Empowered Committee of Secretaries in PPP Cell

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 6522-F(H) Dated: 27.07.2012.


In this Department’s Resolution No. 5266-F(H), dated 21st June, 2012, the para 6.2 shall be read as

“6.2. Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECOS)

A Committee under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal will be constituted to consider for facilitation of infrastructure project under PPP. The Committee is to be known as Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECOS). ECOS will consider all PPP Projects and recommend for approval to the Standing Committee of the Cabinet on Industry, Infrastructure and Employment. The other Committee members shall be Secretaries of the Departments of Planning Urban Development, Tourism, Commerce and Industries, Power, Municipal Affairs, Public Works Department and Finance. The ECOS may co-opt a member from any other Department. The Finance Secretary shall be the Convener of the Committee.

Terms of Reference of the ECOS

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will:

a. Consider and formulate policy guidelines under PPP mode
b. Consider proposals for Projects to be implemented under PPP.
c. Recommend such proposals above to the Standing Committee of the Cabinet on Industry, Infrastructure and Employment for approval.
d. Standardization of Bid documents and processes in the TOR
e. Propose optimal procurement method for PPP Projects within the stated objectives.
f. Resolve issues relating to projects being proposed under PPP framework
g. Resolve inter-departmental issues to ensure smooth implementation of PPP Projects
h. Review and monitor implementation of PPP Projects
i. Recommend enactment of legislation for ensuring appropriate regulatory mechanism/robust dispute and grievance resolution.”


Ordered that the Resolution be communicated to the all Administrative Departments, Directorates, State Govt. UTs and all offices sub-ordinate to them.

Ordered also that the Resolution be published in the Kolkata Gazette.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/- Samar Ghosh
Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.

No. 6522-F dated 27.07.2012