IAS Ashok Khemka: ‘Are you taking Rs.40 lakhs per year for 8 minutes of work a day?! Give a chance to eradicate corruption..’ | ‘Being paid Rs,40 lakh annually for 8 minutes of daily work’ Haryana IAS officer writes a letter to CM

IAS Ashok Khemka, who has been transferred many times, wrote a letter to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday (January 23). In this letter, it is stated that he is being paid Rs.40 lakh per year for 8 minutes of work per day. To eradicate corruption..

Ashok Khemka’s name has been in the news for some time now as the IAS officer who has been transferred many times. Currently he is working as Additional Chief Secretary of Archives Department. This is Khemka’s 56th transfer in his 30-year-long career, belonging to the 1991 batch. Most of the times in his career, he continued in unimportant posts. This is the fourth time working in the Archives Department. He will retire in 2025. But Ashok Khemka recently wrote a letter to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday (January 23). In this letter, it is stated that he is being paid Rs.40 lakh per year for 8 minutes of work per day. In his letter, he requested that he be transferred to Haryana State Vigilance Department to eradicate corruption. He wrote a letter to the government on 23rd.

I have been ordered to be transferred to Records Department on January 9, 2023. The annual budget of this department is Rs.4 crores. Less than 0.0025 percent of the state’s total budget. As Additional Chief Secretary here, I am being paid a salary of Rs.40 lakhs per annum. This is 10 percent of the total budget of the department. The archives department has only one hour of work per week. On the other hand, some officers in other departments are suffering due to increased workload. Unilateral distribution of work can do more harm than good to the public. Each officer should be assigned tasks in their respective departments keeping in mind their sincerity, efficiency and intelligence. You know corruption is everywhere. I have risked my career to end this cancer of corruption. Vigilance department is working efficiently to root out corruption. I want to serve in vigilance department during the last period of my career. In his letter, he stated that he promised to take action against anyone if given a chance. No orders have been issued from the Chief Minister’s office till now.

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Last year, Haryana Cabinet Minister Anil Viz Khemka praised that such honest officers are rare. He said he had never seen such an officer in his 40-year political career. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also agreed with the minister’s opinion.

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