Amidst a tussle between Centre and West Bengal over Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the chief secretary will work as her advisor from Tuesday.
"The chief secretary retired today. Therefore, he could not join the central deputation," the CM added.
"I will not allow him (Alapan Bandyopadhyay) to leave Nabanna. He is now the Chief Advisor to Chief Minister. We have appointed HK Dwivedi as the new Chief Secretary and BP Gopalika as the new Home Secretary," Mamata Banerjee told reporters.
The union government on Friday ordered West Bengal to relieve Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay for further posting at Centre.
The move came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's review meeting on damage caused by cyclone Yaas which was skipped by Mamata.