By B S Reporter
Chinn Hari Meena, secretary of Rajasthan's Public Works Department (PWD) is going to retire on July 31. The post of secretary in PWD is a departmental position which is occupied by chief engineer level officer. It is unlikely that the department gets a full time secretary this time.
“It is likely to be an additionaly charge as there is some issue of DPC. So having a full fledged secretary will take some time,” said a senior PWD officer.
Currently there are six chief engineer level officers in the department – Sanjiv Mathur (Roads), Jagat Singh Meena (Electrical), D R Meghwal (National Highway), Subodh Malik (Building), Mookesh Chandra Bhati (Quality Check) and Sunil Jai Singh (PMGSY).
Among these chief engineers, Sanjiv Mathur and D R Meghwal are the front runners for the post. Mathur, who has a year to go for retirement, is considered the most efficient officer in the department. He is holding the charge of additional secretary along with his role the chief engineer. Meghwal is monitoring important National Highway projects. He has been left with a couple of years of service.
“PWD is working well under the leadership of principal secretary Vaibhav Galriya. It is aligned with the vision of chief minister Ashok Gehlot and implementing the budget announcement. The new secretary will fuel the pace of development work. Principal Secretary personally monitors the works of PWD in review meetings,” said a senior PWD official.