New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who hit headlines in 2012 after cancelling the mutation of a land deal between UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality and major real estate developer DLF, on Tuesday appeared to be questioning his frequent transfers in a tweet.

The 1991-batch IAS officer’s tweet came two days after the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government transferred him for the sixth time since 2014. He was transferred alongwith nine others.

According to a report in, no reason was mentioned in Khemka’s transfer order issued by Chief Secretary DS Dhesi.

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Although, The Indian Express reported that Khemka’s transfer comes in the backdrop of him criticizing the Haryana government for passing amendments in an Act that allows construction in the Aravalli hills. The Supreme Court too on March 1 questioned the government’s move and called the decision ‘shocking’.


Khemka, who was posted for nearly 15 months in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department, headed by state minister Anil Vij, has reportedly been transferred for over 50 times in his career so far.

Ashok Khemka, principal secretary of Sports and Youth Affairs Department was posted Sunday as principal secretary of Science and Technology Department, a post which he held earlier.

Before being transferred to the Sports and Youth Affairs Department in November 2017, Khemka held the charge of principal secretary in Social Justice and Empowerment Department.


With PTI inputs