Pune News: Controversy Surrounds Probationary IAS Officer Pooja Khedkar After Viral  Interview Video

Pune News: Controversy Surrounds Probationary IAS Officer Pooja Khedkar After Viral  Interview Video

Pune News: Controversy Surrounds Probationary IAS Officer Pooja Khedkar After Viral  Interview Video

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A video featuring probationary IAS officer Pooja Khedkar during a mock interview has sparked widespread discussion online. In the video, Dr. Khedkar reportedly disclosed her claimed zero income status to the interview panel, prompting surprise from panelists upon learning that her father holds a senior civil servant position. Pooja clarified that she is estranged from her parents due to their separation.

However, recent developments have cast doubt on Dr. Khedkar’s assertions. According to the latest affidavit submitted during the Lok Sabha elections, her father declared assets exceeding Rs 40 Crore. Additionally, allegations surfaced that Dilip Khedkar, her father, intervened at the Pune Collector’s office to arrange special accommodations and facilities for her, reportedly using aggressive tactics with the office staff, as stated in a report to the state government by Pune District Collector Suhas Diwase.

These revelations have raised concerns regarding Pooja Khedkar’s conduct as a probationary IAS officer and the potential misuse of her influence. Subsequently, the Maharashtra government has transferred her to Washim district as a probationary Assistant Collector amidst the controversy.

The situation continues to develop, prompting discussions on ethical standards and transparency in bureaucratic roles.

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