Creation of Centre for Fiscal Policy and Public Finance under WBPFMRP

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Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Budget Branch

No- 110-F.B. Date: 27.4.2023


As part of implementation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported “West Bengal Public Finance Management Reforms Program” (WBPFMRP), Government of West Bengal has created a “Centre for Fiscal Policy and Public Finance, West Bengal (CFPPF-WB)” to train officers of Government of West Bengal and parastatals in various aspects of Public Financial Management (PFM).

The CFPPF-WB (“the Centre”) will undertake extensive research in public finance, tax and welfare policy, social sector interventions, productivity and innovation, consumer behaviour and related topics and evaluation of macro-fiscal policies to promote capacity building in the State of West Bengal.

To take the initiative further and strengthen CFPPF-WB, the Government of West Bengal has approved formation of a Governing Council of the CFPPF-WB as approved by the State Cabinet and as per Memorandum issued by Finance Department under No. 790-F(H) dated 23.2.2021.

The Governing Council for CFPPF-WB will be formed with the following Members:

  1. Chief Secretary, West Bengal – Chairman
  2. Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department – Member
  3. Director General – Netaji Subhas Administrative Training Institute, Kolkata -Member
  4. Additional Chief Secretary, Planning Statistics and Programme Monitoring Department – Member
  5. Additional Chief Secretary, Personnel & Administrative Reforms Department -Member
  6. Secretary/ Senior Special Secretary/ Special Secretary – Budget Branch, Finance Department – Member
  7. Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, West Bengal -Member
  8. Excise Commissioner, West Bengal – Member
  9. Inspector General, Registration, West Bengal – Member
  10. Prof. Abhirup Sarkar, Professor (Retd) of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata & Chairman, West Bengal Infrastructure Development Corporation -Member
  11. Director, Centre for Fiscal Policy and Public Finance, West Bengal – Member Secretary

The Governing Council will be empowered to take decisions on the following:

Sd/- Dr. Manoj Pant
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 110-FB dated 27.04.2023, Source

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