- Show cause notice to former Bengal secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, reply sought within 72 hours
- The Center has sought an explanation from Bandopadhyay as to why there should be no action under the Disaster Management Act 2005
- The Center had asked Bandopadhyay to be relieved and sent to Delhi, which Mamta refused
Center vs Mamta Banerjee’s battle does not seem to be over. Alappa Bandopadhyay, who retired as Chief Secretary, was given a show cause notice from the Center a few hours after CM Mamta became an advisor. While giving 72 hours time
The notice has been sent to the former secretary on 31 May. Explain that the Center had asked the Mamta government to relieve Bandopadhyay from work and send him to Delhi. She was supposed to report in Delhi on Monday but Mamata Banerjee refused to do so. She had written a letter to PM Modi saying that in this difficult time, she cannot send the officer to Delhi.
Why new war broke out in Mamta and Modi government
Hours later, Mamata had announced Alapan Bandopadhyay as her chief advisor. The section under which the notice has been sent to the former chief secretary has a provision of 2 years jail sentence or fine or both. Let us know what is the whole story of Mamata vs Center dispute over Alapan Bandopadhyay-
Alpan Bandopadhyay, who retired from the chief secretary on Monday, refused to accept an additional three-month term. He had announced that he would serve as Chief Advisor to CM Mamta for the next three years and help the state recover from the epidemic. He was succeeded by HK Dwivedi as the Chief Secretary of Bengal.
‘Center cannot put pressure on an officer’
After writing a letter to the PM of Mamta Banerjee, the Center had asked Bandopadhyay to report again in North Block. On this, Mamta said, ‘The Center cannot pressure any officer to join without the permission of the state government. Mamta said that the decision of the Center is unilateral and unconstitutional. ‘
Action on violation of service rules
The Union Ministry of Personnel issued a show cause notice to Bandopadhyay for not appearing in the North Block office of the Department of Personnel and Training. It asks Bandopadhyay to clarify why disciplinary proceedings should not be initiated against him for disobeying the Centre’s instructions in alleged violation of service rules.
Not reaching Mamta in PM’s meeting became the root of the dispute
Actually, the root of all this controversy is not the involvement of Mamta in PM Modi’s review on Cyclone Yas. On Friday, PM Modi came to West Bengal to take stock of the damage caused by the cyclone. He had a review meeting with CM Mamata Banerjee and Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay but it is alleged that Mamata Banerjee made the PM wait for half an hour. Mamta, who had reached the meeting with the Chief Secretary, submitted her report and went away saying that she had to attend some other meetings.
Bandopadhyay retired on Monday
Only after this meeting was sent a letter to the Government of Bengal to the Center asking Bandopadhyay to be relieved. Bandopadhyay, who has completed 60 years of age, was to retire on Monday, but before that his three-month tenure was extended with permission from the Center for Kovid Management. Now it has to be seen what side of this Mamata vs Center fight is going on.
Show cause notice to former secretary