Kolkata: With great power come great responsibilities. This stands true for the newly elected Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee who has embarked on the reform path. In one such change, doing away with the Left’s 34 year old archaic policy, Mamata on Tuesday announced that from the coming month the state teachers will receive their salaries on the first of every month. Significantly, till now the primary, secondary and senior secondary schools teachers used to receive salaries on the 10th or 12th of every month.

This decision was taken by Mamata in a meeting with the Finance Ministry and other related departments on Tuesday in the Writers Building.

 “The directions have already been issued to the School Education department and other related departments. The scheme will be implemented from June onwards and in case of any trouble or delay the scheme will definitely come into effect from July”, Mamata said.

The Chief Minister also held discussions with Planning and Development Minister Manish Gupta in order to bring the services into effect.

Furthermore, in a shocking revelation Mamata said that there is no data bank of state government employees in West Bengal. No figures or records are available to show that how many people are employed in the state, she added. Taking cognizance of this problem, the CM has asked the Finance department to prepare a data bank of all the state government employees.

JPN/Bureau