RERA appointment: IAS officer Ashok Khemka raises questions

Chandigarh, Nov 27-  Senior Haryana bureaucrat Ashok Khemka today questioned the appointment of a retired IAS officer as the chairman of a bench of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA).
 
“An officer, who was member of the committee that gave clean chit to VADRA-DLF land-licensing deal in 2012, is now rewarded with the lucrative post of real estate regulator (sic),” he tweeted.
 
Khemka had made headlines in 2012 when he cancelled the mutation of a land deal between a company connected with Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty major DLF.
 
Earlier, Leader of Opposition and senior INLD leader, Abhay Singh Chautala had written a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urging him not to consider names of two retired officers as RERA chairperson.
 
He pointed out that they were part of the committee of three officers that gave clean chit on the land deal connected with Vadra.
 
Attempt made to reach the concerned bureaucrat for his version did not fructify. PTI