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Indianthinker’s Homage To SK Dubey; Anniversary On 27th November

Indianthinker’s Homage To SK Dubey; Anniversary On 27th November

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From: “Ravinder Singh” <povertyfree77@yahoo.com>

Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 06:39:08 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [DailySouthAsian] Indianthinker’s Homage To SK Dubey; Anniversary On 27th November

Indianthinker’ s Homage To SK Dubey; Anniversary On 27th November

It is yet another anniversary of the supreme sacrifice made by highly qualified and “Desh Premi” Sh. S.K. Dubey who truly loved India.

It was not just a mere sacrifice in discharge of duty but a first major exposure of corruption & open loot in India’s largest civil project.

But it is unfortunate that organizations and his own friends politicized his sacrifice, made money and commercialized it.

PILs in the Supreme Court were actually meant sabotage investigation in to the loot in this largest project but expose criminal nexus of bureaucrats, politicians and contractors and how the then Prime Minister Office suppressed the bungling than ordering high power investigation.

It is regretted that his supreme sacrifice was wasted. Only India Express steadfastly kept the memory of Satyendra Kumar Dubey by maintaining links to his letters and related news coverage.

In his honor I would urge you all to read his letter to the Prime Minister and forward this to all you friends who care for India.

NDTV will telecast a story on 27th at 10:30 PM but it will not disclose facts given in his letter.

Ravinder Singh November26, 2006

Corruptionfree04@ yahoo.com 

Link To IE coverage of SK Dubey stories.

http://www.indianex press.com/ res/web/pIe/ full_story. php?content_ id=36695

To
The Prime Minister
Republic of India
Prime Minister’s Office
New Delhi – 110 001

Sub: National Highways Development Project (Golden Quadrilateral and North-South, East-West Corridors) —

A dream project of unparalleled importance to the Nation but in reality a great loot of public money because of very poor implementation at every state.

Hon’ble Sir,

Through this letter, I wish to draw your kind attention towards great lapse in the implementation of above project. Since such letters from a common man are not usually treated with due seriousness, I wish to clarify at the outset that this letter is being written after careful thought by a very concerned citizen of the country who is also very closely linked with the project. I request you to kindly go through my brief particulars (attached on a separate sheet to ensure secrecy) before proceeding further.

Instead of writing at length, I would be very specific and to the point highlighting the areas where there have been great lapses and would suggest certain remedies to the best of my abilities. I have been posted both at NHAI, HQ and at site on NH-2 Projects and therefore my direct experience is with NH-2 Projects (World Bank Funded). However, the story is almost same with all other projects which are under implementation and would be no different for forthcoming Projects unless we take certain corrective measures immediately. I have gone through most of the files (even closed ones) dealing with NH-2 projects (their design consultancy, procurement of civil contractors, selection of supervision consultants, the mobilisation of contractors and consultants, etc.). The areas of concern are highlighted below:

Preparation of detail project reports (DPRs) by the Design Consultants

The DPRs prepared by the design consultants are in very poor shape and cannot be implemented in the field without major modifications. It appears that the design consultants have made the designs and drawings with little consideration for the actual ground conditions and the same have been accepted by NHAI without any scrutiny. The proof consultants (deployed for checking DPRs submitted by Design Consultants) appear to have done only cosmetic work and it appears that the officers in NHAI have not even opened the final DPRs submitted by the consultants before putting the works to tender. The result is that the DPRs, on the basis of which tenders have been called, are like garbage. When the problems are being noticed in DPR at the implementation stage and the design consultants are being requested to clarify them, we are getting a very cool and negative response from them. This is contributing to delay in the implementation of projects.

A good DPR is one of the foremost requirements for the smooth implementation of the Project and we are faltering at the very initial stage. In the present system there appears to be no accountability on the part of Design Consultant. To ensure this, we should evolve a system whereby the design consultant can be made accountable for any problem in the implementation of DPR and their consequent implications in terms of time and cost overruns. A system of insurance may be devised to address this issue. The Design Consultant may be asked to keep his establishment at site in the initial stage of implementation of project, so that any design issue may be addressed speedily. Alternatively, we may link substantial portion of payment of Design consultants to the implementation of DPR in the field. Another way may be to award design consultancy (for preparation of DPR) and supervision consultancy (to supervise the execution of project) to the same consultancy firm so that any discrepancy noticed in DPR at the execution stage is corrected by the same firm. We may deliberate further to arrive at the most suitable option.

Procurement of civil contractors

The process of procurement appears to have been completely manipulated and hijacked by the big contractors. Many contractors are submitting forged documents to justify their technical and financial capabilities to execute the project. The big contractors have been able to get all sorts of help (including even the most secret information and documents) from the officials in NHAI and even the note sheets carrying approval of chairman have been leaked outside. (This mostly appears to have been done by lower officials and supporting staff). Little thought has been given to the ability & sincerity of some of the contractors to do the work they have quoted for. The three striking examples are awards of NH-2 to M/s Centrodorstoy of Russia, M/s China Coal of China and M/s LG of South Korea which are all working like commission agents by collaborating with local incompetent and inexperienced firms and trying to get the work done through them. M/s Progressive Constructions Ltd is another contractor which appears to have completely manipulated the system to get the award of 2 projects on NH-2. This company is not organised on professional lines and it is run like a family business. They get one work and assign it to one relative, the second is assigned to another and the story goes on.

There is an urgent need to have a fresh look at the whole procurement process and utmost care needs to be exercised at the time of selection of contractors. The whole process should be made more transparent and any official found colluding with the contractors should be severely punished.

Mobilisation of Contractors and Mobilisation Advance to them

NHAI officials have shown great hurry in giving mobilisation advance to the selected contractors (no surprise, as the commission to officials for award of work are linked to the contractors getting their first mobilisation advance). In some cases the contractors have been given mobilisation advance just a day after signing the Contract Agreement. The entire mobilisation advance of 10 per cent of contract value (which goes up to Rs 40 crores in certain cases) has been paid to the contractors within a few weeks of award of work but there has been little follow-up to ensure that they are actually mobilised at site with the same pace. The result is that the entire mobilisation advance remains lying with contractors (or get diverted in their other activities) for months — a way for contractors to make easy money and for client to loose interest charges on them. Most of the contractors have not mobilised even up to 50 per cent, a year after getting their mobilisation advances.

Similar diversion or idling of funds are taking place in case of equipment advances to the contractors, another 10 per cent of the contract value. In many cases, the equipment is not being purchased and, even if purchased, is being used somewhere else. The contractors are getting customs and excise duty exemptions on most of the road construction equipment. However, because of laxity on the part of NHAI, the contractors in many cases are buying equipment on behalf of or for other parties and appropriating a portion of the excise/custom duty exemptions in their pocket.

We need to be vigilant and careful in giving advances to the contractors. The advances are given to the contractors to mobilise them quickly in the interest of project and therefore the same should be linked to their actual mobilisation at site. The advances should be given in installments and the release of next installment should be made dependent on utilisation of the previous installment. A strict vigil and audit needs to be done to ensure that the advances are used by contractors for quick mobilisation and are utilised in the same project for which they are being given.

Selection of Supervision consultants and Design consultants

The concept of supervision consultancy is a step in very right direction and the amount spent on them (roughly 2-3% of the cost of civil works) is a good investment. But here again we are faltering at the implementation stage.

There is a big fraud in the selection of Supervision/ Design consultants which mainly depends on their technical manpower. To get the consultancy work, the consultants are proposing to deploy well-qualified and senior professionals in their technical proposals (many times their qualification and experience are being forged and NHAI officials are not taking any pain to ask for the documentary proof in support of their claims).

Many a times, the same professional figures simultaneously in technical proposals forwarded by many consultants and NHAI officials are doing little to discourage it. However, once that work is awarded to them, they are invariably coming with the request for replacement of their proposed personnel with professionals of much less qualification & experience.

To our shame, we in NHAI are giving least resistance to this trend and the proposals for replacement of professionals are being approved freely. The curriculum vitae of professionals are invariably being fabricated and manipulated by consultants to get approval, as the NHAI officials are not asking for any documentary proof in support of the qualification & experience claimed. Instead they are abetting this crime.

The consultants in first instance come with the replacement CV to have an informal discussion with the officials. However, once they are given the feeling that the same can’t be approved on file, the CV of same man is properly fabricated (in connivance with NHAI officials) and submitted formally and the approval is granted. This is the state of affairs.

The end result is that the consultants propose to deploy the most qualified, experienced and senior men in their organisation (or outside their organisation) to get the work and, once awarded the work, replace them by much inferior persons. They propose the same senior team to get another work and repeat the same story of replacement and the drama goes on.

This way, the consultants are completely manipulating the system. The well-qualified persons in head offices of consultancy firms are thus being used simply to get the work, but they are not being sent to the site, where they are being proposed to be deployed. The field units of these consultancy firms are instead being asked by their Head offices to look for the required personnel. The result is that many key professional posts are lying vacant for months or are being filled by unqualified person. In all these, it is the project which ultimately suffers.

This whole drama can be very easily checked provided we have the will. It is all the more easy in the totally computerised system at NHAI. A few steps outlined below will go a long way in remedying this ill.

(i) No consultant should be allowed to propose the deployment of same professional in more than one technical proposal.
(ii) It should be ensured that the same person is not proposed to be deployed by more than one consultancy firm.
(iii) It should be ensured that the person proposed by a consultancy firm is actually working in the firm or is having a bond with the firm to work in the project if the firm is awarded the project.
(iv) Replacement should be approved only under very extraordinary circumstances and a penalty should be imposed on the firm for their inability to deploy the proposed professional.
(v) All documentary proof in support of the qualification & experience claimed by a person should be asked.

In summary, it should be ensured that the supervision consultants deploys a well qualified & experienced team for proper supervision of the work. This becomes all the more important, because the supervision consultant (known as Engineer in FIDIC contract document) has been given immense powers & responsibilities under FIDIC conditions of contract which we are following.

The problem of subletting or subcontracting

The NHAI is going for International Competitive Bidding to procure the most competent Civil Contractor for execution of its projects. The works are usually being awarded at high cost and the contractors are assuring the best quality in the execution of projects. However, when it comes to the actual execution of works, it is found that most of the works (sometimes even up to 100 per cent) are being sublet or subcontracted to small petty contractors who are not at all capable to execute such big projects and ensure the quality of construction assured by the Civil Contractors. As a result, the entire process of shortlisting & pre-qualification of contractors and International Competitive Bidding are being nullified and what we are getting are the numerous petty contractors working at site and making a mockery of the prestigious project. The main Civil Contractors who have been awarded the work by NHAI are doing all these under the veil of labour contract which is permissible under the Contract Agreement. But in reality, they are getting most of the work done through numerous small petty contractors (main contractors are supplying only a few critical equipment & materials) at 50-60 per cent of the price quoted by them and the rest 40 per cent of contract price is being pocketed by them without much effort. In the process, the main contractors are working just like commission agents.

I would like to mention here that the above phenomena of subletting and subcontracting is known to all from top to bottom but every one is maintaining a studied silence. It would not be inappropriate to say that all these mouths have been shut by these big contractors who are manipulating the system and individuals alike. These petty contractors are bringing poor equipment & material, giving a big setback to the progress & quality of work. The main contractors are least bothered about the timely completion of projects (and penalties, if they are unable to finish the work in time) as they are quite sure of getting time extension by manipulating the individuals. They have already started fabricating spurious claims to make grounds for time extension and cost overruns. If this issue of subcontracting is not taken up with urgency, the entire project will be a very big failure both in terms of quality of construction and timely completion.

This issue cannot be expected to be tackled by field units of NHAI as the decision to sublet the works are being taken by Head offices of the contractors & not their field units. To address this, the top administration in NHAI has to take up the matter aggressively with the top management of contractors.

NHAI organisation & office system

It would not be inappropriate to say that there is no system in NHAI, there are only individuals. There is an urgent need to review and restructure the office procedure and office set up including the file system. Record keeping is very poor and it would be difficult to trace even the most important papers after some time.

The entire organisation is almost based on sourcing people on deputation basis. There is a need to have some permanent cadre strength in NHAI. In its zeal to maintain a lean and thin organisation, one Accounts officer/Manager (Finance) is allotted to two Project Implementation Units spaced around 200-300 kms apart, which is a mere nonsense. There is an immediate need to deploy one Accounts Officer/Manager (Finance) in each PIU, which have to manage projects of around Rs.1,000 crores.

The earlier we take up these issues, the better it is for the health of NHAI. If some well-planned measures are not taken soon, the NHAI as a system is headed for big failure.

As a concerned citizen of the country, I have brought these issues to your notice for your kind intervention and necessary action. Looking at the enormity of public fund involved in the project, the matter needs your urgent attention.

I have written all these in my individual capacity. However, I will keep on addressing these issues in my official capacity in the limited domain within the powers delegated to me. If any elaboration/ clarification is needed on above issues I would be glad to render all my assistance in the interest of this very prestigious National Highways Development Project, which is undoubtedly the biggest ever project undertaken in India after independence.

Thanking you,
Your sincerely,

(For particulars please refer to the separate sheet) (See Box)

Name: S.K. Dubey
Educational Qualification: B.Tech (Civil Engineering) from IIT, Kanpur
Profession: Presently working as Manager (Tech.) in NHAI and posted at Project Implementation Unit, Koderma.
Parent Cadre: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Other details: After graduating from IIT Kanpur in Year 1994, I was selected in Engineering Services Examination, 1994 conducted by UPSC and joined the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) in March 1996. I was also selected in Civil Services Examinations 1997 (Rank-258) and 1999 (Rank 198) but decided to continue with the MORTH. Presently, I am on deputation to National Highways Authority of India.
Address: S.K. Dubey, Manager
National Highways Authority of India
Project Implementation Unit, Koderma
Gurdwara Road, Jhumri Telaiya, Koderma (Jharkhand)
Phone: 06534-23436 (O), 22576 (O), 22619 (R)
E-mail: satyendra_dubeyin@ rediffmail. com

December 3, 2006 Posted by | martyr SKD | Leave a comment

Kafan Chor Panda & Parivartan In Rs.30,000 Crores Scam

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From: R Singh <corruptionfree04@yahoo.com>
Date: Dec 2, 2006 6:09 PM
Subject: Kafan Chor Panda & Parivartan In Rs.30,000 Crores Sca
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Kafan Chor Panda & Parivartan In Rs.30,000 Crores Scam

 

Mr. Panda,

From the name itself people conclude instantly you belongs to traditional “Kafan Chors” for many thousands of years.

 

But you are Panda of dirties and filthiest “Aghori” kind who relish eating brain matter of dead bodies, with Aman Mishra collected millions of rupees in the name of Satyendra Kumar Dubey, but used the money to “Sabotage CBI Investigations”, with-held money collected to Dubey family for 3 months, kept Dubey family on begging line until you along with Parivartan had his fathers signature on PIL that directed CBI investigation in to Satyendra Kumar Dubey section of NHAI in Bihar only.

 

You Betrayed Dubey’s Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters after gaining their confidence for petty money and political goals. It is worse than worse than father or brother selling their daughter or sister.

 

It is a well-documented fact that you were specially planted to “Sabotage Investigations In To India’s Biggest Scam”.

 

This is hundredth time you have abused your seniors instead of either admitting to “Treachery” or post copy of the PIL filed by you and Parivartan.

 

What’s wrong in admitting facts when Atal Behari Vajpayee betrayed the nation you so important that you continue to deny facts that are well known to people world over?

 

It is SKDF who blackmailed Satyendra Dubey family by withholding money for 100 days and obtained his fathers signature to investigate Bihar section only as if Satyendra Kumar Dubey was the “Culprit”.

 

Where does Ravinder Singh fit in the case?

 

Mal-intensions of SKDF was clear from the posting of 10 scanned copies of 10 mb size of the Satyendra K.Dubey letter which was very difficult to down load when Indian Express had already put “Word File” and SKDF never put it on its website.

 

You are a traditional lair and cheat people know that.

 

Yet again I want to emphasize that I was to volunteer to fight for this case in India but at the very first meeting in few minutes instead of discussing “Charges In The Satyendra K.Dubey letter Parivartan and others were singing praises of NHAI projects.”

 

Few hours later I vented my opposition and anger when SKDF was describing NHAI project than “Great Loot Of Public Money”. I did not associate with “Treachery Of SKDF”.

 

I predicted that you have filthy “Documentary In Mind” to tell the world that Satyendra Kumar Dubey was born in a backward village that has no electricity and roads etc.

 

Scandalously signatures of Satyendra Kumar Dubey were enlarged on the film than disclosing all-important contents of the letter and providing expert opinion.

 

We knew your dirty mind in not sharing the script with experts. Here too you had foreign market in mind where people have no interest in Satyendra Kumar Dubey but want to see the dirty and filthy conditions in which Indians live- Your idea is make crores than explaining the charges framed by him.

 

I would urge you to go back to your family business and tradition. Sharads, Cremations etc are big business in India.

 

Ravinder Singh

Corruptionfree04@yahoo.com

 

(P.S. Friends I have gone through the PIL and re-affirm that Panda- Parivartan PIL was most malicious and even Supreme Court judges also pointed out why SKDF are filing this third PIL in Dubey murder case.)   

 

SKDF CEO kalyan_panda@yahoo.co.in

 

Re: CBI- SKDF Didn’t File Proper PIL

 

Mr. Raving Charlatan,

What is your vested interest in trying to mislead people? PIL means public Interest Litigation. You claim that you are expert in that and have done many. Who stopped you to go ahead. You just tried to pass the buck or the gun on elses shoulder and tring to be smart. Still you can do it as a part of public. If you can’t, then stop allegating and stop wasting time on the key boards only. Now a documentary is made and your filthy bla bla started. It’s a woman’s habit of quarreling or pointing accusing finger. Rubbish.

December 3, 2006 Posted by | skdf filings | Leave a comment

CBI- SKDF Didn’t File Proper PIL

Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:50:02 -0800 (PST)
From: “Ravinder Singh” <corruptionfree06@yahoo.com>
Subject: CBI- SKDF Didn’t File Proper PIL
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CBI- SKDF Didn’t File Proper PIL

 

At a book release function in Delhi at India International Center I asked eminent panelist including Mr. Lyndoh former CEC and Mr. B.R. Lal, IPS, former DGP Haryana why there is no investigation in to the “India’s Biggest Corruption Case in Rs.56,000 Crores NHAI Projects” detailed in the Satyendra Kumar Dubey letter to then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

 

And why CBI is crazily investigating a petty Taj Corridor Case, even going after Mayawati’s residential properties but there is no similar response even as both cases are pending before the Supreme Court and dealt by CBI.

 

The answer was exactly the same that I had stated several times, SKDF did not file proper PIL and didn’t want investigation in to the SKDF letter cum charge-sheet.

 

I was asked to advise and assist SKDF in organizing a rally in Delhi and in the very first meeting in the office of Shekhar Singh’s on December27, 2006 I objected to the comments of Commander Jaitley that NHAI projects are excellent when Satyendra Kumar Dubey exposed 50% of the money skimmed off by main contractors who subcontracted the work to petty contractors etc and quality of work was poor.

 

On 27th itself I posted my objections in letter to SKDF many of such mails were deleted. It was exactly a month after the murder of Satyendra Kumar Dubey and general sentiment of the people made in charge of campaign was to refrain from any action that could harm “Shining Campaign”.

 

Most shocking was the print out available with SKDF representatives but SKDF website carried 10 pages of scanned letter that was 10 mb in size which took over 30 minutes to down load.

 

I repeatedly asked them to put the word copy on SKDF site and distribute it/ post on notice boards in all colleges. At that time I didn’t know it was available of Indian Express site that continues to maintain it.

 

I always suspected the documentary promoted by SKDF would not disclose real facts and point a finger at former Prime Minister who was grossly incompetent in upholding the constitutional position in ordering “Cover Up” than serious investigations for the fear of losing elections.

 

Role of Kalyan Panda, Ashutosh Mishra and Atal Bansal was merely that of ward boys who are asked to clean up the room where post mortem takes place. They are small pinions in the machine of “Corruption” in India.

 

The kind of money wasted in the region of Rs.30,000 Crores was good enough to renew worn out rails on all trunk railway sections to improve speed and safety of trains.

 

This is the kind of price India pays for electing “Corrupt and Incompetent” leaders.

 

I have attached as well posted SKD letter herewith this message.

 

Ravinder Singh December01, 2006

Corruptionfree04@yahoo.com

 

——-XXXXXXXXX——————XXXXXXXXXXX——–

 

Word Copy Of Satyendra K. Dubey Letter To PM Of October11, 2002

 

(…but in reality a great loot of public money.. Satyendra K. Dubey)

>>>In Rs. 56,000 Crores NHAI Projects<<<

 

http://www.indianexpress.com/res/web/pIe/full_story.php?content_id=36695

 

To
The Prime Minister
Republic of India
Prime Minister’s Office
New Delhi – 110 001

Sub: National Highways Development Project (Golden Quadrilateral and North-South, East-West Corridors) —

A dream project of unparalleled importance to the Nation but in reality a great loot of public money because of very poor implementation at every state.

Hon’ble Sir,

Through this letter, I wish to draw your kind attention towards great lapse in the implementation of above project. Since such letters from a common man are not usually treated with due seriousness, I wish to clarify at the outset that this letter is being written after careful thought by a very concerned citizen of the country who is also very closely linked with the project. I request you to kindly go through my brief particulars (attached on a separate sheet to ensure secrecy) before proceeding further.

Instead of writing at length, I would be very specific and to the point highlighting the areas where there have been great lapses and would suggest certain remedies to the best of my abilities. I have been posted both at NHAI, HQ and at site on NH-2 Projects and therefore my direct experience is with NH-2 Projects (World Bank Funded). However, the story is almost same with all other projects which are under implementation and would be no different for forthcoming Projects unless we take certain corrective measures immediately. I have gone through most of the files (even closed ones) dealing with NH-2 projects (their design consultancy, procurement of civil contractors, selection of supervision consultants, the mobilisation of contractors and consultants, etc.). The areas of concern are highlighted below:

Preparation of detail project reports (DPRs) by the Design Consultants

The DPRs prepared by the design consultants are in very poor shape and cannot be implemented in the field without major modifications. It appears that the design consultants have made the designs and drawings with little consideration for the actual ground conditions and the same have been accepted by NHAI without any scrutiny. The proof consultants (deployed for checking DPRs submitted by Design Consultants) appear to have done only cosmetic work and it appears that the officers in NHAI have not even opened the final DPRs submitted by the consultants before putting the works to tender. The result is that the DPRs, on the basis of which tenders have been called, are like garbage. When the problems are being noticed in DPR at the implementation stage and the design consultants are being requested to clarify them, we are getting a very cool and negative response from them. This is contributing to delay in the implementation of projects.

A good DPR is one of the foremost requirements for the smooth implementation of the Project and we are faltering at the very initial stage. In the present system there appears to be no accountability on the part of Design Consultant. To ensure this, we should evolve a system whereby the design consultant can be made accountable for any problem in the implementation of DPR and their consequent implications in terms of time and cost overruns. A system of insurance may be devised to address this issue. The Design Consultant may be asked to keep his establishment at site in the initial stage of implementation of project, so that any design issue may be addressed speedily. Alternatively, we may link substantial portion of payment of Design consultants to the implementation of DPR in the field. Another way may be to award design consultancy (for preparation of DPR) and supervision consultancy (to supervise the execution of project) to the same consultancy firm so that any discrepancy noticed in DPR at the execution stage is corrected by the same firm. We may deliberate further to arrive at the most suitable option.

Procurement of civil contractors

The process of procurement appears to have been completely manipulated and hijacked by the big contractors. Many contractors are submitting forged documents to justify their technical and financial capabilities to execute the project. The big contractors have been able to get all sorts of help (including even the most secret information and documents) from the officials in NHAI and even the note sheets carrying approval of chairman have been leaked outside. (This mostly appears to have been done by lower officials and supporting staff). Little thought has been given to the ability & sincerity of some of the contractors to do the work they have quoted for. The three striking examples are awards of NH-2 to M/s Centrodorstoy of Russia, M/s China Coal of China and M/s LG of South Korea which are all working like commission agents by collaborating with local incompetent and inexperienced firms and trying to get the work done through them. M/s Progressive Constructions Ltd is another contractor which appears to have completely manipulated the system to get the award of 2 projects on NH-2. This company is not organised on professional lines and it is run like a family business. They get one work and assign it to one relative, the second is assigned to another and the story goes on.

There is an urgent need to have a fresh look at the whole procurement process and utmost care needs to be exercised at the time of selection of contractors. The whole process should be made more transparent and any official found colluding with the contractors should be severely punished.

Mobilisation of Contractors and Mobilisation Advance to them

NHAI officials have shown great hurry in giving mobilisation advance to the selected contractors (no surprise, as the commission to officials for award of work are linked to the contractors getting their first mobilisation advance). In some cases the contractors have been given mobilisation advance just a day after signing the Contract Agreement. The entire mobilisation advance of 10 per cent of contract value (which goes up to Rs 40 crores in certain cases) has been paid to the contractors within a few weeks of award of work but there has been little follow-up to ensure that they are actually mobilised at site with the same pace. The result is that the entire mobilisation advance remains lying with contractors (or get diverted in their other activities) for months — a way for contractors to make easy money and for client to loose interest charges on them. Most of the contractors have not mobilised even up to 50 per cent, a year after getting their mobilisation advances.

Similar diversion or idling of funds are taking place in case of equipment advances to the contractors, another 10 per cent of the contract value. In many cases, the equipment is not being purchased and, even if purchased, is being used somewhere else. The contractors are getting customs and excise duty exemptions on most of the road construction equipment. However, because of laxity on the part of NHAI, the contractors in many cases are buying equipment on behalf of or for other parties and appropriating a portion of the excise/custom duty exemptions in their pocket.

We need to be vigilant and careful in giving advances to the contractors. The advances are given to the contractors to mobilise them quickly in the interest of project and therefore the same should be linked to their actual mobilisation at site. The advances should be given in installments and the release of next installment should be made dependent on utilisation of the previous installment. A strict vigil and audit needs to be done to ensure that the advances are used by contractors for quick mobilisation and are utilised in the same project for which they are being given.

Selection of Supervision consultants and Design consultants

The concept of supervision consultancy is a step in very right direction and the amount spent on them (roughly 2-3% of the cost of civil works) is a good investment. But here again we are faltering at the implementation stage.

There is a big fraud in the selection of Supervision/Design consultants which mainly depends on their technical manpower. To get the consultancy work, the consultants are proposing to deploy well-qualified and senior professionals in their technical proposals (many times their qualification and experience are being forged and NHAI officials are not taking any pain to ask for the documentary proof in support of their claims).

Many a times, the same professional figures simultaneously in technical proposals forwarded by many consultants and NHAI officials are doing little to discourage it. However, once that work is awarded to them, they are invariably coming with the request for replacement of their proposed personnel with professionals of much less qualification & experience.

To our shame, we in NHAI are giving least resistance to this trend and the proposals for replacement of professionals are being approved freely. The curriculum vitae of professionals are invariably being fabricated and manipulated by consultants to get approval, as the NHAI officials are not asking for any documentary proof in support of the qualification & experience claimed. Instead they are abetting this crime.

The consultants in first instance come with the replacement CV to have an informal discussion with the officials. However, once they are given the feeling that the same can’t be approved on file, the CV of same man is properly fabricated (in connivance with NHAI officials) and submitted formally and the approval is granted. This is the state of affairs.

The end result is that the consultants propose to deploy the most qualified, experienced and senior men in their organisation (or outside their organisation) to get the work and, once awarded the work, replace them by much inferior persons. They propose the same senior team to get another work and repeat the same story of replacement and the drama goes on.

This way, the consultants are completely manipulating the system. The well-qualified persons in head offices of consultancy firms are thus being used simply to get the work, but they are not being sent to the site, where they are being proposed to be deployed. The field units of these consultancy firms are instead being asked by their Head offices to look for the required personnel. The result is that many key professional posts are lying vacant for months or are being filled by unqualified person. In all these, it is the project which ultimately suffers.

This whole drama can be very easily checked provided we have the will. It is all the more easy in the totally computerised system at NHAI. A few steps outlined below will go a long way in remedying this ill.

(i) No consultant should be allowed to propose the deployment of same professional in more than one technical proposal.
(ii) It should be ensured that the same person is not proposed to be deployed by more than one consultancy firm.
(iii) It should be ensured that the person proposed by a consultancy firm is actually working in the firm or is having a bond with the firm to work in the project if the firm is awarded the project.
(iv) Replacement should be approved only under very extraordinary circumstances and a penalty should be imposed on the firm for their inability to deploy the proposed professional.
(v) All documentary proof in support of the qualification & experience claimed by a person should be asked.

In summary, it should be ensured that the supervision consultants deploys a well qualified & experienced team for proper supervision of the work. This becomes all the more important, because the supervision consultant (known as Engineer in FIDIC contract document) has been given immense powers & responsibilities under FIDIC conditions of contract which we are following.

The problem of subletting or subcontracting

The NHAI is going for International Competitive Bidding to procure the most competent Civil Contractor for execution of its projects. The works are usually being awarded at high cost and the contractors are assuring the best quality in the execution of projects. However, when it comes to the actual execution of works, it is found that most of the works (sometimes even up to 100 per cent) are being sublet or subcontracted to small petty contractors who are not at all capable to execute such big projects and ensure the quality of construction assured by the Civil Contractors. As a result, the entire process of shortlisting & pre-qualification of contractors and International Competitive Bidding are being nullified and what we are getting are the numerous petty contractors working at site and making a mockery of the prestigious project. The main Civil Contractors who have been awarded the work by NHAI are doing all these under the veil of labour contract which is permissible under the Contract Agreement. But in reality, they are getting most of the work done through numerous small petty contractors (main contractors are supplying only a few critical equipment & materials) at 50-60 per cent of the price quoted by them and the rest 40 per cent of contract price is being pocketed by them without much effort. In the process, the main contractors are working just like commission agents.

I would like to mention here that the above phenomena of subletting and subcontracting is known to all from top to bottom but every one is maintaining a studied silence. It would not be inappropriate to say that all these mouths have been shut by these big contractors who are manipulating the system and individuals alike. These petty contractors are bringing poor equipment & material, giving a big setback to the progress & quality of work. The main contractors are least bothered about the timely completion of projects (and penalties, if they are unable to finish the work in time) as they are quite sure of getting time extension by manipulating the individuals. They have already started fabricating spurious claims to make grounds for time extension and cost overruns. If this issue of subcontracting is not taken up with urgency, the entire project will be a very big failure both in terms of quality of construction and timely completion.

This issue cannot be expected to be tackled by field units of NHAI as the decision to sublet the works are being taken by Head offices of the contractors & not their field units. To address this, the top administration in NHAI has to take up the matter aggressively with the top management of contractors.

NHAI organisation & office system

It would not be inappropriate to say that there is no system in NHAI, there are only individuals. There is an urgent need to review and restructure the office procedure and office set up including the file system. Record keeping is very poor and it would be difficult to trace even the most important papers after some time.

The entire organisation is almost based on sourcing people on deputation basis. There is a need to have some permanent cadre strength in NHAI. In its zeal to maintain a lean and thin organisation, one Accounts officer/Manager (Finance) is allotted to two Project Implementation Units spaced around 200-300 kms apart, which is a mere nonsense. There is an immediate need to deploy one Accounts Officer/Manager (Finance) in each PIU, which have to manage projects of around Rs.1,000 crores.

The earlier we take up these issues, the better it is for the health of NHAI. If some well-planned measures are not taken soon, the NHAI as a system is headed for big failure.

As a concerned citizen of the country, I have brought these issues to your notice for your kind intervention and necessary action. Looking at the enormity of public fund involved in the project, the matter needs your urgent attention.

I have written all these in my individual capacity. However, I will keep on addressing these issues in my official capacity in the limited domain within the powers delegated to me. If any elaboration/clarification is needed on above issues I would be glad to render all my assistance in the interest of this very prestigious National Highways Development Project, which is undoubtedly the biggest ever project undertaken in India after independence.

Thanking you,
Your sincerely,

(For particulars please refer to the separate sheet) (See Box)

Name: S.K. Dubey
Educational Qualification: B.Tech (Civil Engineering) from IIT, Kanpur
Profession: Presently working as Manager (Tech.) in NHAI and posted at Project Implementation Unit, Koderma.
Parent Cadre: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Other details: After graduating from IIT Kanpur in Year 1994, I was selected in Engineering Services Examination, 1994 conducted by UPSC and joined the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) in March 1996. I was also selected in Civil Services Examinations 1997 (Rank-258) and 1999 (Rank 198) but decided to continue with the MORTH. Presently, I am on deputation to National Highways Authority of India.
Address: S.K. Dubey, Manager
National Highways Authority of India
Project Implementation Unit, Koderma
Gurdwara Road, Jhumri Telaiya, Koderma (Jharkhand)
Phone: 06534-23436 (O), 22576 (O), 22619 (R)
E-mail: satyendra_dubeyin@rediffmail.com

December 1, 2006 Posted by | skdf filings | Leave a comment

SKDF is Controversial: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid

SKDF: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid

From: “S K Dubey Foundation” <foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org>

To: “‘Sucheta Dalal'” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “‘Minnie Vaid'” <mvaid@vsnl.com>
CC: letters@tribuneindia.com, Send an Instant Message corruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “‘Shailesh Gandhi'” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “‘Sudhir Badami'” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>,  shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.com, corruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, ge yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in
Subject: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 19:36:29 +0100

Hi Sucheta,

It is disappointing to learn that you also believe that the foundation is controversial. For last three years, I have donated thousands of hours to sustain the fight and to keep the fight alive, only to hear this from respected members of society. I only have two hands and limited hours and therefore not able to reply to thousand of baseless emails, resulting in some people spreading vindictive rumors. The foundation has always been transparent and foundation’s tax-returns are available at the website. Based on the advice of board members and lawyers, I was told that keeping the website updated with the latest tax returns is all that is required. Therefore, it will not be reasonable to blame the foundation.

Minnie knows how we have worked together for more than one year to come to a stage from where it seems that the documentary will be a reality. I have been working hard to raise funds for the documentary for last one year. We will complete the documentary and will also distribute it worldwide. Once again, these are the same people (who have created obstacles before) raising baseless allegations and yet again trying to thwart a sincere effort. I leave this to you and others what to make out of it.

The foundation is funding the documentary and once again I have distributed the budget via foundation’s yahoogroup and other electronic groups, keeping it transparent. I have also attached it here for those who are “concerned” about the transparency.

As I mentioned before, I am writing this email to make foundation’s stand clear and to stand beside Minnie who has been very brave to come out and help the foundation. Neither I nor Minnie will have time to reply to every individual email.

Regards,

Ashutosh



From: Sucheta Dalal [mailto:suchetadalal@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 4:35 PM
To: Minnie Vaid; foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
Cc: letters@tribuneindia.com; Sucheta Dalal; corruptionfree06@yahoo.com; vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com; atalb@chetu.com; Shailesh Gandhi; Sudhir Badami; shadikatyal@yahoo.com; darak786@gmail.com; vishalk@gmail.com; corruptionfree04@yahoo.com; sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com; yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.com; vijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in
Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid

Hi  everybody

Minnie Vaid is a friend, former hostelmate and colleague. Personally, I think her documentary on Satyendra Dubey  will probably be the only lasting thing to come out of this now controversial foundation.

It is such a pity that Minnie’s efforts — partly at her own cost — have been dragged into the mess. For this I blame those who are in charge of the foundation and have not been very transparent in the past.

It is now upto all of us to ensure that Minnie is able to get the funding (raised from people around the world who were horrified at Satyendra Dubey’s death and humbled by his courage) to complete her film.

We must also ensure that it is widely distributed and seen by everybody who cares for the truth — even if it means getting on to a more non-controversial platform.

I hope Dhananjay takes note of this and makes the effort to respond to Minnie’s email. His changing stance on the controversy over funds does no credit to his brother’s memory. He must come forward now and vouch for what Minnie has said in public and also ensure that her film is out in the public domain in the quickest possible time. If anyone has Dhananjay’s email ID please forward my email to him.

best

Sucheta

Minnie Vaid <mvaid@vsnl.com> wrote:

dear all,

i am the film maker who is making a documentary on satyendra dubey and am appalled that it is being called ” cheap and politically motivated” by people who have not bothered to clarify the matter with me.

let me introduce myself….i am a documentary television journalist with 22 years experience in the print and electronic media….i have worked with the Times of India group, India Today group, Business India group and Star Plus….i have a reputation as a committed and good film maker and would like to preserve the same…..

here are the facts as i know them….

1) i had approached skdf after checking their website on the Net and wrote to ashutosh aman who was listed as the person to contact…..two years ago. I discussed the possibility of doing a documentary with him and also sent him a detailed brief and rough cost of  a 1 hour documentary…..that cost was roughly US 18,000 dollars.

a whole year passed and he told me skdf was not able to generate that amount, following which i submitted a proposal for a half hour documentary , with absolute basic costs, and sent the proposal for Rs 4,05000.

Out of this amount i have received Rs 2,20,000 for the shoot which begins this 23rd Sept…..i hve personally not charged skdf ONE single rupee for the work done by me over 2 years, researching and calling up people in Bihar and Delhi, for the film.

In fact, last year, i attended satyendra”s sister Kusum”s wedding in shahpur, sivan,bihar, and shot a few scenes on my personal handicam,which i will be using in the film also.

I HAVE NOT CHARGED SKDF AT ALL FOR THIS EXPENSE.

2) since i am a journalist of repute, i could have got funding for this film on my own, after approaching shekhar gupta of the Indian Express, whom i know professionally and personally and it would have been much quicker to do so.

But, i wanted the film on skd to start with the words…..” the family and friends of skdubey and the SKDF presents…..” and that is why i ahve been working, without encouragement from anyone and without payment, for the last 2 years, on this project. I hve also refused other lucrative offers of films in the last 4 months so that this film could be completed before the 3rd death anniversary on nov 27.

it is certainly not motivated by any “cheap or political” agenda……i would like to get a reply from those who have alleged this, without checking with me or my credentials.

3) what skdf has done with their funds collected so far and how they have spent or  ” looted” it, is not my concern and i have no knowledge of the same.

i am only and have always been, interested in making a great film on skd since i read the express articles 3 years ago.THAT IS MY ONLY AGENDA and pl note that my fee for the entire project is less than what i will be paying the technicians for this film, and it is a quarter of what i normally charge for direction of a half hour film.

i have not billed skdf for any of the expenses i have personally incurred while researching and doing pre-production of this film….i will post the entire budget break-up of the total amount of the film, ie Rs 4,05000 (four lakhs and five thousand, only) for anyone who is interested.

my mobile no is 98200-71666 and email id is mvaid@vsnl.com.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUERIES ABOUT THIS FILM, PL DO ME THE COURTESY OF ASKING ABOUT IT, BEFORE MAKING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT MY FILM OR MY CREDENTIALS.

I HAVE NOT BUILT UP A FLAWLESS REPUTATION OVER 22 YEARS TO HAVE IT QUESTIONED BY PEOPLE OVER THIS  ONE FILM.

pl also check with dhananjay dubey who has been in touch with me over 2 years and who addresses me as Didi, and who has met me personally in mumbai….he will answer all allegations on whether i am ” exploiting the soul ” of his brother satyendra.

i would like a reply to this mail before i leave for the shoot on sept 21.

minnie vaid

708 B Sunshine bldg, Raheja Vihar, Powai, Mumbai 72

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September 19, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment

Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid

Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 12:55:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: “shadi katyalsearch” <shadikatyal@yahoo.com

Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid
To:  “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>, foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
CC: letters@tribuneindia.com,  “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, corruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>,  shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.comcorruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

Dear Sucheta,

You have got the response from Mr. Amman and he has
ignored as ussual all the necessary accountability.

It is unfortunate that Ms. Vaid is getting involved in
this project not that we are against such a
documentary but as long SKDF and its board is involved
and there is still a dark cloud over the Foundation,
she may like to work independtly.

We are quite sure that contributions will come for
such a documentary from all sources but I doubt if 
anyone is interested to send any funds to SKDF
accounts in USA.

The reply to your letter should indicate you that why
anyone should furnish any contributions to a private
held party. The SKDF is not a Tax Free Foundation. Mr.
Amman also have written that SK does not mean
Satyndera and thus therre lies the truth. It is more
or less for personal glory. It is shame that name of
the Martyr had been so badly abused and yet instead of
walking away or giving full details, Foundation is
asking for funds.

Regards
shadi

___________________________________________

 

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:28:38 -0700 (PDT)
From:  “shadi katyalsearch” <shadikatyal@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: documentary on Satyendra Dubey : Minnie Vaid
To: foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org,  “‘Sucheta Dalal'” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “‘Minnie Vaid'” <mvaid@vsnl.com>
CC: letters@tribuneindia.comcorruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “‘Shailesh Gandhi'” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “‘Sudhir Badami'” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>, shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.com, corruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

This letter is the indication of real person who have
done all this for his own glory. Notice the
haughtyness and disrespect for all and everyone.How
could man be so busy on one side to reply anyone and
claim he has spent thousands of hours. Was it done for
the family or the nation, No it was a personal
ego trip and that is why Foundation is a personal and
not public who donated.

For the Filam maker Ms.Vaid our advise is to stay
calear of this personal foundation and donot get your
self with such egocentric person. He has refused to be
accountable and you may endup holding the bag.

regards
shadi
--- S K Dubey Foundation
<foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org> wrote:

> Hi Sucheta,
> 
>  
> 
> It is disappointing to learn that you also believe
> that the foundation is
> controversial. For last three years, I have donated
> thousands of hours to
> sustain the fight and to keep the fight alive, only
> to hear this from
> respected members of society. I only have two hands
> and limited hours and
> therefore not able to reply to thousand of baseless
> emails, resulting in
> some people spreading vindictive rumors. The
> foundation has always been
> transparent and foundation's tax-returns are
> available at the website. Based
> on the advice of board members and lawyers, I was
> told that keeping the
> website updated with the latest tax returns is all
> that is required.
> Therefore, it will not be reasonable to blame the
> foundation.
> 
>  
> 
> Minnie knows how we have worked together for more
> than one year to come to a
> stage from where it seems that the documentary will
> be a reality. I have
> been working hard to raise funds for the documentary
> for last one year. We
> will complete the documentary and will also
> distribute it worldwide. Once
> again, these are the same people (who have created
> obstacles before) raising
> baseless allegations and yet again trying to thwart
> a sincere effort. I
> leave this to you and others what to make out of it. 
> 
> The foundation is funding the documentary and once
> again I have distributed
> the budget via foundation's yahoogroup and other
> electronic groups, keeping
> it transparent. I have also attached it here for
> those who are "concerned"
> about the transparency. 
> 
> As I mentioned before, I am writing this email to
> make foundation's stand
> clear and to stand beside Minnie who has been very
> brave to come out and
> help the foundation. Neither I nor Minnie will have
> time to reply to every
> individual email.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ashutosh
> ____________________

______________________________

 

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 17:10:44 +0100 (BST)
From: VB Singh” <vijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in>
Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid
To:  “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>, foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
CC: letters@tribuneindia.comcorruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>, shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.com, corruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.indhananjay1dkd@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Respected Madam,

 

Email ID of Dhananjay is dhananjay1dkd@yahoo.co.in

 

You are aware how Kalyan Panda, misused SKDF to ruin my career and put my family members in trouble. You know what agony my family and me are undergoing in our lives for being working honestly and sincerely.

 

He is trying to gain cheap popularity by using the name of Satyendra Dubey, whereas his attitude towards other whistleblowers is hostile. You are the best judge and may advise Dhanajay and Minnie accordingly.

 

Regards,

VBS

____________________________________

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:35:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: documentary on satyendra dubey : minnie vaid
To: “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>, foundation@skdubeyfoundation.org
CC: letters@tribuneindia.com, “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, corruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>,  shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.comcorruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

 

Hi  everybody

 

Minnie Vaid is a friend, former hostelmate and colleague. Personally, I think her documentary on Satyendra Dubey  will probably be the only lasting thing to come out of this now controversial foundation.

 

It is such a pity that Minnie’s efforts — partly at her own cost — have been dragged into the mess. For this I blame those who are in charge of the foundation and have not been very transparent in the past.

 

It is now upto all of us to ensure that Minnie is able to get the funding (raised from people around the world who were horrified at Satyendra Dubey’s death and humbled by his courage) to complete her film.

 

We must also ensure that it is widely distributed and seen by everybody who cares for the truth — even if it means getting on to a more non-controversial platform.

 

I hope Dhananjay takes note of this and makes the effort to respond to Minnie’s email. His changing stance on the controversy over funds does no credit to his brother’s memory. He must come forward now and vouch for what Minnie has said in public and also ensure that her film is out in the public domain in the quickest possible time. If anyone has Dhananjay’s email ID please forward my email to him.

 

best

Sucheta

________________________________________

 

Minnie Vaid <mvaid@vsnl.com> wrote:

dear all,

i am the film maker who is making a documentary on satyendra dubey and am appalled that it is being called ” cheap and politically motivated” by people who have not bothered to clarify the matter with me.

let me introduce myself….i am a documentary television journalist with 22 years experience in the print and electronic media….i have worked with the Times of India group, India Today group, Business India group and Star Plus….i have a reputation as a committed and good film maker and would like to preserve the same…..

here are the facts as i know them….

1) i had approached skdf after checking their website on the Net and wrote to ashutosh aman who was listed as the person to contact…..two years ago. I discussed the possibility of doing a documentary with him and also sent him a detailed brief and rough cost of  a 1 hour documentary…..that cost was roughly US 18,000 dollars.

a whole year passed and he told me skdf was not able to generate that amount, following which i submitted a proposal for a half hour documentary , with absolute basic costs, and sent the proposal for Rs 4,05000.

Out of this amount i have received Rs 2,20,000 for the shoot which begins this 23rd Sept…..i hve personally not charged skdf ONE single rupee for the work done by me over 2 years, researching and calling up people in Bihar and Delhi, for the film.

In fact, last year, i attended satyendra”s sister Kusum”s wedding in shahpur, sivan,bihar, and shot a few scenes on my personal handicam,which i will be using in the film also.

I HAVE NOT CHARGED SKDF AT ALL FOR THIS EXPENSE.

2) since i am a journalist of repute, i could have got funding for this film on my own, after approaching shekhar gupta of the Indian Express, whom i know professionally and personally and it would have been much quicker to do so.

But, i wanted the film on skd to start with the words…..” the family and friends of skdubey and the SKDF presents…..” and that is why i ahve been working, without encouragement from anyone and without payment, for the last 2 years, on this project. I hve also refused other lucrative offers of films in the last 4 months so that this film could be completed before the 3rd death anniversary on nov 27.

it is certainly not motivated by any “cheap or political” agenda……i would like to get a reply from those who have alleged this, without checking with me or my credentials.

3) what skdf has done with their funds collected so far and how they have spent or  ” looted” it, is not my concern and i have no knowledge of the same.

i am only and have always been, interested in making a great film on skd since i read the express articles 3 years ago.THAT IS MY ONLY AGENDA and pl note that my fee for the entire project is less than what i will be paying the technicians for this film, and it is a quarter of what i normally charge for direction of a half hour film.

i have not billed skdf for any of the expenses i have personally incurred while researching and doing pre-production of this film….i will post the entire budget break-up of the total amount of the film, ie Rs 4,05000 (four lakhs and five thousand, only) for anyone who is interested.

my mobile no is 98200-71666 and email id is mvaid@vsnl.com.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUERIES ABOUT THIS FILM, PL DO ME THE COURTESY OF ASKING ABOUT IT, BEFORE MAKING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT MY FILM OR MY CREDENTIALS.

I HAVE NOT BUILT UP A FLAWLESS REPUTATION OVER 22 YEARS TO HAVE IT QUESTIONED BY PEOPLE OVER THIS  ONE FILM.

pl also check with dhananjay dubey who has been in touch with me over 2 years and who addresses me as Didi, and who has met me personally in mumbai….he will answer all allegations on whether i am ” exploiting the soul ” of his brother satyendra.

i would like a reply to this mail before i leave for the shoot on sept 21.

minnie vaid

708 B Sunshine bldg, Raheja Vihar, Powai, Mumbai 72

September 19, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment

Family Drama Or Tamasha Of SK Dubey Sacrifice

Date:  Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:44:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: “R Singh” <corruptionfree04@yahoo.com>
Subject: Family Drama Or Tamasha Of SK Dubey Sacrifice
To: “Minnie Vaid” <mvaid@vsnl.com>
CC: “Sucheta Dalal” <suchetadalal@yahoo.com>, corruptionfree06@yahoo.com, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, atalb@chetu.com, “Shailesh Gandhi” <shailesh2@vsnl.com>, “Sudhir Badami” <sudhirbadami@gmail.com>, shadikatyal@yahoo.com, darak786@gmail.com, vishalk@gmail.comcorruptionfree04@yahoo.com, sanjeev.sinha@ubs.com, yogeshpratapsingh@yahoo.comvijay_bsingh@yahoo.co.in

Family Drama Or Tamasha Of SK Dubey Sacrifice 

 

Dear Minnie Vaid,

This is my message to which you have responded.

It will be a biggest shame and disgrace for this country that SK Dubey’s sacrifice and initiative to end corruption in our Civil projects is trivialized.

Since you are a generalist you have access to much more material on SKDF, in some places people refer to SKD as Bhagat Singh of Bihar. IE has over 100 stories on SKD.

Let me explain SKDF was meant to dilute and destroy National Highway Scam. We always suspected for three years that idea of film is “Trivialize & Downgrade” the sacrifice for SKD. SKDF deliberately sabotaged investigations and never wanted to raise real charges made in SKD letter of Nov.11, 2002.

A person of your stature can get bank loan or get funds from creditable sources not ones who even sold SKD “Kaffan”.

Get a copy right of script, if you have a good script you will get funding in crores or colaboration and do a professional job. Don’t involve political agents and dirty people SKDF.

We don’t need Rs.2 lakh or Rs.5 lakh tamasha. Do a serious job.

I am just posting few important lines from SKD letter.

“A dream project of unparalleled importance to the Nation but in reality a great loot of public money because of very poor implementation at every state.”

“But in reality, they are getting most of the work done through numerous small petty contractors (main contractors are supplying only a few critical equipment & materials) at 50-60 per cent of the price quoted by them and the rest 40 per cent of contract price is being pocketed by them without much effort. In the process, the main contractors are working just like commission agents.”

“However, when it comes to the actual execution of works, it is found that most of the works (sometimes even up to 100 per cent) are being sublet or subcontracted to small petty contractors who are not at all capable to execute such big projects and ensure the quality of construction”

“The entire mobilisation advance of 10 per cent of contract value (which goes up to Rs 40 crores in certain cases) has been paid to the contractors within a few weeks of award of work but there has been little follow-up to ensure that they are actually mobilised at site with the same”

“The curriculum vitae of professionals are invariably being fabricated and manipulated by consultants to get approval, as the NHAI officials are not asking for any documentary proof in support of the qualification & experience claimed. Instead they are abetting this crime.”

”The contractors are getting customs and excise duty exemptions on most of the road construction equipment. However, because of laxity on the part of NHAI, the contractors in many cases are buying equipment on behalf of or for other parties and appropriating a portion of the excise/custom duty exemptions in their pocket.”

It is a serious matter so don’t trivialize it. 

Ravinder Singh September18, 2006

 

Killing & Selling Of SK Dubey Body & Soul

Dear Shadi,

Thank you for alerting me to this latest development about continued exploitation of SKD who have not yet accounted for crores in donations already swindled.

It is a shame that IITians had failed to come forward to protect the legacy of SK Dubey who single handedly challenged the “Corruption” and “Loot” in India’s largest public works of national highways.

Like we see in Animal Planet where even lions abandon their dead for vultures to consume, SK Dubey’s body and soul were sold out by human vultures in Kalyan Panda, Atal Bansal and Ashutosh Aman Mishra.

The only testimonial of his great sacrifice for the country that ought to have inspired the coming generations was not even put up on Sham organization SKD Foundation home page, founded to “Cover Up” greatest loot in India.

A letter that ought to be “Bible” to all nationalist organizations in the world has no place in SKDF.

Agents of the cover up operation are active again to further tarnish his image by coming out with “Cheap and Politically Motivated” documentary. The “Loot on Grand Scale” is replaced with his sacrifice “To go back to his roots”.

Consequently we get even 10 to 100 times bigger scams in SEZs.

Madhur Bhandarkar or some reputed filmmaker should take up this important project and make a reality-based film.

Ravinder Singh

September17, 2006

____________

Minnie Vaid <mvaid@vsnl.com> wrote:

dear all,

i am the film maker who is making a documentary on satyendra dubey and am appalled that it is being called ” cheap and politically motivated” by people who have not bothered to clarify the matter with me.

let me introduce myself….i am a documentary television journalist with 22 years experience in the print and electronic media….i have worked with the Times of India group, India Today group, Business India group and Star Plus….i have a reputation as a committed and good film maker and would like to preserve the same…..

here are the facts as i know them….

1) i had approached skdf after checking their website on the Net and wrote to ashutosh aman who was listed as the person to contact…..two years ago. I discussed the possibility of doing a documentary with him and also sent him a detailed brief and rough cost of  a 1 hour documentary…..that cost was roughly US 18,000 dollars.

a whole year passed and he told me skdf was not able to generate that amount, following which i submitted a proposal for a half hour documentary , with absolute basic costs, and sent the proposal for Rs 4,05000.

Out of this amount i have received Rs 2,20,000 for the shoot which begins this 23rd Sept…..i hve personally not charged skdf ONE single rupee for the work done by me over 2 years, researching and calling up people in Bihar and Delhi, for the film.

In fact, last year, i attended satyendra”s sister Kusum”s wedding in shahpur, sivan,bihar, and shot a few scenes on my personal handicam,which i will be using in the film also.

I HAVE NOT CHARGED SKDF AT ALL FOR THIS EXPENSE.

2) since i am a journalist of repute, i could have got funding for this film on my own, after approaching shekhar gupta of the Indian Express, whom i know professionally and personally and it would have been much quicker to do so.

But, i wanted the film on skd to start with the words…..” the family and friends of skdubey and the SKDF presents…..” and that is why i ahve been working, without encouragement from anyone and without payment, for the last 2 years, on this project. I hve also refused other lucrative offers of films in the last 4 months so that this film could be completed before the 3rd death anniversary on nov 27.

it is certainly not motivated by any “cheap or political” agenda……i would like to get a reply from those who have alleged this, without checking with me or my credentials.

3) what skdf has done with their funds collected so far and how they have spent or  ” looted” it, is not my concern and i have no knowledge of the same.

i am only and have always been, interested in making a great film on skd since i read the express articles 3 years ago.THAT IS MY ONLY AGENDA and pl note that my fee for the entire project is less than what i will be paying the technicians for this film, and it is a quarter of what i normally charge for direction of a half hour film.

i have not billed skdf for any of the expenses i have personally incurred while researching and doing pre-production of this film….i will post the entire budget break-up of the total amount of the film, ie Rs 4,05000 (four lakhs and five thousand, only) for anyone who is interested.

my mobile no is 98200-71666 and email id is mvaid@vsnl.com.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUERIES ABOUT THIS FILM, PL DO ME THE COURTESY OF ASKING ABOUT IT, BEFORE MAKING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT MY FILM OR MY CREDENTIALS.

I HAVE NOT BUILT UP A FLAWLESS REPUTATION OVER 22 YEARS TO HAVE IT QUESTIONED BY PEOPLE OVER THIS  ONE FILM.

pl also check with dhananjay dubey who has been in touch with me over 2 years and who addresses me as Didi, and who has met me personally in mumbai….he will answer all allegations on whether i am ” exploiting the soul ” of his brother satyendra.

i would like a reply to this mail before i leave for the shoot on sept 21.

minnie vaid

708 B Sunshine bldg, Raheja Vihar, Powai, Mumbai 72

September 19, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment

No Accountability and MONEY MAKING in the name of Martyr SKD

Date:  Sat, 16 Sep 2006 13:56:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Send an Instant Message “shadi katyalsearch” <shadikatyal@yahoo.com>

Subject: Fwd: [IndianJustice] SKD Documentary

Note: forwarded message attached.

I wonder how they can be asking for the funds when
they refused to give any accountability of the past
one.
Regardds
shadi

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From: “kalyan panda” <kalyan_panda@yahoo.co.in>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 13:07:02 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [IndianJustice] SKD Documentary

A Documentary on Satyendra

Working title: SATYENDRA JAYATE!
Duration: 30 minutes
Language: Hindi/English

Budget: Rs 4,88,280 (around 5 lakhs)

Shooting: Rs
2,64,900

Editing: Rs
1,42,000

Marketing: Rs
81,380

Secured Funding: Rs 2,20,00

Required Funding: Rs 2,68,280

Rs 44,900
needed by 21st September

Rs 1,42,000
needed by 15th October

Rs 81,380
needed by 1st November

Contribute via: – Paypal
(www.skdubeyfoundat ion.org/donate. php
<http://www.skdubeyf oundation. org/donate. php> )

- Direct deposit to
Foundation’s account at Wachovia

Account owner: SK DUBEY
FOUNDATION INC

Account number:
2000020257527
Bank: Wachovia
– Send check directly to Wachovia
Attention VA3289
Wachovia Bank NA
PO Box 26090
Richmond VA 23260-6090

Shooting Schedule: 24th September – October 2nd, 2006

Release Date: 27th November, 2006 (3rd death
anniversary)

Distribution: Television and public screening

Synopsis

A young man graduates from India’s most elite brand, makes a
conscious choice and takes road less traveled. Instead of rushing to
join universities abroad or prestigious companies in India, he decides
to go back to his roots and help build a road.

* A road that is Prime Minister’s dream project. * A road that
is full of hurdles and discomfort, both mental and physical. * A road
that ultimately leads to his own death.

This is the story of Satyendra Dubey, his life and times, his dreams and
disappointments, his murder and the public outrage that followed –
An outrage that still needs to be kept alive for positive activism and
change.

Satyendra Dubey is not dead, there are countless Dubeys scattered over
the length and breadth of India’s villages and small towns, cities
and metros, who dare to tell the truth and face the consequences. They
do this, knowing full well that public support will be rare and public
memory even shorter. And yes, many of them die pursuing this goal,
unsung and forgotten; some at a young age of 31. This film is as much
about and for them, as it is for Satyendra Dubey.

HELP KEEP DUBEYS ALIVE

KALYAN PANDA  MUMBAI  INDIA   91 9323782617  www.skdubeyfoundation. org 

www.bharatudaymissi on.org

www.sealpackenginee rs.com

September 17, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment

What Dhananjay Dubey is going to do now ? after this mess up of martyr SKD case by SKDF, Ashutosh Aman, Atal Bansal and others associated with the case like PARIVARTHAN and Lawyers.

Contractor mafia not involved in Dubey’s murder: CBI report

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/10407.html

Express News Service

Posted online: Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 0000 hrs

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 11:The CBI has reiterated before the Supreme Court that there is no invlovement of any contractor mafia in the murder of NHAI engineer Satyendra Kumar Dubey. Instead, investigations had established that Larsen and Toubro, which was the main contractor for the road works, had violated contract conditions in sub-letting the work, it said.

‘‘During the investigation of Satyendra Kumar Dubey’s murder case, involvement of any contractor/mafia was not found. Investigations named four accused — Mantu Kumar, Udai Kumar, Pinku Ravidas and Shravan Kumar, all residents of Katari village in Gaya, Bihar. They were arrested and the CBI also recovered Dubey’s personal belongings and the weapon used in the crime on the disclosure statements of the accused,’’ the status report filed by CBI in court said.The report has been filed in response to a PIL seeking an independent Supreme Court-monitored probe into the murder.‘‘Accused Shravan Kumar gave full and voluntary disclosure about the incident and he has been made an approver and given pardon by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gaya,’’ the report said.

The agency, however, claimed that it had found to be correct charges of sub-contracting as mentioned in the letter of Dubey to the PMO.

It said a case had been registered against S.K. Soni, former project director of NHAI, Koderma, and others on allegation of criminal misconduct for causing undue pecuniary advantage for the contractor, who sub-contracted the road construction work to unapproved and incompetent agencies against contract provisions.

Meanwhile, petitioner — Parivartan, an NGO — today opposed the report and said there was a total lack of progress in the probe and apparent lack of will to unearth the truth.

‘‘The CBI has deliberately let off the rickshaw-puller who was the sole independent eyewitness to the crime,’’ the NGO said in an affidavit. ‘‘CBI has concluded this was a robbery, when it has been clearly stated by the local police that robbery-related murders are almost nil in that region… The CBI has also ignored the statement by the SP that the evidences indicate very clearly that this was not a robbery,’’ it added.

editor@expressindia.com

August 13, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra | Leave a comment

Contractor mafia not involved in Dubey’s murder: CBI report

Contractor mafia not involved in Dubey’s murder: CBI report

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/10407.html

Express News Service

Posted online: Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 0000 hrs

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 11:The CBI has reiterated before the Supreme Court that there is no invlovement of any contractor mafia in the murder of NHAI engineer Satyendra Kumar Dubey. Instead, investigations had established that Larsen and Toubro, which was the main contractor for the road works, had violated contract conditions in sub-letting the work, it said.

‘‘During the investigation of Satyendra Kumar Dubey’s murder case, involvement of any contractor/mafia was not found. Investigations named four accused — Mantu Kumar, Udai Kumar, Pinku Ravidas and Shravan Kumar, all residents of Katari village in Gaya, Bihar. They were arrested and the CBI also recovered Dubey’s personal belongings and the weapon used in the crime on the disclosure statements of the accused,’’ the status report filed by CBI in court said.

The report has been filed in response to a PIL seeking an independent Supreme Court-monitored probe into the murder.

‘‘Accused Shravan Kumar gave full and voluntary disclosure about the incident and he has been made an approver and given pardon by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gaya,’’ the report said.

The agency, however, claimed that it had found to be correct charges of sub-contracting as mentioned in the letter of Dubey to the PMO.

It said a case had been registered against S.K. Soni, former project director of NHAI, Koderma, and others on allegation of criminal misconduct for causing undue pecuniary advantage for the contractor, who sub-contracted the road construction work to unapproved and incompetent agencies against contract provisions.

Meanwhile, petitioner — Parivartan, an NGO — today opposed the report and said there was a total lack of progress in the probe and apparent lack of will to unearth the truth.

‘‘The CBI has deliberately let off the rickshaw-puller who was the sole independent eyewitness to the crime,’’ the NGO said in an affidavit. ‘‘CBI has concluded this was a robbery, when it has been clearly stated by the local police that robbery-related murders are almost nil in that region… The CBI has also ignored the statement by the SP that the evidences indicate very clearly that this was not a robbery,’’ it added.

editor@expressindia.com

August 12, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra, skdf letdown | Leave a comment

Where is JUSTICE for martyr SKD ? Are all PROMISES ? Including one by BROTHER DKD ?

What happened to Brother DKD ? WAS he SILENCED from SKDF USA by paying USA Dollars?

What happened to TWO Directors of SKDF USA, Who have used the CONTRIBUTED FUNDS ?

What happened to the PROMISES of Atal Bansal to find KILLERS of martyr SKD ?

What happened to Atal Bansal’s STATEMENT that SKDF USA will FUND to find the KILLERS and to get JUSTICE for martyr SKD ?

July 6, 2006 Posted by | Ashutosh Aman Mishra, Atal Bansal, Dhananjay Dubey - Brother of martyr SKD | Leave a comment

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