Kolkata: West Bengal Finance minister Amit Mitra today said British Council has provided'top class' English communication training to WBCS(West Bengal Civil
Services officers). Mr Mitra, speaking at an event here said recently the training was done at British Council's office.
'The training was done for entire communication network ,also state government was very happy and pleased to pay for them. It was first rate training ,' he said
at a programme at Victoria Memorial in the presence of British High Commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith, Director British Council India Alan Gemmell.
Mitra said,'A new world opened up for them (the state cadre officers),'.He said the government would like to be engaged in many other projects with the
British Council.'The honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal announced setting up of new English medium schools in future. We need your help for teachers in
conversational English,' he said.'This is where really our challenges lie ahead,only in conversational English ,' he said. The British Council can be the
driver in such events, the minister said.