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 ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT

 NORTH DELHI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION

 

Manual I

 Particulars of the organizations, Functions and Duties

 [Section4 (1) (b) (i)]

 

 

1. Aims and Objectives of the Organization

The objective of Architecture Department is to create a pleasant and healthy built up environment comprising of structures, open spaces including roads, parks, water bodies etc. The work involves proper visualization in three dimensions on such a way that the result and composition is functional, economical, aesthetical, echo friendly, and energy efficient and structurally sound. The Architecture department is advisory body in architectural matters of the area under the jurisdiction of North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The department prepares and develops sketch schemes, preliminary drawings, site feasibility, detailed drawings, working drawings, construction details, coordinating with other departments for obtaining approvals. It also issues requisite drawings to Engineering Department for preparation of structural drawings and tender documents for issue of contracts in respect of the civic buildings and to develop built environment.

 

2. Mission/Vision

With the futuristic vision to make the city livable, the functional design and aesthetics play a predominant role, to safeguard the beauty and hygienic condition of city expressed by organized built forms and facades in general i.e. fabric of the city, townscape and landscape etc., which the National Capital of India deserves. Our Hon’ble Prime Minister has the vision of Smart Cities for every state of India.

 

3. Brief History and back ground for its establishment

By virtue of DMC Act, 1957 passed by the Parliament, M.C.D. came into existence on 07 Apr. 1958. The Architecture Deptt. was created almost simultaneously.  Now the MCD has been trifurcated on 19th April 2012 and divided into three Corporations i.e. North, South & East. Post trifurcation , North Delhi Municipal Corporation comprises of six Zones – Karol Bagh Zone, Civil Line Zone, Rohini Zone, City Zone, Narela Zone and SP Zone. 

        

4. Organization chart :Architecture Department, North DMC

 

5. Allocation of business

 Chief Architect, PB – IV: 37400-67000 + GP 10000, Total no. of Post – 1. 

 Chief Architect, being the Head of the Deptt. reports directly to the Engineer - in -Chief. He exercises the overall supervision over the working of the wing. He represents the Architecture Deptt., in the meetings of the various committees like Layout Scrutiny Committee, Standing Committee, Building Plan Committee, Plan Review Committee, Works Committee, Ad-hoc committee, Remunerative Project Committee, Appointment Committee etc. He also coordinates with other counterpart departments i.e. Engg. Deptt., Building Deptt., R.P.Cell, T.P.Deptt. and all client Departments for delivering the above said remunerative/non remunerative works. He also attends meetings of various committees like Remunerative Projects committee, committees of DDA, NDMC and Ministry of Urban Development etc. as and when called for. This Department is a technical advisor to the Corporation related to the Architecture matters. It also has its representation in several Committees of Corporation such as Heritage, Bureau of Indian Standards, Standardization of signage, barrier free environment and Property Tax covered area calculations etc.

Senior Architect, PB – III: 15600-39100 + GP 7600 Total no. of Post - 1

The main function of the Senior Architect is to assist the Chief Architect in carrying out the activities of the Deptt. He also supervises the work of the Officers/Staff in the Deptt. He carries out the inspections of the sites of different Municipal projects & scrutinizes and suggests improvements in the finalization of the drawings. He also attends the meetings of the various aforesaid committees on behalf of Chief Architect.

Architect,  PB – III: 15600-39100 + GP 6600 Total no. of Post - 2

The main function of Architect is to implement the policies and concepts framed by Senior Architect and Chief Architect by supervising the works of Asstt. Architects & Architectural Assistants.

Assistant Architect,  PB - II: 9300-34800 + GP 4800 Total no. of Post - 5

The main functions of Assistant Architect is preparation of free-hand sketches and detail working drawings, visits to sites, giving guidance to Arch. Asstt. for preparation of designs and documentations.

Architectural Assistant, PB - II: 9300-34800 + GP 4600, Total no. of Post - 6  

The main function of Arch. Asstt. is preparation of free hands sketches, line plans and, conceptual drawings, working drawings and detailed drawings of all the projects and visit to sites.

Surveyors, PB - 5200-20200 + GP 2800, Total Post - 2  

The main task of surveyor is to survey the proposed sites/ vacant plots for the construction of buildings, and also for additions/alterations of the existing buildings.

Record Keeper (Tech), PB 5200-20200 + GP 2400, Total Post - 1  

 The main task of record keeper is to keep records of the drawings and makes them available whenever required.

Ferro Printer, PB 5200 – 20200 + GP 2400, Total Post 1  

 The Ferro printer takes out prints of original drawings.

6. Duties to be performed to achieve the mission.

(A)  The main duty of architecture department is to prepare architectural designs (Sketch Scheme), details and working drawings.

 i. Architecture Department receives the building design requirements from the various departments of MCD along with the proposed location of the site. With reference to the nature of the proposal, scope and magnitude, the Architecture Department, obtains the confirmation of the land use, ownership of land etc. and related development control norms from concerned departments.

 ii. This Department conducts the plain table survey to understand the on-site factors such as existing structures, trees, levels and any other important features of the site. It also covers off-site factors such as surrounding structures and its features.

 iii. After obtaining the requirement, surveyed site plan, even it may obtain sites soil particulars from Engg. Deptt., if required.

 iv. After obtaining the above information with reference to the requirements of the user Department, a sketch scheme is prepared as per norms and the same will be sent to the concerned Deptts. or the same drawings will be discussed with Head of the Department or with the Competent Authority, if the magnitude of the project is very high.

 v. After the satisfaction of the user department, the sketch scheme will be put in to the form of preliminary drawings and the same may be sent to the concerned Department for obtaining approval from the Bldg. Deptt. in respect of Building-Bye-Laws & Town Planning Deptt. in respect of land use, Development Control Norms & provisions of MPD – 2021 etc.

 vi. As soon as the approval is received from the deptt. the same drawings will be issued to the Engg. Deptt. for preparation of preliminary estimates, feasibility, administrative approval and expenditure sanction.

 vii. On the basis of the preliminary drawings, the Arch. Deptt. undertakes the preparation of working drawings and construction details.

 viii. On the basis of the working drawings supplied by the Arch. Deptt., the Engg. Deptt. ,prepare detailed estimates; execute NIT and award of the work. 

 ix. Time to time, the Arch. Deptt., inspect the sites to guide & to clarify the discrepancies that arises at site, if any.

 x. After the completion of the entire work, all the original drawings with the file will be sent to RK (T) for keeping in record and the same may be used for addition and alteration, if required in future.

 xi. This office has developed/prepared façade control drawings for various shopping and residential pockets and the same is on sale to concerned persons who wanted to construct the building in these areas.

 

7.  Details of the service rendered

This department is a technical advisory body in matters related to building design, aesthetics , urban design, landscaping and also prepares architectural design for various categories of the projects of the department, which are as under:

 

§ Medical Relief and Public Health Buildings.

§ Buildings related to the Primary Education.

§ Markets and Shopping Areas.

§ Office Buildings.

§ Recreation Centers.

§ Stadium and Play Fields.

§ Cremation Grounds & Electric Crematoriums.

§ Landscaping of Parks & Gardens.

§ Staff Housing (for various categories).

§ Parking lots and street furniture.

§ Community Halls

§ Beautification of Roads.

 

Architecture Department is involved in various types of other projects which includes:-

 i. Preparation and revision of M.C.D. Bldgs such as Hospitals, Staff Housing, Educational Buildings, Community Buildings, and Recreation Centers for Elderly Citizens etc.

 ii. Preparation of Architectural designs of the above mentioned buildings. 

 iii. Preparation of Landscape Projects for parks, Installation of Statues, Swimming pools & Beautification of roads etc.

 iv. Preparation of Standard Designs in respect of Commercial Buildings, so that visual harmony is maintained in the shop-cum- residential buildings in local commercial areas of different colonies. Intending owners can buy copies of Standard Designs at nominal costs for their guidance.

 v. Moreover, this Department interacts with Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) to obtain its approval on M.C.D. Projects.

 vi. When MCD holds competitions on Architecture, Landscaping or Sculpture, then Architecture Deptt. organizes the competitions.

 

 

8. Citizen Interaction.

The Architecture Department has not much public interaction except sometimes sale of the standard designs. These plans were initiated at the early stages of the development of Delhi and the same is being practiced to curb the haphazard development. In this regard, various government departments prepared the layout plans of these colonies along with the proposed land uses. Some parts of these areas were designed as plotted developments. Plots of standard sizes were marked to be developed as shops, shop-cum- residences, and typical units for quarters in colonies like Kirti Nagar, Kingsway Camp, Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Krishna Market, Inderpuri etc. to have organized development.

 

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS AND STANDARD DESIGNS

The designs were prepared taking into consideration the prevailing byelaws in terms of Ground Coverage, FAR, height of the building etc. as per Bldg. Bye Laws and Master Plan of Delhi. These drawings are prepared with certain concept related to that area/zone and functional character of the space. Architectural Controlled drawings of various locations in North DMC as given below:-

 

 

1. Karol Bagh Zone,

2. Keshav Puram Zone,

3. Rohini Zone,

4. City-Sadar Paharganj Zone,

5. Narela Zone and

6. Civil Lines Zone. 

 

 

9. Postal address of the main office.

Architecture  Department

North Delhi Municipal Corporation

E-Block, 8th, Floor,

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre,

Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Minto Road,

New Delhi-110 002.

Ph: 011 – 23225857, 23225842 (Office)

 

10. Map of the office location

Civic Centre near New Delhi Railway Station opposite Ramlila Ground.

 

11. Working hours both for office and Public

Office : 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Public : 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

12. Public Interaction, if any.

Not much, except for sale of standard drawings and sometimes building plan sanction cases refers for checking whether standard elevation control drawings are followed properly or not and to see nature of the projects.

 

13. Grievances redressal mechanism 

In case of any grievance, the Chief Architect redresses the grievances of Architecture Department. The time for the same is from 12.00 to 1.00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Manual II

Powers and duties of the Officers and Employees

[Section 4(1) (b) (ii)]

Powers and duties of officers and staff

 

S. No

Designation of post

Powers

Duties attached

 

 

Adm.

Fiscal

Statutory

Others

 

1

Chief Architect

 

 

 

 

As already mentioned in Chapter -6 of Manual -1

2

Senior Architect

 

 

 

 

3

Architect

 

 

 

 

4

Asstt. Architect

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Manual III

Procedure followed in decision making process

[Section 4(1) (b) (iii)]

 

As per organizational Chart annexed

 

Manual IV

Norms set for discharge of functions

[Section 4(1)(b)(iv)]

 

S. No

Activity

Time frame / norm

Remarks

1

Sketch scheme

15- days

No specific norms available as it is depending upon the volume of the project

2

Conceptual scheme

10-days

 

3

Preliminary drawings

10-days

 

4

Working drawings

30-days

 

5

Inspections

2-days

 

6

Detail drawings

10-days

 

7

Area charts

2-days

 

8

Issue of the Standard design drawings

2-days

 

9

Clearing elevation control projects/ files

5-days

 

10

Study and report

20-days

 

11

Study and Analysis

30-days

 

 

 

Manual 5

Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records for discharging functions

[Section 4(1)(b)(v)]

 

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

 

The rules and regulations of the department are similar to the Architectural Department of CPWD, Ministry of Urban Development. CPWD specification manuals are used for building specifications. As far as the design norms, standards concerned BIS norms, Time Saver standards, Nuefert Standards, CPWD plinth area standards for GPRA. Besides building designs also inconformity of MPD-2021 and Municipal Building-Bye- Laws and National Building Code, Disabled friendly norms & other statuary bodies like CFO, DUAC, AAI etc.

-9-

 

 Manual 6

A state of the categories of documents that are held by it for under its control

[Section 4(1) (b) (vi)]

 

A state of the categories of documents that are held

 

S. No

Nature of record

Detail of Information available

Unit/Section where available

Retention period, where available

1

 

Standard Drawings

 

1) Karol Bagh Zone,

2) Keshav Puram Zone,

3) Rohini Zone,

4) City-Sadar Paharganj Zone,

5) Narela Zone and

6) Civil Lines Zone. 

 

 

Arch. Deptt.

RK(T)

Forever

 

 

 

 

Manual 7

Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy of implementation

[Section 4(1) (b) (vii)]

 

Not applicable

  


 

Manual 8

A statement of boards, council, committees and other bodies constituted of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of these boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

 [Section 4(1) (b) (viii)]

 

- Not applicable

 

 

 

Manual 9

Directory of its officers and employees

[Section 4(1) (b) (ix)]

 

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Contact No.

1.  

Smt. Neelam Arora

Chief  Architect

9717787901

2.  

Sh. Manoj Kumar

Architect

9717786921

3.  

Smt. Mamta

Asstt. Architect

8800696606

4.  

Sh. Rajkumar

Draftsman-II

9899002593

5.  

Smt. Rajni Dua

P.A.

9711636474

6.  

Sh. Ajmer Singh

Section Officer

-

7.  

Smt. Apeksha Mehra

Asstt. Architect (Cont.)

9999965696

8.  

Sh. Naveen Jangra

Arch. Asstt. (Cont.)

9953003457

9.  

Smt. Preeti Choudhary

Arch. Asstt. (Cont.)

9810421885

10.  

Sh. Sanjeev Kumar

SSA

9953911369

11.  

Sh. Chandra Pal Singh Tomar

JSA (Cont.)

9971177355

12.  

Sh. Rajiv Kumar

JSA

9675384939

13.  

Sh. Virender Kumar

Peon (Cont)

8130310847

14.  

Sh. Vikas Singh Sisodia

Khallasi

9910238038

15.  

Sh. Hargovind

Khallasi

8802054614

16.  

Sh. Ashok Kumar

Khallasi

9899274887

 

 

     

Manual 10

The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

[Section (4) (1) (b) (x)]

 

 

S. No.

Name

Designation

B.P.

G.P.

PAY

1.

Smt. Neelam Arora

Chief Architect

144200

10000

191786

         2.

Sh. Manoj Kumar

Architect

80900

6600

119630

3.

Smt. Mamta

Asstt. Architect

58600

4800

82897

4.

Sh. Rajkumar

Draftsman-II

64100

4800

73793

5.

Smt Rajni Dua

PA

64100

4800

90212

6.

Sh. Ajmer Singh

Section Officer

70000

4800

100948

7.

Smt. Apeksha Mehra

Asstt. Architect (Cont.)

47600

4800

51884

8.

Sh. Naveen

Arch. Asstt. (Cont.)

44900

4600

48941

9.

Smt. Preeti Choudhary

Arch. Asstt. (Cont.)

44900

4600

48941

10.

Sh. Sanjeev Kumar

SSA

33300

2400

40221

11.

Sh. Chandra Pal Singh Tomar

JSA (Cont.)

19900

1900

21691

12.

Sh. Rajiv Kumar

JSA

26000

1900

38504

13.



 

 


Sh. Vikas Singh Sisodia

Khallasi

28400

1900

41696

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.  

Sh. Hargovind

Khallasi

32000

2000

46484

15.  

Sh. Ashok Kumar

Khallasi

28400

1900

41696


 

 

 

 

 

 16.

Sh. Virender Kumar

Peon (Cont.)

-

-

13572

 

        

 

Manual 11

The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made.

[Section (4) (1) (b) (xi)]

 

Major Head

Activities to be performed

Sanctioned Budget(in lacs) 2018-19

Budget Estimate(in lacs) 2017-18

Revised Estimate(in lacs) 2017-18

Exp. for Last Year(in lacs) 2017-18

71/1001

Salaries-Group A

60

50

35

16

71/1002

Salaries-Group B

80

100

50

23

71/1003

Salaries-Group C

35

30

25

11

71/1004

Salaries-Group D

25

25

18

7.70

71/1075

Maintenance & Repairs- Vehicles

0.10

0.15

0.10

0.00

71/1119

Miscellaneous

1.50

1.50

1.50

0.70

71/1156

Postage Stamps

0.03

0.03

0.02

0.01

71/1196

Petrol &Oil

0.10

0.10

0.10

0.00

 

 

Manual 12

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

[Section (4) (1) (b) (xii)]

 

Not applicable

 

 

 

Manual 13

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

[Section (4) (1) (b) (xiii)]

 

Not applicable

              Manual 14                           

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form

[Section (4) (1) (b) (xiv)]

 

No such information is available at present

    

 

Manual 15

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

[Section (4) (1) (b) (xv)]

 

Sl. No.

Facility Available

Nature Information Available

Working Hours

1

Information Counter

PIO/APIO

Architecture Department

North Delhi Municipal Corporation  

E-Block, 8th Floor,

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre,

Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Minto Road, New Delhi-110 002.

9.00am TO 5.30pm

2

Web site

MCD web site:- www.mcdonline.gov.in  

24 hours

3.

Library

Nil

Nil

4.

Notice Board

Nil

Nil

5.

Public Dealing

General

12.00pm to 1.00pm

 

 

Manual 16

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

[Section (4) (1) (b) (xvi)]

 

Sl. no.

Designation

Name of the officers

Designation /Postal Address of the officer

Ph./ Mob. Nos.

E-mail. ID

1

First Appellate Authority

Smt. Neelam Arora

Chief Architect

Architecture Department

North Delhi Municipal Corporation

E-Block, 8th Floor, SPM Civic Centre, JLN Marg, Minto Road,

New Delhi-110 002.

011-23225856

9717787901

chief-architect@mcd.gov.in

 

2

PIO

Smt. Mamta

Assistant Architect 

Architecture Department

North Delhi Municipal Corporation

E-Block, 8th Floor, SPM Civic Centre, JLN Marg, Minto Road,

New Delhi-110 002.

011-23225810

8800696606

chief-architect@mcd.gov.in

 

 

 

 

Manual 17

Other information as may be prescribed

[Section (4) (1) (b) (xvii)]

 

 Detailed information already provided in chapter 6 of manual I.