Clarification by Dr. Ashok Khemka
News reports are appearing in print and electronic media on the Comments tendered by the undersigned on the 21st of May, 2013 to the Government of Haryana on the Report of a Committee of three IAS officers on issues raised by the undersigned while posted as Director General, Land Records & Consolidation of Holdings and Inspector General of Registration. The Comments were tendered in official capacity to the State Government for appropriate action. A copy of the Comments along with relevant Annexures was also stored on GOOGLE drive for future reference and safe keep.
Earlier, the report of the Committee of 3 senior IAS officers was disclosed to a section of the media. Even otherwise, the report of the 3-member Committee and the Comments of the undersigned on the said Report is accessible under the Right to Information Act.
While the undersigned cannot and should not prevent the media or any section thereof against reporting the contents of the Committee’s Report or the Comments of the undersigned on the Committee’s Report, however, some news reports appearing in a section of the media give erroneous impression that the allegations are being made by the undersigned in person to the media instead of the fact that the statements form part of the official Report submitted to the State Government by the undersigned on the 21st of May, 2013.
It is made abundantly clear hereby that the undersigned has not made any comments in person on the subject till date to any print or electronic media. Any attribution in the news reports should not be to Ashok Khemka in person, but to his official Report submitted to the State Government on 21.05.2013.