Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Four asst. professors at NIPER also recruited same way

Monday, 28 January 2013

Culprits want to compromise anonymously

The leader and the administrator should trust their fellow colleagues in their profession. They should be much inclined towards friendly environment. They should be given warning and memos (official procedures) if they have done any flawful procedures. This is not the era to boycott any official rules. Instead of applying RTI they should directly talk to their higher official by face to face discussion.This will bring their mind to apologize each other for their mistakes. I Hope the above stated relationship will bring the glory and success to their organization. Let the highest leader and petitionar should make compromise deal and cases should be withdrawn in both the cases against the Institute as well as peitionar 

Then only the venomous fight between both the group will be neutralized without going to judiciary, CBI, and CVC. Just its my suggestion what ever is happened is happened. We have to work hard to bring the reputation of NIPER which is having International name in the field of pharmaceutics. 

by - Voice of India for the betterment of organization as well as Peititionar.

(Original spelling unchanged)

Caveat: Fear of CBI case and recrutement wrongdoing  percolating. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Teachers' recruitment scam: Ten years imprisonment to two IAS officers

Haryana, former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala were sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years imprisonment for corruption amidst scenes of violence by his supporters at a Delhi court complex. 

Apart from the Chautalas, the court has awarded ten years imprisonment to Sanjiv Kumar, the then director of primary education, Chautala's former officer on special duty Vidya Dhar, both IAS officers, and political advisor to the then Haryana CM Sher Singh Badshami, curently a sitting MLA

What about  IAS officers of Departement of pharmaceuticals????

Both five year plans & Big Guns of NIPER are under scanner of HC

Appart from the non-establishment of Department of Intellectual Property Rights CWP No. 14537 of 2012 also contain specific complains about both 11 th and 12th five year plan along with complains against Mr. Ashok Kumar, Mr. Mukul Joshi, Dr. V. M. Katoch Secretaries of GOI and Mr. Arun Jha Joint Secretary of GOI.

In July, 2011 Dr. Bansal came to know that almost 90% of funds had been misappropriated in another scheme of the 11th Five year Plan viz. Project on new specialization in R&D Management (Scheme N14, Rs. 1.60 crores). Similar was the story of misappropriation in another 11th Five Year project pertaining to “Establishment of Business Development Group at NIPER (Scheme No.N-09, Rs.1.75 crores).  Interaction with other faculty members at NIPER revealed large – scale misappropriation of 11th Five Year plan funds in several other research projects also with the amounting running into several crores.  

Deeply distressed and worried by such large scale corruption and gross misappropriation of public money released to NIPER for taking up research projects in national interest, Dr. Bansal lodged a formal complaint with Chairman Board of Governors, praying for suitable action against both Directors of NIPER and setting up of inquiry regarding large scale misappropriation of 11th Five Year Plan Funds, running into several crores of rupees.

Chairman BOG remained silent, did not acknowledge the letter and took no action despite seriousness of the matter. However, based on a ‘Confidential Agenda’ taken by officiating Director against Dr. Bansal, Chairman BOG approved an inquiry against the Dr. Bansal in the same BOG MEETING (54th Meeting) in which the complaint should have been tabled before all members of the BOG. As a result, Dr. Bansal was victimized and faced considerable harassment at hands of officiating Director for acting as a ‘whistleblower’.  

The Secretaries in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers who were responsible for monitoring the utilization of 11th Five Year Plan Funds (2007-12) were Mr. Ashok Kumar, IAS and Mr. Mukul Joshi, IAS.  Both were aware of the complaints made in 2009 and 2011 regarding large scale misappropriation of 11th Five Year Plan Funds, in NIPER, Mohali but in a SERIOUS BREACH OF PUBLIC TRUST and OFFICIAL RESPONSIBILITY/STATUTORY DUTIES under Govt. of India Financial Rules (GFR Rule 26), took no action.

Dr. Bansal as a vigilant and responsible citizen, made a formal complaint relating to large scale misappropriation of 11th Five Year Plan Funds to Mr. Mukul Joshi, IAS vide detailed letter of 43 pages dated 20.5.2011 (Annexure P-12), but Mr. Joshi did not even acknowledge the same and took no action in the matter, though under the GFR rule 64, as the Secretary, DOP, he carried direct responsibility for proper utilization and accounting of the funds released by the Ministry to NIPER, Mohali.

There has been a serious ‘BREACH OF TRUST’ and ‘NON-PERFORMANCE OF ‘STATUTORY DUTIES’ by powerful and highly placed officials viz. IAS officers at rank of Secretary, who misused and abused their positions in collusion with willing academicians i.e. the Directors of NIPER. They misappropriated research funds meant for research and infrastructure creation to develop new and improved medicines for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, malaria etc. and reduce suffering of patients, leading to failure of plans approved in National Interest, for the growth and technological progress of the Nation. 

Dr. Bansal is worried and concerned at the apparent ease with which the funds were misappropriated and wishes to bring to the attention of the Hon’ble Court that under the 12th Five Year Plan, institute has sought approx. Rs. 1350 crores under various ‘research schemes’, whereas in previous plans, even Rs.156 crores could not be properly utilized and most of it was misappropriated.

It appears that hard-earned tax-payer’s money, does not prick the conscience of these ‘modern academicians’. They feel no sense of remorse or guilt at the immense loss they caused to the nation by failure of plans approved in national interest, to the growth of a premier institute established for healthcare research and also students/suffering patients who were the end beneficiaries. They felt no responsibility or accountability attached to the public funds meant for research relating to dreaded diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis etc. Rather, they regarded the funds as ‘party money’ to be used in whatever manner and wherever they wanted to, without any accountability or questions being raised because none dared to raise their voice. Such conduct and lack of any guilt on part of senior academicians who are supposed to be the guiding light for students, deserves the most swift and exemplary punishment to prevent repetition of the same story in the next five year plan, which has a proposed outlay of Rs.1350 crores.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Guest Column by Dr. Maha Patra

IIT Kharagpur - Officiating Registrar Mr. T K Ghosal who appeared for interview on Dec 05. 2012 for the Post of Registrar in IIT Kharagpur does not fulfil the minimum qualification prescribed for recruitment as per UGC / MHRD / Judgement of Supreme Court of India, i.e., 10+2+3+2 / 11+1+3+2 pattern, and has secured less than 50% marks in Master's Degree received by Distance Education.

As per MHRD / UGC norm, the educational qualification for the post of Registrar must be as Under:

"A Master's Degree with at least 55% of Marks or its equivalent grade of 'B' in the UGC Scale 7 point scale."

Members of Screening Committee including this committee chairman Mr. B K Mathur have shortlisted the name of Mr. T K Ghosal without following the above criteria and T K Ghosal's allegations.

Mr.B K Mathur is under CBI scanner because of his involvement in fake institute scam in IIT-Kharagpur. Mr. B K Mathur did not publish any publications and produce single PhD till date and he also is a second class graduate in physics but he is now professor, Dean, Chairman of Information Chell, and Chief Vigilance Officer. Mr. B K Mathur was one of the members of the board of governors of IEE (I) which was the fake institute running by Professors of IIT Kharagpur.

Now Authorities of IIT Kharagpur have appointed Mr. T K Ghosal as Registrar of IIT Kharagpur by ignoring many meritorious candidates. 

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Recruitment scam: Ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala convicted, arrested

NEW DELHI: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, his MLA-son Ajay Chautala and 53 others were convicted on Wednesday by a Delhi court for the illegal recruitment of over 3000 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers in the state. 

After the court pronounced its judgement, all the convicts were taken into judicial custody. The court has fixed January 22 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence. 

Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar held Chautala, his son and others guilty of offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). 

Out of the initial 62 accused, six had died during the trial while one had been discharged by the court at the time of framing of charges.

Recrutement scam is also prevalent at NIPER Adhoc appointment of two Professors, Registrar, Asst. Professor and Medical Officer are done for illegal gratification. Some body should go to judicial custody. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Guest Column by Dr. Parikshit Bansal

How NIPER Directors made a whole department vanish at NIPER, Mohali- the full story!

Unbelievable but true! Two NIPER Directors, Dr.P.Rama Rao and Dr.K.K.Bhutani actually made a whole Department (Department of Intellectual Property Rights) Vanish, which had been sanctioned under the 11th Five Year Plan and Rs.2.25 crores released to NIPER for the same! 

Their greed killed a new department, which was yet to be born and still at conception stage. The Department was for the benefit of students and the money sanctioned by the Govt. was the hard-earned tax-payers money (parents of the students?).The  Department of Intellectual Property Rights was approved at NIPER, Mohali under the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) and an amount of Rs.2.25 crores was released to NIPER for setting up the Department. However, for 3 years , Dr.Rama Rao did not inform the PI, Dr.Parikshit Bansal about approval of the project and misappropriated the money for unapproved purposes, thus defeating the objectives of the project. Dr. Bhutani continued the story and till date there is no 'Department of Intellectual Property Rights' at NIPER. In final report submitted to the monitoring committee, Dr.Bansal stated that all the approved objectives of the project failed owing to misappropriation of funds. Against a proposed manpower of four faculty and four scientists, not a single person was hired! 

Institutions are called temples of learning. They are supposed to be sacred, where corruption has no role. The academicians who manage the affairs of such institutions are supposed to be people of high integrity- above greed and corruption. What went wrong at NIPER and how? Read the full petition of the case which is now before the Punjab and Haryana High Court and notices have been issued to CBI and CVC in the matter.

Monday, 14 January 2013

HC tells ministry to decide on contract appointments in NIPER

Tribune News Service:ChandigarhThe Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers to take a final call on abolishing the contract system of appointment in the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER).
The directions, to be complied with by the Ministry within four months from receiving the order’s copy, came on a petition by the NIPER Research Employees Welfare Association.
It was stated in the writ petition that three resolutions were passed by the Board of Governors of NIPER for abolishing the contract system, so that the employees already working could be treated as regular employees. Yet, the Government of India had not taken any final decision in the matter. The petitioner-association stated that its members, working on non-teaching (scientific and technical) posts in the NIPER on contract post for the last so many years, were not being promoted to higher posts, since they were not holding regular posts.
The petitioner-association also stated that it has also submitted a number of representations to the respondents for abolishing the contract system.

It is pertinent to place on record here that there has been large scale misappropriation of several crores of rupees, released to NIPER under the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012). A NIPER faculty, Dr. Parikshit Bansal has already moved the Hon’ble High Court videCWP-14537 of 2012 and notices were issued to CBI and CVC in the matter which is now listed for hearing on 8-3-2013. Contractual nature of appointments has been cited as one of the major reasons why people remained silent and were unable to raise their voice against the corrupt practices taking place at NIPER. 

The relevant para from the petition (Annexure P-16, page 145-146) is reproduced below:
 “…owing to ‘contractual nature of appointments’ even if a person comes to know of any wrongdoing, it becomes very difficult for him to complain because of fear of ‘termination’ of his services. Risk of victimization, loss of job and damage to one’s career are harsh realities which prevents individuals from speaking out against wrong doings and encourage ‘unbridled corruption’ by few individuals..”. 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Birthday Swami Vivekananda

"Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the inactivities of the good people." 

"हे भारत उठो जागो" 

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was born in an aristocratic Bengali kayastha family of Calcutta on January 12, 1863. Wikipedia

Monday, 7 January 2013

Indian university system in a mess:Educationists

Educationists on Saturday expressed concern over India's university system, saying it is in a "mess"."Building comprehensive universities, encouraging students to become teachers, starting more number of integrated courses, providing incentives to teachers and taking a pyramidal approach to education are some of the keys to ensure our students get the best," added Lakhotia.

"The university system is in a mess. What we are giving the students is anybody's guess," said S C Lakhotia of the Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University addressing a session at the 100th Indian Science Congress here. Seconding Lakhotia, former vice chancellor of Delhi University Deepak Pental pointed out that "one of the critical reasons" for such a state of affairs is the lack of a comprehensive education system in many universities. 

"Many universities do not have both UG and PG courses. This discourages students from pursuing higher education. Such comprehensive universities are the need of the hour," said Pental. Another sector that needs a immediate attention is the creation of research institutes within the confines of the university itself. "We have separate research institutes and then we have single disciplined universities. Why don't we give importance to the university system like other countries do? Building of research institutes within the walls of the university is needed to promote multidisciplinary research and education," Lakhotia suggested.

Adding to Lakhotia's observation, Pental said: "On the one hand there are so many research institutes, on the other there is low level of research in universities." The existence of dichotomy between liberal and professional education is an issue that needs to be addressed, they feel. "Every discipline can become a profession. Dichotomy between liberal and professional education is not rational. Somewhere we have gone very wrong in our thinking," noted Pental. Criticising the policy makers and administration for not taking a the bull by the horns, Pental also focused on the "reluctance to follow global benchmarks". 

"We are part of the global education network. But we have a reluctance to follow global benchmarks and standards. We have a tendency to look inward," said Pental. Shedding light on the way ahead, Lakhotia said that in order to acquire global knowledge leadership, "we'll need to overhaul our university system". 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Proud Father

“We want the world to know her real name. My daughter didn’t do anything wrong, she died while protecting herself. I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”
                                                                                         Badri Singh Pandey


                    "I want to name my daughter Jyoti Singh Pandey" 

Saturday, 5 January 2013


People are mooning @NIPER 
(once established as Institute of National importance)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

To take or not to...........

Responsibility of Director for four departments, 40 faculties, 1000 students. The institute is set up with total project cost about Rs.100 Crores. 

The building covers 1,60,000 sq.ft. (>16,500 meters) area in six units, all having three floors. Currently five units are functional running 11 semester INTEGRATED MSc & 4 semester regular MSc courses in four areas including Microbiology and Med Chem

The institute provides intensive training through hard working motivated full time faculty members. All infrastructural facilities such as state-of-art Laboratories of Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics, Plant & Animal Tissue Culture, Radio-isotope & animal house are in place. Well-furnished  smart classrooms, well-equipped Library have been developed. Sophisticated instrument facility for running PhD programare also being build

Dilemma is leaving job unfinished..............

I am still "GLASS HALF FILLED GUY" as always but the truth is state-sponsored-corruption running fullswing in all spheres of life of India, NIPER is also not an exception. 

Cautionary notes to all "AAM ADMI", for last few years every new year is worse then previous year at NIPER. They are worse in tearms of corruption, administrative misdeeds, vengeance and failed governance. I am sure 2013 will be worse then 2012 in all counts. 

But unlike India, many men are trained and prepared to fight against corruption in NIPER through legal rout. Latest news is Rs 70,000 collected in first month to run the legal battle.

Wish all NIPERIANS courage and strength to face the worst and embrace a very unhappy 2013.