Earth revolves round the Sun, Sun rises in the east, sets in the west, both truths are known to humans from the journey of civilizations. Copernicus and Kepler gave the theoretical justification of the above.
In DRDO the Scientists and Technologists also accept the above statements. But as soon as Scientists are given power of Director to lead a laboratory he forgets the above statements that is the Sun is fixed and Earth
revolves, he proposes a new theory after charge assumption as director DRDO, that Earth is fixed and Sun revolves round the Earth and he gives the justification that the Sun’s rotation Sunrises in east and sets in the west.
DRDO directors since beginning of DRDO remain on the post until they retires. As a result they declare themselves the king of a small kingdom. The absolute financial powers, the recruitment power, the demotion power, the demolition power, he declares himself as unquestionable leader.
He runs the laboratory and Scientific Adviser to RM feel that whatever is his decision, it must be within the constitutional provision.
As long as directors follow constitutional provisions and understand his responsibilities and accountability, there is no chance of failure in product development because we are having the best manpower in the world.
But the truth of DRDO lab’s director, the day he assumes the charge, immediately crushes / tear off the whole effort of his predecessor by reorganizing the technical scenario of the lab. He removes the technical heads, put his own loyal man in that position which may prove the lucrative, put those on whom he has confidence to deal with the financial irregularities can be easily manipulated. The commission and omission the transfer of funds to relatives and friends accounts in the name of via different schemes and grants or business association. Acquiring lands in the name relatives, established friends and relatives firms’s business with his lab are the important key elements of new director’s in the first phase. In second phase he plans the foreign trips at least covering five /six countries to study their development efforts in the particular area for which as per charter of duties the works under going on in his lab with hidden agenda to tie up personal links with foreign firms.
Third phase, he take the step to kill enthusiasm of those Scientists who are working from the soul of their heart by sidelining them from real task and assigning them to sundry task. Why because the dedicated scientist and workers never co-operate with his suppliers who are supplying low quality/low quantity stuff to DRDO’s prestigious projects. This is one of the major and foremost reason of delay and failure of DRDO’s project.
This crime remains unnoticed by DRDO Hqrs as the representations are bounce back to individuals. The total efficiency of the lab reduces to 25% and this antinational activity results in to short closing of the projects which has importance for the country defence.
DRDO recently short close 450 such projects. If total cost is considered it’s come in to thousands and thousands crores.
The items imported under such projects are thrown in to scrape and then a new item again procured, some time the gentleman who procured those scrap again supply the item/equipment under new package to DRDO itself and believe it, this is the common gimmick in DRDO. People don’t know because south labs products are supplied in north labs and north labs supplied to south labs, and sometimes item routed through even foreign country.
These things happen because directors are having financial and administrative powers for long period. Now with few years back directors to camouflage their these technical scientific gimmick in defence procurements, remove or degrade or sidelined the UPSC appointed admin allied people who are well versed with proper procurement process which is duly approved by government of India. They appointed or designated their scientist as head material managements, director management services etc. it is nothing but only the game of corruption. If our government will not look in to this believe me, DRDO will never ever be able to deliver any reliable, trustworthy, indigenous product for our defence forces.
Had the directors been appointed for tenure of three years only on rotation to look after the administration task with standing order from President of India not to interfere the technical program and the program/project directors would have been the financial powers to their program/project requirements.
The DRDO might have written a new chapter on technology development.
The directors are real criminals who justify their failures, incompetence and poor leadership in the name of new technology.
Who is to blame????