Mamata comes out in support of Alapan, states '' sincere ' officer authorised to act according to convenience

Mamata Banerjee, Former Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Mamata Banerjee Supports Alapan Bandyo
Image Source: PTI/FILE IMAGE Mamata comes out in support of Alapan, says’truthful’officer authorised to act based on convenience West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came out in assistance of former chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, and said that he is an “truthful” and “competent” officer.

Banerjee, who was resolving a press conference, stated that the former chief secretary was “totally authorised” to take action as per his convenience.

“Alapan Bandyopadhyay is an honest officer and proficient person. He is totally authorised to take action based on his benefit and our govt will support him. Central Govt is victimising an officer,” Mamata said.

The comments by the chief minister came just two days after the Centre inititated “major penalty proceedings” against Bandyopadhyay, in the middle of 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.

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The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sent Bandyopadhyay, who retired on Might 31 and is now the chief advisor to the CM, a “memorandum” discussing the charges providing him 1 month to reply.

Bandopadhyay was set to retire on May 31, however the state had actually recently sought and received approval for extension of his tenure by three months as he played a vital function in the battle versus the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was, however, handed over a transfer directive by the DoPT, shortly after a row broke out over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s post-cyclone evaluation conference, which the CM and the state chief secretary did not attend.

The bureaucrat, rather of reporting to Delhi, selected to retire in the middle of the Centre-state tussle. He was subsequently designated as the CM’s chief advisor.

The DoPT had sent him a suggestion after he stopped working to report in reaction to its Might 28 order.

The Union House Ministry has likewise slapped a show-cause notification on Bandyopadhyay under a strict arrangement of the Catastrophe Management Act that involves imprisonment for as much as two years for abstaining from the meeting commanded by the PM.

The notification stated Bandyopadhyay “acted in a way tantamount to declining to comply with lawful directions of the main federal government”. Bandyopadhyay had actually reacted to the Home Ministry’s notification.

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Published at Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:18:00 +0000