Thursday, 30 August 2012

In several 11th five year plan projects 90% of the fund misappropriated.

CWP No. 14537 of 2012, under Articles 226 / 227 of Constitution of India is filled for issuance of a writ of Mandamus or any other writ order or direction, directing the C.B.I. to conduct a detailed and thorough investigation into the financial irregularities and lapses which have taken place at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), as the CVC on the complaint of the petitioner has failed to hold an inquiry into the matter and thus failed to perform its mandatory duties. 

As there is a close relationship between achieved/ unachieved objectives and financial implications, it is unrealistic to expect that irregularities and lapses has no beneficiary  Details of some research and infrastructure projects where heavy misappropriation took place, are given below:

Scheme Number
Outlay/ Misappropriation
New Auditorium
Rs.5.50 crores; 100% misapp.No such auditorium constructed. However, expense of Rs.4.22 crores shown in mid-term review report, which is surprising.

Earth filling and Landscaping
Rs.1.28 crores; >50% misapp.
No work done, as per mid-term review report dated 24/4/2010.

Furniture and Air-conditioning
Rs.4.00 crores; >90% misapp.As per information available, furniture and AC was for new auditorium, which has not been constructed. However expense of Rs.1.81 crores has been shown in mid-term review report dated 24/4/2010.

New Specialization in Pharmaceutical Management
Rs.1.60 crores;  >90% misapp.
No such specialization introduced. 2 new courses introduced in 2010 using existing staff only. Rs.10 lacs released to management department  in 2012 (5th Year).

Research in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmaco-economics
Rs.2.50 crores; >75% misapprop.

Project not included in final list of presentations.

Setting up of Department of Intellectual Property Rights at NIPER
Rs.2.25 crores;  >90% misapp.
No department established at all. Though about Rs.1.5 crores was for hiring and training of manpower, NOT A SINGLE technical person hired. Entire amount misappropriated. Serious shortcoming listed in final report by Project Leader, Dr.Parikshit Bansal

Cerebral Ischemia/MRI
Rs.5.00 crores;  100% misappr.
No work done at all, as per mid-term review dated 24/4/2010.Project not included in final list of presentations.

Scheme Number


Outlay/ Misappropriation
Pharma Parasitology/
Infection Lab
Rs.9.13 crores; >50% misappr.
Less funds released.
Pharma Grid
Rs. 11.06 crores; > 60% misappr.
Person who proposed the  project not informed of final approved project, nor given any funds during initial 3 years.

Nano Technology and Drug Delivery System
Rs.5.25 crores; >40% misappr.
Serious shortcomings listed in the final report by Dr.Neeraj Kumar.

Establishment of Business Development Group at NIPER
Rs.1.75 crores; >75% misapp.
No such group established. No final presentation of output under the project made. Project not included in final list of presentations.

Reference Standard Development
Rs.2.00 crores; >90% misappr.
Though Rs.2 crore was taken from the Govt. for making reference standards, not a single reference standard available for industry after project completion.

Impurity profiling and stability testing facility
 Rs.1.02 crores;>90% misappr.
No such facility established. No work done, as per mid-term review dated 24/4/2010.

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