In his 20 year career so far, he has been transferred 43 times and this time in a span of just months after he was posted as director-general, consolidations of holdings and land records by the Haryana government.
Now, he has written a letter to chief secretary P K Chaudhery, Khemka and asked the reason for his transfer, and also pointed out that there should be a minimum tenure of two years, as per the statutory IAS (Fixation of Cadre Strength) Regulations 2010, and alleged that 'the state government has violated statutory regulations'.
1991-batch officer has also pleaded for security for himself and his family as he feels 'threatened' by 'vested elements' whom he has been exposing from time to time. In July this year the IAS officer was transfered from Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation (HATRON).
"Prior to my last transfer, I was abruptly transferred from Hartron in a similar manner within 50 days. There also corrupt activities within the organisation were exposed. There was a nexus to award software development works of petty nature without tender to few selected companies at inflated prices of Rs 25 to Rs 50 lakh each, whereas the rudimentary software development work could have been done in-house or through NIC using few man-days," he wrote in the letter, according to The Times of India.
In the letter, he has said that his efforts of finding "several dubious" land transactions has come as a "punishment" for him. "It is shocking to learn about my abrupt transfer...this is deliberate and malafide to punish me due to some vested elements in the political-bureaucratic hierarchy affected by the expose of the scams in consolidation of land holdings under the exercise of powers," he wrote in his letter.
But it is seems that the chief secretary is not bothered in his plea. He told media that the IAS officer's contention that his transfer was a punishment was not correct. "It (transfer) is the prerogative of the government. The officer was transferred for administrative reasons," the chief secretary said.
Khemka has now been posted as managing director of Haryana Seeds Development Corporation, which was earlier under an officer 12 years his junior. In just 50 days of tenure Khemka detected many serious irregularities in land transcations in Gurgaon, which involved transfer of the land of Panchayat worth several hundred crores of rupees to the big real estate companies.
Khemka wrote in the letter that the 'Forest and hill areas were sought to be partitioned under the garb of consolidation to corner prime plots near highways to build farmhouses or resorts. Panchayats also lost huge lands in consolidation by deliberate under-valuation.'
"Not only this, during inspection of land records it was discovered that thousands of acres of panchayat land after illegal mutations in favour of owners were subsequently partitioned into small parcels and sold away...," he added, urging Chaudhery to look into various transactions in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Yamunanagar districts.
Instead of taking action against the guilty administration, the state government punished him for being honest, upright and exposing these land scams and corruption on high level. This is a clear message from the Haryana government that if you can not flow with the trend of corruption then you have to stay out of power.