NEW DELHI: A central staff headed by a joint secretary of the ministry of house affairs (MHA) will go to West Bengal to evaluate the injury brought on by Cyclone Yaas, days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee abstained from a cyclone evaluate assembly convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggering an issue.
The very extreme cyclone Yaas made landfall in Odisha on Could 26 and affected a big a part of the state in addition to West Bengal.
A central staff led by a joint secretary of the MHA will go to West Bengal for 3 days to evaluate the injury brought on by the cyclone, a house ministry official stated.
The West Bengal chief minister had stated, as per preliminary evaluation, the cyclone had led to wreck of an estimated Rs 20,000 crore to property and agriculture.
She had additionally stated that 18 lakh individuals have been affected by the cyclone and round 2.21 lakh hectares of crops and 71,560 hectares of horticulture space suffered injury.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out an aerial survey of the cyclone-affected space of West Bengal on Could 28 and later referred to as a evaluate assembly on the Kalaikunda air power station.
Nonetheless, the chief minister and the then chief secretary, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, a senior IAS officer, didn’t attend it, though they met the prime minister for a couple of minutes.
Following this, the Division of Personnel and Coaching (DoPT), the cadre controlling ministry for the IAS officers, summoned Bandyopadhyay for serving within the central authorities.
Nonetheless, he didn’t come to the capital and selected to retire on Could 31, as an alternative of accepting a three-month extension sanctioned to him by the state and central authorities.
Subsequently, he was appointed because the chief advisor to the state authorities by Banerjee.
On Could 31 itself, the MHA slapped a show-cause discover on Bandyopadhyay beneath a stringent provision of the Catastrophe Administration Act that entails imprisonment for as much as two years for abstaining from the assembly presided by the prime minister at Kalaikunda.
Chief Minister Banerjee had alleged that the officer was focused by the central authorities as a consequence of a “political vendetta”.
The ruling Trinamool Congress claimed that the Centre was wreaking vengeance on the West Bengal authorities and that the discover despatched to Bandyopadhyay was an “unlawful” transfer.