Role/ Duties of CPHEEO

ROLE OF MINISTRY / CPHEEO IN URBAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION SECTOR

CPHEEO, The Technical Wing Of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, deals with the matters related to the following:

  • Technical scrutiny of water supply and sanitation including solid waste management schemes submitted by the state governments / local bodies and union territories, for urban sector.
  • Technical assistance to other Central Ministries / Departments like Ministries of Environment, Non Conventional Energy Sources, Water Resources, DEA, Industry, Labour, Steel and Mines, Health etc. in respect of various projects and problems referred to by them.
  • Techno economic examination of schemes received from State Governments and Local bodies seeking assistance from external funding agencies such as World Bank/ JBIC/
  • UNDP and Bilateral agencies etc..
  • Monitoring of water supply schemes under the centrally sponsored AUWSP.
  • Guidance to State Governments in regard to formation of Statutory Water Supply and Sewerage Boards.
  • Designing and implementation of Public Health Engineering Training Programme including conduct of various courses, selection of trainees etc.
  • Technical assistance to various States for the preparation of project identification reports and DPRs in respect of major water supply sewerage and Solid Waste Management projects.
  • To work in collaboration with the India Council for Medical Research, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Labs and various educational institutions in the formulation / implementation Research Labs and various educational institutions in the formulation / implementation of operational research projects in the field of Environmental Engineering.
  • To work in collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Standards for preparation of various standards / specification in the field of Public Health and Environmental Engineering.
  • Organizing and co-sponsoring of seminars / workshops on various topics of interest from time to time in the field of Public Health and Environmental Engineering.
  • Preparation of Manuals in the field of Public Health / Environmental Engineering.  The Manual on Water Supply and Treatment (Revised), Manual on sewerage and Sewage Treatment and Manual on Municipal Solid Waste Management and Manual on Water Supply and Maintenance of Water Supply Systems have been published which are used as basic documents by the State Public Health Engineering Departments / State Water Boards / Urban Local Bodies in their functions of Planning, Designing, Construction and Maintenance of Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes including solid waste management
  • Preparation of the draft material for Five Year Plans and Annual Plans in respect of Water Supply and sanitation.
  • Assisting the various Ministries of the Government of India in special projects like drought and flood relief and other emergencies created by natural calamities.
  • Assisting the States in setting up of Public Health Engineering Training Centres and laboratories and guiding them in the laboratory techniques.
  • Assisting the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in all matters connected with Urban Water Supply and Sanitation and Solid Waste Management including furnishing material for Parliament Questions and VIP references.
  • To examine the Research & Development proposals in the field of Water Supply & Sanitation including SWM received from various academic and research institutions and other agencies and to recommend to the Ministry for Central possible financial support.
  • Monitoring & Management Information System of Water Supply & Sanitation in the country.
  • Representing the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on various technical committee of other central ministry / Department.
  • A Technology Advisory Group (TAG) has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Adviser(PHEE) for a period of 5 years for collecting information on appropriate technologies and other allied issues for management of municipal solid waste in a scientific and hygienic manner by urban local bodies.  TAG has completed the task and the report is under printing.
  • The 12th Finance Commission had recommended a devolution of grants of Rs.2,500.00 crore for solid waste management in 423 Class-I cities of the country based on the schemes submitted by the Ministry.  The recommendations have been accepted by the Government of India.  The technical issues related to the 12th Finance Commission grants and its devolution to ULBs are being dealt with by this office.
  • In order to manage municipal garbage in a scientific and hygienic manner and recover wealth from waste, an Inter-Ministerial Task Force on “Integrated Plant Nutrient Management using City Compost” had been constituted by this Ministry under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Task Force has completed its job in May, 2005 and has submitted its report to the Honourable Supreme Court of India.  CPHEEO is dealing with matters related to Task Force and Integrated Plant Nutrient Management.
  • The Ministry of Health Family Welfare, Government of India has transferred the subject of bio-medical waste management to this Ministry along with budget provision during the current year.  The subject matter of setting up of Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility is being dealt with by this office.
  • The issues related to the Millennium Development Goal in regard to water supply and sanitation sector are being dealt with by this office.
  • The issues related to Eco City Programme, being handled by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, are also being dealt with by this office.
  • Matters related to production of energy from municipal waste is also being handled by this office.
  • Any other work assigned by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs from time to time in respect of subjects concerning Environmental Engineering.
Last Updated:11-12-2017

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