In yet another confirmation of premier Central Government authority in charge of public sector works regaining its lost ground in recent years, orders booked including works in progress and in pipeline of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), have grown to the tune of an all-time high of Rs. 1,50,000 crores. Over 1100 construction works worth Rs 6,500 crores have been completed. Over 2,000 projects costing over Rs. 40,000 crores of more than 600 Departments and Ministries are presently being executed by the CPWD. In recent past alone, new works costing over Rs. 15,000 crores have been entrusted to CPWD.
It’s not just the quantity of orders booked that are growing but also the quality of the works done is also improving. Special attention has been laid in recent years on innovative development by creating energy efficient and sustainable habitats. CPWD has been at the forefront in promoting construction of Green Buildings and adoption of new and emerging technologies and various energy efficiency and conservation measures in the construction. Sixteen new and innovative technologies have been adopted by CPWD in its works to ensure speedy, eco-friendly, neat and tidy execution.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, Minister of Human Resource Development has conferred Distinguished Alumnus Award” of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur to Shri Prabhakar Singh, Director General, CPWD in a Convocation Ceremony at IIT Kharagpur for his outstanding and exemplary service to the Nation as a Distinguished Technocrat. With 37 years of service in CPWD in different capacities, Shri Singh has made exemplary and outstanding contributions in every aspect of Engineering profession encompassing planning, estimation, structural design, project management, contract management, finance management, arbitration, quality assurance, vigilance besides administration. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from IIT, Kharagpur and MBA from one of the Premier Management Institute of the Country, is managing the affairs of the Premier Engineering Organization – CPWD having a glorious legacy of over 165 year. Under his Leadership, CPWD has metamorphosed into a modern, efficient and focused organization.