GUWAHATI, May 19 - Announcing that those PWD contractors who maintain quality in their works and complete their tasks within stipulated time would be awarded with cash prizes by the State government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the government is striving to ensure top notch quality in construction in the State so that people feel the difference the government seeks to bring into their lives.
Reviewing the functioning of the State PWD today at a meeting in the Chief Minister’s Conference Room at Janata Bhawan, the Chief Minister said that the first prize for the best performing contractor would be Rs 10 lakh, second prize would be Rs 7 lakh and the third prize would be Rs 5 lakh so that contractors are motivated to deliver quality services and compete among themselves in maintaining top quality in their works.
Sonowal also said that the names of the contractor concerned and the PWD engineer for a specific construction work have to be published in the form of advertisements so that people are informed about those who are responsible for carrying out the work and make them accountable. The contractors will also have to inform the PWD about the progress of their works on a weekly basis, he added.
Saying that an online system must be put in place to monitor the progress of construction works, Sonowal directed the PWD to closely coordinate with the forest department so that the dearth of construction material does not hamper works.
At the meeting it was also decided that a two-day contractors’ conference would be organised from May 31 in Guwahati.
Referring to government initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), allotment of Rs 7 crore to each constituency for repair of roads and replacement of all wooden bridges in the State with concrete bridges, Sonowal said that contractors’ role in implementing the government’s vision is very crucial so that the best quality of construction work can be delivered.