Kindly provide me with the following information requested under the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005 in respect to Dr Prahalada, Vice Chancellor, DIAT, Pune. As per CPIO DRDO reply RTI/02/2091/C/2011 dated 27th Sep 2011 File No. CIC/LS/A12011/000412 para (d) Dr. Prahiada, CC R&D (Ae& SI) & DS, DRDO HQrs availed DRDO guest house facility in Delhi from 26 Mar 2010 to 20 Mar 2011. But the fact is Dr. Prahiada, CC R&D (Ae& SI) & DS, DRDO HQrs availed DRDO guest house facility since 2005 after his posting from DRDL, Hyderabad. As per DRDO Hqrs telephone Directory from 2005 to 2010 Dr. Prahiada’s residence showed C-7, DRDO Guest House Qutab Enclave, New Delhi.
- Please provide the copy the document/ noting / any written paper received by CPIO, DRDO Hqrs from establishment in respect to Dr. Prahiada’s stay in DRDO guest house since 26th Mar 2010 to 20th Mar 2011
- Please provide total amount that was recovered from Dr. Prahiada.
- Copy of disciplinary action taken against Dr. Prahiada for illegally claimed HRA, if any.
- Residence proof of Dr. Prahiada which he produced to JCDA for availing HRA since his posting to DRDO Hqrs in 2005.
Kindly refer to following decisions of Central Information Commission and verdict given in these decisions.
File No. CIC/LS/A/2012/002612 dated 22.3.2013 (Dr. Neelam Bhalla vs. DRDO) Verdict – It is, no doubt, true that DRDO is an exempted organisation yet it has been the consistent view of this Commission that the benefit of exemption extends only to functional / operational matters and not to establishment related routine matters. The legality of this view has not been challenged in the relevant judicial forum so far.
Note: – Above required information is directly related to corruption and does not come under schedule II. As you are aware recently Defence Minister issued charge sheet to Dr A K Tyagi in connection to his involvement in DIAT library procurement. Dr Prahalada, Vice Chancellor, DIAT, Pune extended all help to Dr A K Tyagi for manipulation of documents, like when I sought information regarding the DIAT library the very next day Dr A K Tyagi visited DIAT on temporary duty in the name of RTI awareness program etc. It is only due to as CPIO, DRDO Hqrs Dr A K Tyagi provided false information of Dr. Prahiada’s stay in DRDO guest house and Dr. Prahlada was able to digest poor tax payer’s money (4 years HRA).
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