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Key People

Heads of Organisation
Chandrima Bhattacharya
Minister of State (Independent Charge), Department of Finance
Dr. Amit Mitra
Principal Chief Advisor to Hon'ble CM & Finance Dept.
Shri Manoj Pant, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary
Smt. Shilpa Gourisaria, IAS
Senior Special Secretary

Hon'ble Principal Advisor, Finance

Dr. Amit Mitra  

Father's Name
Late Haridas Mitra  
Mother's Name
Late Bela Mitra  
Date of Birth
20th December, 1947  
Place Of Birth
Marital Status
Educational Qualification
MA (Economics), PhD (Economics)  
Position Held
Year              Details
1994-2011      Secretary General, Federation Of Indian Chambers Of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
1993-1994      Visiting Professor,University Of Virginia,USA
1983-1990      Professor, Franklin & Marshal College,USA
1970-1972      Lecturer, I.I.T. Delhi
Special Interest
Music: Rabindra Sangit,Najrul Giti,Indian & Western Classical,Adhunik & Progressive Jazz
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading & Learning
Country Visited
USA,Europe(UK,France,Gurmany,Italy etc)
Latin Amarica(Brazil,Mexico),Russian Republic
China,Malaysia,Singapur,Thailand,Japan,Korea,Africa,Middle East, & Other Nations

Major Revenue Source

The Directorate of Commercial Taxes is one of the major tax directorates. 60% of Tax Revenue is collected in the form of Commercial Tax. The Commercial Tax can be categorized into 3 items :
Commissioner of Commercial Tax

Sh. Devi Prasad Karanam, IAS
(a) Sales Tax (including the Cess) (b) Tax on Professionals and (c) Luxury Taxes. The Sales Tax Dealers act as agents in collecting the Sales Tax. The Sales tax is passed on to the consumers by the Dealers, by including the Sales Tax in the commodity price. The registered dealers deposit the consolidated Sales Tax amount payable by them, into the Treasury, on an annual basis. The Professional Tax is deducted from the salaries of the professionals by their Employers. It is a direct tax and the Employers are responsible for payment of this tax. The Luxury Tax is collected from the stockists and the final consumers are not charged directly. Stockists of certain commodities, which have been marked as Luxury items, are to pay this tax to the Treasuries. The estimated receipt as Sales Tax & VAT is Rs. 12257.73 Crores during fiscal year 2010-2011.
Inspector General of Registration & Commissioner of Stamp Revenue

Dr. Uma Sankar S., IAS
The Directorate of Registration and Stamp Revenue deals with (a) Registration of documents such as Deeds of sale, lease, gift, Partition Deeds, Power of Attorney, etc. (b) Collection of related fees, i.e. Stamp Duty & Registration Fees (c) Assessing the market value of the property concerned and (d) Ensuring that Stamp Duty at proper rate is collected and deposited. The main function of the Directorate of Registration and Stamp Revenue is to legalize different contractual documents by empowering them through Court of Law. The Directorate aims at protecting the rights of public by legalizing the different deeds and keeping records of the same. The estimated receipt as Tax on Stamp Duty & Registration Fees is Rs. 1800.52 Crores during fiscal year 2010-2011.
Commissioner of Excise Directorate

Sh. Kaushik Bhattacharya, IAS
Excise Directorate is one of the major revenue earning sources for the Government of West Bengal. The estimated receipt as Excise Revenue is Rs. 1759.78 Crores during fiscal year 2010-2011 as compared to Rs. 1082.95 Crores it earned in 2008-2009. The operations of the Excise Directorate centre around the enforcement of regulations relating to the manufacture, production, possession, distribution, transport, supply, selling and buying of liquor and other intoxicants. The Directorate strives to achieve the twin needs of preventing the manufacture, supply and distribution of illicit/counterfeit/spurious liquor and/.or non-duty paid intoxicants and attaining the full realizable revenue potential of the State since prohibition is not a viable option.

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