Bengal could defy Centre, not relieve its chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay

Kolkata: Hypothesis is rife that West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay could not go to New Delhi on Monday, which can be the date of his retirement, to report back to the Centre regardless of its path for his deputation because the Mamata Banerjee authorities has not relieved him but from his current publish within the state.

The state’s high bureaucrat, who acquired a three-month extension final week from the Narendra Modi authorities after a request from the Trinamul Congress authorities for his effectivity in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, has been requested to report at 10 am on Monday at North Block, on the division of personnel and coaching beneath the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions which is headed by the Prime Minister himself.


The order was despatched beneath the provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Guidelines 1954 on Could 28 night, hours after the 1987 batch IAS officer accompanied the chief minister in skipping the PM’s assessment assembly on Cyclone Yaas at Kalaikunda Air Power Station in West Midnapore.

Whereas the Trinamul Congress supremo on Saturday appealed to the PM and Union residence minister Amit Shah to withdraw the Centre’s controversial order after attacking them, the state authorities has acquired no additional communication from the Centre until the stories final got here in on Sunday night.


Then again, the state authorities has additionally taken a agency stand by not issuing Mr Bandyopadhyay any order for his launch, which is important for all bureaucrats within the all-India service cadres to go for a Central deputation from their locations of posting within the state.

It maintains that since Mr Bandyopadhyay has not utilized for a Central deputation and the Centre had sought neither any concurrence nor any empanelment for his Central deputation, the query of relieving him doesn’t come up, though the Centre’s stand will get the precedence in such a state of affairs, in response to sources.


On Sunday afternoon, Mr Bandyopadhyay alongside together with his spouse, Calcutta College vice-chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, visited his workplace at Nabanna, the state secretariat. He’s anticipated to attend a gathering to be chaired by the CM on Monday to debate the harm prompted within the state as a consequence of Cyclone Yaas.

The tug of battle over the state’s high bureaucrat has in the meantime become a political slugfest between the BJP and the Trinamul Congress.

Attacking the CM, state BJP chief and Midnapore MP Dilip Ghosh mentioned: “Everybody noticed what she did on that day. Accompanied by the state chief secretary, she met the PM and left. The place is the decency in it? What sort of honour is that this? She earlier spoke indecently in regards to the PM too. It doesn’t go well with her to speak about honour and the Structure in any approach. She needs to play politics solely.”


Serampore TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee hit again at Mr Ghosh. He claimed: “The BJP is anti-Bengali. He’s a service of it. Although he’s a Bengali, he has bought himself to the non-Bengali leaders of their occasion, and fell at their ft for his survival.”

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