NRHM Scam: Former Secretary of Health Pradeep Shukla arrested

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested Senior IAS officer and former Principal Secretary of Health Department Pradeep Shukla in Uttar Pradesh National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. Mr. Shukla was arrested from Lucknow Airport while coming to Delhi.
CBI is probing the politician-bureaucrat-contractor nexus in siphoning off a big chunk of an estimated Rs.8,500 crore from UP's NRHM budget, meant for improving health infrastructure. Pradeep Shukla, A 1981-batch IAS officer of UP cadre, Shukla, who was Principal Secretary Family Welfare in the state government during the tenure of former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, has been named in three cases registered by the CBI earlier in its probe into alleged irregularities in central funds meant for the National Rural Health Mission(NRHM), as per report.

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  1. This allotted money for health infrastructure is an important project that it pains me to think he could get away with cheating on the Health Department. It's a good thing the CBI was able to render arrest when it still wasn't too late.