Kolkata: Moving ahead with a pragmatic approach for the development of the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seeking valuable suggestions from specialists on various issues related to the progress of state.

For the first time, the state government has constituted committees of specialists in specific fields for seeking their expert advice. During her tenure as Union Railway Minister, Banerjee used to seek expert guidance.

Banerjee has adopted a similar practice in Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) during the tenure of CPI (M) government. She had created a 100-member Mentor’s Committee in the KMC, headed by Public Health Engineer Subrata Mukherjee, to seek its professional advice and guidance.

Soon after becoming the Chief Minister, she called the neeting of industrialists which also included various  organizations of commerce and declared to create a core committee to solve the problems regarding trade in the state.

On the same line, she has constituted a Mentor’s Committee under the guidance of Nobel laureate Amratya Sen and Harvard University teacher Sugata Bose for the development of the Presidency College.

She is also considering upon constituting an advisory committee for Chief Minister’s office and is in deliberations with former Infosys head NR Narayana Murthy and the main protagonist of communication revolution Sam Pitroda for this purpose.


JPN/Bureau