Alapan Bandopadhyay new West Bengal chief secretary

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Kolkata: Alapan Bandopadhyay was named as the new chief secretary of West Bengal on Monday.

Bandopadhyay, who is at present the state home secretary, will join his new posting on October 1, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

He will take over the new role from Rajiva Sinha who retires on September 30.

Bandopadhyay is a 1987-batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre.

HK Dwivedi, who is at present the finance secretary of the state, will take over as the home secretary, the chief minister said.

Manoj Pant will be the new finance secretary. He is at present the principal secretary of the Land and Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department.

Sinha was appointed the chairman of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation, Banerjee announced.

He has been appointed to the post for a period of three years, she said.

"I thank him for his tireless service to GoWB, Banerjee tweeted.

"Best wishes to the entire team," she added.

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