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Before taking over as President of India Dr Kalam was renowned scientific figure in international arena. He received for his valuable contribution “Bharat Ratna” by government of India.
Prior to this Dr Kalam was Scientific Adviser to RM and leading single handedly the missile program under the banner of IGMDP
To accomplish this mission he explored man, machine, components etc from across the globe. Unfortunately he picked up Dr Amarjeet Singh Bains a salesman of Marconi, UK and was given an opportunity as scientist ‘E’ in DRDL, Hyderbad. However, within a short span of time he joined DEAL, Dehradun as scientist ‘F’ in 1987 and became director, DEAL in 1996.
The misadventures of Dr A S Bains began and he started taking advantage of the close proximity of Dr Kalam. The items were ordered to his friend’s firm under single tender basis. The tender was approved by then scientific adviser to RM, further showing utter disregard to constitutional provision Dr A S Bains changed the nomenclature without the consent of the scientific adviser to RM.
RTI reply shows the truth, CBI, Dehradun investigation finds that Dr K D Nayak, present CC (R&D), distinguished scientist was key person who manipulated the file. This promotion to DS is the reward given to him for befooling the then scientific adviser to RM.
Page 15 para 3 line 6 “The deal for the purchase was approved by the then scientific adviser to RM Dr A P J Kalam. However, the only bone of contention is the fact that when the firm had asked for change of nomenclature and replacing the word down convertors with integrated circuit Dr A S Bains, Director of the laboratory had approved of the TPC recommendation and have not referred this matter of change of nomenclature to SA to RM, as deal was approved by him………….. The Act of Dr A S Bains in approving the change of nomenclature and not referring to DRDO Hqrs is not justified.”
The information received from Business Registration Div Fullerton, CA 92832, USA is following
The facts about firm
Thank you for contacting the City of Fullerton with your business inquiry.
Unfortunately there is no current record of a registered business with the information you have provided however there is some previous history. Our records show the following:
Account #129185, Expired July 1, 1999
Name: Wave Components & Systems Assoc.
Address 1409 W. Woodcrest Avenue
Ownership: Sole Proprietor
Owner: Mani K. Thakur
Activity: Mail Order
Applied: July 17, 1998
Account #129184, Expired July 1, 1999
Name: RLC Tech
Address: 1409 W. Woodcrest Avenue
Ownership: Sole Proprietor
Owner: Shail Kumari Thakur
Activity: Mail Order
Applied: July 17, 1998
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Inspite of US sanction after Pokhran-II and the firm was officially closed on July 1, 1999 as per US official records, the firm participated in tenders afterwards also, as per DEAL procurement records in a TPC held on 18th Dec 1999 & subsequently 3rd March 2000 the firm bid was considered and the comment by TPC member “the tenders were invited from the 5 known firms in this field based on the records of DEAL and informations as available.”
- Wave Components & Systems Associates, 1409 W. Woodcrest Avenue, Fullertone, CA- 92833 –mail order firm – Residence of Mr.ManiKant Thakur as per US municipal records
- M/s SK Components 4804,W Asteria Street TORRANCE, California –90503 – not existed no record found by Business Registration TORRANCE ,California –90503 – Residence of Moti Kapur /Indra Kapur as per municipal records of Torrance
- M/s Ruby Electronics, 145 – Woodland Dr, Salem, IL – 62881 not existed no record found by Business Registration Salem, IL – 62881 Residence of Dr. Gautam Jha, MD and well known medical practitioner at Salem, USA
- M/s D & M Ferrite, Quasar, Russia – quoted only ferrite components and bagged the order
- M/S Bit & Bytes, Bangalore – not quoted
Above mail order firm Wave Components & Systems Associates was created for supply the items to DEAL, DRDO only by friend of Dr A S Bains and supplied worth crores of rupees. It can be verify from DEAL’s procurement records during the period of Dr A S Bains’s directorship.
The firm bagged the order and transfers the order to M/S Wave Components System Associates (India) Ph – / fax -26225293, M-39 (LGF), Chitranjan Park, New Delhi – 110019 and again it is a flat of Dr A S Bains’ friend.
IB report revealed the facts reference letter no DVS/02/2020/M/1/20-A dated 05 September 2001 letter written by K V Shanker, Joint Director( Vigilance), MOD to Director (L&I), DRDO Hqrs
“ The other firm, M/s Wave Components and Systems associates, which is alleged to be a California based company, is not registered here. This firm is also not functioning from the address M-39, Chittaranjan Park, New Deihi. However, enquiries revealed that the house M-39, Chittaranjan Park New Delhi as well as the firm M/s Wave Components are also owned y Col Deepak Badhvar from Dehradun. It is true that DEAL has been placing orders with this company also.
It also transpired during enquiries that Col Badhwar and Dr AS are neighbors in Dehradun and have a good relation with each other. It is possible that both these firms have been floated with the ulterior object of meeting the government requirement of securing tenders while effecting purchase.”
Further the RTI reply from customs department has been revealed that the M/S Wave Components System Associates (India) Ph – / fax -26225293, M-39 (LGF), Chitranjan Park, New Delhi – 110019 never import any material. (Copy enclosed RTI request and RTI Reply)
Now the question arises from where the item arranged and supplied to DEAL and who were the beneficiaries.
The scientist of DEAL, DRDO who supported Dr A S Bains for his all illegal acts are rewarded by fast promotions as in DRDO the promotion is solely/ wholly depended upon Directors of labs. The reason of growing incompetency, frustrations resulted un-productivity of DRDO. This is the ground reality of increasing numbers of CAT cases/ court cases / representations / complaints to President / Prime Minister / Defence Minister in this premier defence organisation.
The above money making example is tip of the ice-berg of prevailing corruption, the authorities / agencies receiving lot of complaints but in the shadow of secrecy DRDO somehow managing the show.
But the question is up to how long people of India will wait for government about setting accountability on DRDO?
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Kindly provide me with the following information requested under the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
- The copy of Import/Export license of following firms.
- The copies of custom duty exemption certificate issued by DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) for supplies of items to DEAL (Defence Electronics Application Laboratory), Dehradun were used between April 2000 to March 2004 by following firms.
I. M/S Wave Components System Associates (India), M-39 (LGF), Chitranjan Park, New Delhi -19
II. M/S Celestia Impex Pvt. Ltd , 557, Tower-III , Kailash Apartment New Delhi- 110065
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