The West Bengal government’s plan to create a Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on the lines of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was given consent to by Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Wednesday.

“The state government has received the Governor’s approval during the day and formalities on number of offices and recruitments in the CMO will be placed for ratification at the next meeting of the state Cabinet,” Chief Secretary Asoke Mohan Chakraborty said.

The plan to create the CMO, to be responsible for taking key decisions in government, was taken on September 16 by the state government to bring more transparency and flexibility in the administration.

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