(Regd. No.: Mah. 723 / 2010 / Pune)
Adv. B. R. Barge Dr. R. G. Taware
Cell No. 9881750682 Cell No. 9423015022
No. CG/Defence/03 Date: 13th May2011
Mr. A K Antony,
Government of India,
104, South Block,
New Delhi – 110 105.
Sub. : Lawlessness and irregularities in the Administration of DRDO
It is our observation that the esteemed organization of DRDO is being infested with the incapable, inefficient and corrupt officers. Nationalistic spirit is being lost fast and selfish and ego-centric attitude is being cropped up among the ranking officers of DRDO. Many of them are the patients of Acquired Immunity of Inefficiency Syndrome!
Mr. Prabhu Dayal Dandriyal from Dehradun is incessantly bringing out the anomalies and corruption in DRDO through his Website ‘Corruption in DRDO’. He is cleansing the DRDO. He has created awareness among the citizens of India about what is going on in DRDO.
For the efficient administration of DRDO, the administration part of it should be handed over to the IAS Officers. Presently the administration of DRDO is done by the Scientists. Actually, the Scientist should work as Scientist only. They are trained in Research work but not in administration. They lack basic legal knowledge. Even they don’t know the Constitution, CCS (CCA) Rules or CCS (Conduct) Rules. That is why there is inefficiency as well as lawlessness in DRDO.
It has been observed that presently more than 80% of the Scientists of DRDO come from Engineering background / faculty. They are proficient at technology but not at Research work. Technology itself is not a science; it is the application of science. On the contrary, many Science graduates / post-graduates / Doctorates are forced to work as Technical Officers. Thus the Human Resources are not properly utilized in DRDO. The Research workers with Science background should be appointed in as Research Officers / Scientists and not in Technical cadre.
It has also been observed that the Emeritus / Distinguished Scientists are doing the Administrative job without any knowledge of Administration. They are given extensions in service while they are doing administrative job. Actually, extension in service is to be given to the Scientists to complete the Research work in hand. But it is seen that the Directors, CCR&Ds are unnecessarily given extensions. Some of them are working up to the age of 65 years! The IAS Officers are retired at 60 but these administrators, under the guise of Scientists are enjoying extensions even for 5 to 6 years after retirement age. These anomalies need to be stopped immediately in the national interest.
If the DRDO is not cleansed in time, the defence scenario will be different. We do not afford to neglect the danger which is posing a threat to the security of our nation. The corrupt officials are the enemies of the nation. They will not hesitate even to sell out the Country if they get a chance. This scoundrel sect must be dealt with severely.
As a Defence Minister, it is your paramount duty to pay heed to the cleansing process of DRDO taken up by Mr. Prabhu Dayal Dandriyal. Our NGO is firmly backing him for his noble work.
The reins of Defence Ministry of India are in your able hands and the whole nation believes in your leadership.
President / Secretary
Ramshastri Justice Foundation, Pune
Dr. V K Saraswat,
SA to RM, DGR&D,
DRDO, New Delhi.