Answer by Tushar Sharma:
When we are young we brag how we would fight corruption, will not take a bribe and change India for better. But not sooner than we realize how the system work, either we turn blind eye or learn to be the part of system. Some are crazy enough to fight the system.
Satyendra Dubey, one of the famous whilstleblower of India, was a graduate form Civil Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur in 1994, MTech (Civil Engg.) from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi] in 1996 and subsequently was employed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
He became the Assistant Project Manager at Koderma, Jharkhand. During this period, Dubey got the contractor of the project to suspend three of his engineers after exposing serious financial irregularities. At one point, he had the contractor rebuild six kilometres of under-quality road, a huge loss for the road contract mafia.
In the GQ ( Golden Quadrilateral) Corridor project, Dubey discovered that the contracted firm, Larsen and Toubro, had been subcontracting the actual work to smaller low-technology groups, controlled by the local mafia. He complained to his boss, NHAI Project DIrector SK Soni and Brij Satish Kapoor, but there was no action.
He was transferred to Gaya in August 2003, a transfer which he opposed since he felt that it did not serve the interests of NHAI. At Gaya, he exposed large-scale flouting of NHAI rules regarding sub-contracting and quality control. He wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, detailing the financial and contractual irregularities in the project.
While the letter was not signed, he attached a separate bio-data so that the matter would be taken more seriously. Despite a direct request that his identity be kept secret and despite the letter’s sensitive content, accusing some of Dubey’s superiors, the letter along with bio-data was forwarded immediately to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Dubey also sent the same letter to the Chairman of the NHAI. Soon Dubey received a reprimand: the vigilance office of NHAI officially cautioned Dubey for the impropriety of writing a letter directly to the Prime minister.
He went missing in 27 Nov, 2013 and was found dead in Gaya, Bihar.
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