Ashok Khemka

The writer is a senior IAS officer.

Articles By Ashok Khemka

Why state financing is the only way to ensure fair and transparent poll funding

The finance ministry’s electoral bond scheme has afforded a way to fund political parties without disclosing the donor’s identity. The anonymity provision is antagonistic to transparency — the bonds merely enable an “on-the-books” secretive transfer.

The player and his part

State-employed sportspersons must share commercial earnings with government

Dear Governor Solanki

Please withhold your assent to the Punjab SYL bill.

No tears for the Maharaja,please

Ministers don’t give Air India a free hand. Unless they do,privatisation is the only way to fix it

Finding a fix for food security

BPL households must be treated with due respect as consumers in an open marketplace