Centre sends reminder to ‘now-retired’ WB chief secretary to report in Delhi in the present day


oi-Madhuri Adnal


New Delhi, Could 31: The Centre despatched a reminder to West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay who “retired” on Monday to report back to the Personnel Ministry in Delhi at 10 AM on Tuesday, failing which disciplinary motion could be initiated towards him, officers mentioned.

They mentioned the reminder was despatched after the officer didn’t report right here on Monday in response to an order issued by the ministry putting his providers with the Authorities of India.

Centre sends reminder to now-retired WB chief secretary to report in Delhi today

Amid the political slugfest over the difficulty, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday mentioned Bandyopadhyay has “retired” and he has been appointed as her adviser for 3 years. She had earlier within the day written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to rescind the Centre’s order recalling Bandyopadhyay, and mentioned her authorities was “not releasing” the highest bureaucrat.

She mentioned the central authorities had requested Bandopadhyay to report back to Delhi’s North Block on Tuesday, however added an officer can not be part of a brand new workplace with out permission from the state administration.

“The CS received a letter from the Centre asking him to affix North Block by tomorrow. This isn’t a reply to my letter however to the CS. I’ve not acquired any reply from it to the letter which I had despatched earlier in the present day,” she advised newspersons in Kolkata.

Sources in Delhi mentioned needed disciplinary proceedings might be initiated towards the officer in case he fails to report in Delhi on Tuesday.

“A show-cause discover may also be issued to him in search of his clarification as to why he didn’t be part of,” a supply defined.

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The Personnel Ministry had on Could 28 sought providers of Bandyopadhyay and requested the state authorities to alleviate the officer instantly. Bandyopadhyay, who was scheduled to retire on Monday after completion of 60 years of age, was just lately given a three-month extension. His extension was authorized by the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard (ACC) headed by the prime minister.

In a communique to the state authorities, the Personnel Ministry on Friday mentioned the ACC has authorized the position of the providers of Bandyopadhyay with Authorities of India as per provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Guidelines, 1954, “with rapid impact”.

Whereas asking the state authorities to alleviate the officer with rapid impact, it additionally directed Bandyopadhyay to report back to the Division of Personnel and Coaching, North Block, New Delhi by 10 am on Could 31.

The officer didn’t report on Monday, following which one other letter was issued by which the state authorities was suggested to alleviate him with rapid impact and he was directed to report back to the DoPT, North Block, New Delhi by 10 AM on June 1, 2021, officers mentioned, citing particulars of the communiqué.

Rule 6 (1) of the IAS cadre guidelines says a cadre officer could, with the concurrence of the state governments involved and the central authorities, be deputed for service underneath the central authorities or one other state authorities.

“Offered that in case of any disagreement, the matter shall be determined by the central authorities and the state authorities or state governments involved shall give impact to the choice of the central authorities,” it says.

Story first revealed: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 1:06 [IST]

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