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Prez tells DRDE to resolve AE?s grievances

PRESIDENT A P J Kalam has ordered the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE) bosses to resolve within 24 hours the grievances of an Assistant Engineer of MES, P Krishnan, posted here.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 13:18 IST

PRESIDENT A P J Kalam has ordered the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE) bosses to resolve within 24 hours the grievances of an Assistant Engineer of MES, P Krishnan, posted here.

Krishnan and his family, in a letter to the President, had sought permission to commit suicide because of being ‘harassed’ by Krishnan’s senior officers. The President, of course, did not accord permission to commit suicide.

Mrs K Tamil Selvi, wife of Krishnan, while talking to the reporters said that her husband was transferred from Chennai to Maharajpur MES in November 2002. After coming here, Krishnan unearthed a number of ‘irregularities committed by the officers’ in construction works, Ms Krishnan claimed.

She said her husband prepared a report on the irregularities for which he was threatened with dire consequences. Krishnan reported the matter to the National Commission of Schedule Castes on August 16, 2004. The Commission issued notices to the allegedly guilty officers.

The department took no action on the notices. On the other contrary, Krishnan was again transferred in November 2004 to DRDE, Gwalior.

Here again, claimed Mrs Krishnan, her husband conducted an inquiry into the rent and electricity bills of employees and officers’ quarters. He pointed out the irregularities committed by the employees and officers in payments of rent and electricity bills.

The MES officers again transferred Krishnan to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, she added. Mrs Krishnan alleged that the family was victimised in various ways also. Her 14-year-old son is suffering from cancer and is being treated in Chennai.

A huge amount of money is being spent on treatment. But the salary of her husband has not been paid for December 2005 and January 2006 resulting in the financial crisis for the family and causing trouble in the treatment of her son.

Mrs Krishnan had also sought justice from the Defense Ministry, the Primary Minister and the Human Rights Commission, but
to no avail.

Mrs Krishnan alleged that the family was victimised in various ways also. Her 14-year-old son is suffering from cancer and is being treated in Chennai. A huge amount of money is being spent on treatment.

First Published: Mar 17, 2006 13:18 IST