New Delhi: Just before his retirement, the Chief Minister of Bengal, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, has been given a show cause notice by the Central Ministry of Personnel and at the same time the Central Government has also asked to charge him. But how will this issue reach and what can the central government do? According to information received from sources, we know what the Center can do to take action against Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
What is the option with the central government?
The All India Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969, applicable to IAS officers, have provisions for minor and strict punishment, which can be imposed by the Center on an officer. According to the rules on the currently working officer, under Adverse Entry in service book, promotion can be stopped, salary increase can be reduced and Pay Scale can be reduced. At the same time, if the action is taken after retirement, then the pension, gratuity and CGHS facility of that officer can be stopped.
What action can be taken against Alapan Bandyopadhyay?
The Ministry of Personnel (DOPT) can once again seek a clarification from Alapan Bandyopadhyay by issuing a show cause notice. Further action will be decided on the answer and action will be taken for the entire pension only after the matter is resolved. According to DOPT sources, Alpan Bandyopadhyay will be made a charge sheet by forming an inquiry committee and his pension can be withheld.
Why Alapan Bandyopadhyay retired 3 months ago
According to information received from sources, Alapan Bandyopadhyay has decided to retire after leaving a 3-month extension and to retire from the legal action of the Center. Had he been working as the Chief Secretary in the event of extension of service, he would have been subjected to contempt of order, and his pension and graduation could be stopped.
Alapan got 3 months extension
Let us know that the tenure of Alapan Bandyopadhyay was coming to an end on May 31, but keeping in view the management of Kovid-19, the Center gave them a 3-month extension after consultation with the state government.
A similar case has come before
Experts believe that the case closely related to Alapan Bandhopadhyay’s case was that of Alok Verma, former director of CBI. In 2019, when Alok Verma was removed from the post of CBI Director and made the Director General of Fire Brigade, Alok Verma refused to take over as Director General of Fire Brigade. The time of his retirement had passed long back and he was holding the post of CBI director due to his 2-year tenure, in such a situation he did not take up a new assignment. Alok Verma was given a show cause notice and charge sheet by the Center.