14th November 2011
The Defence Minister
Room No -104, South Block
New Delhi – 110011
During UPA-I you assured the nation to fixing accountability on DRDO an organisation which has never been questioned since its inception in 1958.
Sir, until 1980 the cost of projects were few crores but due to the visionary thought of then Prime Minister late Smt. Indira Gandhi the projects/programs were planned for self reliance in south east Asia and in particular in the Indian sub continent. The neighbors Pakistan and China were supporting each other to keep their upper hand but nothing deterred Smt. Gandhi to take decisions which may culminate to self reliance in the defence sector.
Initially the projects were planned collecting inputs from the literature available elsewhere. The proposals worked out where the cost benefit ration never assessed.
The changing technology was constraint and therefore projects/ programs during 90’s were given extensions time repeatedly, in some cases without enhancing the cost, where the cost was enhanced with proper justification were made. The examples are LCA, MBT, SAMYUKTA (EW) etc.
Easy methods were worked out under the guys defence secret to persue the projects beyond sanctioned time, without financial implications. Today in the last ten years the projects/ programs for which PDC extended did not consume more than 7000 crores rupees an amount equal to the annual budget of DRDO.
What is the fall out?
The revenue and buildup money sanctioned for running the projects were diverted to meet the day to day expenses of the projects the projects/ programs, which were running on PDC extensions. The manpower, the infra structure, the electricity bills, the salary, the TA/DA expenses were more than the cost of build up.
This imbalance between revenue and buildup was supposed to be checked by finance ministry.
Without active project and constant engagement of manpower in dead project resulted in to growing incompetency of laboratories.
What to talk about the Scientist ‘G’, Scientist ‘B’ were started giving justifications for the failures and compared the annual expenditure of DRDO as the expenditure meet to counter the natural calamity like earth quake.
Then the top brass of DRDO says 100 crores projects is not a big amount for DRDO. Indian Air Force is losing every alternate day on a MIG-21.
Let SA to RM justify the extensions of services to his beloved/blue eyed boys.
Sir, there are hope of Indian people with you please fix accountability on DRDO.
At least the finance ministry should cross check the equal flow of money in revenue and build up.
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 Copy to 1. Prime Minister, PMO, south Block, New Delhi – 110011 2. Finance Minister, North Block, New Delhi – 110011 3. Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance Fax no.23018651