Administrative Set-Up

Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department is headed by the Engineer-in-Chief with Headquarters at Shimla.Works and matters regarding Codes, Specifications, Planning & Monitoring, Inter-State Connectivity for the entire State and also the entire establishments of PWD are controlled by the Engineer-in-Chief.

On administrative and functional considerations, the department has been divided into four zones namely Mandi Zone, Hamirpur Zone, Shimla Zone and Kangra Zone at Dharmshala. All the four zones are headed byChief Engineers. Headquarters ofShimla Zoneis atShimla, Mandi zone at Mandi,Hamirpur Zone at Hamirpur and Kangra zone atDharamshala.

Chief Engineer (National Highways)with headquarters atShimlacontrols the Planning and Execution of works ofNational Highwaystraversing through the State.

Engineer-in-Chief (Project)acts as State Level Quality Coordinator for achieving quality parameters of works in the State.Material Testing Laboratories at State level and Zonal Laboratories are under his control. He conducts quality control checks throughout the State. He is the in-charge for Standardization of Designs and Drawings for Buildings, Bridges and Assurance of common Technical Instructions, Manual of Order, Codes & Specifications, Schedule of Rates, Training Programs, Workshops and allied fields etc.

Chief Engineer (PMGSY)is monitoring, planning and having day-to-day interaction with Govt. of India (MORD) for the works of PMGSY and PMGSY (world bank) funded projects through National Rural Road Development Agency (NRRDA) .

Superintending Engineer (Electrical)controls the works related to electrical installation, central heating, air conditioning, lifts, fire-fighting, fire alarm system, L.T. Sub-Station, Public Address system and CCTV systems in all Govt. residential & non-residential buildings.

Chief Architect is heading Architectural Wing at Shimla . This wing deals with all Architectural planning for buildings undertaken by PWD under Shimla, Kangra, Mandi and Hamirpur Zones. In addition, this wing also undertakes consultancy jobs for corporate bodies and institutions, such as Regional Engineering College Hamirpur and Railways etc.

Superintending Engineer Arbitration Circle Solan deals with the entire arbitration cases of the Department.