West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has mentioned that the state authorities can’t launch Chief Secretary “at this essential hour”. In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, Banerjee has requested him to withdraw the order recalling Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
“West Bengal authorities cannot launch and isn’t releasing its Chief Secretary at this essential hours,” she wrote.
“Don’t perceive what occurred between your permitting extension to Chief Secretary on Might 24 and your unilateral order four days later,” Mamata added within the letter.
The Centre had final week transferred Alapan Bandyopadhyay after he skipped Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s essential assembly on Cyclone Yaas. The Centre had on Friday evening sought Bandyopadhyay’s providers and requested the state authorities to instantly launch the highest bureaucrat, an order that snowballed into a significant controversy.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay, a 1987-batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre, was scheduled to retire on Might 31 after completion of 60 years of age. Nonetheless, he was granted a three-month extension following a nod from the Centre to work on Covid administration.