GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Unstarred Question No 581 by Shri Prabodh Panda, Asaduddin Owaisi, Vijay Bahadur Singh, Arvind Kumar Chaudhary, Bhudeo Choudhary, Abdulrahman, P. Lingam, S. RamasubbuWill the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether rampant corruption in recruitment of lower level staff in lower formations of the armed forces of the country has come to notice of the Government;
(b) if so, the details thereof during the last three years and the current year, year-wise;
(c) whether irregularities have been recently reported in the recruitment of civilian employees in the National Defence Academy (NDA);
(d) if so, the details of inquiry conducted by the Government in the matter and action taken against the persons found guilty;
(e) the modus operandi adopted by the officers who have been accused of running such a recruitment racket;
(f) whether the Defence Research and Development Organisation and lower formations do not make public the marks obtained by candidates and if so, the reasons therefor; and
(g) whether the Government proposes to set up a Recruitment Board in order to recruit lower level staff in the lower formations and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWERED ON 13.08.2012 by MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a) & (b): No rampant corruption in recruitment of lower level staff has come to notice of the Government. Whenever any irregularity comes to the notice of the Government, appropriate action is initiated expeditiously.
(c) to (e): Recently, CBI has registered a case relating to alleged receipt of illegal gratification in the recruitment of staff of various Group ‘C’ posts in the National Defence Academy (NDA). The case is under investigation by CBI.
(f) Till, 2011, Defence Research and Development Organisation disclosed the marks obtained by the candidates on their request. The marks obtained by the candidates will be made public from DRDO Entry Test-2012.
(g) Well established recruitment procedures are already in place for recruitment of lower level staff.