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2.1        BRAHMAPUTRA BOARD:

Brahmaputra Board is headed by a Chairman, with the status of the Additional Secretary or above to the Govt. of India as appointed by Govt. of India. The Chairman is the over all in charge of the Board and is wholly responsible for its efficient working. In addition, he discharges such powers and duties as delegated to him by the Board. In the absence of the Chairman a Vice Chairman presides over the meeting of the Board duly called by the Chairman, Brahmaputra board. Vice Chairman exercises such of those powers and duties of the Chairman as delegated to him by the Chairman and also perform such other functions as decided by the Chairman.

The functioning of the Brahmaputra Board is divided broadly into Administration, Planning & Design, Investigation and Execution.

The General Manager is the Chief Executive Authority who heads the part –I above. He is responsible for the proper Administration of the affairs of the Board. He prescribes as assigned the  duties of all Officers and staff under him in consultation with Chairman. He also exercises such supervision and disciplinary control when necessary and coordinates the activities of various units under the Board. The General Manager exercises and discharges the powers and duties of the Chairman as delegated to him by the Chairman and determined by regulation and also prescribed under Rule 16 in matters pertaining to budget and allocation or re-appropriation of Grants. The General Manager is assisted by Officer of the rank of Secretary, Chief Engineers, Deputy Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers, Assistant Engineers and Junior Engineers and other Engineering and Non Engineering Officers and supporting staff in various field units and at Head Quarters.

The Finance Wing is headed by a Financial Adviser who is under the Administrative Control of the Chairman. The Financial Adviser advises the Board all matters relating to revenue and expenditure. And he has the right to refer to the Board any matter, which in his opinion ought to be brought to his notice. He is also responsible for the maintenance of the Accounts of the Board and conduct Internal Audit of these Accounts. The Financial Adviser also exercises such power and duties as prescribe in the Rules-16 pertaining to the Budget. The Financial Adviser be assisted by a Deputy Financial Adviser, Senior Accounts Officers, Accounts Officer, Section Officers, Divisional Accountant, Junior Accountant and others supporting staff.

The Present Organizational Chart of Brahmaputra Board after Restructuring is given as Annex- III 

2.1        POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES:

 Brahmaputra Board officers exercise various powers delegated to them as per the Brahmaputra Board Act 1980, and its Subordinate Legislation, Govt. of India Rules and regulation as contained in Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules, General Financial Rules, Delegation of Financial Power Rules, CPWA manual, CPWD Accounts Code and Delegation of Power Rules 1996 amended in 2019 of Brahmaputra Board.

Brief description of duties of Brahmaputra Board Officers specifically assigned to their units given below:

2.1.1     Chairman: 

The Chairman is the overall in charge of the Board and is wholly responsible for its efficient working. In addition, he discharges such powers and duties as delegated to him by the Board and Ministry.

2.1.2  Vice Chairman:

 In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman presides over the meeting of the Board duly called by a regular Chairman. Vice Chairman exercises such of those powers and duties of the Chairman as delegated to him by the Chairman and also perform such other functions as decided by the Chairman.

2.1.3     General Manager 

  • The General Manager, as the Chief Executive Authority of the Board, is responsible for proper administration of the affairs of the Board. He prescribes and assigns the duties of all officers and staff of the Board who are subordinate to him and exercises such supervisions and disciplinary control as may be necessary and co-ordinates the activities of various units under the Board.
  • The General Manager also exercises and discharges such of the powers and duties of the Chairman, as may be delegated to him by the Chairman and as may be determined by thethe regulations.
  • The General Manager shall also exercises the powers and duties as prescribed under Rule 16 in matters pertaining to the Budget and Allocation or re-appropriation of grants.

The Power and Duties of the General Manager  is defined under Regulation G.S.R. 565- Brahmaputra Board (Power and Duties of the General Manager) Regulation, 1993.

2.1.4     Financial Adviser 

  • The Financial Adviser is under the administrative control of the Chairman.
  • The Financial Adviser advises the Board on all matters relating to revenue and expenditure. He has the right to refer to the Board any matter which in his opinion ought to be brought to its notice.
  • The Financial Adviser is responsible for the maintenance of the Accounts of the Board and conduct internal audit of these accounts.
  • The Financial Adviser shall also exercises the powers and duties as prescribed under Rule 16 in matters pertaining to the Budget.

2.1.5    Secretary 

The Brahmaputra Board Secretariat is headed by the Secretary who looks after the Administrative & Establishment matters. He is responsible for preparation of Board’s Agenda, Minutes and  follow-up actions of the Board’s decisions.

2.1.6     Chief Engineer-I Wing: 

The Chief Engineer-I wing is responsible for dealing with matters related to all field Investigation works Planning & Design activities of the Brahmaputra Board including preparation of detailed project reports (DPR) in respect of multipurpose projects, Drainage Development Schemes and preparation of Master Plans and execution of different flood management schemes within the part of jurisdiction of Brahmaputra Board as entrusted. This wing is headed by the Chief Engineer-I. Under the Chief Engineer –I, there are 4 (Four) Regional offices Viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland headed by Dy. CE in Arunachal Pradesh & Assam and Superintending Engineers in Meghalaya & Nagaland, 2(Two) Circle Office at Nalbari & Jorhat headed by Superintending Engineer, Director NEHARI and 8(eight) Divisions headed by Executive Engineers and 16(Sixteen) nos Sub Divisions headed by Asstt. Executive Engineers/Assistant Engineers. All these Dy. CE, R. O. Office, Circles, Divisions & Sub Divisions both technical and non-technical Officers & staff are engaged. To assist the Chief Engineer-I in his office 1(one) Superintending Engineer, 2 (Two) Executive Engineer, 2 (Two) Asstt. Executive Engineers, Junior Engineers and other non-technical staff are engaged, who is assisted by Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers, Asstt. Executive Engineers, Asstt. Engineers, Junior Engineers and other non-technical officers/staff.

2.1.7   Chief Engineer-II Wing: 

The Chief Engineer-II wing is responsible for dealing with matters related to all field Investigation works Planning & Design activities of the Brahmaputra Board including preparation of detailed project reports (DPR) in respect of multipurpose projects, Drainage Development Schemes and preparation of Master Plans and execution of different flood management schemes within the part of jurisdiction of Brahmaputra Board as entrusted. Under the Chief Engineer –II, there are 3 (Three) Circles headed by Superintending Engineers, 11(Eleven) Divisions headed by Executive Engineers and 29 (Twenty nine) nos Sub Divisions headed by Asstt. Executive Engineers/Assistant Engineers. All these Circles, Divisions & Sub Divisions both technical and non-technical Officers & staff are engaged. To assist the Chief Engineer-II in his office 1(one) Superintending Engineer, 1 (one) Executive Engineer, Asstt. Executive Engineers, Junior Engineers and other non-technical staff are engaged.

Under the Chief Engineer –II, there are 5 (Five) Regional offices Viz. Agartala, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim and West Bengal headed by Dy. CE in West Bengal and Superintending Engineers in Agartala, Mizoram, Manipur & Sikkim. 1(one) Circle Office at Barak Velley headed by Superintending Engineer, and 6(six) Divisions headed by Executive Engineers and 16(Sixteen) nos Sub Divisions headed by Asstt. Executive Engineers/Assistant Engineers. All these Dy. CE, R. O. Office, Circles, Divisions & Sub Divisions both technical and non-technical Officers & staff are engaged. To assist the Chief Engineer-II in his office 1(one)  Superintending Engineer, 2 (Two) Executive Engineer, 2 (Two) Asstt. Executive Engineers, Assistant Engineers, Junior Engineers and other non-technical staff are engaged.

3.1      DECISION MAKING PROCESS

3.1.1 General 

In general the proposal are initiated by AE/AEE at the Sub-Division level, checked by Executive Engineer at the Division level and put up to the Dy. Chief Engineer/Superintending Engineer at the R.O. Office/Circle level for finalization, and thereafter approved by Chief Engineer (CE) as per Delegation of Power Rule 1996 amended in 2019.

Commonly majority of references/issues are disposed off at the level of Chief Engineer when no polity matter is involved, when policy matter is involved approval of the General Manager/the Chairman, Brahmaputra Board is obtained before disposal.

3.1.2 Parliament Questions 

Preliminary data/material relating the Parliament Questions is identified and compiled at the level of Junior Engineer, Assistant Engineer Assistant, Executive Engineer and draft material for reply formulated by Executive Engineer, checked by Superintending Engineer/Secretary and final material for reply is submitted by Chief Engineer for approval of General Manager and Chairman.

In case of questions involving policy matters, the draft material for reply is sent by the Secretary to the General Manager for scrutiny which is forwarded to the Chairman for approval.

3.1.3.     Approval of Schemes under Continuing Scheme of Brahmaputra Board.

The estimate for the schemes are prepared based on the probable cost of the work by the Executive Engineer of the Filed Division, scrutinized by the Superintending Engineer of the Field Circle and accepted by the Chief Engineers.   The   estimate    is    placed    to    the    Standing    Committee    of Brahmaputra Board for Administrative Approval.

After obtaining administrative approval, the detailed estimate for carrying out the work is prepared by the filed Executive Engineer, countersigned by the Superintending Engineer of the field circle and technical sanction is given by the Superintending Engineer/ Chief Engineer based on the delegation of powers.

For execution of the work, open tenders are floated in eProcurement portal with wide publicity through website and bids are invited as per the laid down procedure of the Govt. of India with amendment from time to time. Based on the valid tenders received rates are finalized by a duly constituted Tender Committee for awarding the work to the successful bidder for execution as per Delegation of Power Rule.

3.1.4      Procurement Cases.

 The procurement is targeted to carry out through GeM following the process as per rules laid down in the Delegation of Financial Power Rules (DFPR), General Financial Rules (GFR), CPWD Manual, Delegation of Financial Powers available to Brahmaputra Board Officers etc. The Board officers exercise Financial Powers as per “Delegation of Powers Rules 1996 amended in 2019 of Brahmaputra Board”.

For purchases related to Information Technology (IT) development (computers, printers, scanners, software’s etc.), IT units of Brahmaputra Board provides overall technical guidance and supervision. The IT cell goes into the need for development of various IT facilities for smooth functioning of Brahmaputra Board, their quantity and most appropriate technical specifications. Once technical specifications and other details such as quantity of the items and phasing of procurement is finalized by the Brahmaputra Board Authority, procurement process through GeM or open market as indicated below is initiated. In case of other items such as furniture, stationery, equipments etc. procurement is done based on the requirement of the various items as per plan schemes and regular upkeep of the office premises.

For other items not covered under GeM rate contract, Notice Inviting Quotation (NIQ)/Tenders are floated after approval of the competent authority. Wide publicity is given on Brahmaputra Board Website, notice boards and in case of procurement above Rs. 2.00 lakhs, through advertisement in leading English & Assamese Newspapers. The tenders/quotations are then evaluated and put up to the Tender Committee for consideration. On the recommendation of Tender Committee, the case is put to the competent authority (Executive Engineer/Superintending Engineer/ Chief Engineer/ Secretary/ General Manager/ Vice-Chairman/ Chairman for approval as per delegation of Financial Powers depending on the total value of the purchase. On approval of the competent authority, supply/work orders are placed and materials are procured/work got done.

3.2      CHANNEL OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY 

3.2.1   Technical Matters 

Channel of supervision in technical matters is given below in order:

Assistant Engineer /Assistant Executive Engineer

Executive Engineer

Dy. Chief Engineer/Superintending Engineer

Chief Engineer

General Manager

Vice Chairman

Chairman

3.2.2       Administrative Matters 

Channel of supervision in administrative matters is given below in order:

Section Officer

Under Secretary

Deputy Secretary/Executive Engineer (HQ)

Secretary

General Manager

Vice Chairman

Chairman

Broad norms set for discharge of important functions are as follows: -

4.1      SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS 

One of the important activities assigned to the Board by the Act is to carry out surveys and investigations pertaining to formulation of Detailed Project Report of multipurpose projects having flood control aspects and also other Jal Shakti and flood control projects assigned from time to time and its execution. For this purpose, field offices of Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineer headed by a Chief Engineer are setup at different locations based on assessment of work load spread over the entire NE Region including Sikkim and North Bengal Part covered under Brahmaputra boasin. The field divisions collect data required for preparation of DPR, Master Plan and for other purposes required from time to time and send to the Chief Engineer office located at Guwahati. . The draft Master Plans are prepared after analyzing the data in consultation with different nodal agencies and submitted to Ministry of Jal Shakti for approval of Government of India. The draft DPRs are prepared after analyzing the data in consultation with different nodal agencies and with due recommendation of agencies like CWC. The DPRs thus prepared are submitted to the CWC for technical appraisal so that investment decisions could be taken by the Ministry Jal Shakti, Govt. of India.

 

4.2      PREPARATION OF MASTER PLANS 

Preparation of Master Plans for the control of floods and bank erosion and improvement of drainage in the Brahmaputra and Barak Valleys giving due regard to the utilization of Jal Shakti for irrigation, hydropower, navigation and other beneficial purposes and as far as possible, indicate in such plan the works and other measures which may be undertaken for such development. For preparation of Master Plans the required data is collected through the field divisions and processed as mentioned above. The Master Plan thus prepared are circulated to all Board Members and placed in Board meeting for discussion and approval of the Board. Once it is approved by the Board, the same is submitted to the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India for acceptance. On acceptance by the Govt. of India, it is circulated to all concerned state Govt. for implementation.

 

4.3      DRAINAGE DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES 

The Board prepares schemes for drainage development in the drainage-congested areas identified in the Master Plan. The field offices collect the required data and the DPR of schemes are prepared in the Chief Engineer office. Then the DPR is submitted to the Central Water Commission for technical appraisal and forwarding the same to Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India for investment clearance. The schemes are taken for execution as soon as Ministry of Jal Shakti accorded investment clearance.

 

4.4       FLOOD MANAGEMENT/ANTI-EROSION / RIVER TRAINING SCHEMES 

Brahmaputra Board takes up anti-erosion works and river training works on request from States as well as from VIPs. It carries out detailed survey and investigation through its field offices and after study and analysis of all information and data, DPR is prepared and submitted to Central Water Commission for technical appraisal and forwarding the same to Ministry of Jal Shakti for investment clearance. It takes up the schemes after investment clearance from the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India.

 

4.5        Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) for taking up Critical Flood Control & Anti-Erosion schemes in Brahmaputra and Barak Valley (In all the North Eastern States including Sikkim and North Bengal) 

During X Plan the Ministry of Jal Shakti entrusted the Brahmaputra Board as a Nodal Agency to formulate the EFC for centrally sponsored schemes for taking up “Critical Flood Control & Anti-Erosion Schemes in Brahmaputra and Barak Valley (In all the North Eastern States including Sikkim and Northern part of West Bengal) under State Sector”. The EFC was approved during December, 2004 for Rs. 150.00 Cr. with the funding pattern of 90% Grant:10% Loan. While conveying the approval the MoWR stipulated that an Empowered Committee headed by the Chairman, Brahmaputra Board with the representative from Planning Commission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Central Water Commission, Financial Adviser, Brahmaputra Board, Chief Engineers of participating states and the Chief Engineer, Brahmaputra Board as Member Secretary would determine inter-se-priority of the projects before taken up for execution. A Monitoring Committee headed by Chief Engineer (I&W), Brahmaputra Board with representative from CWC and participating states was also suggested to monitor and to recommend for subsequent release of fund for the schemes during approval of the EFC. Accordingly both the Committees carried out their functions during X Plan.

Recognizing the gravity of flood and erosion problem in the country after the devastation of 2004 flood, the Govt. of India constituted the Task Force’ 2004 for flood management and erosion control. The Task Force submitted its report during Dec’04. For implementation of recommendations of the Task Force 2004, the EFC for “Critical Flood Control and Anti Erosion Schemes in Brahmaputra and Barak Valley (including Sikkim & Northern part of West Bengal) under State Sector” had been revised incorporating the schemes recommended under the categories of Immediate Measure and Short term –I and was approved for Rs. 225.00 crore. Total 74 (seventy four) Nos. of schemes were taken up for execution in all the North Eastern States including Sikkim and Northern part of West Bengal under State Sector during X plan. During XI Plan also schemes recommended by the Task Force’2004 for flood management and erosion control have been proposed to be taken up under “ Flood Management Programme for flood control and River Management works in the entire country (a State Sector Scheme)”.

Four schemes (a) Critical Anti-erosion works in Ganga Basin States (a Centrally Sponsored Scheme), (b) Critical Flood Control and Anti Erosion Schemes in Brahmaputra and Barak Valley States (a State Sector Scheme), (c) Improvement of Drainage in critical areas in the country (a State Sector Scheme) and (d) Critical Anti-erosion Works in Coastal and other than Ganga Basin States (a State Sector Scheme) sanctioned to provide central assistance to the flood prone states to take up flood control and river management works in critical areas in X Plan were merged and restructured as “Flood management Programme (FMP) during XI Plan. Under this scheme, central assistance was provided to the State Governments for undertaking critical works related to river management, flood control, anti-erosion, drainage development, anti-sea erosion, flood proofing, flood prone area development programme in critical regions, restoration of damaged flood control/ management works and anti-sea erosion works. Funding pattern during XI Plan was 75(Centre): 25(State) for General/Non-Special Category States and 90(Centre): 10(State) for Special Category States. The Special Category States cover the North Eastern States, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand. In view of the demand by States for completion of ongoing and new critical works of flood management, the XII Plan Working Group on ‘Flood Management and Region Specific Issues’ set up by the Planning Commission recommended continuation of Flood Management Progamme during XII Plan. Accordingly, the Ministry of Water Resources, in wider consultations with the States, Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, NDMA, M/o Environment & Forest and M/o Rural Development, formulated the proposal for continuation of Flood Management Programme during XII Plan accorded approval to the continuation of Flood Management Programme for providing central assistance to the extent of Rs. 10,000 crore to the State Governments during XII Plan by the Cabinet.

Details of Rules, Regulation, Instruction Manuals, Records held by Brahmaputra Board of under its Control or used by its Employees for discharging its Functions are given in the following paragraphs.

5.1      ADMINISTRATIVE 

  1. Fundamental Rules
  2. Supplementary Rules
  3. Leave Rules
  4. Traveling Allowance Rules
  5. LTC Rules
  6. Medical Attendance Rules
  7. Central Civil Services Rules (Conduct) Rules
  8. Central Civil Services (CCA) Rules
  9. Central Civil Services (Temporary Service) Rules
  10. Staff Car Rules
  11. Brochure on Reservation for SC & ST in Services
  12. Manual of Office Procedure
  13. CPWD Manual Vol-.I and II(As updated time to time)
  14. CPWD Accounts Code
  15. Delegation of Financial Power Rules 1996 amended in 2019
  16. General Financial Rules

5.2     TECHNICAL 

Following technical documents are held/referred by its employees for discharging their functions:

  1. Guideline for Preparation of River Basin Master Plan (CWC)
  2. Guidelines for submission, Appraisal and Clearance of Irrigation and Multipurpose Projects (CWC)
  3. Guidelines for preparation of Revised Estimates of the project and Appraisal Procedure (CWC)
  4. Guidelines for Planning Conjunctive Use of Surface and Ground Waters in Irrigation Projects (CWC and INCID)
  5. Guidelines for Standard Equipment Specifications (CWC)
  6. Guidelines/Norms for Detailed Calculations for the requirement of each category and size of the earth moving and production equipment – Working Group Report (CWC)
  7. Report of the Committee to Review Existing Criteria for Working out Benefit Cost Ratio for Irrigation Projects (CWC/Planning Commission)
  8. Guidelines for Environment Impact Assessment of River Valley Projects (Ministry of Environment and Forest)
  9. A Guide for estimating Irrigation Water Requirements (Ministry of Agriculture)
  10. Manual on Irrigation Water Management (Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation)
  11. Water Management Manual (Ministry of Jal Shakti
  12. Indian Standard Guidelines for Allocation of Cost Among Different Purposes of River Valley Project (BIS)
  13. Manual on Design of Waters and Barrages on Permeable Foundations (CWC)
  14. Manual on Irrigation and Power Channels (CWC)
  15. Design Flood Manual (CWC)
  16. Manual on Hydraulic Design of Overflow Spillway Crest (CWC)
  17. Guidelines for Planning of Parallel Canal (CWC)
  18. Guidelines for Safety Inspection of Dams (CWC)
  19. Sub-Zonal Flood Estimation Reports (CWC)
  20. Report on Dam Safety Procedures (CWC)
  21. Earth Dam Manual (USBR)
  22. Design of Small Dams (USBR)
  23. Design of Gravity Dam (USBR)
  24. Design of Standards-Embankment dam (USBR No.3)
  25. Life Reservoirs (CBIP)
  26. Manual on Hydrological Observation (CWC)
  27. Embankment Manual (CWC)
  28. Enhancement of powers of the state Governments for the sanction of flood control, drainage, anti-water logging and anti-sea erosion scheme – (Planning Commission, I&CAD Division)
  29. Use of latest state of the art technology tools.

Statements of Categories of documents that are held by the Brahmaputra Board are:

6.1         CLASSIFIED

  1. Hydrometeorological Data of Brahmaputra and Barak
  2. Master plan of main stem of river Brahmaputra (Pt-I)
  3. Master Plan of river Barak & its tributaries (Pt-II)
  4. 34 Nos of Master Plan of Sub- Basin tributaries of river Brahmaputra & rivers of Tripura.
  5. GIS
  6. Annual Report of Brahmaputra Board.

6.2         GENERAL 

Following documents fall under this category:

  1. Detailed project reports prepared by Brahmaputra Board I) Pagladiya Dam Project, 2) Dhaleswari multipurpose project.
  2. Pre-feasibility report of Dibang Dam Project.
  3. BIS Codes prepared by Bureau of Indian Standards.
  4. Model study reports prepared by Brahmaputra Board.
  5. Study reports carried out by Brahmaputra Board or through consultants- such as performance evaluation studies, Hydrological studies, Hydro morphological studies, reservoir capacity survey studies and System studies
  6. CPWD Manuals
  7. Schedule of rates prepared by State Public Works Departments, Jal Shakti etc.
  8. Water and related statistics like information on water and related resource utilization, production related performance and efficiency, financial performance, etc.
  9. Reference manuals/guidelines prepared by CWC like design flood manual.
  10. Manuals/guidelines prepared by other agencies like Life of Reservoirs-CBIP, Design of small Dams-United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Design of Gravity Dam-USBR, etc.
  11. Detailed Project Report received from NE State for Inter-State ramification.
  12. Flood Estimation Report.
  13. Other publications brought out by Brahmaputra Board time to time.

List of In-house committees/groups etc. constituted in Brahmaputra Board below:-

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Name of the Board/ Committee/ Panel of Experts/ Groups

1 High Powered Review Board
2 Brahmaputra Board
3 Standing Committee of the Board
4 Brahmaputra Board Official Language Implementation Committee*
5 Hindi Book Purchasing Committee
6 Purchase Committee for Procurement of Stores
7 Committee for Review of Old and Unserviceable Stores and their disposal
8 Committee for weeding out of old books/publications/files from Library/Office
9 Committee to look into the complaints of woman regarding sexual harassment

* Minutes of the meeting can be given to public.

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Name of Posts

No of Posts

1 Chairman 1
2 Vice-Chairman 1
3 General Manager 1
4 Financial Adviser 1
5 Chief Engineer (Level-I) 1
6 Secretary 1
7 Chief Engineer (Level-II) 1
8 Dy. Chief Engineer 4
9 Deputy Secretary 1
10 Dy. Financial Adviser 1
11 Superintending Engineer 10
12 EE (HQ) / Under Secretary (T) 1
13 Under Secretary (E) 1
14 Executive Engineer 20
15 Principal Private Secretary 1
16 Sr. Accounts Officer 1
17 Assistant Executive Engineer 30
18 Accounts Officer 2
19 Assistant Director (OL) 1
20 Assistant Engineer 32
21 Section Officer 7
22 Private Secretary 4
23 Personal Assistant 2
24 Divisional Accountant 9
25 Junior Engineer 75
26 Chief  Draftsman 1
27 Draftsman Gr-I 1
28 Assistant 13
29 Jr. Hindi Translator 1
30 U.D.C. 25
31 Jr. Accountant 14
32 L.D.C. 50
33 Driver Gr-I 4
34 Driver Gr-II 5
35 Driver Ordinary Grade 8
36 Multi Tasking Staff 81
Total: 415

 

     SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION: 

Compensation is payable as per Govt. of India’s rules and regulations as applicable for Gratuity, Leave Encashment etc. apart from salary.

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Major Head of Account

Name of Scheme/Works

BE 2023-24

RE 2023-24

Spilled over amount

Grants received From DoWR During 2023-24

Actual Expenditure

1 2552 River Basin Management 110 106.5 0 83.05 77.82

 

*Note : Actual expenditure may vary after completion of Annual Accounts 2023-24 of Brahmaputra Board.

List of the documents/ information reduced in electronic form is given below:-

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Details of Information

Custodian

Remarks

1 Hydrometeorological data of Brahmaputra & Barak river and their major tributaries. Chief Engineer-I Classified
2 Digitized satellite data of selected areas related to projects/ schemes Chief Engineer-I Classified
2 Brahmaputra Board Act, 1980 IT Cell
3 Status of progress IT Cell
4 Tender       publications      &                  Job advertisements IT Cell Available in web site

Brahmaputra Board’s official web site: www.brahmaputraboard.gov.in

Library of the Brahmaputra Board is primarily a departmental reference library on the subject of Jal Shakti Engineering and other allied technical subjects. It has a very good collection of books and periodicals/ Journals, newsletters, bulletins and reports etc. The library receives important technical literature, newspapers/ dailies and magazines from important organizations/ publishers. The library also co- ordinates among the small libraries located in different offices located at the Head Quarter campus for reference to technical literature for day to day use in different units/ offices such as Indian Standard/ Codes, important text books/ handbooks and govt. publications.

The officers and staff of the Brahmaputra Board form any office have access to this library and obtain books etc./ information as needed for reference purposes.

In order to disseminate information on respective topics, preparation of bibliographies for ready reference is maintained in the library. The proposal for computerization of the library system is under process. The library is under the administrative control of the Chief Engineer- I with one Junior Engineer and an Assistant posted there as care taker.

Working hours and Reading Room facilities

The library is presently located at the end of the Establishment Wing of the Board located at Head Quarter complex, Basistha, Guwahati- 781029 remains open on all working days during working hours from 9.30AM to 6.00 PM. There is a fully equipped reading room with a sitting arrangement of 12 readers at a time.

Since the Brahmaputra Board library is a technical departmental one, it is generally not open to the public. However, bonafide users from other organizations are allowed to use the library for reference.

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RTI Officers

Name

Designation

Email

Office Address

1 Appellate Authority Shri Sher Singh Vice Chairman vc-bbrd@gov.in Brahmaputra Board, Basistha, Guwahati-781029, Assam Tel: 0361-2308590(O)
2 CPIO Shri Binanda Ram Das Secretary secy-bbrd@gov.in Brahmaputra Board, Basistha, Guwahati-781029, Assam Tel: 0361-2300128(O)
3 Nodal Officer Shri Shankarnath Sharma Laimayum Under Secretary bbrd-ghy@nic.in Brahmaputra Board, Basistha, Guwahati-781029, Assam