Chandigarh (24.01.2023): The whistleblower IAS Officer Ashok Khemka (1991: HY) has written a letter on January 23, 2023 to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and offered to ‘to root out corruption’ with a stint in the Vigilance department. In his letter to CM, Khemka said that he sacrificed his service career in his zeal to end corruption. While there is not enough work in his present posting -- the Archives department -- some officers are overloaded with multiple charges and departments due to which they are always fire-fighting. In the letter Khemka wrote "lopsided distribution of work does not serve public interest."
It may be underlined that the state govt transferred Khemka 56 times in a career spanning about 31 years. Khemka, who was at the time additional chief secretary (ACS) in the Science and Technology department, has been posted as ACS in the Archives department. Khemka came to the national limelight in 2012 when he cancelled the mutation of a Gurugram land deal linked to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
"Towards the end of my service career, I offer my services to head the Vigilance department to root out corruption. If given an opportunity, I assure you there would be real war against corruption and no one however high and mighty will be spared," wrote Khemka.