In order to ensure timely and effective completion of its works, Public Works Department
has evolved a specific set up in which the different wings of the department work
The control of the operations of these wings vests in Govt. of Punjab and at Govt.
level this control is exercised by the Public Works Minister who is assisted by
the Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Punjab. At the field level, the Punjab PWD
(B&R) is at present headed by various Chief Engineers who look after various disciplines
like link roads & Buildings, National Highways, Planning, Design, Electrical & Mechanical
Wings, Gazetted & Non Gazetted establishment and there is a Chief Vigilance Officer.
To conduct research and development work and testing of materials, PWD has an Engineering
Research Laboratory in Patiala. The field organization of the Department consists
of circles headed by a Superintending Engineer having a number of divisions headed
by Executive Engineers. The Chief Engineers & Superintending Engineers are in overall
charge of survey, preparation of plans & estimates, construction & maintenance of
works and quality control within their territorial jurisdiction.