Control & Design
Quality Management System:- Three tier set up
for quality management has been adopted in the state as per the NRRDA guidelines
for the effective and efficient monitoring of the various works being executed
under PMGSY and World Bank aided projects. Two tier setup is being followed for
other works viz., NABARD, CRF, STATE & NH etc.
1) First Tier: - It includes the
supervision of works by the field Engineers up to the level of Zonal Chief
Engineers. The Superintending Engineer Office of field circle has been
designated as Project Implementations Unit (PIU) in our State. Chief Engineers
are responsible for the proper functioning of EEs under their control.
Before starting the
execution of the work, the contractor has to establish a site Material Testing
Lab. for conducting the mandatory tests. Reports of the tests conducted at the
site of the work are entered in the quality control register Part-1 by the field
Engineers. The percentage of tests to be conducted in the presence of J.E.s,
A.E.s and E.E.s should be 50%, 20% & 5% respectively as per NRRDA requirement
and a certificate to this effect is recorded and a quarterly report in this
respect is sent to NRRDA New Delhi .Quality Control Register Part-2 is the
record of tests conducted as well as ‘No Conformance Reports’ (NCRs) and it will
be maintained by the Assistant Engineers.
The Executive Engineers will verify the NCRs
issued by the A.E.s and ensure that the contractors take the corrective actions
promptly on these reports. The payment of the contractors is regulated on the
basis of Quality Control Reports.
In addition to the above, the Engineers of the
Quality Control Wing also inspect the works regularity and the inspection
reports are sent to field offices for taking corrective measures.
2) Second Tier: - The function of 2nd tier
independent Quality Management is to improve the quality and effectiveness of
the Quality enforcement process. The Govt. has appointed 19 No. State Quality
Monitors of the rank of Chief Engineers/ Superintending Engineers (Retd),
generally one for each Circle. While submitting inspection reports on the
prescribed Performa, the State Quality Monitors also furnish the results of
quality control tests got conducted at the site in their presence. The status of
inspection reports as well as grading of works on the basis of SQMs inspection
reports is further sent to SRRDA/Govt. as well as to NRRDA, New Delhi. In
addition to above, the State Govt. has notified the S.E.s (Design) and S.E.s
(Works) of the Deptt. as departmental State Quality Monitors.
The field staff through PIUs is required to
remove the defects/shortcomings pointed out by the SQMs/NQMs and get these
verified at the site during the subsequent visits of the SQMs/NQMs and then to
submit the ATRs to the Q.C.Wing. The detail of the ATRs is submitted to NRRDA
New Delhi by Q.C.Wing for grade improvement of the unsatisfactory works to
3) Third tier: - National Rural Road
Development Agency (NRRDA) has further appointed National Quality Monitors for
ensuring the Quality Assurance in PMGSY works. On the basis of the inspections
and grading of the works by the NQMs, requisite necessary corrective measures
are taken by the PIUs and Action Taken Reports are submitted by the
PIUs/Division/Zonal offices to NRRDA through E-in-C (QC&D).
Further, on the basis of inspection reports of
the officers of the Q.C.Wing, SQMs and NQMs; some common deficiencies observed
are sent to zonal offices for arranging the immediate corrective action & the
Head Office, Quality Control Wing meticulously
scrutinizes the inspection reports of SQMs and NQMs and sends the monthly return
to SRRDA/NRRDA with copies to zonal offices for immediate compliance and
The Quality Control Wing itself has
started inspecting all the ongoing works (Roads & Bridges) vigorously and
frequently to ensure the fulfillment the Quality Assurance requirements. E-in-C
(QC&D) as well as S.E.(QC&D) inspect the works randomly in all the zones,
whereas the E.E.s(QC&D) posted in all the zones conduct the inspections in their
respective zones for which inspection programme is sent to them monthly.
By the office of E-in-C (QC&D). The inspection
reports of Q.C.&D. wing are sent to field staff through zonal offices in order
to rectify the defects and thus improve the quality of ongoing works.
This wing has also published a pocket size
‘Quality Control Handbook’ containing the specifications, tables & requisite
necessary data needed for the execution of the road construction works and the
same has been issued to all the field Engineers up to the rank of Junior
Engineer. Concerted efforts are being made to ensure the Quality Assurance
Programme in the state.
taken report format of SQMs for NABARD Works
information to SQM for Inspection of NABARD Works
Inspection note of works in respect of Er. B.S Chauhan ,
Engineer-in-Chief( QC &D)