Fri. Sep 22nd, 2023

The chief of the opposition in West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari stated that he has written a letter to the division of personnel and coaching underneath the Union ministry of personnel, public grievances and pension looking for disciplinary motion towards the state chief secretary, H.Okay. Dwivedi.

In the letter, a replica of which the chief of the opposition has additionally forwarded to the officers of the cupboard secretary and the Union finance secretary, the chief secretary has been accused of flouting his service guidelines by being part of a media interplay of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee which the latter used a platform of propaganda towards the Union authorities.

Adhikari has questioned how an all-India service cadre official, who’s presently having fun with an extension granted by the Union authorities solely, may make public statements towards the Union authorities in a political press convention carried out by the chief minister.

“I have requested the Union government to initiate disciplinary action against the officer which includes freezing of his retirement benefits, ” he stated.

Adhikari was referring to a press convention by the chief minister on the comparability between the state debt and central debt figures, the place the chief secretary supplied statistical information to determine that the West Bengal authorities was higher by way of debt place than the Union authorities.

However, the West Bengal minister of state for finance (unbiased cost) Chandrima Bhattacharya has stated that the chief secretary has not flouted any sort of service rule.

“The chief minister updated the media on the financial position of the state visa-a-vis that of the Union government. There is no question of service norms here. Actually BJP being politically isolated are suffering from frustrations and such actions prove that, ” she stated.

In that individual press convention on August 2, which was collectively attended by the chief minister and the chief secretary, the latter claimed that the overall collected debt of the Union authorities in 2014-15 was Rs 62.42 lakh crore, which elevated to Rs 152.60 lakh crore presently. Dwivedi additionally stated that in 2011, the yr Trinamool Congress regime got here to energy ousting the 34- yr Left Front regime, the debt to gross state home product (GSDP) was 40 per cent, which has presently come right down to 33 per cent.

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