Alapan Bandopadhyay will be the new Chief Secretary of West Bengal. Chief secretary Rajeeva Sinha will retire on September 30 and Bandopadhyay will take charge from him on that day as the state’s new chief secretary. Bandopadhyay is now state home secretary and principal secretary of the state information and cultural affairs.

A 1987-batch IAS officer, Alapan Bandopadhyay has been in several key positions in the West Bengal government. He was principal secretary of the state transport department, urban development and municipal affairs departments among other key departments, and has been municipal commissioner of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

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