Dear Dr. Saraswat Ji Good Morning 20th July 2010
It is shameful day for DRDO because five employees were sent to jail yesterday evening for the fault which was purely generated due to irresponsibility of then Director IRDE Sh.JAR Krishnamurti.
Please remember the fatherly role played by the directors of DRDO labs like Sh Naryan Rao, Dr RP Shenoy, Dr E Bhagirath Rao, Dr R Hidyanath, the stalwarts of yester years. They were not only administrative head but behave as father/guardian figure and even family problem of colleagues were taken care by them.
The modern directors are selfish lot, they are bluffers and they always look for easy flow of money by any means in their pocket. Sh Sundarm when he joined as Director, IRDE, he would have to take corrective measure to solve the issue in front of his table. But he was only busy on TD see the data. The ignorance of small problem of union conflict was now gave a big shame for elite scientific community of DRDO.
The condition of DRDO is deterring fast and I wish that from technical leadership you will also work for the cohesive environment of DRDO.
In my school days I was taught two stories which is relevant today and you might have read this but I have prefer to share with you as you are commanding DRDO you should know the faithfulness of your surroundings.
“There was four friends, a blacksmith, a tailor, a goldsmith and a pandit. They belongs to village and were going to earn money in the cities. While in journey they had to cross a dense jungle area. They decided that during night the first quarter from 6-9 will be guarded by blacksmith, 9-12 by tailor, 12-3 by Goldsmith and 3-6 by pandit. The blacksmith had to pass the time when other taking rest, he cut a wood piece and made a beautiful doll, the tailor in his turn made a beautiful dress, the goldsmith in his turn decorated the doll with ornaments. The pandit when he woke, he saw the beautiful doll and performed a puja. The doll become alive and converted into beautiful girl”
The story says that four people from different field were master and they have respect for each other. That’s why they were able to deliver the perfect output.
DRDO in which you are commanding people don’t have respect for each other. We malign the image of scientific and technical community.
Second story “ A guru asked his disciples to bring a glass of milk, when they come to next morning to school. Every disciple thought that how any one notice if he carry a glass of water, because other will bring pure milk.. as result the earthen pot which have supposed to be filled with milk was now filled with water. Guru showed the earthen pot to every disciple and said that this is the truth.”
The story says that the everyone is cunning and they have not respected of truth.
In DRDO you are surrounded with such truthful scientist and technical experts. Who have least respect for the nation, they least bothered for national security, the tax payers money are paid to give milk, but every expert contributing glass of water. Yes something is flourishing i.e. corruption, nepotism, castism and regionalism. DRDO is now master in misappropriation of fund and misinterpretation of Government rules.