Bratya gets charge of Science, Technology & Biotechnology dept
Kolkata: A notification has been issued on Friday giving Bratya Basu the charge of the state Science and Technology and Biotechnology department.
He was earlier the state Information Technology minister. After the state Finance minister Amit Mitra was given the charge of the Information Technology and Electronics department, Basu has been made the state Science and Technology and Biotechnology minister.
The Science and Technology and Biotechnology department was earlier under Partha Chatterjee, who is in charge of the School Education and Higher Education department. He is also the state Parliamentary Affairs minister.
It may be recalled that it was on October 4 when Mitra was given charge of the Information Technology and Electronics department. Mitra, who is the minister of three departments - Industry, Commerce and Enterprise, Finance and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles, also got the responsibility of the state Information Technology and Electronics department.
Asima Patra, who is the Minister of State (MoS) for Planning, Statistics & Programme Monitoring department with independent charge and MoS for Backward Classes Welfare department, has also been made the MoS for the state Agriculture department. She has also become the MoS for the state Fisheries department.