Implementation of Projects in Public Works Department
PWD did not invest adequate efforts and time in planning and design for the projects before their actual execution resulting in inflated detailed estimates, revision of drawings and designs, and increase in quantities of items/execution of extra items after awarding of works. There were delays in the completion of works and non-levy of compensation in delayed works. PWD failed to incorporate a penal clause for variation in the estimation of quantities in agreements entered into with consultants and did not levy compensation on consultants for the delay in supplying drawings for the works despite contractual provisions. The wrong adoption of a base price and taking incorrect quantities, while calculating cost variation, resulted in non/short recovery under clause 10CA of the Agreements. These shortcomings have financial implications of Rs. 241.20 crores.