Mitra named finance adviser – Telegraph India

A notification to this impact issued by the finance division on Tuesday said that Mitra would work because the principal chief adviser within the rank of a cupboard minister



Pranesh Sarkar

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Calcutta

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Revealed 10.11.21, 03:24 AM


The state authorities on Tuesday appointed Amit Mitra, who has to resign as finance minister as he didn’t contest the Meeting polls this time, because the principal chief adviser to the chief minister and the finance division.

A notification to this impact issued by the finance division on Tuesday said that Mitra would work because the principal chief adviser within the rank of a cupboard minister and can be entitled to emoluments, allowances and perks of a cupboard minister within the state authorities.

The order additionally specified Mitra’s roles and tasks, that are:

  • Advise and help the chief minister and finance division on all issues associated to administration of state funds.
  • Symbolize the state authorities on nationwide and worldwide occasions, conferences, committees as per the will of the state authorities.
  • Look at essential proposals/information and coverage points referring to all monetary issues that are referred to him.

Senior authorities officers mentioned the notification clearly means that although the chief minister is protecting the finance division portfolio together with her and appointing Chandrima Bhattacharya because the junior minister within the division, Mitra would proceed to helm the finance division.

“It’s clear that Mitra will keep the face of Bengal’s finance division… The chief minister doesn’t wish to danger of dropping Mitra, who has been working the present within the finance division since 2011,” mentioned an official.

Mitra had taken oath because the finance minister after the Trinamul-led authorities got here to energy for the third consecutive time period although he didn’t contest the polls citing sick well being

“One might be appointed a minister for a interval of six months with out profitable as MLA. Therefore, Mitra was retained because the finance minister. However by November 10 (Wednesday), Mitra has to resign as that six-month tenure will get over,” mentioned a supply.

Appointing Chandrima Bhattacharya because the junior minister within the finance division along with her tasks of well being and concrete improvement departments, Mamata determined to maintain the finance division portfolio together with her.

In one other reshuffle, Mamata gave further accountability of the panchayat division to Pulak Roy, who already has the cost of the general public well being engineering division.

The berth within the panchayat division fell vacant after the loss of life of Subrata Mukherjee on November 4.

Water assets investigation and improvement minister Manas Bhuniya has been given the extra accountability of the buyer affairs division.

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