Chandigarh: Less than three months after he took charge of Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Department as Principal Secretary, senior IAS officer was transferred again by the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in the state.
Reacting to his transfer orders, Khemka tweeted, “So much work planned. News of another transfer. Crash landing again. Vested interests win. But this is temporary. Will continue with renewed vigour and energy.”
The workaholic IAS officer, who has often been penalised for exposing the corrupt system, working against has now been appointed as Principal Secretary, Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department.
The 1991-batch IAS officer, has faced more than 45 transfers in his career.
Along with Khemka, 12 other IAS officers have been either transferred or handed over additional duties.
Among other IAS officers transferred were Sunil Kumar Gulati, additional chief secretary in the fisheries department who has been posted as chairman-cum-managing director, Haryana Minerals Limited, New Delhi and coordinator, centrally sponsored schemes, in addition, against a newly created post.
Khemka’s transfer came about a month after he asked his then boss and Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Bedi to return the official vehicle of a junior officer.
Khemka shot to limelight in 2012 when he cancelled the mutation of a land deal between Robert Vadra’s company and realty major DLF.
With PTI inputs