Aug 02, 2021 01:57 PM IST
He said the move to privatise has brought a great sense of insecurity and distress among the people of the country. "May I express my shock and alarm at the policy decision of the Government of India venturing to privatise public sector insurance companies which are the pillars of the economy," Mitra said in the letter.
- Jul 11, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Seventy-three-year-old Amit Mitra, who has been the state finance minister since 2011 when the TMC came to power after ending the 34-year-long rule of the Left Front, had refrained from contesting this year's assembly elections.
- Feb 21, 2021 07:17 PM IST
State Finance Minister Amit Mitra alleged that the Centre had imposed cess to avoid devolution with states, which is "against the characteristics of federalism".
- Feb 01, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Amit Mitra also criticised the budget claiming that sufficient funds have not been allocated to West Bengal for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating the damage caused by cyclone Amphan.
- Sep 17, 2020 02:36 PM IST
If the two options made available by the Centre are forced through with a majority vote at the next GST Council meeting, “it will be a historic mistake for India”, Amit Mitra said.
- Aug 26, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Mitra has urged the Centre to honour the constitutional promise to pay compensation for 5 years, adding that it should “not renege on the commitment to compensate the states."
- Apr 17, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Mitra's letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday echoed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent stand on the issue.
- Feb 04, 2019 06:32 PM IST
In his Budget speech, Mitra said the country is still suffering from the "hasty and improper" implementation of the GST, and the "shock" of demonetisation.
- Nov 23, 2018 07:30 PM IST
As a result of the faulty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the states earned Rs 78,929 crore less revenue since July 2017, which has been compensated by the Centre as per compensation law of the new indirect tax regime, he said.
- Nov 23, 2018 06:45 PM IST
The development surrounding RBI and CBI is a reflection of poor governance on the part of NDA government, Mitra said at a press conference here.
- Oct 05, 2018 03:50 PM IST
"Any mature democracy would have created a reserve for use as buffer during times of crisis. When the question of NDA government acting mature with a strategic vision arises, the answer will always be a 'no'," Mitra said at India Today regional conclave here.
- Aug 21, 2018 07:43 PM IST
Mitra, addressing the concluding session of a two-day MSME conclave, said IKEA has decided to source Rs 2,000 crore worth bamboo and natural fibre from India.
- Jun 29, 2018 07:35 AM IST
Shah made the claim at a public rally at Purulia, where he said despite the funding from the Centre, the benefits had not reached the people and that the BJP will oust the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) from the state in next year's Lok Sabha election.
- Jun 18, 2018 04:16 PM IST
"There have been three lakh applications from exporters of the country, involving Rs 25,000 crore, which are awaiting refunds," Mitra, also a GST Council member, said here during an exports conclave, a part of the Bengal Global Business Summit 2019 roadshow.
- Jan 11, 2018 09:11 AM IST
Cable television operators have sought to revise the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to five per cent from 18 per cent.
- Dec 22, 2017 12:45 PM IST
Due to lack of interface in place between the Goods and Services Tax network with the customs electronic date interchange (EDI) and the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), the Centre is using ledger for manual records for refunds, Mitra said.
- Dec 06, 2017 02:56 PM IST
The state government has also received an Expression of Interest (EoI) for new investments to the tune of Rs 888 crore at the Conclave, Mitra told the industry members in a video address yesterday.
- Jun 12, 2017 08:25 AM IST
In the meeting, the GST Council decided that traders, manufacturers and restaurant owners with turnover of up to Rs 75 lakh can opt for a composition scheme and pay taxes at the rate of 1, 2, and 5 per cent respectively. Earlier, the Council had decided on a turnover limit of Rs 50 lakh.
- Mar 11, 2017 03:36 PM IST
Speaking at the annual regional meeting of CII here, he said that the state was among the top in terms of MSME investments and a major job provider.
- Feb 27, 2017 08:28 AM IST
"It is heartening that the leather industry in the state produces goods worth Rs 13,000 crore and we look forward to the industry reaching a target of Rs 15,000 crore within two years," Mitra said while inaugurating the Kolkata edition of India International Leather Fair (IILF).
- Feb 24, 2017 09:14 PM IST
West Bengal government is hopeful that the gas pipeline network to households in the city would be ready in another three years' time.
- Feb 01, 2017 08:20 PM IST
In an interview to CNBC-TV18‘s Shereen Bhan, Amit Mitra gave his take on Arun Jaitely‘s Union Budget and his outlook on the road ahead.
- Jan 04, 2017 08:56 PM IST
A day after his party's leader in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, was arrested by CBI, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra today staged an angry walkout from a pre-Budget meeting saying there was 'financial emergency and 'political environment of fear' in the country.
- Dec 09, 2016 07:54 AM IST
The old high denomination notes were demonetised from November 9. Since then long queues are being witnessed at bank branches and outside ATMs for cash withdrawal.
- Nov 30, 2016 09:00 PM IST
Joining the crusade against the currency ban, Mitra said the government was not prepared to implement this scheme. Due to the cash clean-up, informal sector in all states is in deep trouble, he said.