CPWD i.e. the Central Works Public Department recently formulated an expert committee that comprises of eight members in order to draft a design policy for building construction and other infrastructural development.
This committee is formed under the chairmanship of MK Sharma, he is also the additional director general of the department, the officials informed. The committee is formed with the aim to revive building construction and infrastructure development at all levels in the department.
The Central Public Works Department comes under the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
One of the officials said that department directed the eight-member committee to submit its report to director general Prabhakar Singh that too within a timeframe of 30 days i.e. one month. The official further said that in the committee, several experts from various fields have been inducted to draft a design policy as these experts will offer proper guidance to the engineers in order to develop infrastructure and to complete building construction.
In India, the Central Public Work Department is the biggest construction agency that works under the Union Government i.e. the Government of India. The agency is responsible for constructing Government buildings all over the country and to build fences along the international borders with the neighbouring countries.
Apart from this, under the friendship programmes with India, CPWD also works on foreign projects.
On a whole, the department carries out the construction and developmental work of buildings establishments, roads, bridges, flyovers, stadiums, auditoriums, laboratories, bunkers, border fencing, and border roads to name a few.
The Central Public Work Department was founded in July 1854 by the then British Government with the purpose to properly execute public works and was set up under the Ajmer Provincial Division. But, now in free India, the department witnessed expansion and works on everything from project concept to completion, to maintenance management.