Speculation that whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka may be shifted to the Centre by the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday prompted Congress to remark that the "association of BJP with many officers and officials is well-known".
Amid speculation that he may be shifted to the Centre, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had sparked a controversy by questioning land deals of Robert Vadra in Haryana, on Tuesday said he has sent a request for central deputation but has not yet got a response.
Haryana`s whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has accused the state government of victimising him and sitting over his performance appraisal report for the period 2012-2013, the time he acted against land scams and cancelled mutation of the land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF.
At a time when corruption is dominating the ongoing electoral process in the country, which is witnessing a kind of voter revolt against the ruling Congress party, an explosive report on the rise of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, is further likely to dampen the spirit of the voters and add to their resentment.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said any action against senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, accused of committing irregularities in a Rs eight-crore deal of state warehousing corporation, will be considered after the submission of the CAG report on the matter.
The Haryana government has reportedly ordered an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation against suspended IAS officer Ashok Khemka for awarding a contract to a company in Gujarat worth Rs 8 crores.
Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has been charge sheeted by Haryana government in connection with cancellation of mutation of land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF in Gurgaon in October last year, a move which BJP and INLD said amounted to punishing an "honest" bureaucrat for "exposing scams".
Haryana government has reportedly served fresh chargesheet to IAS officer Ashok Khemka in connection with the alleged land deal involving UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra and the real estate firm DLF in the state.
Controversial IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Friday hit out at Haryana agriculture department over its claim that the state seeds corporation had incurred loss under him, saying it was an attempt to "disparage" his efforts to remove corruption and bring "professionalism and transparency" in the interests of farmers of the state.
Under fire over its announcement that charge of senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka`s post has been temporarily given to another officer, the Haryana government on Thursday clarified that this will be effective only when he proceeds on poll duty.
After drawing flak from various quarters for transferring controversial IAS officer Ashok Khemka 19 times in eight years, the Haryana government has again put itself in a spot by handing over his assignment to another officer.
Days after the Haryana government approved a chargesheet against Ashok Khemka, the senior IAS officer, has written a letter to state Chief Secretary PK Chaudhary saying that he is being ‘publicly humiliated’.
The CBI has started a preliminary enquiry on a complaint by whistleblower IAS Ashok Khemka alleging irregularities in the supply of wheat seeds to Haryana Seed Development Corporation by NAFED and NCCF.
The Haryana government has approved a charge sheet against senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had blown the lid off the land deals done by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana, informed sources said Friday.