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Financial Power of Engineer Officers

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Update: New Financial Power of Engineer Officers vide No. 30-F(Y) dated 05.01.2021

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Writers’ Buildings

No. 5458-F(Y)  Dated: 27.06.2012.

MEMORANDUM

Works Executing Departments have been approaching finance Department for some time past to make amendment in the financial power of the Engineers for “Technical sanction” and “Tender acceptance”, considering the rising price index. After careful consideration of the matter the Governor is pleased to make the following amendments in the Delegation of Powers of the Engineering officers of various Works Executing Departments. The Works Executing Departments shall incorporate the following amendments in their respective Departmental code/ manual/ Order.

Designation Tender acceptance Technical sanction Remarks
Chief Engineer
With approval of Government appointed tender committee under his own power
(i) full power**
(ii) Rs. 4 crore ***
(ii) Full power ** the tender committee will recommend to Government to accord sanction to acceptance of the tender.

***provided the project has received the administrative approval, or the revised administrative approval of the competent authority, as and when required under the prescribed rules.

Superintending Engineer Rs. 2 crore or 5% excess of tender value** Rs. 2 crore ** provided sanctioned estimate and budgetary provision is not exceeded because of the excess and the lowest tender is accepted.
Executive Engineer Rs. 45 lakh + 5% excess of tender value** Rs. 45 lakh ** provided sanctioned estimate and budgetary provision is not exceeded because of the excess and the lowest tender is accepted.
Assistant Engineer Rs. 3 lakh + 5% excess of tender value** Rs. 3 lakh* ** provided sanctioned estimate and budgetary provision is not: exceeded; because of the excess and the lowest tender is accepted,

* With concurrence of Executive Engineer

Note: Acceptance of Tender at justified rates [Estimated Cost prepared by the Works Executing Departments] with allowable variances: Variation upto 5% over the justified rates may be ignored. Variation up to 10% may be allowed for peculiar situations and in special circumstances with the approval of the Government appointed Tender Committee, provided budgetary provision is not exceeded because of the excess and the lowest tender is accepted. Reasons for doing so shall be placed on record. Tenders above this limit should not be accepted.

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

No. 5458-F dated 27.06.2012, Source

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