Saturday, 28 April 2012

Is NIPER going IDPL way???

NIPER Mohali, the blue eyed boy of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Ministry of C&F, GOI,  which was created with lot of pomp and noise to uplift the pharmaceutical Sciences of India, failed to deliver the expectation of Nation.

It was created as Institute of National importance by the act of Parliament. But rampent corruption, mal administration and mischievous misdeel of "GANG OF FOUR" caused ire of Parliamentarians. Successive questions in Rajys Sabha compeled ministry to take drastic measure. Comprehensive performance evaluation by expert organization (CAG, Performance Audit??) might unearth many unpleasant truth of nonperforming assets. Now fate of the "GANG OF FOUR" and few chillers depends on the outcome of comprehensive performance review report. If ministry have it way then very soon NIPER Mohali will adopt status of IDPL, Hyderabad.

Answer of the second question regarding 12th Five year plan also indicated uncertainty of funding in the current fiscal year. Either way performer scientist of NIPER, Mohali are in trouble.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at NIPER; a fiasco?

Is Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at NIPER fail to fulfill entrustment? A reporte published in on April 26 2012 said so, 

the report says

"The NIPER, Mohali had been entrusted to the task of framing guidelines on the nano-based drugs, as it had a dedicated Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology.
................. NIPER could not go beyond a couple of workshops and compiling the inputs so far.  

Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) now wants a National Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Centre, to be set up preferably at the NIPER-Kolkota. A proposal worth Rs.50 crore has already been forwarded to the Planning Commission for approval in this regard.

Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of C&F, GOI looking at other NIPERs for importent task,  beyond blue-eyed boy at Mohali.(!!!)

DoP plans to revive efforts to frame regulations on nano-drugs with a new centre at Kolkata NIPER

Joseph Alexander, New Delhi
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

Why is so?

Matter discussed on 18th April, 2012 in Academic Planning and Development Committee (APDC) 
entrusted by BOG for taking account of progress of 11th Five year plan projects might hold the clue.

Three slides from the presentation ............................ conclude your self.


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Where is the Money? Excess funding to NIPER, Mohali

List of Questions for WRITTEN ANSWERS
to be asked at a sitting of the Rajya Sabha to be held on Friday, April 27, 2012/Vaisakha 7, 1934 (Saka)

Excess funding to NIPER, Mohali
2524. DR. JANARDHAN WAGHMARE: Will the Minister of CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to refer to reply to Unstarred Questions 1911 and 1912 answered on 30th March, 2012 in Rajya Sabha and state:

(a) whether Government is aware of a news article captioned “Can’t spend but still no end to fund flow” published in a prominent daily on 13th March, 2012;
(b) if so, how does Government deny the   allegations  of   excess funding by endorsing funding of 1375 crore without examination/justification and responsibility of the Board of Governors/Ministry to the Planning Commission; and
(c) the steps taken to fix responsibility and accountability in the matter?

More money from planing commission means more misappropriation and diversion of funds   

----- Original Message -----
From: pbansal
To: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:47 PM

Subject: Proof of Large scale misappropriation and diversion of funds relating to 11th Five Year Plan projects at NIPER Mohali

Kind Attention:
NIPER Faculty Colleagues

Dear All,
With reference to email below, I had made a request to the Dean to permit all faculty to be present during presentation of the FINAL REPORT of the 11th Five Year Projects for which NIPER had recieved several crores of rupees. Joint presentation was not allowed. Only one-to-one interaction of investigators with APDC members was allowed. As a result, we could not know how many projects failed, the reasons etc. One project on 'business development group' (Project outlay Rs.1.75 crores) mysteriously vanished from the list of final projects.

Based on interactions with other investigators of the projects, I came to know that one of the major reasons for failure of projects was 'non-release' of funds by NIPER (even though it recieved money from Ministry). In several projects, NIPER administration had released only about 50% of the amount and in some cases it was only 10% and even 0% e.g. ( I got about Rs.22 lacs to meet the objectives of a project on IPRs for which NIPER recieved Rs.2.25 crores, due to which all objectives failed. Against Rs.1 crore for technical manpower, NIPER did not recruit even a single person!). In two other projects, in which my name was there, for first 4 years I was not even aware of the projects.

Five year plan projects are projects funded in national interest and based on the proposals written by the NIPER faculty. When projects fail, it creates a bad impression about the institute and the faculty, that we are not responsible or capable. Unfortunately, we are both- responsible as well as capable. However, if we are neither informed of the project approval nor money released to us to meet objectives of the project and project fails, who is responsible? Not us, but the person who held up the money/diverted it.

The holding up and diversion of money by the NIPER administration  which has been recieved from the ministry, to meet well-defined objectives of projects funded by hard earned tax payers money, amounts to a serious 'breach of trust' for which responsibility must be fixed. I am enclosing copy of my final project report and also details of other projects in which my name was there but money was not released, for your reference and kind perusal.

Best wishes,
Dr.Parikshit Bansal

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bengali Vocal Gharana of activist scientist; Partho Sarothi Ray, Nilanjan Roy, Animesh Roy, Meghnad Saha

COLUMNSDinesh C. Sharma Story

The making of an activist scientist

  | New Delhi, April 24, 2012 | 11:01
The Mamata Banerjee government arrested Dr Partho Sarothi Ray for opposing its eviction drive.
The Mamata Banerjee government arrested Dr Partho Sarothi Ray for opposing its eviction drive.
In a country where scientists are supposed to take permission of their bosses before even talking about their research work to the press, Dr Partho Sarothi Ray has shown extraordinary courage to speak up on some of the most burning issues of contemporary India.
He has not just spoken in favour of these issues but has actively participated in people's movements in West Bengal and other parts of Eastern India in the recent past.
Ray's arrest, which attracted international outrage, shows that he was made to pay a price for his upright views on subjects like violation of human rights and the need to protect livelihood of indigenous people. But for the media glare and support from sections of scientific community, in all likelihood the young scientist would have been branded a Naxal or a sympathiser and made to languish in Kolkata jails.
A large number of young scientists from the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and other scientific bodies came out openly and spoke in support of Ray.
This is a break from the past because usually the Indian scientific community remains cold to 'controversial' or activist colleagues like Ray.
Far from getting support, outspoken scientists are often ostracised by the mainstream scientific community. This has happened in the case of some serving and retired scientists who have differed with government line on genetically modified foods and nuclear energy.
Even in the case of Ray, top echelons of Indian science such as science academies have chosen to remain mum. Still the support that Ray got from the younger lot is noteworthy.
Science and politics have been intertwined since the time of Jawaharlal Nehru. These links have helped the development of science in this country a great deal. At the same time, we have seen dissenting scientists like Meghnad Saha - the only scientist till date who was duly elected to the Lok Sabha defeating a Congress nominee.
Saha had rubbished Gandhi's philosophy that India could develop through cottage industry and spinning of khadi. He was also the most vocal critic of Nehru's policies on industrialisation, health, river valley development and secrecy in atomic energy programme. He took on Nehru both in the parliament as well as in articles he wrote in Science and Culture.
One can't help drawing up parallels with the case of Ray, who has been highly critical of the LPG (liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation) policies of the present government and has also been airing his views through web journal Sanhiti. Ray has tried to drive home the point that scientists can't remain cut off from the society. Scientists have to address problems of the people both through their work and otherwise. But to do this they need to be courageous like Ray and forget about awards, fellowships and promotions on which their careers depend. Will Ray be deprived of all this or starved of research grants because he is facing criminal charges or because he has taken an anti-government stand? Will his colleagues desert him for fear of being targeted or victimised themselves? We will have to wait to find answers to such questions.
While Dr Partho Sarothi Ray may have garnered support from his colleagues, many scientists who speak against the establishment continue to suffer. A most recent example is that of Dr Nilanjan Roy of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, who has been dismissed for speaking against corruption and unethical practices in the institute. The Society for Scientific Values (SSV) had intervened against his suspension sometime ago and the institute had to reinstate him for lack of credible evidence against him.
Now the whistleblower has been served a dismissal notice by the institute's officiating director. The institute is rattled as issues mentioned by Roy in his anti-corruption blog have been raised in the parliament as well.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Rajya Sabha asking "Report of BoG on lapses of NIPER, Mohali"

List of Questions for WRITTEN ANSWERS
to be asked at a sitting of the Rajya Sabha to be held on Friday, April 27, 2012/Vaisakha 7, 1934 (Saka)

Report of BoG on lapses of NIPER, Mohali

2523. DR WAGHMARE: Will the Minister of CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to refer to the answer to Unstarred Question 1912 given in the Rajya Sabha on 30 March, 2012 and state:

(a) whether Government has received the report from the Board of Governors (BoG);

(b) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by Government in each case;

(c) if not, the reasons therefor and the steps taken by Government to make the BoG responsible as per National Institute of Pharmaceuticals Education & Research (NIPER) Act, 1998;

(d) whether Government has made Mid Term Financial and Accountability review on each planned and non-planned funds released under Eleventh Five Year Plan;

(e) if so, the details thereof; and (f) if not, the reasons therefor?

Why only BOG DR. WAGHMARE Sir? What happened to other GOI machinery?

Starting since Nov 2009 till date ………..Corruption @ NIPER Reported to,

1. Chairman, Board of Governors, NIPER

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

12. Coordinator New Indigo (A DBT-EU collaborative Research initiative)
13. India against corruption forum

14. Indian Express
15. Times of India

Nothing happened till date............ nobody has time to listen to or initiate any action, Finally……………………………this blog Sep, 2011

Partial list of misdeeds of Director NIPER (as submitted in CBI, New Delhi).

1.   Huge sums of money from 11th five-year plan projects are diverted. Following projects not started till date (at the end of 11th five year plan).
a.     Intellectual Property Rights (Scheme N17), Project Outlay Rs.2.25 crores,
b.     New specialization in R&D Management (Scheme N14), project Outlay Rs.1.60 crores,
c.     Clinical Research Training (Scheme N16), project Outlay Rs.3.00 crores,
d.  Research in Pharm Vigilance & Pharmaco economies (Scheme N15), Project outlay approx Rs.2.50 crores.
2.     Diversions of 11th five year plan money to construction projects. Money received for Drugs for most neglected diseases (Scheme N18) was diverted to construct swimming pool.
3.     Parasitology Laboratory (Scheme C05) and Herbal Preservation  Setup (scheme N12) has not started at the end of five year plan period.
4.     1500 seated Auditorium  (Scheme N05) is not build but the money is kept in bank as FD.
5.     International level laboratory is built (Scheme C03) and rented e.g. renting laboratory to Systems Biology Worldwide in nominal rent (cost of lab is 1 crore and rented 20 lacs per annum out of which 10 lacs taken as advisory consultancy).
6.    Building like, Swimming pool (Scheme N02), Community center (Scheme N04), Extension of Bio-availability center  (Scheme N06) etc. was done by putting huge expenditure in construction but never used causing lose of money to exchequer.
7.     Cost escalation is a routine feature. Technology development Center (formulation) from 60 lakhs to 11 crore. (Originally it was proposed to be a Schedule H compliance demo plant. Now it is being built to rent to again a specific company.)
8.    In the financial year 2010-11 Department of Pharmaceutical released Plan money of Five year plan as per NIPER demand. Officiating director distributed money less then what is released. Actual money released from ministry for planned schemes and actual disbursement has a huge difference, moreover the actual expenditure from compass is not also submitted to finance committee.
9.  Purchase of diesel worth crores of rupees without following purchase procedure, since the inception of the institute till 2010. After establishing procedure in middle 2010 institute saved 1 crore in diesel and spare parts . 
10.  Distribution of salary and PF of contractual staff without following Govt. norms.
11.  Leasing of technology development center repeatedly to one particular company in substantially low rent. 
12.  Distribution of consultancy project money without following the consultancy rules.
13.  Equipment thefts from the institute are not reported to police and purchases are being made to get replacement.
14. NIPER officiating Director recruited wife of one of the CAG employee to keep the entire misdeed under cover despite of her rejection by selection committee. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

Government rules do not permit officials to have the cake and eat it too.

It has been too good to be true. Now, it is time for a reality bite. An internal audit has indicted book-keepers at the Department of Earth Sciences for over-paying its secretary, Dr Shailesh Nayak, and advised them to start making deductions from his future salary. A retired scientist from the Space Applications Centre at Ahmedabad, Nayak was appointed Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, in August 2008 and had been drawing his full salary as well as pension for services as space scientist.
But government rules do not permit officials to have the cake and eat it too.
According to reemployment rules for government servants, the payroll department should have deducted the amount of the pension from his salary at the earth sciences department.
When contacted about the report, Nayak told HT, “The administration will do what is required.”
The anomaly was detected when his contribution towards the New Pension Scheme showed that “pension benefit from his past service had not been ignored and counted in present service”. The contribution towards the New Pension scheme is 10 per cent of the basic pay, plus dearness allowance with equal government contribution.
The pay due to him on account of his post after the sixth pay commission was R80,000 (fixed) a month from August 27, 2008, after revision from R26,000 (fixed).
He is reemployed with the Ministry after having taken voluntary retirement from his past service at SAC Ahmedabad, which falls under ISRO.
The audit report says the rule is that instead of drawing the full salary as secretary in addition to the pension from the past employment, “the non-ignorable part of the pension shall be reduced from the pay so fixed”.
It also quotes para eight under CCS (fixation of pay of reemployed pensioners) orders 1986, “The pay of the re-employed pensioner shall be fixed… with reference to the pay in the previous re-employment post (before adjustment).
Adjustment from the pay so fixed, on account of pension
and pension equivalent of retirement benefits shall be continued to be made to the same extent as was being made earlier. This will, however, remain subject to the condition that the pay plus pension and pension equivalent of gratuity shall not exceed R80,000 per month at anytime.”

Officiating Director, NIPER for drawing Pension and also taking full salary, which amounts to grave misconduct and is a punishable offense.  Officiating Director took voluntary retirement from RRL Jammu on 31st Aug 1994 and opted for pro rata pension; on 1st Sep 1994 he joined NIPER and started receiving full salary with DA.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Satya bichitro ei Desh (really Seleucus, what an amazing country is this!)

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a Greek king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece

Seeking to reach the "ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea", he invaded India in 326 BC, and mesmerized knowing people of the subcontinent, and said to his leading officer Seleucus. 

Once again he was mesmerized on 19th April, out of seven members of Academic Planning and Development Committee (APDC) three members presented and evaluated scientific progress of their own project simultaneously.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Birds of a feather flock together

NABI chief under scanner for financial irregularities

VARINDER BHATIA Posted: Apr 16, 2012 at 0111 hrs

Chandigarh The Executive Director of National Agri-Food Biotech Institute (NABI), Mohali, Rakesh Tuli is in the dock once again for allegedly having committed financial irregularities. Serious allegations of corruption, maltreatment and harassment have been levelled against Tuli, who took over as director of NABI in 2010. A probe has been ordered by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. An investigation team questioned Tuli and the scientists and junior research fellows working at NABI, on Thursday. 

Some more information,

Complaint against NBRI director

Complaint against NBRI director for fudging CV

Corrupt CSIR Director Embezzles Public Money 

The same person is in various statutory committees of NIPER and his wife is recruited Medical Officer (gynecologist for approximately 550 male students !!!) at NIPER by officiating Director without advertisement. 

The question remains why? Probably

New comment waiting approval on A Biped Against corruption

PRS Rao commented on Unexpected
"First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people" - Leo Calvin Rosten.

Published in the blog on 7.10.2011 

Nepotism @NIPER

  1. RTI Document obtained From NIPER
  2. Supreme court Judgment CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1272 OF 2011

Important points
  1. A gynecologist is recruited for approximately 550 male students and 100 female students putting medical need of students in jeopardy.
  2. Officer recruited without advertisement is wife of Officiating director’s friend, thus a clear case of nepotism.
  3. Remuneration paid is Rs 10000 per month for five hour a week which is substantially higher then what is paid to the previous doctor.
  4. Para 19 of the judgment CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1272 OF 2011, “Therefore, it is a settled legal proposition that no person can be appointed even on a temporary or ad hoc basis without inviting applications from all eligible candidates. If any appointment is made by merely inviting names from the Employment Exchange or putting a note on the Notice Board etc. that will not meet the requirement of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution. Such a course violates the mandates of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India as it deprives the candidates who are eligible for the post, from being considered. A person employed in violation of these provisions is not entitled to any relief including salary. For a valid and legal appointment mandatory compliance of the said Constitutional requirement is to be fulfilled. The equality clause enshrined in Article 16 requires that every such appointment be made by an open advertisement as to enable all eligible persons to compete on merit.”
  5. Moreover she was reluctant to show up in need; one-night hostel students consumed Dal with a Rat cooked in it,  she refused to show-up to check up students.

NB:- Adhoc appointments without advertisement are rampent @NIPER 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Corrupt beware; A new breed of scientists emerging

Bengal democracy in darkness, says scientist Partho Sarothi Ray

TNN | Apr 19, 2012, 05.24AM IST

KOLKATA: The molecular biologist who was arrested and put behind bars for 10 days for his role in the Nonadanga protests said on Wednesday he was committed to the slum-dwellers' cause. Partho Sarothi Ray insisted at a press conference within hours of walking out of jail that he had been framed, and described the situation in Bengal as a "dark state of democracy".

"I was not on the spot on April 4," Ray said, referring to the police crackdown on a rally by Nonadanga squatters near Ruby Hospital to protest against their eviction. "I was busy in a faculty meeting on the IISER campus, 70km away from Tiljala. The minutes of the meeting are recorded. I stayed on campus that night. Even after producing documentary proof, I was sent to jail. In the process, I lost 10 days of my life," added the scientist, who was granted bail on Tuesday and walked out of Alipore Central Jail at 9.55am on Wednesday. He was charged under stringent IPC sections 143, 147, 149, 186, 283, 332, 336, 341 and 353 for assaulting policemen and provoking people to commit crimes.

Ray, who came to teach at the Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER) after completing his post-doctoral research at Cleveland, US, admitted the arrest had done immense damage to his career but said it wouldn't deter him from taking up the squatters' cause. "I will go back to Nonadanga. Like before, I will fight until the government provides proper rehabilitation to the hapless evictees," he said.

Ray denied having links with Maoists. "I have always stood by the poor and marginalized and taken their side for justice. If this is a crime in Bengal, and if someone can be implicated in a false case, then it's a telling reminder of the condition of the rule of law."

Ray asked the government to free six people arrested with him but denied bail. "My co-accused are from different backgrounds. One is an engineer while the other is a doctor. Apparently, the state machinery is targeting dissenting voices. If the government wants to show minimum positive attitude, it should first release my six friends and rehabilitate evictees at Nonadanga," he said. Ray also warned of taking legal action against the government.

Recalling his "micro role" in the Singur and Nandigram agitations that were spearheaded byMamata Banerjee, Ray said he couldn't fathom her present policies. "Has anything really changed?" he wondered.

Ray felt political regimes change, but policies don't. "Refusing two offers in the US, I returned in Bengal to work. The Singur movement was then at its peak and I joined the protest. The same feeling towards the hapless evicted people at Nonadanga led me to raise voice against the state's eviction policy what landed me behind bars."

The Indian Institute of Sciences alumnus, who got the largest individual research grant on cancer in 2011 after he joined IISER, was arrested on April 8 when he was part of a sit-in demonstration by Nonadanga squatters. He was sent to judicial custody in connection with the case registered atTiljala police station on April 4. In the complaint, police claimed Ray and six other led a rally of squatters and attacked the cops with lethal weapons.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Account and accountability of 11th five year plan projects of NIPER

Thanks to Hon’ble Chairman Dr. V. M. Katoch and Hon’ble members Board of Governors for taking accounts of NIPER 11th Five year plan projects,

It is learnt that project wise and individual wise progress for all 11th Five year plan projects, scientific as well as infrastructure projects will be compiled, accounts will also be thoroughly checked. Reports will be prepared and submitted to DOP for further submission to Parliamentary standing committee for Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Planning commission and Rajya Sabha.

Academic Planning and Development Committee (APDC) started taking account of scientific progress from today. Another committee of experts will take accounts of infrastructure projects.

Midterm review committee found many lacuna in 11th Five year plan projects (appended below)

Now it is remained to be seen that what progress are made after midterm committee recommendations. “Almost no progress is made in majority of the projects” said one scientist on anonymity. Review of project objectives and money allocated shade some light on apprehension.  

Schemes of 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12)

Name of the Scheme
Name of attached faculty/personnel
5 yr Plan Budget (lakhs)
Objective with deliverables
Continuing / Ongoing Schemes

Teaching Programme
IP Singh
To train the students in various fields of pharmaceutical sciences
To develop the inter-disciplinary skills so that the graduates interface with various pharmaceutical industries in relation to the requirement of the manpower in this field
How many students placed in industry last five year?
System Biology
N Roy
To concentrate on Research towards drug target discovery of leishmaniasis, malaria, diabetes and related lifestyle disease and to provide training of NIPER students (both masters and Ph.D.)
No money allocated in 20007-08 & 10-11
where it is diverted?
Invitro/ Alternative Method of Screening
KB Tikoo
To create various in-vitro pharmacological screening assay facility
How many assay developed?
How many compound screened?
How many sample from industry screened?
Daibeties Complications
SS Sharma
To drug target identification with special reference to research on insulin resistant diabetes.
How many target discovered?
What is the out come?
Pharma Parasitology/Virology/Infection Laboratory
PP Singh
To expand and modernize the existing small base of pharmaceutical parasitological research and education. Creat a PIII Laboratory for parasitological research
Is P-III laboratory functional?
Is the equipments operational?
Physical tour of the facility to verify the progress
Leads Moleculars for TB, Malaria and Ieishamania
AK Chakraborty
Rational design of heterocyclic molecules (NCEs)as potential antiparacytic inhibitors.
Synthesis of designed heterocyclic compounds(NCEs)
Bioevaluation studies for discovery of novel anti-paracytic agents
How many molucule developed?
How many molecule send for bioassay?
Is it true a new biological laboratory developed in medicinal chemistry department? Is it functional?
Pharma Grid
P Garg
Establish state-of-the-art computing facility to the faculty and students of the Institute and others by housing leading-edge computing systems
How many jobs done in the system and for what purpose?
PV Bharatham
Establish a grid based computational facility for the benefit of computational studies of Drugs and train students
How many computational studies of Drugs done so far?
Chiral Drugs/bio-Chemo Enzymatic-Transfermation
UC Banerjee
Biotransformation of enantiomerically pure drugs as a replacement for racemic forms some of which are currently in clinical use
Any Chiral molecule developed?
Why mid term review committee recommended project to be shelved
Pharmacy Heritage
To start audit course for all the students in NIPER in Ancient History Sacred medicine, Drugs and Immune system of Medicine
No course started objectives of a project  funded in national interest, failed.
Nanotechnology & Drug Delivery System
N Kumar
Develop of efficacious Nanomedicines
Any Medicine developed ?
Business Development Group
A.  Vig
-To increase interaction with niche area clients, both within India and abroad
No such group set up at NIPER, Mohali till date.  All objectives of a project  funded in national interest, failed Money also asked for the same project in N09, surprising
Reference Standard Development
S Singh
Development reference standards for Indian Pharmacopoeial Commission (IPC).
How many reference Standard Developed?
Money used in trading
Advance Centre For Traditional Medicine
KK Bhutani
Develop cost effective medications and biological agents from sustainable medicinal plant resources
How many types of equipment are purchased? How many hour of running time logged?
Impurity Profiling Facility
S Singh
Provide synthesized impurities to SME and global pharma industry
How many Impurity Standard Developed?
Money used in trading?
Standardization of Herbal Products
KK Bhutani
To expand and modernize the existing small base of herbal product and make herbal product for clinical trial
Green houses are empty herbs are growing where?
Pharamacological & Toxicological Screening Facilities
SS Sharma
Establish cell-based and animal based assays for lead evaluation, optimisation and pre-clinical evaluation and training
How many assay developed?
How many compound screened?
How many sample from industry screened?
National Bio Availability centre
S Singh
To expand the existing facility
No work for the existing center for last six years why extension? Money also asked for the same project in N06, surprising
Technology Development
A.  Vig
To provide training in scale up pilot plant for Bio technology and process chemistry
Up gradation of TDC to meet Schedule “M” and WHO standards
No training provided to students used to rent Ranbaxy lab in lower rate CAG objected, para stands.
Library/Electronic Journals
KP Kartha
Procurement of books, journals  & abstracts for the library
Why money from N-17 diverted to purchase Sci-finder, at an annual recurring expense of about Rs.27 lacs every year, though same was neither proposed nor approved under the project.
CIL Instruments
AK Chakraborty
Central instrumental support for running in-house Institute schemes, testing of samples of universities, other Institutions and Pharma Ind
How many types of equipment are purchased? How many hour of running time logged?
Project Manpower Expenditure

Project stopped due to lack of manpower, where the money gone?

Infrastructure Development and New Schemes

Boys Hostel
Executive Engineer
To accommodate more no. of students
Swimming Pool
Executive Engineer
To set up facility for the health of student & staff
Non functional till date All objectives of a project  funded in national interest, failed
Shopping centre
Executive Engineer
To set up facility with in the campus
Community Centre
Executive Engineer
To set up the facility for staff of Institute

Executive Engineer
To accommodate more no. of person during workshops/seminars/convocation & institutional functions
No such building till date.  All objectives of a project  funded in national interest, failed
Extension of  Bio-availability Centre
Executive Engineer

No work for the existing center for last six years why extension?
Health Centre
Executive Engineer
To take care the health of students
 A gynecologist recruited without advertisement for 600 male student
Type II-V Houses
Executive Engineer
To accommodate more staff
Existing building are not occupied why build new building? CAG also objected para stands
Provision of additional bridge & gate
Executive Engineer
To expand the existing facility
Earth filling & Land Scaping
Executive Engineer
To claim more land
Area of land developed
Furniture  &  Air-conditioning etc.
Executive Engineer
The meet the furniture & air-conditioning requirements of above infrastructure
Where are the furniture located? Any physical verification done?
Herbal Preservation  Setup
KK Bhutani
Recommended to be shelved

Setting Up of Dosage form Pilot Plant
AK Bansal
To setup dosage form pilot plant
Is it completed? All objectives of a project  funded in national interest, failed.
New specialization in Pharma Mgt.
A. Sharma,
To train the students in management of drug discovery/development institutions will yield better results and minimize the losses.
The mandate of NIPER  will be meaningfully fulfilled by providing specifically trained human resources
No such specialization introduced in MBA Department till date.  All objectives of a project  funded in national interest, failed.
Research in Pharm Vigilance & Pharmaco economies
P Tiwari
To train in strong pharmaco-vigilance activity for ensuring safer use of medicines
What research conducted? How many equipments purchased? Why those equipments transferred without using?
Clinical Research Training
P Tiwari
To train the students in conducting clinical trials
How many clinical trials  conducted?
How many students trained?
Intellectual Prop. Right
P. Bansal
Human resource development in IPRs to meet the demands and challenges of Pharma /academic institutes and Industry
No such department set up at NIPER  till date.  All objectives of a project  funded in national interest, failed.
Drug for Most neglected diseases
R Jain
To develop a state of the art teaching and research laboratory, which would conduct research in drug discovery areas as, mentioned above.
To generate technically qualified human resources for future medicinal chemistry and Pharmaceutical industry of India.
To explore various modern techniques for drug discovery and development.
To carry out consultancy assignments relevant to above-mentioned areas.
How many students trained?
How many consultancy project done?
What modern technique explored?
How money utilized in swimming pool?
Cerebral ischaemia/MRI
SS Sharma
Recommended to be shelved