Subject: Unconstitutional act of DoPT officials who are managing the Online RTI Portal and supporting corrupt officers of DRDO
I Prabhu Dandriyal, ex DRDO employee and resident of Dehradun, Uttarakhand fighting against corruption since 1999.
When the RTI Act 2005 implemented through our Honorable Parliament, it was a historical decision to empowerment common man of India.
Today, Sh Rahul Gandhi ji, Smt Sonia Gandhi ji daily quoting in election rallies that RTI Act 2005 is their gift to common man of India; it is 100% true that day one common man experiences his strength to correct the corrupt system and RTI Act helped mass common people of India.
Since its inception, I have filed several RTI applications to expose the corruption and slowly the corrective measures are taken by concern departments, but still long way to go on.
Sir, DoPT is the nodal agency for implementing RTI Act-2005 and I was found some officials from DoPT are supporting corrupt officials of DRDO.
Sir, I filed an online RTI application to DRDO for request information in respect of Dr. AK Singh, DOP, DRDO, Ministry of Defence. The information can expose the wrong doings of DRDO officials. But my RTI application was returned by DoPT official unprecedentedly.
My RTI application MODEF/R/2014/60617 filed online portal on 31/03/214 addressed to Dr. RB Sharma, CPIO, DRDO under department of Defence was returned online on 15th March 2014 with this remark which one is unprecedented act of portal manager/ in-charge against the guideline. Remarks :- You have filed more than 40 online RTI applications relating to DRDO on the address of Department of Defence which has been physically transferred to DRDO under intimation to you. DRDO is a separate public authority and is also placed under Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005. Therefore, your online RTI applications seeking information in r/o the DRDO and sent to Department of Defence will not be acted upon henceforth. You may directly send your application to the DRDO for the information.
As per Guideline – An applicant who desires to obtain any information under the RTI Act 2005 can make a request through this RTI Online Portal to only the Central Public Authorities of main Ministries/Departments located at New Delhi initially. In the first phase, this facility is available to Ministries/Departments/Apex Bodies mentioned in the list available in ‘GUIDELINES’
It is astonishing fact that DoPT official mentioning that DRDO placed under Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005 but they forget they are not exempted for corruption and human right violation matters; it seems that the officials involved are biased and supporter of corrupt official of DRDO.
I request you kindly take appropriate corrective measure take action against officials who are involved in unconstitutional act and give strength to claim of UPA government that RTI- Act 2005 is really empowered the common man and fix those who are diluting the effectiveness of strong RTI Act -2005.Regards Prabhu Dandriyal 21-Sunderwala, Raipur, Dehradun-248008 Phone – 0135- 2787750, Mobile- 9411114879, e-mail id firstname.lastname@example.org website – www.corruptionindrdo.com
Enclosed: Copy of my RTI application returned with remark by DoPT officials.
Final Status of MODEF/R/2014/60617
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|Applicant Name||Prabhu Dandriyal|
|Date of receipt||31/03/2014|
|Request Filed With||Department of Defence|
|Text of Application||To, 31st March 2014
Dr. RB Sharma, CPIO
DRDO HQ, Min. of Defence
DRDO Bhawan, Rajaji Marg
Kindly provide me with the following information requested under the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005 in respect of Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Scientist G is presently holding the charge of DOP, DRDO at DRDO HQ. He is holding following post in DRDO since January 2007. Details are given as under:
SN Post Duration Directorate
1.Staff Officer to CC(R&D) (HR) -Oct 2004- Dec 2006DRDO HQ, DRDO,
2.DirectorJan 2007 Sep 2010CEPTAM, DRDO,
3.DirectorOct 2010 27th Feb 2013Dte. of HRD, DRDO HQ,
4.Director28 Feb 2013 till date DOP, DRDO HQ
Note: He was holding the charge of two Directorates as Director, DHRD & Director, DOP from 01 Dec 2012 to 27 Feb 2013
In reference to the above kindly provide the following information under RTI Act 2005.
1.Procedure/Guidelines/Rules for appointment of Directors in Corporate Directorate/RAC/CEPTAM, DRDO duly approved by DOPT, Government of India.
2.Criteria for appointment of Directors in Corporate Directorate/RAC/CEPTAM (Seniority/Administrative & Management skill, qualification & experience etc.)
3.Charter of Duties & Nature of work carried out by Scientist appointed as:
I.Staff Officer to Chief Controller R&D(HR)
4.File noting for appointment of Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh as Staff Officer to CCR&D (HR) & copy of appointment order
5.File noting for appointment of Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh as Director, CEPTAM & copy of his appointment order
6.File noting for appointment of Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh as Director, DHRD, DRDO HQ & copy of his appointment order
7.File noting for appointment of Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh as Director, DOP & copy of his appointment order
8.List of Scientist consider in the appointment of following post by DRDO Hqrs.
a.Director, CEPTAM Jan 2007- Sept 2010
b.Director, DHRD Oct 2010- Feb 2013
c.Director, DOP March 2013- Jan 2014
9.Administrative & Managerial Experience and Educational Qualification of Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Scientist F as on Jan 2007 when he was appointed as Director, CEPTAM, DRDO.
NOTE – Matter is directly related to corruption and not exempted under Section 24 (1) because Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh as Director, DHRD was part & parcel of implementing interview in promotion of scientist F to scientist G grade without proper amendment in SRO (Violation of Article 309). He was also one of the candidates for scientist F to scientist G promotion in year 2011 assessment.
a.Please refer CIC decision in File No. CIC/LS/A/2012/002612 dated 22.3.2013 (Dr. Neelam Bhalla Vs. DRDO)-
b.Information asked is on Establishment Matter and not exempted u/s 24 of RTI Act as per various decisions of CIC.
21-Sunderwala, Raipur, Dehradun -248008
0135- 2787750, 9411114879,
|Request document (if any)||document not provided|
|Status||RTI REQUEST APPLICATION RETURNED TO APPLICANT|
|Date of Action||15/04/2014|
|Remarks||Remarks :- You have filed more than 40 online RTI applications relating to DRDO on the address of Department of Defence which has been physically transferred to DRDO under intimation to you. DRDO is a separate public authority and is also placed under Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005. Therefore, your online RTI applications seeking information in r/o the DRDO and sent to Department of Defence will not be acted upon henceforth. You may directly send your application to the DRDO for the information.|
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