Khemka was abruptly moved from the post of Transport Commissioner to a relatively non-script department, Archaeology & Museums Department as Secretary and DG.
The move by the Khattar Government had amazed many inside bureaucracy since ML Khattar was known to have had a soft corner for troubled Khemka during Hooda Government’s regime. His Health minister, Anil Vij had also did not appreciate this move. Moreover, Khattar faced some tough questions from media during BJP’s National Executive meeting in Bengaluru.
Some of the factors that seem to work favourably for Khemka are that he met not only to the Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, but also raised his humble voice to Chief Secretary DS Dhesi and Chief Minister Khattar. Apart from that, Khemka has a number of silent sympathisers in bureaucratic fraternity who want the government to treat him judiciously.