After a section of the media has come out with reports alleging irregularity in the appointment of Siddharth S, the son K Sivan, Secretary Department of Space and Chairman ISRO, as scientist/engineer ‘SC’ in ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Valiamala, LPSC has issued a press statement reiterating that all the posts recruited in LPSC are strictly as per established procedures and norms laid out by the Department.
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The LPSC press release is silent on the allegation of nepotism and favouritism with regard to the selection of the ISRO chairman’s son as scientist/engineer ‘SC’.
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Since a complaint has been lodged in this regard with the Central Vigilance Commission, it would be appropriate to wait for the outcome of investigation by CVC in this matter.