Central Public Works Department (CPWD) under Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), has completed 167 years of service and mark the occasion a virtual function will be held. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs shall grace the occasion as the ‘Chief Guest’ and Shri Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs shall grace the event as ‘Guest of Honour’.
CPWD came into existence in July 1854 as a central agency for execution of public works. It has now grown into a comprehensive construction management department, which provides services from project conception to completion, and maintenance management.
During the inaugural function, four technical publications, CPWD Floral Tableaux : A Treasure Collection, ERP e-Modules, NirmanBharati – in house publication of CPWD and CPWD Telephone Directory 2021 shall be released by the dignitaries. A short film on CPWD depicting the activities and achievements of CPWD shall also be screened during the function.
On this occasion, CPWD Medals shall also be conferred to the best performing officers of the department and technical presentations shall be made by the officers of CPWD and other experts.
Over the years, CPWD has grown to become a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional organization of the Central Government. Having experience in Architecture, Engineering and Project Management, CPWD, today, is capable of providing services from project concept to completion and maintenance management in post construction stage. There are about 140000 units of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and 2260000 sq m area of General Pool Office Accommodation (GPOA), the maintenance of which is entrusted to CPWD. There are other residential and non-residential buildings also, including some well-known monumental and prestigious buildings such as the President Estate, Parliament House, Supreme Court, hospitals, colleges, sports complexes, etc.