Jammu: The Public Works Department in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday adopted the J&K PWD Engineering Manual, 2020, standardizing engineering practices with an aim to provide uniform code of practice so as to bring more transparency and accountability in its operations.
This followed approval of the manual by the Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, here.
Spanning over 29 chapters, the manual has codified various activities regarding human resource management, project preparation methodologies, engineering investigation, GIS/IT/RMMS monitoring, bidding documents, contract management, quality control mechanism and asset management among others.
It has introduced uniformity in the documentation of proposals, estimations, bids and record-keeping.
The manual will serve as a guide to keep pace with the contemporary engineering needs in conformity with existing practices and procedures to ensure transparency and engineering perfection.