FOR THE YEAR 2013 - 2014

Business Session of the Annual General Meeting 2013, 23rd September 2013, Chamber premises

The Business Session of the 159th Annual General Meeting of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held on 23rd September, 2013 at the Williamson Magor Hall in the Chamber. Mr. Kallol Datta, President, took the chair and welcomed all members present at the meeting. Theerafter, the President, with Mr. P Roy, Director General of the Chamber, conducted the formalities of the business session.

Mr. Kallol Datta, Dr. Alok Roy and Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta were re-elected as the President, Senior Vice President and Vice President of the Chamber respectively for another term and the names of the other elected members of the Managing Committee for the year 2013-14 were also announced.

Mr. Sumit Mazumder, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, TIL Limited and Past President of The Bengal Chamber, while briefly addressing the AGM, complimented the Chamber on its various far-reaching and high-visibility activities.

The Business Session was also graced by Shri Partha Chatterjee, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Departments of Commerce and Industries, Public Enterprise, Industrial Reconstruction, Information Technology and Electronics and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Shri Chatterjee deliberated on the new Investment and Industrial Policy announced by the Government and highlighted some of the best incentives available for promotion of industrial investment in the State. He also added that the Government has also announced a separate Textile Policy, MSME Policy, Mineral Policy and ICT Policy. Traditional sectors like jute, tea and textiles are the thrust areas along with development of the MSME sector. The Government has also announced a separate Land and Land Allotment Policy for the State and hopes that it will remove all misgivings within the industry on the availability and distribution of land to industry in the State.