Let's begin with the leadership of CSIR. Why have they simply ousted the messengers of THE REPORT (CSIR-TECH: The Path Forward)? Why have we not even discussed its contents and tried to address the issues? We've taken the liberty of making this report available to all.
Chapter 7 of this draft report says it all. Nature, New York Times, Hindustan Times, etc. have picked it up. It's clear the real reason that these guys got demolished by Brahmachari and Gag Ordered was because of the report. It provides us the answer why Indian scientists fail to achieve things in India while they accomplish a great deal outside (in Europe or USA). The spiteful retaliatory action by CSIR leadership does not surprise me at all.
Are we not used to media stories of an honest government officer or even an ordinary citizen being castigated and ruined? – Nonetheless one thing that surprises me a lot is the lack of any corrective action taken by PM, who is ironically also the President of CSIR. Should an honest, well-informed, and disciplined leader not take the responsibility early on and do everything possible to rectify the situation gone bad?
I would have definitely thought so especially when he was made aware of the situation long time back (as have been reported in the media). This expectation also comes from his tall media image. I think decision-makers and parliamentarians should read at least 2 chapters – History and Challenges.
There should be an independent time-bound inquiry of the whole CSIR set-up, and the findings of that inquiry should be made public to all.