Centre starts '' significant charge proceedings ' against Alapan Bandyopadhyay, might reject him retirement perks

Centre Begins 'Major Penalty Proceedings' Against Alapan
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versus Alapan Bandyopadhyay, might reject him retirement benefits The Centre has initiated”significant penalty procedures”versus former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, amidst a tug-of-war between the Union federal government and the Mamata Banerjee dispensation over him, which might deprive him of post-retirement benefits, partly or fully. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has actually sent out Bandyopadhyay, now a consultant to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a “memorandum” discussing the charges and offering him one month to reply, authorities stated Monday.

The former chief secretary has actually been warned of significant penalty proceedings which permits the Central government to keep pension or gratuity, or both, either in full or in part, they said.

The June 16 memorandum sent out to Bandyopadhyay informs him that the Centre proposes to hold significant charge proceedings versus him under Guideline 8 of the All India services (Discipline and Appeal) rules, 1969, checked out with Guideline 6 of the All India Solutions (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958.

“The compound of the imputations of misconduct or wrongdoing in regard of which the inquiry is proposed to be held is set out in the statement of Article of Charge,” it said.

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Bandyopadhyay, a 1987-batch IAS officer (retired) of West Bengal cadre, was “directed to send within 30 days of the invoice of this memorandum a composed declaration of his defence and also to state whether he desires to be heard in-person”.

“Major charge procedures have actually been started against Bandyopadhyay according to relevant service rules,” an official stated.

The rules enable the Central government to keep “pension or gratuity, or both, either completely or in part, whether permanently or for a specified period”.

It likewise allows the Centre to purchase the “healing from pension or gratuity of the entire or part of any monetary loss triggered to the central or a state federal government, if the pensioner is discovered in a department or judicial procedures to have actually been guilty of grave misconduct or to have actually triggered budgeting loss to the central or a state federal government by misconduct or carelessness, throughout his service, consisting of service rendered on re-employment after retirement”.

The Centre had on May 28 sought services of Bandyopadhyay, barely a couple of days after he was given a three-month extension beyond the date of his superannuation (May 31), and asked the state government to eliminate him right away with a direction to him to report at DoPT, New Delhi.

The DoPT had sent him a reminder after he stopped working to report in action to its Might 28th order.

As the tussle between the Centre and the state continued over the order, Mamata Banerjee on Might 31 said that Bandyopadhyay has actually “retired” and been selected as her consultant for three years.

The Union Home Ministry has also slapped a show-cause notification on Bandyopadhyay under a stringent provision of the Catastrophe Management Act that requires imprisonment for up to two years, for abstaining from a meeting presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Cyclone Yaas.

The notification said Bandyopadhyay “acted in a way identical to refusing to comply with legal directions of the main federal government”.

Bandyopadhyay had reacted to the House Ministry’s notice.

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Published at Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:18:09 +0000