Thursday, March 12, 2015

PMO Interference in the Selection of TIFR Director?

Disturbing report in The Hindustan Times: PMO Rejects TIFR Director's Appointment:

he Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has rejected the appointment of the new director at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) on technical grounds.

While scientists have termed this government interference, sources said this is the first time in the history of TIFR, the country’s premier scientific research institution, that a director’s appointment has been vetoed by the PMO.

“It has happened,” scientist CNR Rao, chairman of the search committee and Bharat Ratna, told HT over phone from Bangalore.


  1. Ankur Kulkarni said...

    Have you seen this Abi? Alarming...

  2. Science Crooks said...

    This is how it is done!!
    Modi should learn to fix advertisements from this one!!