Ashok Khemka after 45th transfer in his 24 years of service, he calls it 'painful'

| Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:32
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Chandigarh: The change of guard at the Centre and in the state has not changed anything for senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who was on Wednesday once again transferred to an inconsequential posting by the BJP government in Haryana.

This is Khemka's 45th transfer in 24 years.

After the news was reported, Khemka took to microblogging website Twitter to express how painful the moment was for him in the middle of his efforts to address corruption in the transport department where he was currently posted.

Khemka, as per the latest orders of the Haryana government, has been posted as Secretary, Archaeology and Museums Department and Director General, Archaeology and Museums.

He was appointed as transport commissioner and secretary, Transport department, last year after Manohar Lal Khattar assumed office as chief minister of the first BJP government in Haryana.

At that time, Khemka, who had blown the lid off from the controversial multi-million-rupee land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, was touted to get an important assignment. However, he was posted in the transport department.

Meanwhile, nine other senior officers were also transferred by the Haryana government.

Among those transferred were SS Dhillon, a former principal secretary to previous chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who has now been made additional chief secretary, Transport and Civil Aviation Department.

Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Khattar, Sumita Misra, has been posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism department.

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