“It is a vindictive act against the rules”: TMC MP Saugata Roy on center’s penalty proceedings against Alapan Bandopadhyay

News Desk: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday slammed the Centre for its decision to hold major “penalty proceedings” against former Chief Secretary of West Bengal Alapan Bandopadhyay, who is presently serving as the advisor to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, under All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules.

TMC MP Saugata Roy alleged that the Central government is acting vindictively against the rules in the matter of Alapan Bandyopadhyay, stating that he is a retired official and not duty-bound to the Centre.

“It is a vindictive act against the rules. Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a retired official and is not bound by the rules and regulations of the Government of India. They are trying to pressurise him by pointing out that he tends to lose his pension and gratuity. It is a mean step to take,” Saugata Roy said.