|Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble CM & Minister of Works | Er S.K. Ray, EIC-cum-Secretary|
The functions and responsibilities of OWD as given in the OPWD Code are as follows:
Construction, repair and maintenance of buildings, roads, bridges and other related structures financed from the state and capital budget allocations in Odisha .
Execution of original, renewal and repair works on the NH network financed through MOST after levying agency charges at the rates agreed between GOI and the GOI-Construction of buildings, roads and bridges as relief works in the event of floods, cyclones or other natural disasters.
Ensuring that no encroachment or structure, whether temporary or permanent is erected on the land and property under the control of OWD. It is also responsible for removal of such encroachments as per GOO rules .
Maintaining a register of land, buildings and properties belonging to the GOO and under the administration of OWD.
OWD Organization OWD is nominally headed by a position of Engineer-in-Chief (EiC)-cum-Secretary who reports to the Minister of Works. As “Engineer-in-Chief” this position holds technical responsibility for OWD and as “Secretary” exercises administrative control of the OWD. The EiC-cum-Secretary is physically located in the Secretariat Building and operates as the senior liaison between Government and the OWD.
At the OWD there are seven subordinate CEs who report to the EiC-cum-Secretary, each of whom is responsible for a different functional unit called a Wing. At any point in time the most senior of these holds the title of EiC (Civil)-cum- and as such, is responsible for all the administrative functions of the OWD. This includes financial reporting and the personnel functions.
For administrative purposes the Roads, National Highways and Buildings
Wings are subdivided into Circles which are headed by Superintending
Engineers (SE). Each Circle in turn is subdivided into a number of Divisions
that are headed by a position of Executive Engineer (EE) The Head Office
is responsible for overall coordination and monitoring activities, while
execution of works is carried out by the EE at Divisional level. The
OWD is controlled by seven heads of Wings in the organization, each
with a separate reporting responsibility to the EiC-cum-Secretary.There
is no single professional, technical or managerial position in OWD which
carries the single responsibility equivalent to that of a Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) in an organization. The co-ordination of the Wings is
performed by the EiC-cum-Secretary.