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Procedure of Execution of Works by Govt Office through PSU

Published in Finance, Public Works.

Update: Discontinuation of Engaging Central PSU for State Govt. Works

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 7544-F(Y) Dated, 16th October, 2015

Memorandum

Rule-47D of WBFR has prescribed the procedure of execution of works by a Government office through any public sector unit listed in Annex – C & D appended to the said rule, in case of inability of PWD or other works executing departments to undertake the work. Admissible agency fee should be within the limit prescribed in sub-rule (6) of Rule 47D for the various components of the agency job. The agency fees have been fixed component wise including the component of preparation of drawing, and design.

It has come to the notice of the Finance Department that some Government offices, autonomous bodies and parastatals being funded by the Government are undertaking execution of works including architectural drawing and design related to buildings by engagement of private agencies, although the buildings are maintained by PWD. The agency fees are being arbitrarily fixed at a rate higher than that permissible under Rule 47D for execution of works through the PSUs and Government organisations.

It is reiterated that the provisions of Rule 47D can be applied for maintenance works in those cases where PWD or any other works executing department who are entrusted with the work express their inability to undertake the same on priority basis, and the department has no technical infrastructure to undertake the work through its own machinery.

Besides, provisions of Rule 47D are not applicable to the works related to buildings which are borne in the books of any works executing department, except petty works which can be undertaken by the occupying departments/ parastatals/ autonomous bodies within their delegated power.

This rule cannot be applied to execution of any component of works specified in sub-rule 6 of Rule 47D of WBFR as amended vide FD notification no. 5400-F (Y) dt. 25.6.2012 through any private agency.

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 7544-F dated 16.10.2015, Source