IAS officer Ashok Khemka transferred yet again, says 'moment truly painful'

  • Agencies, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 02, 2015 16:43 IST

Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had pointed out alleged irregularities in allotment of land to Robert Vadra in Haryana, was transferred yet again on Wednesday.

Khemka, who had been posted as transport commissioner and secretary by the Haryana government in November last year has now been transferred and given the dual charge of secretary and director general, archaeology and museums department relieving RS Kharb of the charge, an official release said.

Khemka termed the transfer as painful. "Tried hard to address corruption and bring reforms in Transport despite severe limitations and entrenched interests. Moment is truly painful," he tweeted.

Khemka was among the nine IAS officers and one Haryana Civil Service (HCS) officer who were issued transfer and posting orders by the Haryana government with immediate effect.

Khemka, a computer engineer who got his first posting as IAS officer in 1993, was stated to have been transferred around 50 times in 22 years with most of his postings lasting merely months.

Khemka had last Thursday said his action of cancelling a multi-million-rupee land deal between Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, with realty giant DLF has been "vindicated" by a CAG report.

"My action in VADRA-DLF land-license deal vindicated in CAG report, but continue to suffer the stigma of chargesheet," he had tweeted.

At the same time, he said: "Many issues untouched in the CAG report. Cycle of corruption involved the triad - business, politics and bureaucracy."

(With inputs from PTI)

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