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Humiliating to hold lower-rank post, says IAS officer Khemka

By Ians English

New Delhi, March 30: Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday said it was "humiliating" for him to hold a lower-rank post and he was awaiting promotion for three months now.

"Awaiting posting on promotion for last three months," Khemka, a principal secretary to the government of Haryana, tweeted. "Holding a lower-rank post is humiliating."

'Humiliating to hold lower-rank post'

He said it was similar to "a Lt.General forced to hold the post of Brigadier".

Khemka hit national headlines in October 2012 when he cancelled the mutation of a Rs.58-crore land deal between Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty giant DLF and ordered a probe into controversial land deals in Haryana.

The senior IAS officer's actions even attracted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attention in his speeches during the Haryana assembly elections in October 2014.

Khemka was expected to get an important assignment after the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in Haryana in October 2014. However, he was posted in the transport department.


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