Published On: Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

IAS officer Ashok Khemka to get new posting in day or two: Haryana minister

Chandigarh: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has claimed that the whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka would get a new posting within a day or two.

Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka

Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has not been given a new posting despite his promotion to a higher rank three months ago.

Minister tweeted, “I have spoken to the CM (chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar) regarding posting of @AshokKhemka_IAS. He has assured it will be done in a day or two.”

Khemka has not been given a new posting despite his promotion to a higher rank three months ago. Keeping in view Khemka’s style of functioning, no other minister in the Khattar government has openly expressed willingness to have the bureaucrat in his or her portfolio.

However, Vij has been stating that Khemka would be welcomed if he is transferred to any of his departments.

Ever since he cancelled the mutation of a land deal between UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and real estate giant DLF in 2012, Khemka has been “sidelined” most of the times – during the present BJP regime as well as the previous Congress government.

The 1991-batch IAS officer was given an important assignment in the transport department just a few months after the BJP government came to power, but was shunted out to the archives department. Three months ago, Khemka was promoted as principal secretary, but he is still holding the charge of director general of state archaeology and museums.

The government has not given him a new assignment after his promotion despite him bringing the matter into the notice of chief secretary.

Inputs with TNN

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