Officials said the department of town and country planning of the Haryana government had proposed action against Khemka to the state chief secretary.
Since chief minister Bhupinder Hooda handles the personnel department, he would take a final call on the issue, the CM’s principal secretary SS Dhillon said.
Khemka, however, refused to comment on the issue.
In August, Khemka’s 100-page response to a government panel, set up to investigate his action, hit the headlines and gave rise to a clamour for the dismissal of Hooda’s government.
If Hooda decides to act, Khemka will have to answer the charges against him, which will then be forwarded as record of inquiry to the Union Public Service Commission. The decision on penalty will depend on the advice of the commission.