Bandyopadhyay, who got a three-month extension of service just four days back, has been asked to report at the North Block in the National Capital by 10am on Monday.
On Friday evening, the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions wrote in a letter to Bandopadhyay, "I am directed to inform that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the placement of the services of Shri Alapan Bandyopadhyay, AS (WB: 1987) with the Government of India as per provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, with immediate effect."
"Accordingly, the state government is requested to relieve the officer with immediate effect and direct him to report to the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), North Block, New Delhi, by 10 am on May 31, 2021," the letter said.
The 1987-batch West Bengal cadre IAS officer, who is considered to be close to CM Mamata Banerjee, had got an extension of his tenure on the request of the State Government.
The development comes hours after Bengal CM skipped a meeting with PM Modi to assess the impact of Cyclone Yaas, choosing instead a quick 15-minute interaction with him at Kalaikunda airbase where his flight landed.
Sources said PM Modi and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar waited for half an hour for Mamata Banerjee, who later arrived, handed over documents related to the impact of the cyclone and left for other meetings on Friday afternoon.