To Date – 13th February 2015
Chief Vigilance Commissioner
Central Vigilance Commission
Satarkata Bhawan, A Block, GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi – 110004
The Joint Secretary (Estt.) and Public Grievances & CVO,
Ministry of Defence, of India,
97, South Block,
New Delhi -110 105.
Directorate of Vigilance & Security
DRDO, Ministry of Defence
DRDO Bhawan, Raja Ji Marg
INVESTIGATION & INQUIRY OF COMPLAINTS OF CORRUPTION AGAINST DR. A.K. SAXENA, DIRECTOR, DMSRDE, KANPUR UNDER DRDO, MOD.
I humbly submit 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 from past 30 years. He was never transferred from DMSRDE, 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 and administrative irregularities that leads corruption in DMSRDE.
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 and financial irregularities that lead corruption in tunes of crores. Several complaints were made against Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena to then Defence Minister.
I am an RTI activist and social worker running a website corruptionindrdo.com to expose the corruption in DRDO. I also made as far as 12 complaints regarding corruption in procurements of various instruments, equipment and materials in DMSRDE by Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena, Director, DMSRDE to Central Vigilance Commission, Hon’ble Defence Minister and DGR&D, DRDO. These complaints were filed by me 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 enclosed as Enclosure-1.
All the aforesaid complaints made by me 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. Letter enclosed as Enclosure-2.
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. Letter enclosed as Enclosure-3.
Meantime, a Fact Finding Inquiry Committee (FFIC) was constituted by Shri Avinash Chander, DG, DRDO to inquire the complaints against Dr. A.K. Saxena. The Fact Finding Inquiry Committee visited DMSRDE, Kanpur on 13th – 14th, March 2014 for inquiry on the complaints submitted against Dr. A.K. Saxena. The said committee submitted its report to Shri Avinash Chander but no action taken by DRDO against Dr. A.K. Saxena, Director.
Despite since long time all 12 complaints are still pending with Dte of Vigilance & Security (DVS), DRDO HQ, New Delhi and no action has been taken against Dr. A.K. Saxena.
Dr. A.K. Saxena, Director, DMSRDE is going to retire on 31 July 2015 and only five months remain for his superannuation. To give safe passage to safely retire to Dr. A.K. even after making corruption in tunes of croresis totally against the Government policy of “Zero Tolerance for Corruption”.
Therefore to take speedy action in the corruption cases of DMSRDE registered by CVC and forwarded to CVO(MOD) , I kindly request to take appropriate action in the matter and provide the status of complaints.In case the appropriate action on complaints has been taken then kindly provide copy of inquiry report.
Dehradun – 248008
1. List of complaints/cases filed to CVC and Defence Minister against Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena, Director, DMSRDE, Kanpur
2. Letter CVC/RTI/13/1862/241925 dated 18.03.2014 from CVC.
3. Letter from CVO(MOD) dated 04 Aug 2014.