Shashi Kant Sharma

  • Ex-DGMO clarifies stand on Army movement, says confusion was avoidable February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Former DGMO Lt General AK Choudhary has clarified his stand after a report stated that the government had feared a coup by the army under former Army chief General VK Singh's command. "What I said that movement of units was basically a mobilization exercise which take place in...
  • After 2 years, retired General confirms Army units' movement spooked Centre February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Two years after a report which said that the government had feared a coup by the army under General VK Singh's command, another top official Lt Gen AK Choudhary has said that he had been summoned by Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma who expressed concerns about the movement...
  • CAG elected to UN Board of Auditors, to occupy office from July 1 November 2, 2013

    India's official auditor Shashi Kant Sharma was elected to the UN Board of Auditors on Friday winning the largest number of votes, the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General said here on Saturday. "Out of the 186 votes cast, India got 124 votes against 62 for Philippines. As a result...
  • Delhi court to hear PILs challenging SK Sharma's appointment as CAG August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Thursday hear two PILs challenging the appointment of former Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The PILs stated that the many deals were signed by him during his tenure as Defence Secretary are under CAG...
  • Court defers hearing of pleas challenging CAG's appointment till Aug 8 July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing of petitions challenging the appointment of Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shashi Kant Sharma till August 8. The court has asked the Centre to respond to the two separate PILs challenging Sharma's appointment on the grounds of conflict...
  • SC rejects plea challenging SK Sharma's appointment as CAG July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL challenging the appointment Shashi Kant sharma as Comptroller Aauditor General. The petition was filed by former CEC Gopalaswami on the grounds of conflict of interest. The apex court asked the petitioner to approach the Delhi High court and...
  • SC to hear PIL against SK Sharma's appointment as CAG July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Monday will hear a PIL seeking to quash Shashi Kant Sharma's appointment as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the grounds of conflict of interest. Sharma on May 23 was sworn in as CAG by President Pranab Mukherjee in the Rashtrapati Bhavan...
  • Shashi Kant Sharma sworn in as CAG May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Shashi Kant Sharma on Thursday was sworn in as CAG by President Pranab Mukherjee in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. The 61-year old 1976 Bihar cadre IAS officer replaced Vinod Rai, who superannuated on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half year eventful tenure as the head of the Comptroller and Auditor...
  • PIL filed in SC challenging Shashi Kant Sharma's appointment as CAG May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of the new Comptroller and Auditor General. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma is set to take charge as the new CAG and his appointment is already being questioned by the Opposition, which calls it...
  • BJP targets UPA government over appointment of new CAG May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday targeted the UPA government over appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and said there was "institutional conflict of interest" as he will be auditing defence deals which were finalised during his term as defence secretary. Bharatiya Janata...
  • Appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG is conflict of interest: BJP May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the UPA hopes to put controversies and scams behind it on the completion of its 4 years in power, the government may be looking at another row, this one over the selection of the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma...
  • CAG Vinod Rai, who took on the UPA with 2G, coal scam reports, retires today May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Vinod Rai's tenure as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India ends on Wednesday. Rai's five years in office are seen as controversial given the CAG reports on the coal scam and the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma will take charge as the new...
  • Aam Aadmi Party criticises new CAG's appointment May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday criticized the appointment of former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General, accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of accusing of weakening constitutional institutions. "Government is slowly but continuously appointing persons who are weak and who don't have...
  • Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma named new CAG May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was on Tuesday named as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). The 1976 Bihar cadre officer will succeed Vinod Rai, who superannuates tomorrow after five and a half years of eventful tenure as the head of the Constitutional financial watchdog. "The...
  • No plans to cancel China visit as of now: Khurshid April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that as of now there was no plans to cancel his visit to Beijing in wake of Chinese incursion in Ladakh. He, however, appeared to keep his options open saying "one week is a long time in politics". "Can I cancel...
  • 1962 war veterans unsurprised by Chinese incursions April 28, 2013

    Ladakh: As China remains inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, CNN-IBN tracked down the brave scouts who stood face to face with the Chinese platoon in the 1962 war. Many from Leh fought the Chinese in the 1962 war and many were taken prisoners of war...
  • Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms beyond LAC: Govt April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Friday told a Parliamentary Committee that Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms deep inside the Indian territory in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and that efforts are underway to ensure that the status quo is maintained. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and some...
  • Army unit movement story wrong: Defence Secretary April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence on Monday that 'The Indian Express' story on the movement of two Army units towards New Delhi was wrong inference, conjectures, and no permission was required from Ministry of Defence for such routine exercise. Sharma, who appeared...
  • Parl panel to quiz Defence Secy on preparedness April 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence will look into the recent controversies involving the Indian Army but Army Chief General VK Singh will not appear before it. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma will brief the panel on India's defence preparedness. General Singh had red-flagged India's defence preparedness in his...
  • 'Why were Army units recalled if it was an excercise?' April 4, 2012

    Lt Gen (Retd) PN Hoon responded to the reports on suspicious movement of Army units in January. ...
  • Army unit movement to Delhi routine: Defence Secy April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma has rubbished an report in The Indian Express on suspicious movement of Army units. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "The Indian Express story is incorrect and baseless. The facts have been distorted. It was a normal and routine movement." According to a story in...