Tuesday 13 December 2011

Misappropriation of 11th plan money by officiating director

Officiating Director, utilizing 11th five year plan money, printed a book from local Printer Azad Publisher for Rs. 5 lacs ( Rs. five lacs) and Price of the book printed is Rs 400 and USD 35. In the acknowledgement it is written The grant for the project is received from the nodal ministry of Chemical and Fertilizer Govt. of India, Dept. of Pharmaceuticals. Thus taking Money from two Govt. sources for the same project.

Officiating registrar had no clue whether any provision of this is made in the 11th plan project or not, however section officer audit replied it may be approved without answering the specific question asked about whether any provision of this is made in the 11th plan project or not

From  a bare perusal of the facts, it is clear that officiating director has gravely misused his official position and his act may bring disrepute to the stature and reputation of NIPER.

1. The statement made in the book is reserved for proprietary items and cannot be stated in government funded project outcome-based document.

2. It has been priced, which clearly indicates that it was initially meant for selling, not permitted for government funded project unless of course, DoP / GOI had authorized it.

3. The proceeds of sale and royalty is pocketed by whom?

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