IAS Officer Ashok Khemka transferred once again for his honesty, 53rd transfer in 28 years

The country has seen so many brave IAS officers till date for maintenance of law and order. Being in the thick of things only to bring a change in their respective cities is every IAS officer’s vision. But not all of their plans work out as it is entirely up to government’s hands to grant approval.

However, the ultimate aim of a civil servant is to make a huge difference in people’s lives. Time and time again, they have proved that they are worth the weight in gold. Once they decide to bring a change, there is nothing that can stop them.

Credits: The Indian Express

For Ashok Khemka, duty and responsibility come ahead of anything else. However, according to him, his life as an IAS officer has been far from pleasing. Yes, you read it right. The IAS officer has an uncompromising attitude against illegal activities.

The man who has been doing his work honestly has been handed a transfer, which goes to show the crystal clear picture in India.

In a shocking development, Ashok Khemka who is the principal secretary of the Science and Technology Department has been transferred to the Archives Department by the Haryana government. It should be noted that it is his 53rd transfer within 28 years of service. He was already transferred last in March from the Sports and Youth Affairs Department, where he spent around 15 months.

“Transferred again. Back to square one. A day after we celebrated the Constitution Day, the Supreme Court order and rules have been broken once again. Some must have been pleased, after all, I have been pushed to the final corner. Prize of honesty is humiliation,” Ashok Khemka tweeted on Wednesday.

He is a 1991-batch IAS officer and had first been mentioned by the Indian media in the year 2012 when he had cancelled the mutation of a land contract between Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality and major real estate developer DLF.

He is still an inspiration to all upcoming civil servants..Every aspirant should learn from him.