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Government Of Assam Dhubri District

Public Health Engineering

    1. Brief overview of the Department

    Assam Public Health Engineering Department was created in 1956.The Department is entrusted with the responsibility of providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in rural areas of Assam. It is also the nodal department for implementation of Swach Bharat Mission (Gramin)

    PHE Dhubri Division, headed by Member Secretary, DWSC-cum-Executive Engineer (PHE), has under its jurisdiction three working Sub-Division e.g. Dhubri, Bilasipara and Hatsingimari Sub- Divisions headed each by an Assistant Executive Engineer, J.E / A.E holds the posts of Sectional Officers of PHE Sections which are under the jurisdiction of the PHE Sub-Divisions.

    In Water Sector, all the 133 GP under Dhubri District and 35 GP under South Salmara-Mankachar District fall under the jurisdiction of the O/O Executive Engineer, Dhubri (PHE) Division.

    In Sanitation Sector for implementation of SBM(G) there are separate District Water and Sanitation committees (DWSC) for Dhubri District and South Salmara-Mankachar District.

    1. Name of the Services

    PHED carries out the aforementioned activities in rural areas through

    - Three centrally sponsored flagship programmes namely

    • National Rural Drinking Water Programmae (NRDWP)
    • National Water Quality Sub Mission (NWQSM)
    • Swach Bharat Mission (Gramin)

    Different State Govt. programme like SCCP (Schedule Cast Component Plan), TSP (Tribal Sub Plan), SPA (Special Plan Assistance) etc.

    1. A brief overview of the services

    National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) has been emphasizing on water supply systems which are planned and managed by the community at the village level for ensuing sustainable safe drinking water availability, convenient delivery system and achieving water security at the house hold level.

    Major components of NRDWP

    1. Programme Activities
    2. Support Activities
    3. Water Quality Monitoring

    Programme Activity may be sub divided in to:-

    1. Coverage of partially covered Habitations, Slipped Back Habitations, Coverage of School & AWC.
    2. Coverage of Quality affected Habitations
    3. Operation and Maintenance
    4. Sustainability Component.

    National Water Quality Sub Mission (NWQSM) is launched to provide safe drinking to Quality affected Habitations mainly Arsenic and Fluoride.

    Water Quality testing Laboratory

    There are three Water Quality Testing Laboratories under Dhubri PHE Division for providing service of testing of quality of water under various parameters.

    DLL – District level laboratory under Dhubri PHE Sub-Division at Khalilpur, Jhagra Pt – IV, Jhagrarpar GP, Dhubri. Contact – Sri Moy Hussain, A.E.E. (PHE), Dhubri Sub-Division. Mobile No.9435128750

    SDLL – Sub-Divisional Level Laboratory under Bilasipara PHE Sub-Division at Bilasipara, Rokakhata, Hakama, Dhubri. Contact – Sri NashimulHoque, A.E.E. (PHE), Bilasiapra Sub-Division. Mobile No.9435259458

    SDLL - Sub-Divisional Level Laboratory under Hatsingimari PHE Sub-Division at Hatsingimari, Fulerchar GP,Fekamari, South SalmaraMankachar District.Contact – Harun Al Rashid, J.E. (PHE) Hatsingimari Sub-Division. Mobile No.9954245555

    Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) SBM (G)

    • IHHL (Construction of Individual House Hold Latrine): - Incentive @ the rate of Rs.12000/- for construction of house hold Latrine for the identified prospective beneficiaries as per Base Line Survey. Under Swachh Bharat Kosh incentive @ 10000.00 is given to identified HH with dysfunctional toilet for repairing or construction of toilet.
    • CSC (Construction of Community sanitary Complex) : - Support for community Sanitary Complex to be Rs.2.00 Lakh at sharing ratio 60:30:10
    • IEC (Information Education and Communication)/ BCC  ( Behavioral Change Communication In order to ensure community participation, mobilization and bringing about behavioral change and for sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, clean and environment friendly villages,IEC/BCC activities such as inter-personal communication (IPC) / Home visit, Group meeting, Song and dance, exhibition, Mela, Street Play, rally with Swachh Rath, CLTS, distribution of leaflets displaying sanitation and good hygiene practices, postering, erection of hoardings, demonstration of hand washing with soap,cleanliness drive etc. are organized to nudge the communities into adopting safe and sustainable sanitation practices. Capacity Building, Training, workshop and orientation programme are conducted for capacity buildingof various stakeholders such as GRL functionaries, PRI members, Field level functionaries of line Department etc.
    1. Overall  Process Flow for the Services

    In Water Sector

    Supply of drinking water:

    Step -1. As per habitation status Users’ committee formed for land & O&M

    Step -2. DPR is prepared and sent for AA

    Step -3. After acquiring AA detailed estimate is prepared for according TS

    Step -4. After according T.S. work is distributed among the registered contractors for execution of  works as per

    Step -5. After completion of work, the scheme is handed over to the Users’ committee for O&M

    Under SBM (G)

    Construction of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL)

    Step -1. Survey is conducted to IdentifyHHs eligible for govt. incentive for construction of IHHL BLS 2012-13 entered

    Step -2. PIP is prepared & sent for approval

    Step -3. The MS, VWSC-cum- S.O. (PHE) in consultation with GP President selects the households to be covered with IHHL

    Step -4. Field functionaries such as BRCC/CRCC or Swachhgrahis are provided with the list of selected household for visit to motivate for personal hygiene, toilet use, maintenance and upkeepment of surroundings, general cleanliness.

    Step -5. An undertaking is taken from the HH that they are willing to get the toilet constructed through selected NGO/SHGs

    Step -6. MoU between DWSC and empaneled NGO (selected through EoI) is done

    Step -7. MS, VWSC-cum- S.O. (PHE) issues work order to the NGOs for construction of IHHL in the selected HH

    Step -8. During construction supervision and monitoring is done by S.O., S.A., BRCC/CRCC

    Step -9. Once constructed, IHHLs are handed over to the beneficiaries after geo-tagging.

    Construction of Community Sanitary Complex (CSC)

    Step -1. Identification of places of public gathering in GaonPanchayat area as well as the thickly populated area, where  construction of IHHL is not possible.

    Step -2. Formation a Community Sanitary Complex Management committee (CSCMC). Collect 10% upfront contribution as per Guidelines.

    Step -3. Submission of proposal for new toilet from the Committee through the Gaon Panchayat to DWSC

    Step -4. DWSC will accord the Technical Sanction (TS) to the CSCMC with intimation to Gaon Panchayat.

    Step -5. Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NGO/other agency in case of implementation by NGO, DWSC will select the NGO through Expression of Interest.

    Step -6. Getting the construction verified by the Block Co-ordinator and PHED field level officer.

    Step -7.Completion certificate will be signed by the President& Secretary of CSC management Committee duly countersigned by the PHED field Officer. Photograph during construction and after completion of construction with the President & Secretary of  CSC  managemen Committee will have.

    1. Eligibility Criteria –

    In Sanitation Sector - All BPL House Holdsand APL households in the sub-category of SC, ST, Small & Marginal farmer, landlesslabourers with homestead, physically handicap headed households, women headed households without toilet as identified for govt. incentive for construction of IHHL.

    1. Form(s) to be filled if any (Give soft copy)–Application form is received from the beneficiary at the office of the Member Secretary, VWSC.
    2. Guidelines for filling up the forms–the beneficiary is required to provide personal details such as name, father’s/husband’s name, address, category, ID No., bank details etc.
    3. Fees (In Rs.)        - Not required.
    4. Supporting Documents required–Xerox copy of ID proof, Bank passbook, 1 no. passport size photo of the beneficiary.
    5. Important Timelines 

                   (a) When to submit the Application -No time bar

                   (b) Time for processing                  - 10 days

    1. Whom to Contact for any queries   -   Member Secretary, VWSC, A.E.E. (PHE), Dhubri, Bilasipara, Hatsingimari Sub-Division, Member Secretary, DWSC-cum- E.E. (PHE), Dhubri.
    2. Whether the Service is Offline or Online     -   The service is mostly Offline
    1. For Offline -Member Secretary,DWSC, cum Executive Engineer (PHE), Dhubri Division, Dhubri, A.E.E. (PHE), Dhubri / Bilasipara/ Hatsingimari Sub-Division and all the Member Secretaries, VWSC.
    2. For Online  -  Not available