Institutional And Implementation Arrangements

  1. The State Dam Safety Organizations: These will have responsibility for the implementation of the project in the respective participating States. These will be assisted by Water Resources / Irrigation Departments, State Electricity Boards and State Design Organizations for design services and day-to-day construction supervision. Consulting services may also be engaged by the States to assist the State Dam Safety Organizations, as needed, in areas which are to be executed by the State Implementing Agencies and for which specialized skilled staff may not be available within State Departments. Such services to be provided by individual consultants, Dam Safety Review Panels, Expert Teams, IITs, Engineering Universities, Colleges and other Institutions or Consulting firms will have clearly defined deliverables without substantial overlap with the scope of Consulting services by Management Consulting firm engaged by CPMU.

  2. Central Project Management Unit: It will be responsible for overall implementation and maintenance of DRIP. Its duties will include support to State Dam Safety Organizations and the State Project Management Units in facilitating and guiding the implementation and monitoring of all project activities, ensuring synergy and coordination among activities and agencies implementing these activities, preparing consolidated reports and facilitating training. It will also support SDSOs and SPMUs in formulation of project proposals, technical examination of works, preparation of MIS, and other relevant activities of project implementation. The Dam Safety Rehabilitation Directorate of CWC is designated as Central Project Management Unit (CPMU) and the Director, Dam Safety Rehabilitation Directorate is designated as Project Director (PD). The Project Director would head the Central Project Management Unit (CPMU), which will be strengthened by an Engineering and Management Consulting firm. In addition to providing sufficient staff at CPMU, the consulting firm will also open sub-units with adequate staff in each participating State for coordination of work between CPMU and concerned SPMU. These sub-units will be reporting to CPMU at CWC, New Delhi. The day to day minor issues with SPMU will be resolved by the State level sub-units; more detailed/ complex and complicated issues, if any, will be referred to CPMU. The State level sub-units would also provide the third-party construction supervision and quality control arrangements for the works undertaken by the State Implementing Agencies. Third party construction supervision and quality control arrangement to be undertaken by Consultant's State level sub-units will be on the lines of quality audit. Day to day construction supervision along with direct quality assurance measures will be ensured by the concerned units of State IAs. Consultant will evaluate the construction supervision and quality control mechanism in place, and its sufficiency, and also establish the benchmark requirements.

  3. National Level Steering Committee: NLSC, headed by Secretary MoWR and senior level representatives of CWC and participating States, is already in place. It is to give policy directions in formulation & implementation of the project and review the physical and financial progress of the project.

  4. Technical Committee: The Technical Committee is chaired by Member (D&R), CWC, and includes Engineering-in-Chief / Chief Engineer of Irrigation/ Water Resources / Power Departments of participating States. The Director, DSR-CWC, is its Member Secretary.

    The NLSC and TC will provide the strategic supervision and directions for the successful implementation of DRIP. These Committees will also provide a platform for resolution of project implementation related issues / problems, if any.

    Technical Committee is to do the following:

    1. Provide technical input to NLSC,
    2. Coordinate with implementing committees of respective State governments, and
    3. Review progress of the project.


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