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The control of the operations of these wing vests in " Government of Sikkim" and at Government level this control is exercised by Minister, Buildings and Housing Department assisted by PCE-Cum-Secretary,Buildings and Housing Department. The PCE-Cum-Secretary,Buildings and Housing Department is in charge of construction and maintenance of Government buildings in the state assisted by Chief Engineer who is in charge of administrative and technical control of the department. The Buildings and Housing Department has 2 circle offices, each headed by Superintending Engineer (South/west) and Superintending Engineer (North/East) in Jorethang and Gangtok respectively. Both the Superintending Engineers are responsible for administration and execution of works within their circles. Under Superintending Engineer(N/E) 3 Divisional Engineers in-charge of Divisions are posted at Gangtok and under Superintending Engineer (S/W) 2 Divisional Engineers are posted at Gyalshing in West Sikkim and Namchi in South Sikkim Each of them is having a jurisdiction of Districts, Gyalshing in the West District and Namchi in the South District. Assisting the Divisional Engineers there are 8 Assistant Engineers posted at different Sub-divisions located in all the 4 districts in the state. The prime source of any information related to the works are the Sub-Divisional and Divisional offices. Other than the Circle office as mentioned above, one Planning and Monitoring office headed by Superintending Engineer is also is working under the control of the PCE-Cum- Secretary for maintaining strict adherence to the rules and norms set for carrying out the technical checking of the project estimates. The Architectural Wing advises the Department on all questions relating to building plans in general, architectural treatment, selection of sites, approval of layouts, etc. and carries out technical scrutiny of plan of buildings proposed to be erected/constructed by Government. The Architects also prepares type drawings of different Housing Complexes and other administrative & functional buildings. The architect prepares drawings/plans after taking into consideration the various requirements of the concerned Department and submits to scrutinizing Committee for approval, as per necessity. The architect prepares working drawings and inspects buildings, at certain stages, from architectural view point to ensure proper construction as per the plans & designs . The Electrical Wing is headed by Divisional Engineer (Electrical). This wing prepares Plans and Estimates for electrical installation in Government Buildings and carries out supervision on such works. The Department is in charge of maintenance of all residential and non-residential buildings of State Government Departments. The Department thus deals with 2 classes of works 'Original Works' and 'Repairs &Maintenance". The expenditure under these classes is maintained separately. The term 'Original Works' indicates construction of entirely new works or even of alterations to existing works. The term 'Repairs and Maintenance' indicates primary operations undertaken to maintain in proper conditions the building works. For every work initiated by the department , the administrative approval is obtained, prior to taking up the work. Department primarily executes the following different vivid development works: • Construction of Government public and residential buildings. • Maintenance and Repairs of existing Govt buildings. • Undertaking Building project works relating to different Departments of Govt.of Sikkim as well as of other Local Bodies. • Fixation of rent of Private premises requisitioned for housing Govt. offices. For execution of works field officers scrupulously follow PWD Code and Manual, Accounts Code, Specifications, Government Resolutions, Circulars issued from time to time. The matters relating to tenders, such as invitation of tenders, acceptance of tenders, etc. are dealt with in accordance with the PWD Manuals and Account Codes by different officers as per the powers delegated to them.



Government of Sikkim

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Ashi Sonam Choden,Senior Architect (Ext-239)

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Gangtok,Sikkim 737101

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