Make your voice heard! Tell the Haryana Government that you will not allow an honest IAS officer to be persecuted! Drop the dubious chargesheet and CAG inquiry immediately.
Dr Ashok Khemka has remained dedicated to the task of serving the people of India in line with the ethics of the elite service that he joined. But that does not go down well with our politicians. He was unfazed by 44 transfers in 22 years – and thrice in 2012 alone. Then he did the unthinkable. He dared to question the land deals of Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, with the powerful realty giant DLF, which magically transferred into humungous profits from Mr Vadra.
When that happened, the government did not stop at mere transfer. It wants to crush and victimize him. The Haryana government, under Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda has served him a chargesheet for “having caused damage to the reputation of Robert Vadra and that of DLF”, and also for "illegally" cancelling the land deal. It has also started an investigation into Dr Khemka’s role as the MD of Haryana Warehousing Corporation, designed to harass and intimidate him. In an unprecedented move, the state government as ordered an audit by State Auditor General only targeted at him.
Do we the people plan to keep quiet, while forever moaning about rampant corruption and trampling of our rights?
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Who is Dr Ashok Khemka? This Secretary, Harayana Government is a BTech in Computer Science Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, followed by a PhD in Computer Science from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He also has an MBA in Finance and MA in Economics.
He is unique because his actions have never been targeted at any political party, but only against corruption. For those who tell him to join politics, he has a simple answer. “I love my job. I am part of this system and will stay in it. I am proud of it. I am not a quitter. I will continue to do my duty. Everyone, including the CM, is under the rule of law.”
We need more people like him to rebuild India’s steel frame, which is our administrative service. Let us tell Haryana that We, the People will not stand silent while the state persecutes and crushes honest officials.
At Moneylife Foundation’s 4th anniversary celebration, Dr Khemka spoke about how people remains mute spectators even when they see someone being bashed in public. Are we going to remain mute, or will we SPEAK UP? Sign here to make your voice heard.