1912. DR. JANARDHAN WAGHMARE: Will the Minister of CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to state:
(a) whether serious allegations of corruption has been made on the website Blog "Biped against Corruption" on the financial and management lapses at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali;
Answer is yes. Since 19th Feb 2011 the blog is publishing about corruption in utilization of 11th five year plan money, nepotism in recruitment at all level, fictitious PHD admission, false degree award and mal administration at NIPER. Documentary proofs obtained through RTI are also uploaded in the blog.
(b) whether Government or the Board of Governors of NIPER has examined the allegations made;
Till date more then 14 formal complains written by three faculty members were send to Board of Governors (BOG) through Chairman BOG. Documentary proof is also submitted to Chairman on 14th Oct 2011, in his office at ICMR headquarter. However, no action taken till date.
On the contrary in absence of BOG based on anonymous complain and joint secretary Pharma’s instruction an inquiry is set up against the whistle blower (one of the three). Latter on in presence o BOG the same procedure is repeated. Based on fabricated documents presented in BOG by officiating directors another inquiry and a fact finding committee is set up, to mum the remaining two whistle blowers.
Apart from BOG complains are also lodged in the following agencies/personals
2. CVO, Department of Pharmaceuticals, 3. Central Vigilance commission (CVC) 4. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) 5. Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) 6. Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals 7. MoS, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (C&F) 8. Cabinet Minister, C&F 9. Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for C&F 10. Chairman, Parliamentary Committee of Petitions. 11. Visitor of NIPER, The Hon’ble President of India
In response to an RTI query Department of Pharmaceuticals said that no inquiry/investigation against officiating Director is done till date.
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and (d) the reaction of Government thereto?
Does not arise
1911. DR. JANARDHAN WAGHMARE: Will the Minister of CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to state:
(a) the functions of the Board of Governors of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali;
Clearly defined in the NIPER statutes Clause 3.1.2 Functions and Powers published in The Gazette of India Nov 8 2003 Part II Sec 3(i) page 2433-2434
In short to manage regulate all finance, accounts, investments and properties of NIPER, entertain, adjudicate and redress grievances of all employees
(b) whether Government is aware that proposal of Rs1400 crores have been submitted to the Planning Commission for the Twelfth Five Year Plan by NIPER;
(c) whether proposal has been examined by the Board of Government of NIPER;
Answer of the question is no. 12th five year plan is made by one of the courtier of officiating Director who’s appointment as professor is made illegally by officiating Director and not approved by BOG. 12th five year plan is not discussed in BOG meeting held in Aug,2011 or Jan 2012
(d) if so, the details of such examinations; and (e) if not, the reaction of Government thereto?
Does not arise