Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is also the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) Chairperson, has decided to abolish quota system in allotting apartments to be developed by the state under its jurisdiction.

To support the transparent process of flat allotment and to keep out the political functionaries from the process, the new tender committee of KMDA has been formed. The Committee would not see any participation from politicians. 

Debashish Sen, Secretary, Department of Urban Development has been appointed as President of the tenders committee whereas Mayor Sovan Chatterjee has been given the post of Vice-President.

Apart from important decisions taken in the meeting, the urban development plans have also been discussed, Chatterjee informed reporters on Tuesday. 

“The Chief Minister has directed to distribute flats through tenders and for which a separate tender committee has been formed. The CM has strictly instructed that no political functionary will occupy a post in the tendering committee”, he added.

He also informed about the discussion on sewerage and drainage systems and has assured to provide required funding for the water project in Howrah.