Kolkata: After roping in a number of technical experts, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is re-appointing retired IAS and IPS officers on plum posts to guide the state on a path of progress.

In addition to simplifying the procedures and rules for reappointment of retired officials, the Bengal government is also making efforts to recall those officials who moved out of the state on deputation duty during the tenure of Left Front government.

In order to execute the plan, the CM has appointed Gautam Sanyal as Secretary. Sanyal is currently working as Joint Sectary in Food and Civil Supplies Ministry at the Centre and is scheduled to retire in next three months. In this regard, the State government has issued the notice on Monday.

In the past, the re-appointment of retired officials had to be conducted through Finance Minister and the committee headed by the Chief Secretary. Following this, the Cabinet was to take six months to finalise the appointments.

Mamata government has simplified the procedure. The State government will now consult Finance Minister only when re-appointing any official as Chief Secretary. Rest of the appointments will be conducted by the committee headed by Chief Secretary.