West Bengal high officers’ meet with Union Dwelling Secretary prone to be held in digital mode

The Chief Secretary and the Director Common of Police expressed their incapability to journey to Delhi in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) shot off one other letter to the Chief Secretary and the Director Common of Police of West Bengal to seem earlier than the Union Dwelling Secretary in relation to the “legislation and order” scenario within the State.

The 2 officers – Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and DGP Virendra – have been requested to seem earlier than Union Dwelling Secretary Ajay Bhalla at 5.30 p.m. on Friday. The letter was despatched on Thursday.

The 2 officers have, nevertheless, expressed their incapability to journey to Delhi in wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and instructed that they might seem via video-conference.

A senior authorities official mentioned that MHA was prone to comply with the proposal and the assembly might be held in a digital mode on Friday.

The MHA had taken a tricky stand after an assault on the convoy of Bharatiya Janata Get together president J.P. Nadda in Diamond Harbour space of West Bengal. The Ministry summoned the Chief Secretary and the DGP and likewise ordered three senior IPS officers liable for Mr. Nadda’s safety to report for Central deputation.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned on Thursday that the orders have been a “blatant misuse of emergency provision of IPS Cadre Rule 1954” and that West Bengal was “not going to cow down in entrance of expansionist and undemocratic power.”

Not one of the three West Bengal cadre IPS officers – Inspector Common (South Bengal) Rajeev Mishra, Deputy Inspector Common (Presidency Vary) Praveen Kumar Tripathi, and Diamond Harbour Superintendent of Police Bholanath Pandey – had utilized for Central deputation. Nonetheless, the MHA is the cadre controlling authority of IPS officers.

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