THE BUILDINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL is under the dual control of the State Government and the Zilla Parishad respectively. The sphere of activities has been divided into two sectors. The works regarding the Major District Roads and the roads of the lower order, buildings required by the Animal" ,Husbandry department and other departments at the taluka level, constructional activities under the block development schemes and the tanks that will irrigate less than 200 acres of land arc the responsibility of the Zilla Parishad, while the works relating to National Highways, State Highways, the buildings required for the administrative departments in the State Sector, construction and maintenance of electric installation in Government buildings arc entrusted to the department in the State Sector.

Chief Engineer.

The Chief Engineer who is also the Joint Secretary to the Government is the head of the department at the State level. Under the Chief Engineer are the Superintending Engineers of Buildings and Communications Circles and Electrical Engineer to the Government. Each circle comprising five of more divisions is controlled by a Superintending Engineer. The divisions are in charge of Executive Engineers and sub-divisions are in charge of Assistant Engineers or Deputy Engineers. The Dhulia Division has three Sub-Divisions under it. These Sub-Divisions are further divided into sections each in charge of an overseer. There are 33 overseers in the Division.

Superintending Engineer.

The Superintending Engineer is responsible for the administration and general professional control over public works in charge of the department within his circle. He has to inspect the state of various works within his circle and to satisfy himself that the system of management prevailing is efficient and economic. He is required to ascertain the efficiency of subordinate officers and petty establishments and to report whether the staff employed in each division is actually necessary or adequate for the management. The Superintending Engineer is empowered to transfer and post the Deputy Engineers and overseers within his circle in the interest of administration. However, Executive Engineers of divisions are consulted before posting these officers to particular sub-divisional charges under their control. It is also the duty of the Superintending Engineer to recommend removal and transfer of Executive Engineers from his circle.

Executive Engineer.

The Executive Engineer is responsible to the Superintending Engineer of his circle for execution and management of all works. within his division. He has to see that proper measures are taken to preserve all buildings and works in his division and to prevent encroachments on Government land under his charge. He is also ex-officio professional adviser to all departments of the State within the limits of his charge.

Of the total road mileage of 329.78, State Highways account for 243.38 and National Highways 86.40. Of these roads 223.04 miles are black topped, 94.49 miles, water bound macadam and 12.25 miles, murum surface.

Electrical Circle.

The functions of the Electrical Circle under the Buildings and Communications department are execution of electrical works in Government buildings and carrying out advisory, administrative and executive duties pertaining to generation and use of electricity and administration of Indian Electricity Act, 1956, Indian Electricity Rules, and Electricity Duty Act.

The Electrical Circle is headed by Electrical Engineer to the Government whose jurisdiction extends over the whole State.

The Electrical Circle is divided into two wings, viz. Executive Wing and Inspection Wing at the divisional level. The Executive Wing has four Electrical Divisions with headquarters at Bombay, Poona. Nagpur and Aurangabad respectively. Dhulia district falls under the jurisdiction of the Deputy Engineer, Electrical Sub-Division. Jalgaon, which is under the charge of the Executive Engineer. Aurangabad Electrical Division.