Public  Health Engineering

 

Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) was created as an independent full-fledged Department in 1987 vide Home (C & E) Department's Notification No. 16664-AR dated 2.9.1987. Earlier Health & Family Welfare Department of the State Government had a Public Health Engineering Wing. As per Rules of Business of the State Government, Public Health Engineering Department controls the Water Supply & Sanitation Budget of the State Government (major head 2215/4215) and undertakes programmes of implementation of water supply and sanitation services mainly through the Public Health Engineering Directorate under its administrative control.

 

Currently, however, Panchayat & Rural Development Department controls the Budget of Rural Sanitation and has been made the Nodal Department for Rural Sanitation. The Municipal Affairs and Urban Development Departments are now looking after the activities of Urban Sanitation and Sewerage Sector. Therefore, the main activities of PHED are now related to Rural and Urban Water Supply Sectors. In the Urban Water Supply Sector, sectoral activities are mostly limited within areas of the State outside Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA). PHED also controls partially the Budget of Hill Area Development (major head 2551) so far as provision for water supply is concerned. Budgetary control is also exercised by PHED on Loans to Urban Local Bodies for implementation of Urban Water Supply Schemes (major head 6215). PHED has to arrange for water supply and sanitation measures in fairs and festivals for which fund is provided under major head 2250 of Social Welfare Department. PHED has to carry out original works of Health & Family Welfare Department under major heads 4210 and 2210 so far as water supply in hospitals and health institutions is concerned. PHED is also involved in the maintenance of non-residential Government buildings under the major head 2059 of PWD.

 

PHED has to operate and maintain three Sewerage & Drainage schemes (Kalyani, Berhampur and Nabadwip ) completed under Ganga Action Plan (Phase I). Implementation of Sewerage & Drainage schemes for 4 (four) more towns has been entrusted to the Public Health Engineering Department. The Public Health Engineering Department is continuing operation and maintenance of 21 water supply and drainage schemes belonging to other Departments. Above all, Natural Calamities, like flood or drought, demands safe water supply for the people and Public Health Engineering Department always rises to such occasion. The fund is provided under Relief Department's major head 2245.

 

For further details please visit :http://www.wbphed.gov.in/

 

Contact Personnel of Right to Information Act. 2005

Public Health
Department1 Department2 Department3 Department4
Department Details1
Minister-in-Charge MiC
Sri Moloy Ghatak Department
Address: 7th Floor, New Secretariat Building ,1.K.S.Roy Road Kolkata - 700001
Phone: 2248-2130
Fax: 2248 9843
Email:  ghatak.moloy@gmail.com 
Department Details3
Minister of State PS
Sri Shyamal Santra Department
Address: 7th Floor, New Secretariat Building ,1.K.S.Roy Road Kolkata - 700001
Phone: 2248-2130
Fax: 2248 9843
Email:  
Department Details2
Principal Secretary (additional charge) MoS
Shri Manoj Pant, I.A.S Department
Address: New Secretariat Buildings (7th Floor), 1, K. S. Roy Road, Kolkata-700001
Phone: 2248-6769
Fax: 2248-8233
Email: secy@wbphed.gov.in
Department Details3
Nodal Officer PS

  Sri Prodyut Kumar Das, Deputy Secretary

Department
Address: New Secretariat Buildings, 7th Floor ,1 K. S. Roy Road, Kolkata-700001
Phone: 22486312
Fax: 2248-7911
Email: ds-tech@wbphed.gov.in

 

Last updated on: Fri, 03 Aug 2018
Information Source: Nodal Officer, Department of Public Health Engineering, Government of West Bengal