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Monday, December 4, 2017

Selection committee holds crucial meeting to decide on TNRERA chairman

C SHIVAKUMAR @ CHENNAI:
Tamil Nadu government is on the verge of appointing chairperson and members of the Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority and Apellate Tribunal.

A top official said that the selection committee to appoint the chairperson and members of authority and appellate tribunal which consist of Chief Justice of Madras High Court, state Housing secretary and Law secretary met last Thursday.

The meeting is crucial as it will finalise modalities for seeking nominations for the posts of chairman and members of the authority and members of the tribunal.

The official said the meeting has yet to finalise on the chairman. “The selection Committee has 60 days to make recommendation to the government,” the official added.

The interim head of TNRERA or then housing secretary Dharmendra Pratap Yadav had already appointed several former officials of CMDA as members of the authority. The appointments have been questioned as there was no transparency in appointing them.

Sources indicated that a chartered accountant should head the finance department to usher in transparency rather than retired officials of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority who have been facing audit queries.

The recruitment process should be done as is being done in institutions like Chennai Metro Rail. They should be selected on the basis of merit and should be qualified as they are responsible to the public, a former planner said

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