Parliament of India is supreme constitutional institution in which Hon’ble Member of Parliament (MP) can ask questions to Government Ministries regarding issues of public welfare, working of Government, issues of national interest and others as specified by Parliament rules & procedures with permission of chair.
It is expected that concerned ministries will provide true and correct information to Parliament through concerned minister of the ministry of GOI. The Hon’ble ministers provide the reply to parliament questions based on inputs provided to them by the concerned department. Hon’ble Members of Parliament very frequently put questions in Parliament related to DRDO.
DRDO was having its own cell for preparing the reply to Parliament Questions headed by Dr. J.P. Singh, Scientist ‘F’ under Dte. of Planning & Coordination. Now after implementation of Rama Rao Committee, DRDO has restructure its organization setup and a new Dte of Parliamentary Affairs has been created with effect from 01 Sept 2013 under CCR&D(R&M) and Dr. J.P. Singh, Scientist ‘G’ is the first Director of this Directorate of Parliamentary Affairs. As a matter of fact Dr. J.P. Sigh is highly qualified scientist of DRDO with M.Sc. (Physics), MLISC and Ph.D. but since several years he is posted at DRDO HQ and looking after Parliamentary Affairs in DRDO. Dr. J.P. Singh was promoted as Scientist ‘G’ wef 01 July 2012 and having seniority no. 346 among all Scientist ‘G’ of DRDO as seniority roll as on November 2013, still by superseding all his seniors he was appointed as Director, Dte of Parliamentary Affairs , DRDO HQ with blessings of his God Father.
To provide false and misleading information to Hon’ble MP’s by any ministry on behalf of the hon’ble minister is disrespect to Parliament and against the decorum of the House. As per Chapter 8: Privileges of Rajya Sabha Manual to provide false & misleading information to Parliament is breach of privileges and contempt of Parliament.
In 15th Lok Sabha, a Parliamentary Question No. 2732 was raised by Hon’ble members of Lok Sabha Shri Pradeep Kumar Singh, Shri Kirti (Jha) Azad and Dr. M.Jagannath which was answered by then Defence Minister Shri A. K. Antony on 10.12.2012. (Copy Annexed as downloaded from Lok Sabha website). The subject of the question sought was “WORKING CONDITIONS OF SCIENTISTS AT DRDO” (Very much relevant to present condition of DRDO)
Ex Defence Minister Shri A. K. Antony answered parliament question no. 2732 regarding extended tenure of DRDO Scientistsand as a practice the answer was prepared by DRDO Parliamentary Affair expert awardee scientist Dr. J. P. Singh who was looking Parliamentary Affairsin Directorate of Planning and Coordination, DRDO HQ in the year 2012.
Dr. J. P. Singh awarded in June 2011 for“Disseminating Information pertaining to DRDO’s Contributions” to the Parliament and its Committees. Subsequently he was also promoted as Scientist ‘G’ after superseding so many scientists who are actually doing science in various Lab/Estt of DRDO and his promotion is clear cut violation of FCS (Flexible Complementary Scheme) guide lines which says FCS benefits strictly for those scientists who are doing science or totally involved in scientific & technical assignments.
The justification for granting service extensions to so called scientists of DRDO now totally exposed and Modi Ji’s Government is taking stern action no output, no undue benefits.
But in respect of answer of “Whether the Government favours the policy of retaining officers or specialists after their retirement; “ was totally false –DRDO never ever justified the extensions of their scientists, if you see the DOPT guidelines for service extensions FR 56 (d) it is clearly mentioned“the expertise of individuals should be of international stature” but 99% of service extensions given by DRDO to those scientists who has no patents, no international papers, no awards, even their own town does not know about his existence. DRDO posed them like without him the ongoing project will not move a single step but in reality all scientist on extensions 62-64 are either holding the post of DG or CCR&D at DRDO HQ and busy in administrative work only and not contributing in scientific activities (R&D) of DRDO.
It can be found in bio-data of all Distinguished Scientists/Outstanding Scientists on extension after age of 60 years that paper published are from in- house DRDO publications, awards in- house DRDO awards or the awards sponsored ones like by deemed universities who receiving funds from DRDO or societies who also received funds for their day to day activities from DRDO. The gang of bluffer scientists made a grip (मकड़जाल) to confuse and mislead the politicians in the name of indigenous technology development related to Defence.
The one example of the service extension of the so called great scientist as Shri Antony mentioned in his answer “This extension is grantedkeeping in view their knowledge and meritin theconcerned fields. Therefore, DRDO is utilizing rich experience and knowledge of these scientists in on-going research works” is of Shri R. C. Agarwal, Director, DEAL, DRDO, Raipur Road, Dehradun.
As per information of DRDO website he joined DRDO after B. Tech and subsequently he did M. Tech while working in LRDE and he got DRDO various in-house awards but not mentioned the name of awards and type of awards in his bio-data(whether local lab awards). Similarly it is mentioned that he contributed in so many projects (as a team member everyone in DRDO contributed with various project what is special). It is also mentioned that he published number of technical papers in national and international journals (no numbers, no details whether as main author or as co-author). Hence, big question mark is on his bio-data and extension in service)
This great scientist of DRDO nobody knows him in Dehradun what is his national or international existence, only SA knows who forwarded his name to ACC.
He got 60 to 62 years extension in June 2011 just after his bypass surgery in Feb 2011– see the DRDO top HR capability. ( Now everyone knows the capability of DRDO HR as Madras High Court punished Sh.G MALAKONDIAH, CC (R&D) HR, DRDO with Simple Imprisonment for a period of three weeks and also pay a fine of Rs.2,000/)
In the name of 100 Cr project Software Defined Radio (SDR) (PDC 36 Months) the status of project till date same as in the time of sanction. He purchased SDR 3000, SDR 5000 that was the achievement and spends 57% of funds in his first extension. Take lot of leaves, availed LTC to J&K, second LTC Sikkim etc and wasted precious money of poor tax payers.
Again he got second service extension 62 to 64 years same in the name of Software Defined Radio (SDR) (PDC 36 Months) but nothing mentionable has been done so far, currently project review is going on in Bangalore and the best part is that as Shri Antony told “DRDO utilizing rich experience of scientist” and so called scientist is in 27 days vacation to US and again wasting precious money of poor tax payers.
Can DRDO justifies the extension game –never but who cares to common man question? But Modi ji give hope that now no extension without proper justifications and cases should be initiated at least four months before retirement.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2732
ANSWERED ON 10.12.2012
WORKING CONDITIONS OF SCIENTISTS AT DRDO
Singh Shri Pradeep Kumar
Azad Shri Kirti (Jha)
Jagannath Dr. M.
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether dozens of top scientists at the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) are working on extended tenures;
(b) Whether DRDO is facing the problem of human resource especially shortage of scientists for their projects;
(c) If so, the details thereof;
(d) Whether the Government favours the policy of retaining officers or specialists after their retirement; and
(e) If so, the reasons for retaining them and steps being taken to impart training to new scientists and improve efficiency of DRDO?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a) Presently, 11 Distinguished (top) Scientists are working in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on extended tenures.
(b) (b) & (c): There is no critical shortage of manpower in DRDO. However, a case has been taken up with Government for augmentation of its manpower to meet the requirements of ongoing and future projects.
(c) (d) & (e): As per existing provision, scientists and technologists can be given extension in service. This extension is granted keeping in view their knowledge and merit in the concerned fields. Therefore, DRDO is utilizing rich experience and knowledge of these scientists in on-going research works.
DRDO has been giving due importance to training. The Organization has dedicated training institutes, such as Targeted Training Centre at Bangalore, Institute of Technology Management (ITM) at Mussoorie, Training Institute at Jodhpur, Military Institute of Training (MILIT) at Pune. DRDO has a well established training policy, whereby training programmes for scientists are organized / sponsored in technical and techno-managerial areas through renowned academic institutes / universities / other organizations from India and abroad.