Published On: Fri, Jan 1st, 2016

Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka promoted

Chandigarh: Ashok Khemka, whistleblower Haryana cadre IAS officer who was repeatedly transferred and also investigated after he cancelled a controversial land deal involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, was promoted on Thursday.

Whistleblower IAS officer Khemka was Thursday promoted to Principal Secretary.

Whistleblower IAS officer Khemka was Thursday promoted to Principal Secretary.

Khemka was elevated to principal secretary.

A departmental promotion committee (DPC) headed by chief secretary D S Dhesi took a decision on Thursday in this connection, say sources.

BJP-led Haryana government dropped a charge-sheet in November for professional misconduct filed against him by the previous Congress government.

Currently, Khemka is looking after state archaeology and museums department.

Five more IAS officers have also been promoted to the post of principal secretary along with Khemka.

They all belong to 1991 batch of Indian Administrative Services. However, Khemka is senior most among them.

Khemka, 50, has faced 46 transfers in 22 years of his service despite the fact that he received outstanding rankings in most of his ACRs apart from four appreciation letters from the government.

Khemka, who is from middle-class background, belongs to Kolkata. Before joining the civil services, he had topped IIT Kharagpur in computer science and engineering in 1988.

TST

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