To 15th May 2011
The Defence Minister
Room No -104, South Block
New Delhi – 110011
Rajiv Gandhi’s oft-quoted remark on how only 15 paisa of every rupee spent by the government reaches the beneficiary, today if any one checks in DRDO same ratio of poor tax payer money which DRDO is receiving spent on real task, rest 85 paisa per rupees is wasted by DRDO official on their own personal benefits. If any government agency or non government body initiate technical audit will certainly find this 85% sheer wastage, which corrupt DRDO officials are doing every day.
Sir, think if only 15 paisa utilization by DRDO scientists getting various awards then if they utilize 90 paisa per rupees then all the awards which government of India having will definitely going short to facilitate to our emeritus, distinguished, outstanding DRDO scientist.
One example of their modus of operandi which was the procurement of general item will just give you an idea and think if the items are technical then how easy it is to fool the whole government machinery by changing the technical nomenclature, which cannot be easy to judge by financial, customs, and other money sanction authorities. This is the tip of the iceberg and ready to get such examples in regular basis of all DRDO Labs and their Private mushrooming organizations like Brahmos, ASL, BDL etc.
Misuse of Power and Position at DLRL, Hyderabad in installation of Access Control System
The following points are brought to your kind notice regarding misuse of power, corrupt practices adopted in DLRL in connection with placement of order for installation of Access Control System.
DLRL, Hyderabad is the first Laboratory gone for Access Control System during the year 1995 consisting of Card Readers, Turn styles, CC Cameras etc. Based on the performance of the Laboratory, DRDO HQrs. has decided to go for installation of complete Access Control Systems in all Labs of DRDO during the year 2001-2002.
In the year 2004, the case for up gradation of Access Control System was planned and initiated by Sr. Security Officer of DLRL. However, Senior Scientists (Shri S.K. GUPTA and Shri K. BARUA) have taken over the project and called for Tenders vide Tender Ref. No. DLRL/ST/200480010 dated 15.11.2004 and subsequently cancelled the entire process stating that the specifications were not up to the latest trends in the market.
Again, during the year 2008/ the above mentioned Officers (Shri S.K. GUPTA, Sc-G and Shri K. BARUA, Sc-G) along with the present DoMS, Shri D.P. RAO, Sc-F raised another enquiry for same Access Control System bypassing the Senior Security Officer who is an end user and inventory holder. The specifications were much inferior to the existing system which is already in use for the last 15 years in the Laboratory. The total cost of the project was shown as Rs. 165 lakhs and subsequently estimates escalated to Rs. 181lakhs. The proposed work was supposed to be completed by November, 2009 as per Supply Order (copy enclosed). In the requisition, it may be seen that Shri K. BARUA has signed as Demanding Officer, Inventory Holder and also Divisional Head but the fact is that Shri K. BARUA is neither Inventory holder nor divisional officer of Security. Earlier also, he has indulged in the same kind of act in procuring X-ray Scanning machine by signing in all above three positions for the reasons best known to himself and Shri S.K. GUPTA and also to the then Director. However, even today, i.e. after 18 months of the due date, the job is still not completed. It is noticed that the power fencing of the Lab. Was supposed to be 3000 meters (the same was shown in the tender requisitionand cable survey report is enclosed for your ready reference) and actual perimeter of the Lab. is also 3000 meters (approx.). However, the order placed for power fencing was for 6000 meters (which is double than the required) and the rate for the same in sister Lab., i.e. DRDL was Rs. 550/- per meter whereas DLRL has placed order for the same system at Rs. 1187/- per meter. (The order for the system placed by both labs. is with the same company and make, M/s. Shivananda, Nasik). This clearly indicates the corrupt practices of Senior Officers of the organisation.
The installation of power fencing is also not as per the norms of Security. The lines are being erected from inside the laboratory whereas it has to be erected from outside of the perimeter wall. However, the senior officers are .insisting for installation of the same from inside DLRL. The perimeter wall of the organisation is of 3 meters in height along with 1.2 meters of chain link and 900 mm of concertina coil making total height of the wall to the extent of 5 meters. In this case, it is not possible for any individual to jump 5 meters for entering into the premises. So the total exercise of going for power fencing is waste on the exchequer of the Govt. (The total cost for power fencing works out to Rs. 72 lakhs appx.). Similarly, 10 Megapixel cameras are available in the market for Rs. 10,000/- appx. However, it is noticed that DLRL has placed for purchase of the same camera for Rs. 35,000/- a piece. The outdoor CC cameras costing approx Rs. 7.15 lakhs are of Chinese make without any specifications.
The dismantling charge of Rs. 3.5 lakhs shown in supply order is wastage of money as nothing has been dismantled so far.
It may be seen from the above that Senior Scientists are involved in blatant misuse of their official position and indulged in corrupt practices.
Sir, I humbly request you to direct a strong message to DRDO that the D.O letter no 11017/04/2010-AIS-III Dated 3rd March 2010 of Cabinet Secretary, Government of India all ministries/departments is also applicable to DRDO and its ancillaries also.
The Para 2 of letter says that “Civil servant are appointed on the basis of a fair and open completion. We must respond in full measure to faith that citizen have reposed in us and meet their hopes and aspirations of good governance. Integrity, honesty, objectivity, impartiality, transparency, accountability and devotion to duty are the core values which civil servant should cherish and which should form an integral part of our decision and action.”
The Para-3 of letter says “The issue of corruption needs to be addressed fairly and squarely. The Government policy of Zero Tolerance for Corruption must be implemented fully and effectively. Prevent vigilance should be straightened. Transparency must be introduced in decision making and in all our systems. Stringent action must be taken against officers found guilty. Disciplinary proceeding must be expedited.”
Sir, if you ask your Scientific Adviser to give you any example of action taken by DRDO on this above Para-2.and 3, then I am sure Dr. V.K Sarswat will not able to give you any answer.
Because one side Dr. V.K Sarswat constituted vigilance inquiry headed by Prof. S. K. Salwan against Dr Arun Kumar, DOP as per your direction, as your good office received lot of complaints from bunch of people with evidences.
And the other side “post independent inquiry committee, Dr. Arun Kumar also shared dais on 26th March 2011 with former president of India Dr. A.P.J.Abdual. Kalam and SA to RM Dr V.K.Sarswat this shows how serious is DRDO regarding vigilance inquiry”.
As Mr Kalmadi was sidelined from Padma awards function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Sir, today I have received a comment about Dr Arun Kumar —-
You don’t know about Dr. Arun Kumar, the DOP. He is a corrupt and standing out Scientist in DRDO. He has taken extension for doing malpractice and corruption for his next generation. Some years ago, he was a bogus scientist but at present he is a expert ‘BABUJI’ for corruption. If anybody is interested for corruption then please join the classes of Dr. Arun Kumar. He will teach everything about the corruption, extension service period. He acquired his Doctorate in “Corruption in DRDO”. Therefore, he handled many departments in DRDO. At present the Inquiry is going on against Dr. Arun Kumar but don’t worry about that, he is great expert for that also. Please note. The DGR&;D is also in his under wait’s pocket.”
If this the opinion of his colleagues then what output you can expect from DRDO in this scenario.
- Prime Minister Office 011-23019545 / 23016857
- Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA Fax no.23018651
- Scientific Adviser to RM, Room No 531, DRDO Hqrs, Rajaji Marg, New Delhi