Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) was constituted as an ad-hoc body in 1972 and become statutory body in 1974 vide the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act 1971. It was established under the sub-section 1 of the section 9 –A (2) of the Act and consisting of the following members:
Hon’ble Minister for Housing and Urban Development
Vice- Chairman, CMDA
Secretary to Government H&UD
Secretary to Government, Finance Dept.
Secretary to Government, Industries Dept.
Secretary to Government, Transport Dept.
Commissioner, Corporation of Chennai
Managing Director CMWSS Board
Director , Town & Country Planning
Chief Urban Planner , CMDA
Chief Engineer, Highways & Rural Works Department
Chief Architect to Government
Joint Director, Town & Country Planning
Chairman, Tamilnadu Housing Board
Chairman Tamilnadu Slum Clearance Board
Member of the State Legislative Assembly
Representatives of Local Bodies in CMA
Member-Secretary Tamil nadu Pollution Control Board