New Delhi: Former top bureaucrats and legal experts believe that it may be difficult for the central government to comply with its order to summon West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to Delhi on the day of his retirement as The State Government in the exercise of its powers can refuse to relieve them.
The term was extended
Under Rule 6(1) of Deputation of Officers of the All India Service, deputation of an officer of the cadre of a State may be made with the concurrence of the concerned State in the Central or other State or Public Undertaking. Under the Indian Administrative Army (Cadre) Rules, 1954, ‘In case of disagreement, the matter may be decided by the Central Government and the State Government or the Governments of the respective States may give effect to the decision of the Central Government.’
can choose these options
However, the government and several other senior bureaucrats estimate that Bandyopadhyay may choose to retire rather than accept the extension. Anyway, he was normally due to retire on 31 May. He can be appointed advisor to the state government. It is noteworthy that the Chief Minister had appealed on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should end the politics of revenge and withdraw the order to call Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and allow the work of Covid-19 transition.