The Public Works Department is a Government Department that is responsible for Buildings, Roads and Railways. The Public Works Department was originally implemented in 1854 by Indian Governor General Lord Dalhousie. It has mainly two wings i.e. Building & National Highway and Roads which headed by two Commissioners & Special Secretary. Each wings, there are four departments headed by one Chief Engineer in each department. Building Department of PWD is mainly entrusted with construction and maintenance of Government buildings. The department also acts as a technical advisor to the State Government.
Public Works Department has a glorious history in the State. The Public Works Department (Bldg. & NH) is engaged in Planning, designing, construction and maintenance of Government assents in the field of built environment and infrastructure development. Building Department works with vision to ensure planned development of towns and villages into livable, economically vibrant and productive, sustainable and efficient entities with provision of adequate durable public infrastructure and amenities for all sections of society and bringing out efficiency in service delivery mechanisms.
1. SOPD: The Annual Plan – State Owned Priority Development Schemes is a component of the erstwhile Plan allocation. Priority works not falling under the purview of the externally aided projects have normally been taken up under this component of the erstwhile Plan allocation. At present, the ongoing works are being implemented under SOPD.
2. UNTIED FUND: Untied Fund is being placed at the disposal of every district/Sub-Division with a view to providing the Sub-Divisional Planning & Development Committee a certain measure of financial freedom and to encourage them to plan some schemes in their discretion. This is an earmarked fund for the purpose of encouraging Local Level Planning. The schemes under untied fund should be of local nature. It is desirable that such schemes help either production or employment generation or both.
PROJECTS AT A GLANCE