Shashank Shekhar

  • Jharkhand assembly speaker given Z category security March 4, 2014

    Jharkhand assembly speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta has been accorded Z category security and the legislators of the state have been kept above the chief secretary in protocol, it was announced on Tuesday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Singh announced the protocol of the speaker and the state legislators in the assembly. Earlier,...
  • UP ex-cabinet secretary accused of scam January 3, 2013

    Lucknow: A CGM court has sought a report from the police on filing a case against former Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar. Shashank Shekhar has been accused of being involved in a corruption case involving Rs 3000 crore in the Civil Aviation Department. The petition has been filed by...
  • Taj corridor case: police file FIR against 4 May 26, 2012

    Lucknow: The Lucknow police have registered FIRs against four people including former Cabinet Secretary Shahshank Shekhar Singh and Senior IAS officer Navneet Sehgal. A case of criminal intimidation has been filed in the Hazrat Ganj police station on a complaint by Taj Corridor case litigant Anupama Singh. Anupama Singh alleged...
  • UP Cabinet Secy takes premature retirement March 7, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, considered close to outgoing Chief Minister Mayawati, on Tuesday took premature retirement from service with effect from March 9, official sources said. "The Cabinet Secretary, whose extension period was slated to end on March 31, has taken pre-mature retirement with effect from...
  • NREGA irregularities: Maya hits back at Ramesh November 19, 2011

    Lucknow: Hitting back at Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh over the MNREGA irregularities issue, UP Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday asked if any other state was being "harassed" in a similar manner and whether such an environment was being created "deliberately". Questioning as to how so many shortcomings have surfaced all...
  • Explain Cabinet Secy's appointment: SC to Maya July 15, 2011

    New Delhi: A week after the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Uttar Pradesh government for acquiring the Greater Noida land for housing projects, the apex court on Friday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government on the appointment of state Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh. The Supreme Court asked the...
  • Bundelkhand: 519 farmer suicides in 5 months July 15, 2011

    Bundelkhand: More than 500 debt ridden farmers have committed suicide in the last 5 months Bundelkhand despite a Rs 7000 crore special package from the Centre. The story has now become a part of Bundelkhand's folklore with eight years of drought, starvation and debt, due to which there have been 2945...
  • UP CMO case: Mayawati aide under scanner June 23, 2011

    Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh confirmed that the postmortem of Dr Yogendra Singh Sachan was videographed and a total of 9 wounds were found on the body....
  • Nine wounds found on Sachan's body: UP govt June 23, 2011

    The Uttar Pradesh government is on the defensive, with Opposition parties quick to question the police's suicide theory - blaming the Mayawati govvernment for trying to hush up the case. Giving the details of the report of the autopsy on the body of deputy Chief Medical Officer Y S Sachan, Cabinet...
  • Rahul's claim of murder, rape false: UP govt May 20, 2011

    Lucknow: The Mayawati government has hit back at Rahul Gandhi over his claims that several farmers were killed during the farmers' agitation in Bhatta and Parsaul villages of Greater Noida and their bodies burnt to destroy the evidence of police atrocities. Mayawati has launched a counter offensive against Rahul Gandhi. The...
  • Mayawati plays safe by removing UP's top official March 1, 2008

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh has handed over his powers and responsibilities to the state's Chief Secretary. Singh quit following accusations of his involvement in the multi-crore kidney racket while sources close to the state government say that his wings have been clipped to protect him from being...
  • Kidney racket claims top UP officer's job March 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar, a confidante of Chief Minister Mayawati, has been stripped of his powers days after an accused in the multi-state kidney racket made accusations against him. Shekhar will no longer have the status of a Cabinet Minister—a privilege he enjoyed as vice-chairman of the...
  • UP's Cabinet Secy runs into trouble June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: There is trouble brewing in the corridors of power for Shashank Shekhar Singh, UP's new Cabinet Secretary. The real Cabinet secretary B K Chaturvedi, the top bureaucrat of the country, has said that the all India service rules are sacrosanct and he has now asked the DoPT to...