Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Amid speculation that whistleblower IAS officer may be shifted to the Centre, former cop and social activist Kiran Bedi said on Tuesday that using Ashok Khemka`s services optimally meant good governance for benefit of all.
She also said that Kemka was an officer with integrity and courage.
On a philosphical note she said, “Change is law of nature. Bad days do not last for ever. If one remains mature and wise.”
Bedi posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “Am happy for Ashok Kemka. He is an officer with integrity and courage. Using his services optimally means good governance for benefit of all.”
Am happy for Ashok Kemka. He is an officer with integrity and courage. Using his services optimally means good governance for benefit of all
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) July 15, 2014
Meanwhile, Khemka, who had sparked a controversy by questioning land deals of Robert Vadra in Haryana, today said he has sent a request for central deputation but has not yet got a response.
Khemka, a 1991-batch officer currently holding the post of Secretary, Haryana Government, Department of Archives, said that he had sought central deputation over three months back.
"I had asked for central deputation in March," Haryana cadre IAS officer told PTI, but added that he was not aware of the status of his request, which was recently forwarded to the Centre by the state government.
Asked whether the government had taken a call on Khemka`s request, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh was non-committal.
Khemka, who hit the headlines for cancelling mutation of Vadra`s land deal with realty giant DLF in Gurgaon in October 2012, has accused Haryana government of victimising him.
In 2013 the state government had chargesheeted Khemka for "wrongly" cancelling mutation of the deal.
The Haryana government had earlier alleged that cancelling the mutation was an administratively improper step by Khemka since he stood transferred as Managing Director of Haryana Seed Development Corporation (HSDC) on October 11, 2012 from his earlier post of Director General Consolidation of Land Holdings and Land Records-cum-Inspector General of Registration.
With PTI inputs