Oil Ministry suspends ONGC Technical Director


New Delhi: ONGC Technical Director Shashi Shankar was suspended by the Oil Ministry on Tuesday over allegations of irregularities.

In a letter to the Oil and Natural Gas Corp. the ministry wrote that disciplinary proceedings will be initiated against Shanker.

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“The competent authority in exercise of the powers conferred under ONGC Conduct, Discipline and Appeal Rules, 1994, has placed Shashi Shankar, Director (T&FS) ONGC, under suspension with immediate effect,” the company said in a regulatory filing.

Mr. Shankar, who turns 54 on Monday, is the youngest director on the board of the company. He was appointed Director (Technical and Field Services) on February 1 last year.

As per the sources allegations of tender irregularities has been leveled against him. The Vigilance Department is probing the matter further.