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In the year 1894-95, a small Sanitary Engineering Branch with its headquarters of Allahabad was established under the administrative control of U.P. public works Department. A few technical assistants were deployed in the branch & this unit was entrusted with the job of preparation of projects of water supply which were to be executed the rough contractors or large engineering companies. The first sanitary division was established with skeleton staff in the year 1913-14 at Saharanpur. Promulgating of UP Municipalities act in the year 1916 bestowed some powers in local bodies. Creation of local bodies in towns ushered in pressure building to provide better amenities especially drinking water. Royal sanitary commission constituted by the Government visited the entire state to take stock of drinking water & sanitation facilities and submitted its report towards end of the year 1920. Consequently in the year 1927, the then existing Sanitary Engineering branch was enlarged & given status of a full fledged department This new department was named as PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT & was headed by an offices of the rank of superintending Engineer. Following functions were entrusted to the new department:
Preparation & execution of water supply, drainage, sewage disposal and other health works for local bodies on which
fees were to be charged.
Preparation & execution of health schemes for other government department without charging any fees.
Inspection & general supervision of all water works and sewage pumping stations including hydro electric undertakings Mussorie & Nainital without charging any fees.
Scrutiny of budgets of such local bodies having water works without charging any fees.
General supervision and advice to local bodies in respect of recruitment & works of their technical staff, without charging any fees.
Scrutiny and advice on all improvement trust schemes in respect of water supply, drainage & road works, without charging any fees.
Tours planning & preparation of light designs for model villages, sanitary wells, latrines, infections disease hospitals, incinerators and slaughter houses, markets, rat-proof godowns etc. without charging any fees.
Scrutiny of all minor & major projects for which state board gives a grant (Free)
General technical advice on matters relating to public health engineering to the Government, local-bodies & all other Govt. Departments (Free)
Supply of Forecast of cost to local Bodies(free)
Checking of water works returns & preparing drawings for mechanical appliances (Free)
Arranging purchase of spare parts & Chemicals for water works through Store Purchase Officer (Free)
Placing indents for purchase of controlled building materials for departmental works, such as Cement, Coal, Iron & Steel (Free)
   
 
 
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