BUILDINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS
THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE BRANCHES, viz., the Electrical and
Roads and Buildings under the Buildings and Communications
Department in Amravati district.
The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the supply of electricity to certain towns and a few villages in Amravati district. The work of electric installations in Government buildings is carried out by the Sub-divisional Officer, Amravati Electric Subdivision, Amravati. The same officer is designated as Assistant Electrical Inspector and in that capacity carries out inspections of the M. P. & H. T. electric installations according to the provisions of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910 and the rules made thereunder.
The Buildings and Communications department deals with roads and buildings, irrigation, electricity and Public Health Works.
Roads and Buildings.
Amravati Division is in charge of an Executive Engineer who is subordinate to the Superintending Engineer, Amravati Circle, Amravati. The Amravati Division is composed of five subdivisions, viz.
(1) Amravati Sub-Division No. I, Permanent.
(2) Amravati Sub-Division No. II, Temporary.
(3) Achalpur Sub-Division, Permanent.
(4) Morshi Sub-Division, Permanent.
(5) Daryapur Sub-Division, Permanent.
At the State level the department is headed by the Secretary to Buildings and Communications department who is the administrative head of the department.
The Superintending Engineer is responsible for the administration and general professional control of public works within
his Circle. He inspects the state of various works within his Circle and sees that they are efficiently executed. He also examines the condition of the survey and mathematical instruments at the headquarters of divisions. In the case of Office and Petty establishment borne on Divisional level, he has to see that these scales are not exceeded without proper authority.
The Superintending Engineers are empowered to transfer and
post Deputy Engineers and Overseers within their Circle, in the
interest of administration. However, Executive Engineers of
Divisions are consulted before posting; these officers to particular
Sub-divisional charges under their control. The supervision and
control of assessment of revenue from Irrigation Works within
his Circle rest with the Superintending Engineer. The Superin-
tending Engineer is authorised to correspond direct with any
local authority, civil or military, within his Circle.
The Executive Engineer is responsible to Superintending
Engineer of his Circle for the execution and management of all
works within his division. He is also the ex officio professional
adviser to all the departments of the State within the limits of
The Sub-divisional officers are responsible to Executive Engineer in charge of the division for the management and
execution of works within their Sub-division. The Overseers are in charge of the Section under Sub-divisional officers.
The total length of roads in the district as on 31st March 1961 under different categories was 1,065.40 km. (662.37 miles). Of these 518.22 km. (322.16 miles) were under the State sector and the remaining under the district sector. To these were added three divisions from Yeotmal district.
Since the formation of the Zilla Parishad, a dual control is exercised over the department. It is partly under the State sector and partly under the District sector. The Parishad Executive Engineer is the head of the department in the District Sector. All the roads excepting National Highways and State Highways have been transferred to the Zilla Parishad.