With an aim to bring transparency, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has placed full details of its 7,676 works costing over Rs 40,679 crore on its official website.
With 400 projects costing over Rs 5 crore each running behind schedule, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has asked CPWD to tone up its functioning and ensure timely completion of works besides maintaining transparency.
Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the setting up of `National Academy of Public Works` at Ghaziabad.
Satyendra Kumar Jain, an architect by profession, quit his job with Central Public Works Department due to prevailing corruption in the Department and turned to politics.
V K Gupta, the special DG in Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Headquarters, has taken over as the Director General of the organisation.
Home Ministry will convene high-level meeting with experts in engineering and Army officials to erect permanent fence along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to withstand heavy snowfall.
Day in Pics: 23rd October
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