The terms of the legislative assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry are coming to an end on different dates in May and June this year.
The chief secretary and the DGP were called by the Home Ministry on December 14 after receiving a report on December 11 from West Bengal Governor on the law and order situation in the state.
A 13-year-old girl was forced-fed acid while she was returning home from school in Hazaribagh in December last year.
The Home Secretary said situation in the northeastern region is "well under control" and the central government is providing assistance to the state governments in dealing with the insurgent groups.
The home secretary said unless India gets a substitute, the existing facilities cannot be closed down abruptly.
Patel has not publicly spoken out in reference to the allegations, but it was made clear that she denies all the claims.
Rutnam said his experience formed part of a wider pattern in government and that he plans to take legal action on the grounds of constructive dismissal.