Date : 22.11.2014
Central Bureau of Investigation,
Block No. 3, IIIrd Floor,
CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003
Sub : Misappropriation of Govt., money with the help of one Dr.Samathanam a scientist who is working in Ministry of Science and Technology by one Mr.Victor Raja Manikam, Retd. Professor in collusion with Dr. Samathanam, Scientist in Department of Science and Technology requested to take action – reg.
Ref : 1. Tamil University Thanjavur, Financial officer letter No. Finance-10/20-1-2014 dated 20.1.2014
- Ministry of Science and Technology letter No. TDT/RTI/65/14- 15 dated 1.8.14
- Ministry of Science and Technology letter No. TST/NSTMIS/RTI/2(B)/2014-15 dated 29.8.14
- Ministry of Science and Technology letter No. SR/S9/Z-01/2014-44 dated 14.8.14
Prof. Victor Raja Manikam was the Head of the Department to Department of Earth Science at Thanjavur Tamil University. His brother Dr.Samathanam is working in Ministry of Science and Technology as a Scientist. They are swindling money in a Huge way. His brother Dr.Samathanam is helping for this crime. He allotted lot of funds to his brother through various projects. All the funds were misappropriated by Victor Raja Manikam. The fund is not spend for its real work of the project. He submitted false vouchers to take the money. The University Vice Chancellor or the finance officer or the Registrar of Thanjavur Tamil University did not check the expenditure. Even after his retirement also, he joined with any one of the Institution and swindling money. He is the expert person, who knows the tactics of swindling money from the Government.
As per the details obtained from Thanjavur Tamil University, Victor Raja Manikam got Rs. 67,55,184 from the Thanjavur University in Various projects. Copy of the letter enclosed herewith. Meantime, Ministry of Science and Technology in their letter dated 14.8.14 and 29.8.14 replied that only 7.9 lakhs and Rs.28,66,374 alone sanctioned to Victor Raja Manikam while he was working in Tanjavur Tamil University.
This alone will establish that after the fund is transferred and taken by Victor Raja Manikam, his brother Dr.Samathanam destroy the relevant files from Ministry of Science. Like that when Victor Rajamanikam joined Shastra University he again get lots of money from Ministry of Science and Technology in various projects names which is given below.
|Title of Project||Amount Sanctioned||Name & Institute|
|Proposal on “Quantification of Financial and Manpower resources devoted to Research and Development in Science and Technology from Academic Sector South Zone” including integration of Zonal studies.||Rs. 28,66,374||Dr. Victor Raja Manikam, Tamil University, Thanjavur|
|A project on Evolution of quatemary landforms between Vedaranyam and Rameshwaram, East coast of India||Rs. 7.9 lakhs||Tamil University, Thanjavur|
|Proposal on Instalment of financial to project entitled “Qualification of Manpower and Financial Resources Devoted to R&D S&T of Higher education in sector – Northern Zone”||Rs. 26,59,800||Dr.Victor Raja Manikam,SASTRA deemed University, Thanjavur|
|In vivo standardization of a Siddha Herbal formula for obesity between Sastra deemed university / Tulsi Ayurvedit Products & Research Pvt Ltd||Rs. 86.99 lakhs||SASTRA deemed university|
|Scientific evaluation of safety and efficacy profile of Siddha formulation advocated in the prevention and management of coronary heart disease between Sastra Deemed University /Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Rs.116.03 lakhs||SASTRA deemed university|
|Central facility for pre-clinical studies for research in Indian system of Medicine||Rs. 206.45 lakhs||SASTRA deemed university|
|National facility for the development of Herbometallic preparations of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani||Rs. 785.46 lakhs||SASTRA deemed university|
|A project on publication of Tsunami Volume & preparation of compendium of final project reports on compact disc||Rs. 4.45 Lakhs||SASTRA deemed university|
When the expenditure details and the project report details were called for from the University, the University financial officer replied that no such documents are available in the University. Moreover they have further replied that for this funds Victor Raja Manikam submit vouchers only Auto Charge and Xerox Charges except some vouchers. This will also establish that all the funds are misappropriated by one Mr.Victor Raja Manikam. Thus Victor Raja Manikam and Dr.Samathanam of Ministry of Science and Technology swindled Govt., money for tune of more than 5 Crore rupees.
I therefore request you sir suitable criminal as well as departmental action may kindly be initiated by the authorities against the erring officers under the Relevant Act and Rules.
For your kind information, I am enclosing herewith the details obtained from Thanjavur Tamil University and the Details obtained from Ministry of Science and Technology. If you call for the project details and vouchers for the projects, it will establish the offence made by the both officers.