Kolkata: At the Town Hall, Kolkata The chief minister’s office (CMO) organised a meeting with leading industry bodies and captains with the focus on “Business made easy in Bengal”. At the meeting, the Chief Minister announced that the state government will issue provisional certificate of clearance for projects within 15 days. She also announced that trade licenses issued in urban areas will now be required to be renewed every three years – she asked officials to make it 5 years – instead of one year.
“We want healthy competition among companies in Bengal for more investment. We have started MSME assistance centres in every district. We have started e-VAT system,” she said. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Amit Mitra, State Finance and Industry Minister, said, “WB CM took the initiative to use IT as a tool for governance. Bengal received award in e-governance for revenue and Kanyashree. Using IT as a tool for distributing benefits to girls registered under Kanyashree is a vision of WB CM.”
He added that Bengal is the only State in India to have a full e-treasury and all payments are made through e-process. He said the government was implementing Integrated Financial Management System. The Chief Minister asked investors to invest in the seven upcoming theme townships at Asansol-Durgapur, Kalyani, Bolpur, Siliguri, Domjur, Baruipur.