Chairperson Speaks

April 21 2018
Solemnly remembering famous poet and philosopher Allama Iqbal on his death anniversary     on social media, 21.04.2018


April 21 2018
Civil Services Day is observed on 21 April. Since last year, our government has started celebrating Civil Services Day. This year’s programme was held today at Uttirna. I take this opportunity to convey my greetings and best wishes to all IAS, IPS and Members of Civil Services throughout the country and the world and their family members on the occasion of Civil Services Day on social media, 20.04.2018


April 20 2018
Saddened that former legal luminary and renowned civil rights activist, Rajinder Sachar has passed away. My deepest condolences to his family, co-workers and followers We extend support to Andhra Pradesh CM, Chandrababu Naidu, for his one-day Hunger Strike for the 5 crore people of AP   on social media, 20.04.2018


April 20 2018
Remembering famous bhajan singer Juthika Roy on her birth anniversary Wishing N Chandrababu Naidu Ji a very happy birthday   on social media, 20.04.2018


April 19 2018
The comments that Maneka Gandhi Ji made are not befitting a Union Minister. She has insulted Bengal and the Adivasi culture of the State. She is not aware of their traditions. Dalits and Adivasis are under attack across India, under BJP rule A tiger died and curious people thronged to see the dead animal. How did the Union Minister infer it was killed by Adivasis? How did she know whether 'Shikar Utsav' was held? She is making baseless allegations against Bengal on social media, 18.04.2018


April 19 2018
Happy to congratulate KKR and Shah Rukh once more   on Social media, 18.04.2018


April 18 2018
সকলকে জানাই শুভ অক্ষয় তৃতীয়ার আন্তরিক শুভেচ্ছা Remembering poet and educationist, Henry Louis Vivian Derozio on his birth anniversary Today is International Day for Monuments and Sites. Our government is committed to the protection of monuments and historical sites. It is essential to preserve our heritage for our future generations Greetings on the occasion of Parashurama Jayanti on Social media, 18.04.2018


April 17 2018
Solemnly remembering former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his death anniversary Solemnly remembering Biju Patnaik Ji, former Chief Minister of Odisha, on his death anniversary   on Social media, 16.04.2018


April 16 2018
Well done KKR, Well done Shah Rukh, congratulations   on Social media, 16.04.2018


April 15 2018
এসো হে বৈশাখ, এসো এসো।সকলকে জানাই নববর্ষের শুভেচ্ছা।নতুন বছর সবার খুব ভাল কাটুক। Rongali Bihu aur Noboborkhor subhesha thakil. সকলো লৈ ৰঙালী বিহুৰ অশেষ শুভেচ্ছা জ্ঞাপন কৰিলো। Good wishes to all my Himachali brothers and sisters on Himachal Day   on Social media, 15.04.2018


April 14 2018
সকলকে জানাই চৈত্র সংক্রান্তির শুভেচ্ছা। চড়কের মেলায় আনন্দ করুন। বছরের শেষটা হোক শুভ। May the cheerful festival of Baisakhi bring in good times and happiness. Wish you all Happy Baisakhi. আমার বাংলাদেশের ভাই ও বোনেদের জানাই নববর্ষের শুভেচ্ছা। On this day in 1944, the flag of the Indian National Army (INA) was for hoisted for the first time on Indian  soil at Moirang. My tribute to all those who gave their lives in the struggle for our independence. Jai Hind on Social media, 14.04.2018


April 14 2018
Happy Pana Sankranti ପଣା ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତିର ହାର୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ Greetings on Vishu വിഷു ന് ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ ആശംസകൾ Puthandu Vazthukal புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் on Social media, 14.04.2018


April 14 2018
Homage to the great social reformer and architect of our Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar, on his birth anniversary. Let us always remember that The Constitution is the Holy Book of our nation   on Social media, 14.04.2018


April 13 2018
সকলকে জানাই নীল ষষ্ঠীর শুভেচ্ছা। Today is the 99th anniversary of the shameful Jallianwala Bagh massacre. My sincerest tribute to the victims of that day on Twitter, 13.04.2018


April 12 2018
Today is International Day for Street Children. For the education and all-round development of street children in Kolkata, we have recently launched smart classrooms at a Nabadisha school. Our government in Bengal is committed to working for the welfare of all sections of society   on social media, 12.04.2018


April 11 2018
Remembering legendary painter Jamini Roy on his birth anniversary Homage to the famous social reformer Jyotiba Phule on his birth anniversary Tribute to political activist and freedom fighter Kasturba Gandhi on her birth anniversary   on Twitter, 11.04.2018


April 10 2018
Solemnly remembering former Prime Minister Morarji Desai on his death anniversary Tribute to former Chief Minister of Bengal, Prafulla Chandra Sen, on his birth anniversary   on Twitter, 10.04.2018


April 9 2018
Birthday greetings to Jaya Di (Bachchan). I pray for her long and healthy life. Congratulations Kolkata Knight Riders for winning your opening match. Congratulations Shah Rukh. Since the Commonwealth Games #CWG2018 started, our sportspersons have been doing very well. Keep winning. It is good that so many girls are winning for India. Jai Hind. on Twitter, 09.04.2018


April 8 2018
Solemnly remembering writer Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay on his death anniversary. Homage to Mangal Pandey on the anniversary of his martyrdom. His fight against the British was important to start the First War of Independence in 1857. on Twitter, 08.04.2018


April 7 2018
Today is World Health Day. At government hospitals and health centres in Bengal, we provide free treatment to all. Medicines and diagnostic procedures are available at discounted rates. We have made good progress in health infrastructure development. Maternal and neonatal health has been our special focus. As a result, infant mortality rate (IMR) has come down to 25 from 32. Institutional delivery rate has increased from 65% to 95% in the last six years. We reiterate our commitment to ensuring health for all. on Twitter, 07.04.2018


April 7 2018
Solemnly remembering Odissi legend Kelucharan Mohapatra on his death anniversary. Homage to sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar on his birth anniversary.   on Twitter, 07.04.2018


April 5 2018
Homage to Babu Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary Solemnly remembering singer Kanika Bandyopadhyay (Mohor Di) on her death anniversary   on Twitter, 05.04.2018


April 4 2018
Many thanks Chandrababu Naidu Ji for your good wishes. We will work together   on Twitter, 04.04.2018


April 3 2018
I have just seen the reply to the Parliament Question of today as given below. My FB post: goo.gl/mk8abb   on Social media, 03.04.2018


April 3 2018
I am very happy to share with all of you that Bengal has emerged No.1 in the country in rural employment generation. Under 100 days work scheme, as on 31 March 2018, Bengal has generated 30.98 Crore person-days, which is the highest in the country. Moreover, West Bengal reported expenditure of Rs.8007.56 Crore under this scheme in 2017-18, which is again the highest in the country. In terms of average person-days per household, West Bengal with 59 days in 2017-18, is the best performer among the major states. on Social media, 03.04.2018


April 3 2018
The PIB circular on Fake News control is a brazen attempt to curb press freedom, a sure sign that the Govt has lost its way. We demand the immediate withdrawal of such a draconian move. And what about Fake News spread by a political party on a regular basis ?   on Social media, 03.04.2018


April 3 2018
Remembering social reformer and freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay on her birth anniversary Tribute to Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his birth anniversary on Social media, 03.04.2018


April 2 2018
We are shocked and pained that some of my Dalit brothers and sisters have been killed and injured. We support their cause. I appeal for peace   on Social media, 02.04.2018


April 2 2018
Plan Expenditure has grown by 16.5% as against our target of 11%, from Rs. 49,609 Crore of 2016-17 to Rs. 57,778.60 Crore in 2017-18. This is 5 times the total plan expenditure of Rs. 11, 837.85 Crore in 2010-11. Capital Expenditure witnessed a growth of nearly 59% from Rs. 12,028.50 Crore in 2016-17 to a record Rs. 19,084.70 Crore in 2017-18. Total capital expenditure in 2010-11 was Rs. 2,225.75 Crore. The total capital expenditure in 2017-18 is 8.5 times as compared to 2010-11. There has been a significant increase in the states own tax collection. The tax collection in 2017-18 has gone up to Rs. 52,971 Crore as compared to Rs. 45,647 Crore in 2016-17, a gross increase of Rs. 7,300 Crores on Social media, 02.04.2018


April 2 2018
Remembering poet and dramatist Harindranath Chattopadhyay on his birth anniversary Homage to classical Hindustani vocalist Bade Ghulam Ali Khan on his birth anniversary Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Let us work towards spreading awareness about autism, and vow to treat autistic people with sensitivity. Bengal is committed to building India's first autism township Today is International Children's Book Day. We must always remember 'a good book is a good friend' on Twitter, 02.04.2018


April 1 2018
Wishing former Vice President Hamid Ansari a very happy birthday. Heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters of Odisha on Utkal Divas. Reserve Bank of India was established on this day. Wishing all employees of RBI on this special day.   on Twitter, 01.04.2018