Ashok Khemka

  • Haryana: After Khemka, IAS Pradeep Kasni takes on Hooda government 18 hours 30 minutes ago

    After Ashok Khemka, another top IAS officer in Haryana is taking on the Hooda Government. IAS officer Pradeep Kasni on Tuesday said that he was subjected to intimidation after he refused to toe the government line in appointment of Information commissioners. The Haryana Chief Secretary who has been accused of...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • Ashok Khemka cleared of all charges July 15, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that he will not comment on administrative matters regarding the case of Ashok Khemka. Ashok Khemka has been cleared of all charges and Narendra Modi has bought Khemka to the centre. Adhir Rajan Chowdhary, member of the Indian National Congress political...
  • IAS officer Ashok Khemka's appointment at the Centre cleared July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In huge relief for IAS officer Ashok Khemka, his appointment at the Centra has been cleared by the Cabinet Secretary. Khemka has been cleared of the allegations of misuse of official duties. The allegations were levelled against him by the previous government. Khemka had alleged that Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law...
  • BJP-Congress slug it out over Vadra, Priyanka hits back after CD release April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In the election season the war of words between the Congress and the BJP is getting uglier with each passing day and Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's alleged land deals have become the epicenter of the battle now. The BJP on Sunday released a video targeting Robert Vadra where...
  • Allegations of favours to Vadra politically motivated, says Haryana CM March 27, 2014

    Gurgaon: The Robert Vadra land deals have put a question mark on the Haryana government. However, Harayana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has denied having granted favours to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Vadra. Speaking to CNN-IBN , Hooda called all corruption allegations against him politically motivated. "The allegations are all...
  • Haryana orders CBI probe into Rs 8 cr contract awarded by Khemka January 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government has ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into a Rs 8 crore contract awarded by IAS officer Ashok Khemka to a firm in Gujarat when he was the Managing Director of the State Warehouse Corporation in 2009. Ashok Khemka has earlier exposed...
  • Haryana government doing wrong with Ashok Khemka: Yashwant December 5, 2013

    While the Haryana government on Thursday served a chargesheet to IAS officer Ashok Khemka over Vadra-DLF land deal cancellation issue, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha supported Khemka and said that Khemka is fighting corruption and this shouldn't be done to anyone fighting corruption. ...
  • Haryana charges IAS officer Khemka with destroying Vadra's reputation December 5, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Thursday served chargesheet to IAS officer Ashok Khemka over Vadra-DLF land deal cancellation issue. He has been given 15 days time to reply to the chargesheet. The state government has chargesheeted Khemka for overstepping his jurisdiction in the cancellation of Vadra-DLF land deal. He has...
  • IAS officer Ashok Khemka denies being on poll duty November 14, 2013

    Chandigarh: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka was at the centre of another controversy on Wednesday with the state government stating that he has been sent on election duty and hence the post held by him has been temporarily given to another officer, an order he contested. Questioning the government order, Khemka,...
  • Don't act on verbal orders of political bosses: SC tells bureaucrats October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: In a path-breaking verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday said bureaucrats should not act on verbal orders given by political bosses as it sought an end to frequent transfers and suggested a fixed tenure to insulate them from political interference. Suggesting sweeping reforms in the functioning of bureaucracy, a...
  • Form board for civil servants' transfer, posting: SC to Centre, states October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and state governments to form a board for transfer and posting of civil servants within a period of three months. The verdict is expected to bring some relief to bureaucrats like Haryana cadre IAS Ashok Khemka who often find themselves vulnerable to...
  • Witch hunt against me after cancellation of Vadra land deal: Khemka October 23, 2013

    Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka said that a witch hunt has begun against him after the cancellation of Vadra land deal. He also said that he has not been served with any chargesheet. Khemka alleged that he was being held guilty by ministers and the media. ...
  • Chargesheet against me is humiliating: Khemka to Haryana government October 22, 2013

    Gurgaon: Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka has questioned the state government's decision to act against him in an alleged case when he was the Managing Director of Haryana Seed Development Corporation. Khemka, who has been chargesheeted for low sales of seeds during his tenure at Haryana Seed Development Corporation,...
  • Khemka says he has been charged as he cancelled Vadra's land deals October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka has indicated that the Haryana government's chargesheet against him could be a retaliation for cancelling Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deal. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Jyoti Kamal, Khemka has vowed to keep on fighting. Khemka clarified that he has not been served...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 18, 2013

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  • Preliminary enquiry by CBI to probe Khemka's wheat scam claims October 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry into the alleged irregularity in the purchase of wheat seeds by the Haryana Seed Development Corporation. The complaint into irregularities was lodged by the former Managing Director of HSDC, Ashok Khemka. Allegations are that the National Cooperative Consumers Federation and NAFED supplied...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 17, 2013

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  • Are honest bureaucrats being targeted by the establishment? October 17, 2013

    After the controversy over Robert Vadra's land deals, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has cried foul yet again after the Haryana government gave a go ahead to file another chargesheet against him. Khemka will be chargesheeted for low sales of seeds when he was the Managing Director of Haryana Seed...
  • Haryana govt gives the go ahead for charging Khemka in a case of seeds sales October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: After the controversy over Robert Vadra's land deals, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has cried foul yet again after the Haryana government gave a go ahead to file another chargesheet against him. Khemka will be chargesheeted for low sales of seeds when he was the Managing Director of...
  • MP who sought CBI probe into Robert Vadra's land deals quits Congress September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjeet Singh has resigned from the Congress party. The MP from Gurgaon and a former minister of state had asked for a CBI inquiry into the land deals of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. His daughter had recently launched a new political party called...
  • Govt is defending Vadra deal to avoid a larger inquiry: Jyoti Kamal August 22, 2013

    Days after Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka's claims, CNN-IBN has accessed documents that reveal that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra did buy land from Omkareshwar properties using a 'fictitious' cheque. Documents accessed by CNN-IBN show IAS officer Ashok Khemka claiming in his response to a Haryana government inquiry...
  • Documents show Vadra used a 'fictitious' cheque to buy land August 22, 2013

    Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday said that an independent probe monitored by the Punjab and Haryana High Court or the Supreme Court should be conducted into the alleged illegal land deals of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 21, 2013

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  • Khemka says courts should monitor probe into Robert Vadra land deals August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday said that an independent probe monitored by the Punjab and Haryana High Court or the Supreme Court should be conducted into the alleged illegal land deals of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. In a debate with senior...
  • Documents show Robert Vadra bought land using a 'fictitious' cheque August 21, 2013

    Chandigarh: Days after Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka's claims, CNN-IBN has accessed documents that reveal that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra did buy land from Omkareshwar properties using a 'fictitious' cheque. Documents accessed by CNN-IBN show IAS officer Ashok Khemka claimed in his response to a Haryana government...
  • Robert Vadra land deal: Ashok Khemka defends action August 18, 2013

    Defending his action in the controversial land deal in Gurgaon involving Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka has said morality demands one starts at the top and that requires guts and courage. "If you have to take action, the morality should start from the top, right at...
  • Robert Vadra guilty of criminal behaviour, ethical misconduct: Khemka August 18, 2013

    Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka in an interview with Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate admitted that a greater criminal investigation is needed to establish the truth in Robert Vadra's land dealings. "The truth is to be established by looking at his (Robert Vadra) account statement," he said. Here is the transcript...
  • Vadra's company did not conceal facts on land deals, admits Khemka August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company gave details about the land deal in the documents, but they were not in the correct format. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, on Devil's Advocate, Khemka admitted that his claims about Vadra's...
  • Greater criminal probe needed to establish the truth in Robert Vadra land deal: Ashok Khemka August 18, 2013

    Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka in an interview with Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate admitted that a greater criminal investigation is needed to establish the truth in Robert Vadra's land dealings. "The truth is to be established by looking at his (Robert Vadra) account statement," he said. ...