HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi| Updated: May 26, 2015 00:59 IST
Radar specialist S Christopher has emerged as the frontrunner to take over as the next chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Christopher heads the Bengaluru-based Centre for Airborne Systems and heads the project to develop airborne early warning and control systems.
The post has been vacant since January 31 when the government terminated then chief Avinash Chander’s contract.
G Satheesh Reddy, who heads the Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imarat, and Anil Datar, chief of Pune-based Armament and Combat Engineering cluster, were also in the running. The government will appoint a scientific advisor to the defence minister after the DRDO vacancy is taken care. Both roles were being essayed by the DRDO chief so far.
Above news publish on 26th May 2015 00:59 IST
Simultaneously Following PIB release 26-May-2015 10:37 IST
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development to Shri G. Mohan Kumar, IAS (OR:79), Defence Secretary for a period of three months or till a regular incumbent is appointed or till further orders whichever is the earliest w.e.f. 25.5.2015. __________________________________________________________
It means GOI in no mood to offer responsibility to above three stalwarts of DRDO.
May be Parrikar Shahib received bunch of Anonymous letter in which the DRDO officials exposes their great achievements like connections with suppliers / vendors, their encouragement towards incompetent beloveds, their technical compatibility, managing their in house awards, specially their patronage and soft corner to some one special like Sh Avinash Chander pattern.
We request to PMO, MoD this time they should take care all above, IB clearance, clear vision, original subject knowledge, not deemed private universities credentials, most important is the feedback from younger scientists because they are future of DRDO and they need fearless environment to grow so they can able to deliver their best.