02 NOVEMBER 2012
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Chaudhery
Chief Secretary TO Government Haryana,
4th Floor, Haryana Civil Secretariat,
Phone no :0172-2740118
RE: PROVIDING SECURITY TO MR. ASHOK KHEMKA IAS UNDER THE POLICY TO PROVIDING SECURITY WHISTLE BLOWERS / RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACTIVISTS / [COMPLAINANTS OR WITNESSES IN SERIOUS CASES] IN HARYANA
Yesterday on the Television Channels and today in the Newspaper the story of “Threat Calls” to Mr. Ashok Khemka, IAS officer of Haryana, presently posted as Managing Director, Haryana Seeds Development Corporation Limited, is a front-page anchor. This is an open secret that Mr. Khemka, who had recently ordered the cancellation of mutation of a piece of land owned by Congress president’s son-in-law, is under all sort of pressure and discriminate treatment at the hands of the Government as well as is under threat from the vested interests.
Recently on 06 September 2012, in the wake of Civil Writ Petition (CWP) No. 832 of 2011, Haryana Government has issued a Notification No. 1/6/2010-3HG-IV introduced the POLICY TO PROVIDING SECURITY WHISTLE BLOWERS / RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACTIVISTS / [COMPLAINANTS OR WITNESSES IN SERIOUS CASES], copy attached.
Mr. Khemka is a ‘Whistle Blower’ as per clause (a) (i), (ii) & (iii) of the said notification and deserves to be provided with the security as envisaged in the above notification. A Complaint, as per news reports, in the form of information has already been registered with Sector 5 Police Station at Panchkula, and the matter is already in cognizance of the higher police authorities.
As per news reports, your honour has also taken a pro-active initiative on the threat perception to Mr. Khemka and has summoned him to have a first-hand information from him. RTIFED highly appreciate this initiative and show its warm gratitude you for this timey intervention.
We have high hope that Mr. Khemka will be provided the fool-proof security under the above Haryana Government policy; and the rights, life, liberty, dignity and honour of an upright Officer as well his family members will be protected.
Very cordially yours,
Surendera M. Bhanot
POLICY TO PROVIDING SECURITY WHISTLE BLOWERS / RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACTIVISTS / [COMPLAINANTS OR WITNESSES IN SERIOUS CASES] @ Whistle-Blower-Policy-of-Haryana-Government