks simple imprisonment by Madras High Court for contempt of court. They had disobeyed its April 2009 order related to re-employment of a clerk in a school run by a wing of the organisation.

Taking a serious view of the non-implementation of its order, a division bench comprising Justice S Rajeswaran and Justice P N Prakash awarded three weeks simple imprisonment to Saraswat and Director of Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, G Malakondaiah and directed them to pay a fine of Rs.2,000 each personally, PTI reported.

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RTI- Cabinet Secretariat – Shri Avinash Chander’s Contractual Appointment

To                                                        1st August 2014
Shri Rajesh Nagpal,
Under Secretary & CPIO,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 004

Hello,

Kindly provide me with the following information requested under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 in respect of Para (2) of appointment letter No. I2/9/2013-EO (SM.I) dated 31st May 2013 regarding appointment of Shri Avinash Chander, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller Research & Development (Missiles &Strategic Systems), DRDO as Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development-cum-Director General, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri for a period of three years. “The appointment of Shri Avinash Chander beyond his date of retirement i.e. 30.1 1.2014, would be on contract basis with the same terms and conditions as he would be entitled to Secretary (DRD) before the date of retirement”.(Copy Annexed)

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Implementation of IPR Information System in DRDO – is it exempted organisation for all GOI orders ?

To                                                                                                          28th July 2014
Hon’ble
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister
Room No. 152, PMO
South Block,
New Delhi-110011

Subject

  1. Non-Implementation of DOPT, Govt. of India, Office Memorandums regarding submission of IPR and put the same in Public Domain in Defence Research & Development Organisation, Min. of Defence
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मई से डीआरडीओ प्रमुख भी संविदा पर

डीआरडीओ में जहां वैज्ञानिकों की नियुक्ति को पारदर्शी बनाए जाने को लेकर तमाम विवाद मुंह उठा रहे हैं, वहीं ऑर्गेनाइजेशन के वर्तमान महानिदेशक अविनाश चन्दर सेवानिवृत्ति के बाद भी पद पर बने रहेंगे। मई 2014 से वह संविदा पर महानिदेशक के रूप में सेवाएं देंगे।

Avinash Chander, Director General of the Organisation of the current post-retirement also will be retained. From May 2014, will serve as Director General of the contract.

Avinash Chander, Director General   (DRDO) of the current post-retirement also will be retained. From May 2014, will serve as Director General on contract.

Note – Avinash Chander, Director General, DRDO contract will start from 1 December 2014. sa appointment letter

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RTI – Regarding Appointment of SA to RM, DG, DRDO, Secretary, Defence R&D

To                                                                                   30th  January 2014
Sh. Subandhu Basu, CPIO,
US (SM-I),
Room no. 23,North Block,
New Delhi

Hello,

Shri Avinash Chander, DS & CCR&D (M&SS) was appointed as Secretary Department of Defence Research & Development-cum Director General, Defence Research & Development Organisation and Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri vide order No.12/9/2013-EO(SM.1) dated 31st May 2013 of DOPT. Dr. VK Saraswat was SA to RM, DGR&D, DRDO and Secretary (DR&D) from 01st September 2009 to 31st May 2013. Shri M. Natrajan was SA to RM, DGR&D, DRDO and Secretary (DR&D) from 31st August 2004 to 31st August 2009.

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Reflections of our time

After 1942 it become clear that India will become independent and the national leaders started carving various developmental plans and knowing fully well that the day British goes the kitty will be empty.

However, Tata, Birla and many financially sound business tycoons came forward to rebuild India. Tata institute of Sciences, BITS Pilani, Visvesvaraya Technological University, etc. were to execute the task in land.

In 1948, though it was minor war we used equipment/arm ammunitions left out by British and fortunately both the parties across the border used the same equipment and arms ammunitions.

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Avinash Chander is new DRDO chief

- The Hindu -NEW DELHI, June 1, 2013

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Avinash Chander, the man behind Agni series of missiles, was on Friday appointed as the new Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Director-General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He will also hold the post of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development. He succeeds V. K. Saraswat, whose term ended on Friday.

“I feel honoured to take up this new responsibility. Dr. Saraswat has set DRDO on a good course. I have to continue and take it to the next level,’’ said Dr. Chander.

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Army causes Rs 13.48 cr wasteful expenditure for HEMRL: CAG

Sakal Times

SHASHWAT GUPTA RAY 
Monday, December 24, 2012 AT 12:14 PM (IST)

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