NEWS
26/06/2018
•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a statement informed that West Bengal has bagged 31 Skoch Awards in 2018 for performance across different sectors as well as for implementing unique projects. Here are the details: National Significance Award- Platinum Award 1. Awarded as State of the year for Finance 2. Awarded as State of the Year for Urban Development 3. Awarded as State of the Year for Rural Development 4. Awarded as State of the Year for Tourism & Culture Platinum Award 1. Urban Development Department for Online initiative of Asansol Durgapur Development Authority 2. Panchayat and Rural Development Department for GI based Integrated Planning & Monitoring 3. Panchayat and Rural Development Department for empowering women SHG institutions supplying uniforms to school students 4. Directorate of Pension, PF & GI for e-pension 5. Information and Cultural Affairs Department for ‘Lok Prasar Prakalpa’ Gold Award: 1. Bankura District Administration for livelihood support ( fight against malnutrition and exclusion) 2. WEBEL Informatics Ltd of IT&E Dept for implementation of Information & Communication Technologies at schools 3. Health & FW Dept for Fair Price Diagnostic Centre monitoring 4. Urban Development Department Dept for development of Green Zone in Kolkata 5. Transport Dept for Gatidhara scheme 6. MSME&T Dept for setting up MSME facilitation centres in all districts 7. Panchayat and Rural Development Dept for GPS enabled e-attendance system for field staff of the dept. 8. Panchayat and Rural Development Dept for e-grievance management system for rural citizens 9. Panchayat and Rural Development Dept for credit linkage of women SHGs under Anandadhara 10. Panchayat and Rural Development Dept for Gram Vikasam scheme 11. P&AR and e-Gov Dept for RFID based Taxi Management System 12. WEBEL (IT&E Dept) for ‘Matir Katha’ scheme Silver Award 1. Purba Bardhaman District Administration for livelihood through Brikkha Patta 2. Coochbehar District Administration for rural livelihood development 3. Dakshin Dinajpur District Administration for ‘Ascend of ALO’ –(women empowerment) 4. Jalpaiguri District Administration for livelihood through innovation 5. Health & FW Dept for grievance redressal system- WBCERC 6. Urban Development Dept for installation of Solar High mast LED Lights at Jaigaon 7. Urban Development Dept for tourism (eco-tourism complex at Saheb Bandh, Purulia) 8. Panchayat and Rural Development Dept for Panchayati Raj Information System 9. WRI&D Dept for e-project management system under WBADMI through Webgis technology 10. MSME&T Dept for setting up SWAS (Service with a Smile) mobile app based helpdesk and enquiry handling system
22/06/2018
•  In a statement on social media, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that in March this year, the Union Minister of External Affairs had recommended to her to kindly consider leading a delegation to China in the coming months under the Exchange Programme of the Government of India with the International Department of the Communist Party of China. In response, on April 2, 2018, she appreciated the recommendation for her to lead the delegation to China under the Exchange Programme. She mentioned to the Hon’ble Union Minister that since the interest of the country is involved, she wished to visit China sometime during last week of June, 2018”. Thereafter, in pursuance of the letters from Chief Secretary and the Ambassador of India in China, a programme was chalked out, based on which a visit was planned in the coming week, the Hon’ble Chief Minister informed. She stated that unfortunately, the Chinese side could not confirm the political meetings at appropriate level as informed by the Indian Ambassador in China. She said that it has now been intimated by the Indian Ambassador in China that the political meetings at the appropriate level under the Exchange Programme could not be confirmed. Therefore, the purpose of her visit with a delegation to China under the Exchange Programme is of no use and that has unfortunately compelled the State Government to cancel the visit, she said. She added that however, she wished the continuation of the friendship of India and China in the days to come and it should strengthen further in the interest of both the countries.
19/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced an 18% hike in dearness allowance for State government employees, during a press meet at Nabanna. State government employees, including teachers and non-teaching staff of educational institutions will receive the benefit. The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that this will come into effect from January 1, 2019.
17/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today attended the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. She had reached Delhi on Saturday. In the meeting, she raised the issue of not receiving the due allotment for the State, from the Centre and regarding the restructuring of the State’s debt burden. Also, she, along with the Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala made request to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the problems of Delhi government immediately.
16/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present in the Eid congregation at Red Road today and exchanged greetings with all. She wished all Eid Mubarak.
12/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today felicitated and interacted with the toppers of Alim, Fazil and High Madrasah Examinations, 2018 at Nabanna. She said that it was indeed a great pleasure for her to know that many of these young students aspired to become doctors, engineers, teachers or join government service as members of IAS, IPS, WBCS and WBPS. She wished best wishes to all of them, to their parents, to their teachers and well wishers.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to social media to inform a matter of concern. She informed that according to the recent media reports, the Government of India has invited applications for appointment to the post of Joint Secretary of 10 important ministries of Government of India through lateral entries. She stated that in her view, there is no objection if talented persons join the Central Government to improve its professional competence and efficiency. But she had few concerns about the issue involving various implications, she stated. She informed that the officers from All India Services/Central Services presently hold positions of Joint Secretary and equivalent levels in the Government of India. These officers are inducted in government services through transparent recruitment processes by Constitutional bodies like the UPSC, she said. The officers are expected to be politically neutral while discharging their duties, she said and pointed out that any shift from such standard will not be good for the nation. Presently, the officers of All India/Central Services have been working in the government with sincerity and accountability and maintaining secrecy, where the paramount interest of the nation remains supreme, the Hon’ble Chief Minister informed. In view of it, she said that she felt that any deviation from the system, particularly by inducting professionals from non-governmental sector, notwithstanding their talent may dilute the sensitivity attached to the functioning of the Government. She stated that, therefore, it is necessary to have wider debate and discussion with different stake-holders, including representatives of the All India Services/Central Services, before implementing the proposed induction of lateral entries into senior positions of the government.
11/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present today in an interaction cum felicitation programme of the toppers of the various Board examinations of 2018, at Netaji Indoor Stadium. She wished best to all of them and their parents, teachers and well-wishers.
10/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a statement informed that the infrastructure development is going on in a rapid pace in Bengal. She pointed out that expenditure on physical infrastructure in the state has increased almost 4-fold since 2011. Recently, Rs.18,000 Crore of new infrastructure projects including flyovers, rural and urban drinking water, roads and bridges, power, affordable housing, irrigation etc have been sanctioned by the West Bengal Government, she stated. This is in addition to Rs.25,755 Crore of budgetary allocation for capital expenditure for current financial year, she added. She informed that these will open up huge investment opportunities and generate employment in the state.
09/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a statement informed that the unique initiative of the West Bengal Government to provide high-end professional coaching to SC/ST students for engineering and medical entrance examinations have yielded great results. She informed that, out of 939 students who took coaching this year, 348 SC and 76 ST students ranked in Joint Entrance Examination for Engineering and of them, 95 are in top 1000 ranks. In medical stream also, 125 SC/ST aspirants qualified in NEET and are likely to qualify for admission in reputed government institutions, she stated. She sent her congratulations and best wishes to all of them. She also informed that the West Bengal Government is already taking steps to expand such specialised coaching arrangement so that more and more students can benefit from it and get placed in professional courses.
08/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that after a long wait of 3 years, West Bengal has got the allocation of the Deocha Pachami Harinsingha Dewanganj Coal Mines in Birbhum district. With an estimated reserve of 2102 million tonnes, it is the 2nd largest coal mine in the world, she informed. The mining project has huge potential of generating nearly a lakh of direct and indirect employment opportunities in Birbhum and neighbouring districts, she stated. Hon’ble Chief Minister informed that this will also involve investments worth Rs 12000 crores in the intermediate run. All together, there will be huge socio economic development of Birbhum, the neighbouring districts and the entire state, she said. Necessary administrative infrastructure has already been set up to start the project immediately, she informed.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated all students who excelled and those who passed the Uccha Madhyamik exams. She sent her best wishes for all their future endeavours.
07/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the Howrah Municipal Corporation Archive that contains 500 years of the area's history and belongings of some famous people of the district, from a Government programme in Sarat Sadan, Howrah. She also inaugurated the book that was published on the completion of seven years of her government. Later, she chaired the administrative review meeting for the district and took stock of the ensuing developmental projects.
06/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated all students who excelled and those who passed the Madhyamik exams. She sent her best wishes for all their future endeavours.
05/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished all on the World Environment Day.

•   Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a state-level meeting today with senior officials of the health department and hospitals from across West Bengal in Nabanna Sabhaghar to take the stock of healthcare in the State.
01/06/2018
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated and sent her best wishes to all the successful candidates of the Alim, Fazil and High Madrasha Examinations.