January 25th, 2012
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Former ISRO chief barred from government service

madavanNew Delhi: Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) G Madhavan Nair and three other eminent space scientists have been barred from holding any government posts. This disciplinary action was taken in the wake of their involvement in the Antrix-Devas deal. G Madhavan Nair is alleged to be involved in beaching laws while allotting scarce S band spectrum to a private company.

A Bhaskarnarayana, former scientific secretary in ISRO; K R Sridhar Murthi, former managing director of Antrix which is the marketing arm of ISRO; and K N Shankara, former director in ISRO’s satellite centre, are the others who have been penalized, according to an order issued by the Department of Space on January 13, 2012.


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