January 4, 2014
State PWD divides work zones for better monitoring of projects
The State Public Works Department (PWD) have divided all its circles into three zones – North, West and South for better supervision and monitoring of development projects of various government department entrusted to PWD all over the state.
The PWD authorities were mulling on the plan to reorganize all its circles with the aim to implement the concept of coming up with three zones – North zone, West zone and South zone – so that the authorities can properly monitor and supervise all development projects that have been entrusted on them by the other departments.
The PWD has several circles under the PWD road division, national highway and state highway division. Officials said that reorganizing all its circles in the three zones will help them to manage their work more effectively.
Shankar Chakraborty, the new PWD Minister after Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee made some reshuffling in the cabinet, sat with senior department officials at his room in Nabanna to get an idea on the overall situation and how things are to be done.
The state PWD is being entrusted by several government departments to execute various development projects. The authorities are working on projects of setting up schools, college buildings, hospitals and sports complexes in the Jangalmahal districts. The authorities have also been working to execute several road projects in several districts, mainly in Jangalmahal and North Bengal. Though some of the projects are going as per schedule, there are quite a few projects that are running late due to various reasons. By reorganizing and relocating the PWD circles into the three zones, the authorities will be able to effectively supervise projects, officials said.
The PWD have also been entrusted with the housing department's pilot project of setting up motels along state highways like Digha Road, Basanti highway and Kalyani highway. The authorities had also taken up a project to set up government guest houses in Jhargram beside the Rajbari and few others places in the state.
The News was first published on The Times of India dated 4/1/2014