DRDO RTI Cell is acting as a blind body. Since RTI Act, 2005’s implementation, DRDO felt its power and put all efforts to get rid off but success was partial, Schedule – II exemption did not include the corruption and Human rights allegations and subsequently CIC also gave guidelines that, day to day administration and management matters are also not exempted.
This CIC supports give honest officials and citizen an immense power to fight against neck deep corruption/nepotism/favoritism prevailing in DRDO.
Cases started to expose the corrupt practice of senior DRDO officials in various matters like recruitment/promotions/procurements, etc and action started against corrupt officials by Defence Minister, CVO, CVC, etc
The DRDO management now come under desperation and looking after to fix those who are trying to expose the corrupt senior officers, few terminated/dismissed, few transferred, few deprived with promotions, a message was passed among the DRDO officials/employees, that if any one seeks RTI, he should be ready to face consequences and it is established that facts that DRDO management extensively used unwritten policy not give promotions or due credits to those who are involved in RTI acts practices.
It is a clear cut message to the nation that DRDO top management is a dishonest corrupt and not working in the interest of the nation because it is not committed towards the constitution of India.
On 8th March 2014, Dr. R B Sharma, CPIO, DRDO Hqrs acted as a super boss and sent a letter to all Labs/ Establishments of DRDO to not give any information under RTI Act, 2005.
On 28th May, 2005 a meeting was held under DRDO transparency officer Dr. Sudershan Kumar, DS and CC R&D (PC & SI). In that he told to all DRDO’s CPIO not to supply any information under RTI Act-2005. It can be verified by records of DRDO’s RTI cell that no information was passed after this decision to any RTI applicant.
That all RTI applicants receiving reply in the same format which was supplied by DRDO RTI Cell and First appellate authority reply was also given by DRDO in same format.
Surprisingly the following case of Dr. R G Taware, Ex- Technical Officer ‘B’ was to show the blind act of DRDO’s RTI cell.
Dr. R G Taware, Ex- Technical Officer ‘B’ was illegally dismissed by DRDO management with conspiracy. The conspiracy was proved by single point DRDO used then RRM, Sh Palam Raju for suspension and after dismissal and material fact is that RRM, Sh Palam Raju nor has the power for such approval, because as per Ministry of Defence orders of power delegation by Defence Minster shows he has never delegated such powers to RRM, Sh. Palam Raju specially for DRDO.
Dr. R G Taware, Ex- Technical Officer ‘B’ suspension /dismissal orders one of major allegation was “The tone and tenor of letter of Dr. R G Taware dated 26 Aug 2009”
Dr. R G Taware send an RTI request to CPIO, HEMRL, Pune, information sought that DRDO scientists developed a machine which can measure “The tone and tenor of any letter”, he asked whether scientist got any award and promotions for this great innovation.
The Blind DRDO RTI cell replied in a standard format “ You hereby inform that DRDO is placed in second schedule of RTI Act and exempted from disclosure of Information under Section 24 (1) exceptpertaining to the allegation of corruption and human right violations”( copy enclosed)
Further after getting above reply from BLIND DRDO RTI Cell, Dr. R G Taware sent first appeal to FAA, DRDO to check their IQ.
Interestingly the height of blindness of DRDO RTI cell or to hell with RTI same standard reply send by FAA on the issue that “You hereby inform that DRDO is placed in second schedule of RTI Act and exempted from disclosure of Information under Section 24 (1) exceptpertaining to the allegation of corruption and human right violations” (copy enclosed)
Great DRDO RTI cell proved their scientific capability in this RTI application replies – can the common Indian believe these DRDO scientists caliber for defence preparedness ??????????????