Amit Mitra

Mamata Banerjee cancels China visit as Beijing fails to confirm 'political meetings'

The Trinamool Congress chief was slated to leave for China tonight.

Jun 22, 2018, 20:18 PM IST

Centre, states broadly agree on CGST, IGST provisions

The GST Council at a meeting on Saturday broadly agreed on the contours of two key legislations - CGST and IGST - but a final approval is likely only by mid-March.

Mar 04, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Arun Jaitley skips Bengal Global Business event

In a setback to the 3rd edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not attend the event today amid not-so-good current political relationship between the state and the Centre.

Jan 20, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

Mamata balancing industry and people's rights: Mitra

Banerjee will meet deputy prime minister of Singapore at Bangkok in November and will discuss on transformation of Singapore and West Bengal.

Sep 14, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

GST rate should not be too high, says Amit Mitra

West Bengal Finance Minister and chairman of Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST Amit Mitra said the rate of tax which would be levied was not a part of the Constitutional amendment bill.

Aug 03, 2016, 18:11 PM IST

GST: 1% additional tax dropped; states to get full compensation for first 5 years

The Cabinet on Thursday cleared changes in the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill, dropping 1 percent manufacturing tax and providing guarantee to compensate states for any revenue loss in the first five years of rollout of the proposed indirect tax regime.

Jul 28, 2016, 12:26 PM IST

Breakthrough: Cabinet approves changes to GST Bill, states to get full compensation for first 5 years

 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved changes in the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill providing for full compensation to states for first five years of roll out of the new indirect tax regime.

Jul 27, 2016, 20:22 PM IST

GST logjam: Centre, states make headway on key issues

Making headway on the long- pending GST Bill, the Centre and States on Tuesday agreed on the principle that the tax rate will be lower than the current levels even as the broad consensus emerged that the rate should not be part of the statute.

Jul 26, 2016, 20:43 PM IST

Resolve dual control issue to facilitate GST: Amit Mitra

There is an unanimous agreement among the states about no dual control on businesses with an annual turnover below Rs 1.5 crore and the decision has been conveyed to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the head of the empowered committee of state Finance Ministers said on Tuesday.

Jul 26, 2016, 20:36 PM IST

West Bengal budget to be presented on June 24

The budget session of the West Bengal assembly begins on Friday with the budget slated to be presented on June 24, Speaker Biman Banerjee announced here on Thursday.

Jun 16, 2016, 22:29 PM IST

GST deadlock: Dual control issue almost sorted out, says Amit Mitra

There was "general consensus" on the issue of dual control over taxation structure between the Centre and states at the meeting of state finance ministers on GST, Empowered Committee Chairman Amit Mitra said on Tuesday.

Jun 14, 2016, 18:14 PM IST

Amit Mitra named chairman of GST committee of state Finance Ministers

He will succeed Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani who had to resign in November over corruption charges.


Feb 19, 2016, 19:54 PM IST

Higher revenue neutral rate can lead to leakages: Mitra on GST

A higher revenue neutral rate under the proposed GST law will lead to leakages, compliance issues, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Wednesday.


Nov 25, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

West Bengal's debt at Rs 82,000 crore: Minister

The cumulative borrowings of West Bengal stand at Rs 82,000 crore since the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress came to power in May 2011, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said here on Friday.

Aug 21, 2015, 18:16 PM IST

West Bengal credit-deposit ratio rises; still below national average

West Bengal's credit-deposit (C/D) ratio, a key indicator of a state's credit offtake, has inched-up to 68 percent, but was still below the national average of more than 70 percent.

Jun 27, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

Centre approves West Bengal anti-chit fund bill

The Centre has approved an anti-chit fund bill passed by West Bengal Assembly in 2013, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

GIC Singapore scouts for more opportunities in West Bengal

GIC Singapore, the sovereign wealth fund of the island nation, is trying to scout for more opportunities in West Bengal.

Jun 14, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

Mitra, Mishra differs over Bengal's debt status

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra and CPI(M) member and Leader of the Opposition Surya Kant Mishra today differed on the amount of debt piled up during 34 years of Left Front rule and the quantum likely to accumulate during the first five years of Trinamool rule.

Jun 09, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

Three MPs, one minister to accompany Mamata Banerjee to London

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra and three MPs from the state would accompany Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her maiden visit to London in July.

Jun 01, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

GST panel to elect its new chairman today

The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers will meet on Friday to elect its new chairman.

Mar 20, 2015, 08:40 AM IST