Kolkata: The West Bengal government has created 21,318 new posts during the first six months of the current financial year.
"The newly created 21,318 posts comprise 8724 posts in
various departments and 12,594 teaching and non-teaching staff
under school education during April to September," Finance
Minister Asim Dasgupta said today.
Besides, 72 new posts have been created under Jadavpur
University, Rabindra Bharati University and Kalyani University
in the state during the period, he said.
The cabinet also unanimously accepted Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee`s proposal to rename New Town as
`Jyoti Basu Nagar` after former chief minister Jyoti Basu.
The cabinet also decided to monitor development of
roads including national highways in north Bengal. Dasgupta
and PWD Minister Kshiti Goswami would visit north Bengal soon
to review the repair of NH-31A from Siliguri to Alipurduar.
Alleging that the NHAI was not doing maintenance
properly, Dasgupta said that the chief minister would write to
the Union Surface Transport Minister soon demanding repair and
maintenance of national highways on an emergency basis.
The cabinet also observed that despite some rains in
recent days, the drought situation remained nearly the same
with 30 to 32 per cent deficit of rainfall, while no
cultivation was possible on 10.52 lakh hectare, he said.
The cabinet kept stalled the Municipal Affairs
department`s proposal to appoint 12 vigilance inspectors under
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for review by the
departments of Finance, Home and Municipal Affairs, Dasgupta