NEWS
30/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to the leaders of the Santhal Revolution on the occasion of Hul Divas.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a Cabinet Meeting at Nabanna which took several important decisions. After the meeting, the West Bengal Chief Minister informed that besides others two major decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting. She informed that two lakh people will be inducted into State services to fill up vacancies, which include 70,000 as teaching staff, 60,000 in group ‘C’ and 60,000 in group ‘D’. The second decision was concerned with the civic volunteers who work seamlessly with the Kolkata police, the Chief Minister informed. The remunerations for the civic volunteers will be raised from Rs 2800 to Rs 5500, the Chief Minister informed. She also said that at par with the home guards, the civic volunteers will be entitled to get 14 days of leave every year. She also informed that the eligible civic volunteers will be inducted as home guards in due course.

•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee laid the foundation stone of the first ever Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) of our State at Kalyani, Nadia. She said that West Bengal is committed to work for advancement of IT-based products and services like Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), knowledge-based export, animation and in so many areas. The IIIT will provide significant boost to nurture talent of the State and create more qualified and technically skilled manpower for tomorrow, she said.
25/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated and extended her best wishes to the ‘brothers and sisters’ of Alipurudar district on the occasion of the first anniversary of creation of new district.
24/06/2015
•  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that an Institute of Public Health is being set up at Kalyani, Nadia. The Institute will develop as a global centre to address key areas of education, research and policy formulations in public health and related subjects. To make the Institute a world-class centre, the Government has decided to constitute a Global Advisory Group with eminent persons. They are Prof. Dr. Amartya Sen, Prof Abhijit Binayak Banerjee of MIT, Prof. Sir Michael Marmot, Director, University College of London Institute of Health Equity, Prof. Lincoln Chenn, Chairman, China Medical Board in US, Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts, Prof. Grant Miller, Director, Stanford Centre for International Development, Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President Public Health Foundation of India and Ms. K. Sujatha Rao, Ex Union Health Secretary.
23/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid her last respects to Sister Nirmala at St John’s Church in Kolkata. Sister Nirmala headed the Missionaries of Charity till 2009, since after Mother Teresa passed away in 1997. She passed away at the age of 81 last night. Hon’ble Chief Minister said that Kolkata and the world will miss her.

•   In a video conference held earlier with all the States, the Government of India announced that West Bengal was the best among all in the sanitation campaign. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee later informed the West Bengal Government had constructed 8.47 lakh toilets last year, the highest in the country. This year, till now, 3.22 lakh toilets have been constructed, which again is the highest, she informed. She also informed that the State’s expenditure in 100-days work in 2014-15 was Rs 4009.76 Cr, highest in the country and it was able to create 16.7 Cr man days, 2nd highest in India
19/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the outlet of the Biswa Bangla chain of stores at Bagdogra Airport today. The chain of stores has been set up by the Micro and Small-scale Enterprises and Textiles Department to showcase all handicrafts, handloom and other traditional and famous products of the State.
18/06/2015
•  On her visit to Darjeeling, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, during her stay at Richmond Hill, met the representatives of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and many organizations. She also met with the representatives of almost all political parties and different communities.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended greetings to all “Muslim brothers and sisters” on the Holy and auspicious occasion of the beginning of Ramzan.

•   The Rural Craft Hub of Bengal, which is run by the Micro Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles Department of our State, has received the rare honour of being selected by UNESCO Headquarters to showcase their artistes in Paris on 28th July, 2015. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that one each artisan of the hub – Patachitra from Pingla, Sitalpati from Coochbehar, Wooden Mask from Kushmundi, Teracota from Panchmura, Dokra from Bikna – along with baul and chau team will be visiting France to represent India at the prestigious Gannat festival during July 7-26, 2015. A special event has been planned at Paris Plage and at UNESCO Headquarters on 28th July 2015, she informed.
17/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a meeting with the North Bengal Development Council at Richmond Hill, Darjeeling for all round development of the north Bengal districts. She said 53,000 toilets will be constructed in the hills for schools and for the community as part of the ‘Nirmal Bangla’ (Clean Bengal) scheme. Stress would be given to set up toilets in girls’ schools where these do not exist.
16/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired two administrative review meetings for three districts on Tuesday, one at Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur and the other at Siliguri. At Karnajora in Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, the Hon’ble Chief Minister chaired the administrative review meeting for Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur. She inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 55 projects, 29 for Uttar and 26 for Dakshin Dinajpur. Later in the day, on reaching Siliguri, the Hon’ble Chief Minister chaired the administrative review meeting for the Darjeeling district at the Rabindra Bhanu Bhavan in the North Bengal University.
15/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired an administrative review meeting for the district of Maldah at Durga Kinkar Bhavan, the Maldah College auditorium. She inaugurated a number of developmental projects and laid foundation for many others after the meeting. She said that the State Government has written to the Centre to permit the mango-farmers in the district to export their products to foreign countries.
12/06/2015
•  The Government of West Bengal launched a Social Security Scheme for the tribal Kendu leaf collectors of Paschim Medinipore, Bankura and Purulia and their families. Under the scheme, any tribal Kendu leaf collector between the age of 18 years and 60 years may apply for registration free of cost. Once registered, the applicant and his/her family would receive several social benefits under the scheme. This is expected to hugely benefit the Kendu leaf collectors and the tribal people in the areas, informed the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
06/06/2015
•  The historic Land Boundary Agreement Treaty was signed between India and Bangladesh today at Dhaka in the august presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On the historic occasion, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off bus services between Kolkata- Dhaka-Agartala and Dhaka-Guwahati-Shillong, along with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
05/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee released a booklet to commemorate 75 years of West Bengal Assembly at the State Assembly.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached Dhaka on her two-day visit to Bangladesh, on the eve of the historic Land Boundary Agreement between Bangladesh and India.
04/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitated toppers of the Madhyamik, Uccha Madhyamik, ICSE and ISC Examination at Town Hall, Kolkata.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the new bus service which will connect Kolkata with Dhaka in Bangladesh and Agartala in the north-eastern state of Tripura, from Nabanna premises.
03/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitated the toppers of High Madrasha, Fajil and Alim examinations at Nabanna
02/06/2015
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a Rs 5 crore grant to Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) in Rajdanga, Kolkata, for setting up an innovation centre for young talents. The Hon’ble Chief Minister had earlier chaired the governing body meeting of the institution.
01/06/2015
•  A meeting was organized with leading industry bodies and captains of industry at Town Hall. The talking point of the meeting was “Business made easy in Bengal”. At the meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the State Government will issue provisional certificate of clearance for projects within 15 day. The Hon’ble Chief Minister urged the investors to invest in the seven upcoming theme townships at Asansol-Durgapur, Kalyani, Bolpur, Siliguri, Domjur, Baruipur. Among many other decisions, the Hon’ble Chief Minister also highlighted that the Government has initiated a project worth Rs 37,000 crore to boost the textile sector.