Bengal to miss deadline for admin calendar 2015

  • Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2015 14:12 IST

The West Bengal government is all set to miss the deadline for publishing its second edition of state’s administrative calendar 2015, originally scheduled to be published on January 2.

Sources from the personnel and administration department, which is responsible for final compilation of the administrative calendar, said the main reason for missing the deadline is the failure of the commerce and industries department in submitting details pertaining to their month-long programme.

“We are yet to receive the details from the commerce and industries department,” said an officer of the state personnel & administrative department.

The commerce and industries department is headed by Amit Mitra, also the finance and excise minister.

He also said that two other departments, namely power and home, also have been extremely late in submitting their respective month-wise programme plan details.

“These two departments submitted the details in the late hours of December 29. It is sure now that there is no question of meeting the original deadline of January 2. At the same time it is also difficult for us to specify a possible new deadline. Last year, the first administrative calendar was inaugurated by the chief minister on January 2, 2014,” the state personnel and administrative reforms department official said.

He added the personnel and administrative reforms department had to extend the deadline to submit their respective month-wise programme plan details.

The original deadline was December 12, 2014. But, by that deadline only 32 of the 61 state government departments submitted their details.

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