NSIL is in a state of drift: Will the PMO take note and act?

Lalit Shastri The newly created New Space India Ltd (NSIL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) underDepartment of Space, seems to be drifting like a stricken satellite in outer space. It is more than two years since this new outfit was created with a vision to provide space-related products andservices flowing or emanating from the… Read More NSIL is in a state of drift: Will the PMO take note and act?

CAG indicts Department of Space for delay in oprationalising NavIC

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delh: The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has indicted the Department of Space and ISRO for failure to operationalise NavIC that was to be operational by December 2011 but had not been made operational even at the end of June 2017 and as a result, navigation… Read More CAG indicts Department of Space for delay in oprationalising NavIC

Director U R Rao Satellite Centre gets promoted to Apex Scale in GoI under Merit Promotion Scheme

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal for promotion of Kunhikrishnan P, Distinguished Scientist & Director, U.R. Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru from Level 16 of the Pay Matrix (Rs.205400-224400/-) to the Apex scale Level 17 of the Pay Matrix Rs.225000/-) with effect from 1 July 2020 or… Read More Director U R Rao Satellite Centre gets promoted to Apex Scale in GoI under Merit Promotion Scheme

Leadership deficit in ISRO and Modi Government’s initiative to go for Space Sector reforms

Lalit Shastri Over the years and in public interest, Newsroom24x7 has been following closely the working and performance of the Space Headquarters that they prefer to call ISRO, and also different Centres linked with India’s Space Programme and working under Department of Space. The present dispensation virtually scuttled the privatisation move and issued just an… Read More Leadership deficit in ISRO and Modi Government’s initiative to go for Space Sector reforms

PM should be alert to machinations to upset the plan to reform the Space Sector

Lalit Shastri Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had made the announcement on 16 May that the Union Government has decided to go ahead with structural reforms in eight priority sectors, including Space and Atomic Energy, Defence Production, Civil Aviation, and Power Sector. In the Space Sector, private sector participation will be boosted, the Finance Minister… Read More PM should be alert to machinations to upset the plan to reform the Space Sector

The myth called ISRO and the fictitious post of ISRO Chairman

Lalit Shastri Who created the myth called ISRO and the associated post of Chairman ISRO and why? This is a big question that the Department of Space (DoS) will have to answer in national and larger public interest. Newsroom24x7 has done extensive research and as per available information no Government of India order exists for… Read More The myth called ISRO and the fictitious post of ISRO Chairman

Department of Space and ISRO: PMO has to bell the cat

Lalit Shastri The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been grappling with attempts to reform Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Many Parliamentary committees have recommended separation of the post of Secretary Department of Space and Chairman ISRO. Perhaps there is no other organisation in Government of India where a subordinate office controls the main department as… Read More Department of Space and ISRO: PMO has to bell the cat

Chandrayaan-2: What happened to Lander Vikram; ISRO has a lot to explain

Lalit Shastri A Government of India press statement with the title “Year End Review: Department of Space”, issued on Monday 30 December, puts the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the dock as it is absolutely silent about Lander Vikram and Rover while stating that the GSLV-MK III M1, India’s most powerful launch vehicle, capable… Read More Chandrayaan-2: What happened to Lander Vikram; ISRO has a lot to explain

Antrix-Devas Agreement, national security and CBI

Lalit Shastri The CBI has taken a long time in completing the entire round of investigations into the Antrix-Devas scam and has registered a case against the accused only under Section 120-B, besides Section 420 of IPC and Section 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988. Section 120-B of the I.P.C. prescribes punishment for criminal… Read More Antrix-Devas Agreement, national security and CBI

Ultra Wide Band systems, modern communication & Indian space scientists

Newsroom24x7 Desk Chandigarh, Feb. 2: Chandigarh, Feb. 2: Ultra Wide Band (UWB) systems, with their main passive components–the antenna and filter–are gaining world-wide popularity in modern communication era, particularly for short and medium range communications. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic… Read More Ultra Wide Band systems, modern communication & Indian space scientists