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Naidu calls for CPWD makeover

India Blooms News Service | 20 Jan 2015, 08:24 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20(IBNS) Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday reached out to all the 30,000 employees of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), urging them to work for a makeover of the organisation.

A PIB release said it was for the first time in the history of the 160 year old CPWD, that a Minister addressed all its employees at 33 locations in the country through video-conferencing and live web streaming.

Naidu insisted that CPWD needs to achieve a makeover in its working and public perception through timely completion of projects, zero tolerance to corruption, transparency and accountability.

He directed top brass and all the employees of CPWD to ensure that payments were  made from April, 2015 to contractors only after social and third party audit of works costing more than Rs.5.00 crore and only online payments by all the 274 divisions from April, 2015.

The Minister also wanted introduction of Bio-metric attendance markers in all the circle and field units by December,2015 and clearance by February, 2015 all  cases of pending promotions.

Naidu noted that Prime Minister’s suggestion of enhancing ‘Skills, Speed and Scale’ was most suited to CPWD given its scale of operations, skills required and speedy delivery of services and should be adopted forthwith to survive the growing competition.

The Minister noted that as a part of ongoing efforts to streamline functioning of CPWD all relevant information about 7,000 projects costing over Rs.30,000 cr had been placed in public domain. He assured the employees that CPWD and the Ministry would do the needful to create better working conditions of its employees.

Naidu interacted with senior officers and others from 15 locations seeking their views on working conditions, areas of improvement required, progress of various works and other matters.

Naidu calls for CPWD makeover

India Blooms News Service
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