Department of Public Health & Engineering Department
Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) was bifurcated from its
parent Department, PWD in 1974. However, its actual functioning as a full fledged
Department started only in 1975, after establishment of the requisite infrastructures. The
main objectives of the Department are to provide Safe Drinking Water Supply and proper
sanitary conditions to the people of the State. The Department, in order to ensure
sustainability of the water supply systems also deals with conservation of water source
catchments and also creation of public awareness on public and personal hygiene.
ORGANIZATIONAL SET UP.
The Directorate of PHE Department is headed by a Chief Engineer. There
are 3 Working Circles, 10 Working divisions and 30 Working Sub divisions. There are
also various Cells/Units attached to the Directorate, viz Monitoring and Investigation
(M&I) Cell headed by a Superintending Engineer ( M&I) and Human Resource
Development (HRD) Cell headed by a Chief Engineer (HRD). In addition, the HRD Cell is also
looking after the activities of Information Education and Communication (IEC) Cell and
Management Information system (MIS) Cell.