Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday
decided to create 6,900 posts in the state Home department,
including 668 in Maoist-hit Jhargram police district and
infrastructure for three CBI courts.
Commerce and Industries minister Partha Chatterjee
briefing reporters after a cabinet meeting said that of the
6,900 posts in the Home (police) department, 1,740 would be
recruited in the first phase.
The cabinet also decided to provide infrastructure for
setting up three special CBI courts. Two CBI courts would be
set up this month and another in December, the minister said.
Chatterjee said that the state government felt that
there was scope for expansion in the working of the CBI in the
He said that 700 new posts would be created in the
Finance department which would help increase revenue
collection and strengthen infrastructure.
He said that a committee headed by Chief Secretary
Samar Ghosh would monitor the implementation of the NREGA
scheme in the state.
The committee, he said, would find out lapses and
explore the scope of expansion and enforce financial control.