Dear Sir, Defence Public Sector company M/s Bharat Electronics-BANGALORE is involved in massive corruption and act of compromising national security in Indian Air Force confidential underground project worth Rs 7900 Crore. The project names as Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) is basically “ Construction of underground bunkers across 10 strategic locations in the country in which all communication system which is going to command and control all RADARS and other communication infrastructure related to Indian air force in all the time and specially in war time can act as a complete safe house for all VIP/VVIPS as well as IAF Officials .
The whole project is being executed through an consultancy firm ( bogus/ shell company) named M/S R D KONSULTANTS DELHI , incorporated just 3-4 months before awarding the project related work started in 2010-11 with all false and fabricated certificates diluting the pre-qualifications norms just to make him accommodative violating all CVC norms/ BEL MANUALS for tendering and contract. Further, this consultancy firm awarded major construction related works to its sister concerns having wife and other relatives as directors through a chain of shell / interrelated companies.
Further Plant and Machinery Infrastructure items worth more than Rs 2500 crores are being procured from the foreign firms based in Germany, Finland. Interestingly, all these firms are linked to M/s RD KONSULTANTS where former BEL officials are also working. Even the CVO of the company SHRI SHIVA KUMAR, IAS in MARCH 2019 ,has endorsed all findings of inquiry committee and mentioned serious violations involving criminal intent through violation of procedure, misrepresentation of facts, favourism to place order to prefixed vendors through vested interest, collusion of interest and attempt to make corporate losses details of full CVO report is mentioned.
Unfortunately CMD, Mr MD Gowatma not forwarded the CVO recommendations to CVC which is mandatory as per CVC Guidlines and time to time orders
Mr Shiva Kumar, CVO, BEL has finally recommended heavy punitive actions against BEL officials , and consultant firm with police case for recovery of money , before going for his retirement as CVO of BEL on 29 March 2019, with advance copy of his REPORT & Recommendations to SECRETARY CVC and CVO MOD DELHI( as mandated as per CVC guidelines and circulars no. 000/VGL/166 DATED 16 JAN 2001 & NO. 06/VGL/065 DATED JULY 2006 ). Also as per these circulars CMD Of the company also should send report to concerned CVO MOD and put up to the company board.
It is observed that CVC is not done any steps towards this serious corruption which is directly involved in serious compromise with our national security and hampered the defence preparedness, as the over ground Air force command has to complete operational in March 2018 but still the software’s etc are not ready. And underground command centres should be ready in coming October 2019 but the work is not completed even 30% only object to procure things for minting money and infrastructure are not ready or some are not started yet.
As amount is huge in tune of Es 7900 crs so all machineries are working to buried the issue.
This whole act of massive corruption and irregular practices in such a highly sensitive and strategic national importance project has put the complete national security related to IAF operations and intelligence at Risk & Danger. Many of the project teams members of BEL some of which have retired and now the present management team consisting of CMD (MR GOWTAMA), DIRECTOR (OU)- MR NATRAJ KRINAPPA, Director Finance Mr khosy ALEXXANDER & GM-NCS MR JAYDEEP MAJUMDAR) are directly involved in these corruption and are openly supporting all this mal practices.
A direction was issued by BEL CMD MR GAUTAMA to cease and confiscate all Personal Computers of internal enquiry committee members which shows fear of corrupt BEL officials.
Air Force’s (IAF) highly sensitive Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) project to establish the 10 underground nodes in entire country Air Force site and knowingly under the command of MR GOWTAMA the all irregularities in constructions and procurements were overlooked and due collapse in three sites, the heavy losses worth several crores was born by BEL and protected the contractors/vendors interests and no penalty was made against design consultant even it is in terms and condition. All approvals were done by Mr Goawatma with vested interest and loss to poor public tax payers.
All above shows a case of massive corruption, fraud and abuse of power with criminal intent and a huge loss to Government public money by BEL senior management persons in connivance with chief consultant, EX DRDO and some IAF officials. The whole investigation report findings are finally found true of the fact that as it is learnt from top BEL & DRDO sources last week M/s RD Konsultant has written to BEL MANAGEMENT that as his chief designer has left the specifications and whole scheme of the project BEL management has already spend thousands of crores of public money and suppose its design does not work then who will own the responsibility of whole scam. Now the news that the firm M/S RD KONSULTANT is running out of project the reason could only be because his fraud has come out in media and BEL current management instead of taking legal action against the corrupt, trying to harass and victimize the honest and brave investigation team.
Hope CVC will act on CVO, BEL recommendations and sent to this case to CBI for thorough investigation to save the public money
Complaint dated 15-07-2019 has been successfully received in CVC. For status/action taken on your complaint no. 131351/2019/vigilance-9
- Details of Investigation of CVO, BEL on Air force IACCS Project irregularities
- Copy of BEL, CVO recommendations after investigation
- Copy email by site engineer who exposed the corrupt practices going on Air force IACCS Project sites