Alapan Bandopadhyay

In a federal system, states are partners, not subordinates

The Constitution's federal characteristics must constantly pass tests, like the one in West Bengal and its ultimate outcome will affect all other states as well as the Union.

published on : 12th June 2021

Modi, Mamata, Alapan Bandopadhyay and the bureauc-rat trap

In the light of rules, propriety or federal sanctity, the Bengal Chief Secretary has placed himself in a very awkward situation, by design or default. There is a lesson to all civil servants in this.

published on : 4th June 2021

Cyclone of arrogance still hovering over Bay of Bengal: Shiv Sena on Centre-state tussle

In an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', the Sena said that the Centre should have a broad vision towards political wins and losses as the absence of it might hurt the country's unity.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Alapan Bandopadhyay, a skilled administrator with clean record

Despite his younger brother’s sudden death this month due to Covid, he continued to work hard for the state, no bothering to take a time off. 

published on : 1st June 2021

Bengal chief secretary retires, Mamata appoints him chief advisor amid Centre-state row

The state government has decided to use his vast experience in bureaucracy for the betterment of the state, CM Mamata Banerjee said.

published on : 31st May 2021

BJP's West Bengal unit told to stay mum on chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay's transfer

The ruling Trinamool Congress has claimed that Bandopadhyay's transfer is yet another example of the BJP practising vendetta politics after its dismal performance in the state Assembly elections.

published on : 31st May 2021

West Bengal CM skips 'Yaas' review meet with PM Modi, Centre recalls chief secretary

While Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik attended the meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee skipped the review meeting in her state.

published on : 28th May 2021