Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday expressed his dissatisfaction over delay in posting after his promotion to the rank of principal secretary.
In a tweet, Khemka wrote: “Awaiting posting on promotion for last 3 months. Holding a lower rank post is humiliating. Like a Lt Gen forced to hold post of Brigadier.” Khemka, who was promoted by the state government along with five other IAS officers of the 1991 batch on December 31, 2015, is currently posted as secretary and director general, archaeology and museums department.
Awaiting posting on promotion for last 3 months. Holding a lower rank post is humiliating. Like a Lt Gen forced to hold post of Brigadier.— Ashok Khemka, IAS (@AshokKhemka_IAS) March 30, 2016
The whistleblower IAS officer, who had grabbed headlines for cancelling the mutation of a land deal involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and DLF during the previous Congress regime, had responded to his promotion by tweeting on January 1 that he was “awaiting posting on promotion to the rank of principal secretary”.
While a senior IAS officer attributed the delay to top-heavy structure of the state bureaucracy, an aide of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had in February indicated that the posting orders of the 1991 batch officers would be issued after the state’s global investors’ meet in March.