CONSTRUCTION RESOLUTION BOARD LIKELY FOR ARMED FORCES TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH THEIR BUILDERS: DG MAP

CONSTRUCTION RESOLUTION BOARD LIKELY FOR ARMED FORCES TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH THEIR BUILDERS: DG MAP

CONSTRUCTION RESOLUTION BOARD LIKELY FOR ARMED FORCES TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH THEIR BUILDERS: DG MAP

 

No. PR-204
March 10, 2017
New Delhi
 

CONSTRUCTION RESOLUTION BOARD LIKELY FOR ARMED FORCES TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH THEIR BUILDERS: DG MAP
 

Directorate General of Married Accommodation Project (DG MAP) on Friday announced that it has proposed setting up of Construction Resolution Board to address and resolve disputes relating to defence construction work between the army and their builders to avoid prolong litigations on account of which such works usually suffer.
 

An indication to this effect came from none other than Maj. Gen. Sanjeev Jain who is DG MAP at a Conference on “Emerging Technologies in Construction Sector” under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, which was presided over by Engineer-in-Chief, Military Engineer Services, Lt. Gen. Suresh Sharma, AVSM.
 

Maj. Gen. Jain, however, added that the proposal is at preliminary stage which aims at faster resolving the disputes that sometimes stem between armed forces and their builders that are awarded construction related works for armed forces in creating general infrastructure such as roads and dwelling units and the like.
 

Lt. Gen. Sharma in his inaugural address hinted that realization has picked up in the Defence Ministry for coming out with simpler construction procedures as per which the construction activities which could be outsourced with reasonable and simplified norms. 
 

He, however, added that the government is considering to put in norms and procedures replacing the old ones to undertaking construction activities on conditions amiable for armed forces so that these are completed in time and scope for disputes is minimized without specifying a time limit for the proposed norms.
 

In his opening remarks, Secretary General, PHD Chamber, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal emphasized that in construction contracts awarded by the armed forces to the industry, there should be a provision of ‘Exit Clause’ with stress on performance guarantee so that  such contracts are accomplished in time without an edge for contract awarding entity.
 

He also suggested that the contracts agreed upon between armed forces and their builders, sufficient and adequate dwelling facilities be created for construction workers as it would amount to a great service to the nation, however, at the cost of the government.
 

Among others who participated on the occasion were Maj. Gen. Sanjay Agarwal, Director General Works; Maj. Gen. Balraj Singh, Director General Combat Engineers including Chairman-Roads, Ports & Other Infrastructure Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. Ashish Mohan Wig and its Director, Dr. Ranjeet Mehta.
 

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)