During the ongoing tussle over the extension of Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s tenure, on Monday, the Centre appointed 1988 IAS batch officer Hari Krishna Dwivedi as the new chief secretary to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Currently, Hari Krishna Dwivedi now serving as the home secretary of the state. Moreover, Alapan Bandyopadhyay has appointed as the new chief advisor to CM Mamata Banerjee.
As per the previous report, Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s tenure as chief secretary to end on Monday and has extended by three months for now. However, the Centre put the speculations to rest and appointed Hari Krishna Dwivedi as the new Bengal chief secretary.
Mamata Banerjee however has refused to let go of the man who has come to be known as the face of Bengal’s fight against Covid-19. CM Mamata Banerjee has announced that Alapan Bandyopadhyay will now serve as the chief advisor to the CM from Tuesday.
Moreover, she said that “He will join as the chief advisor to the CM from tomorrow. We want his services for the pandemic. Everybody knows how he worked and that’s why we are safe today. He must continue his service to Bengal and the country.”