Khemka gets 53rd transfer in service

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Chandigarh, Nov 27 (IANS) Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who was Principal Secretary in the Science and Technology Department, was on Wednesday transferred to the Archives, Archeology and Museums Department by the state government.

This was his 53rd transfer in his 28 years of service. He was transferred last in March from the Sports and Youth Affairs Department.

“Transferred again. Back to square one. Prize of honesty is humiliation,” Khemka tweeted.

The 1991-batch IAS officer Khemka, who was in the news for in 2012 for cancelling the mutation of a land deal between Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality and real estate developer DLF, was among 14 IAS officers who were transferred.

Among others, Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Excise and Taxation, was posted with the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department and Cooperation Department.

So was Pranab Kishore Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Mines and Geology Department, who was posted with the Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.

Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works Department (Building and Roads) and Architecture, Forests and Wildlife Department, was posted with Forest and Wildlife Department and Medical Education and Research Department.

–IANS

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