Haryana to chargesheet Khemka

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  1. Singh

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    Feb 23, 2009
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    CHANDIGARH: Haryana government has decided to chargesheet its whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka for cancelling the mutation of the land deal between UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in 2012 after his transfer orders.

    Confirming the development, principal secretary S S Dhillon told TOI on Friday that the government had decided to chargesheet Khemka under Section 8 of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules.

    Khemka, who was director-general of the land consolidation department on October 15, 2012, had set aside the mutation of this land deal noting that the assistant consolidation officer (ACO), who had sanctioned the change of title in the revenue record, was not competent to do so.

    The government claims that it was administrative misconduct on the part of Khemka as he had cancelled the mutation four days after his transfer. It further said he had violated the principle of natural justice by not giving an opportunity to the parties (Vadra & DLF) concerned to present their case before announcing the order.

    A few months ago, a state government panel had termed Khemka's orders as "inappropriate and without jurisdiction."

    However, in his reply to the government on the panel report, Khemka had stated that he had passed the order six-and-a-half hours before he relinquished charge as the D-G at 4:30 pm on October 15, 2012. "There are several examples where the officer relinquished charge much after the date of transfer," he claimed.

    On the issue of principle of natural justice, Khemka had replied, "...no prejudice was caused or the right of any party infringed by the cancellation of the mutation on the ground of lack of jurisdiction of the ACO...only one conclusion was possible in the case and, therefore, it was futile to observe the principle of natural justice."

    Later in the day, Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda told mediapersons that chargesheeting of Khemka was an administrative matter.

    Haryana to chargesheet Khemka - The Times of India
  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    Not unexpected!

    The IAS and IPS have been proved that they have to be pliable if they have to exist.

    These politicians have made the core of India rotten and decaying!

    They have left no institution not subverted!

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