Subject: Refer to your D.O No 2236 VIP/RM/2011 dated 20th May 2011
Your reply to my letter 15th may 2011 has proved your greatness and deep concern about the prevailing corrupt activities in DRDO.
On 3rd June 2011 you have given a call to deliver AGNI-5 on the occasion of DRDO award ceremony. Some truth which has become de-motivation factor to young scientist who are hard working and dreamed to develop defence related systems are shattered. The reason is very simple since 1999 to motivate DRDO scientists, DRDO Hqrs has managed to distribute the funds (More than 1 crore) in the Annual Mela to those scientists whose contribution in science and technology development is nil. These awards are given to “yes man” on one subject to my knowledge and can be verified from DRDO Hqrs four people have received Scientist of the Year award without any contribution. As an example the gentleman who developed Satcom terminal was thrown out of DEAL,DRDO in 1991-92 and then Director received the Scientist of the Year award on Satcom technology, again on the same product while it was non functional in any of the defence specific mission but another Scientist of the Year award. Third time in 2004-05 again for same product Sh Ashok Sen received the award and now for the same product Sh RC Aggarwal & his team has given AGNI award.
The interesting fact is that this product was not used in either KARGIL WAR or deployed any where, but the work done by Dr E Bhagirathe Rao, Chanchal Kumar Chatterji has become a “Kamdhenu Cow” for above great – great scientist.
Brig Swaminathan , director finance was also one recipient of Scientist of the Year award for his contribution in managing funds in DRDO Hqrs
Sh I D Gaba Director RAC/ DOP was awarded Scientist of the Year award without any scientific contribution.
Even a scientist who has spend his life in managing conservancy casual staff, if he is a yes man, he is getting the Scientist of the Year award.
DRDO Hqrs can easily be fooled, the award committee and finally the honorable minister. Since Defence minister is simply endorsing without any query of the achievements of individual.
I have asked some citations of few awards recipients under purview of RTI Act 2005 as Padma awards citations and other details are also available for common people, but as usual DRDO used shelter of schedule –II of RTI Act and matter is under screening of CIC.
AWARDS ARE GIVEN TO MOTIVATE BUT IN DRDO THE AWARD HAS BEEN PROVED DEMOTIVATING FACTOR.
Thanking youRegards Prabhu Dayal Dandriyal 21-Sunderwala, Raipur, Dehradun-248008 Phone – 2787750, Mobile- 9411114879, E-mail id email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org Website – www.corruptionindrdo.com
- Prime Minister, PMO 011-23019545 / 23016857
- Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA Fax no.23018651
- Scientific Adviser to RM, Room No 531, DRDO Hqrs, Rajaji Marg, New Delhi