March 27, 2023

Alapan Bandopadhyay is now the advisor to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee


The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday slammed the Centre for its choice to carry main “penalty proceedings” in opposition to former Chief Secretary of West Bengal Alapan Bandopadhyay, who’s presently serving because the advisor to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, below All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules.

TMC MP Saugata Roy alleged that the Central authorities is appearing vindictively in opposition to the foundations within the matter of Alapan Bandyopadhyay, stating that he’s a retired official and never duty-bound to the Centre.

“It is a vindictive act against the rules. Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a retired official and is not bound by the rules and regulations of the Government of India. They are trying to pressurise him by pointing out that he tends to lose his pension and gratuity. It is a mean step to take,” Saugata Roy advised information company ANI.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Monday knowledgeable Alapan Bandyopadhyay that the Central authorities proposes to carry main penalty proceedings in opposition to him below All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules.

DoPT additionally requested the previous West Bengal chief secretary to submit a written assertion in his defence and state whether or not he wishes to be heard in individual inside 30 days. And, in case of no reply from him, the inquiry authority could maintain an inquiry in opposition to him ex parte.

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s newly appointed Chief Advisor Alapan Bandyopadhyay had been issued a show-cause discover by the Central authorities below the Disaster Management Act, 2005 asking him to put in writing inside three days.

“Alapan Bandyopadhyay had to brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi and follow up. But when the Prime Minister arrived at the briefing he was not present. And after being contacted by the Prime Minister’s entourage he came to the meeting room and left without attending the review meeting,” official sources had advised the information company.

Another show-cause discover was served to Mr Bandyopadhyay for failing to report back to the DoPT as directed by the central authorities.

The growth befell after Mamata Banerjee had, together with the then state chief secretary, skipped the assessment assembly chaired by PM Modi on May 28 to assessment the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas. Alapan Bandyopadhyay was to retire on May 31 and had earlier been given a 3 months’ extension.

The central authorities had on May 28 issued an order to recall Alapan Bandyopadhyay, and mentioned the location of his companies with the federal government had been permitted. The state authorities was requested to alleviate the officer with quick impact and he was directed to report back to North Block by May 31.

Mamata Banerjee had on May 29 urged PM Modi to withdraw the Central authorities’s order to recall Alapan Bandyopadhyay. Later on May 31, she mentioned Mr Bandyopadhyay has retired from service and won’t take part Delhi and had been made Chief Advisor to West Bengal Chief Minister.

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