Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who came to prominence after taking up land deals concerning realty major DLF and Robert Vadra...
Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who came to prominence after taking up land deals concerning realty major DLF and Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and pointing anomalies involved, was transferred to Museum and Archaeology department for his 47th posting , this time by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Manohar Lal Khattar, after assuming office as Chief Minister in October last, brought Khemka as Commissioner-Secretary on November 21, 2014. However, BJP, which made Khemka’s report on land deals of Vadra a campaign issue during Haryana Assembly polls, shifted him again on Wednesday as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle.
A 1991 batch IAS officer, Khemka, who will turn 50 this month end, has a doctorate in Computer Science besides a Master’s degree in Economics and an MBA degree.
The long and short of Ashok Khemka’s career:
1. The maximum tenure Ashok Khemka has seen his during his 22-year-long career lasted no more than 18 months and the shortest just 11 days, according to official records. The first two years are spent by IAS officers in training.
2. Ashok Khemka’s first posting lasted 11 months in Land and Revenue department in 1993 which was followed by a short tenure of a month in Agriculture and Cooperative department.
3. Ashok Khemka had a 16-month-long tenure in Land Revenue Management and district administration after which he was shifted to Human Resources Development in Hissar for four months and later to technical education for one month and education for six months.
4. His tenure in Personnel and General Administration in March 1999 continued for nine months but he was transferred within 11 days of his promotion as Joint Secretary from the same department.
5. During his postings and transfers, Khemka served 10 times in Land Revenue department in various capacities including the last one as Director General (Consolidation land holding) for a little over seven months.
6. His longest tenure has been in Culture and Archives Administration, a department under Archives and Archeology where he served around 18 months.