Dear friends please go through the parliament question 789 asked by Hon Shri Nishikant Dubey and others regarding DRDO projects. Our Hon Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar answered the question as a same way like Ex defence Minister Sh A K Anthony because both only read the paper supplied by Dr. J.P. Singh, Scientist ‘G’ Director 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.
You all be happy to see the answer same old story repeating since last 15 years friends we have great hope from Shri Manohar Parrikar because he is IIT’ans but without investigating the answer supplied by Dr. J.P. Sigh he state read same way like Sh A K Anthony.
It is requested that to our Defence Minister please see the answers earlier given by Sh A K Anthony on same matter. Also request don’t believe the reply given by Dr. J.P. Sigh some time he also not know the real facts, he only does galvanizing the inputs. We want to see the difference between technical qualified politician with other one. It will the great loss for our country if DRDO incompetent scientists are able to bluff the technical sound person like Parrikar ji.
ANSWERED ON 27.02.2015
789 . Dubey Shri Nishikant
Innocent Shri Senguttuvan, Shri BalasubramaniamKumar, Shri Kunwar Sarvesh
Shri Sultan Ahmed Ramachandran Shri Krishnan Narayanasamy
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether several projects of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are lagging behind schedule and if so, the details thereof and the reasons for delay in completion of these projects, project-wise;
(b) the details of funds required, budget allocated, released and utilized by the DRDO for the purpose during each of the last three years and the current year, project-wise;
(c) the steps taken / being taken by the Government for completion of such projects;
(d) whether DRDO proposes to open Centre of Excellence in the country and if so, the details thereof; and
(e) whether the Government proposes to change the policy relating to the appointment of scientists in DRDO to meet the shortage if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)
(a) & (b): Project-wise details regarding original and revised date of completion, sanctioned cost, expenditure made during last three years and current year along with reasons for delay in completion of major ongoing projects of DRDO is attached at Annexure `A`.
(c): The following corrective/remedial measures have been taken/being taken to complete ongoing projects in-time.
# Consortium approach is being used for design, development and fabrication of critical components
# Three-tier project monitoring approach has been instituted in the major projects.
# Project Monitoring Review Committee (PMRC) and Project Appraisal and Review Committee (PARC) meetings are held regularly to monitor the progress of ongoing projects.
# Concurrent engineering approach has been adopted in technology intensive projects to minimize time-lag between development and productionisation of the systems.
# Information Technology and modern management techniques are being applied.
# Encouraging joint funding by users to ensure their commitment towards earliest completion.
# Promoting synergy and better co-ordination among User Services, DRDO and production agencies through cluster meetings.
(d) Yes, Madam. DRDO has already established seven Centers of Excellence in various disciplines and taken initiative to establish the following four more Centers in the areas of interest to defence.
# Bi-nodal Center of Propulsion Technologies (CoPT) at IIT, Bombay.
# Jagdish Chandra Bose Center for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT) at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
# Joint Advanced Technology Center (JATC) at IIT, Delhi.
# Center for Advanced Materials & Electromagnetics (CAMEL) at IIT, Jodhpur.
(e) No, Madam. The present policy relating to appointment of scientists in DRDO is functioning effectively. However, there is shortage of scientists in DRDO as there has been no increase of scientific manpower since 2001 while a number of projects have grown multifold in terms of size and technological complexity over the past fifteen years. DRDO has initiated a Cabinet Note for augmentation of manpower by 1316 posts (1260 scientists and 56 works cadre Officers). These are proposed to be filled in phased manner in three recruitment years.