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Ashok Khemka 'fails' in Haryana annual report.

WHISTLE- BLOWER IAS officer Ashok Khemka may not be able to fulfil his dream to proceed on Central deputation as the Haryana government has given adverse remarks on his annual confidential report (ACR) for 2012- 13.

"After Khemka's objection, the state government though corrected his ACR for the period 2011- 12, the ACR for the period 2012- 13 bears adverse remarks," a government source said.

Sources close to the Haryana government said that while Khemka in his (corrected) ACR for 2011- 12 earned 9.8 points, he was only given 5.5 points in 2012- 13.

The 2012- 13 ACR pertains to the period when Khemka was the manag- ing director of the Haryana Seed Development Corporation.

"I cannot issue the certificate of honesty to the officer as the Seed Development Corporation's wheat seed sale dropped during his tenure," the reporting officer wrote in his remark on Khemka's ACR. Interestingly, the Ashok Khemka adverse remark was made after Khemka raised an alarm for delay in his deputation case.

Sources also said that the reporting officer directly mentioned his comments on the ACR. Adverse remarks are usually sent in a sealed envelope.

The remark, sources said, has been made by Roshan Lal who was the then additional chief secretary of the agriculture department.

Ashok Khemka is likely to file an appeal before the referral board, saying the adverse remark were politically motivated.

The state government was compelled to revaluate his ACR for 2011- 12 as Khemka had objected to the delaying tactics and criticised the government for victimising him.

Ashok Khemka was not available for comments.

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