CPWD (Central Public Works Department) is a Government-owned organization which functions under Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. It undertakes several types of government projects related to asset development. It plans, designs, constructs and maintains government assets. CPWD is known to offer its services to areas concerning built environment as well as infrastructure development.
Government assets concerning built-environment include schools, colleges, hospitals, police buildings, technical institutes, courts and prisons. Assets concerning infrastructure development include bridges, roads, footpaths, flyovers and subways.
Apart from designing and developing, CPWD also works to maintain and preserve the constructed assets through a well-developed maintenance system.
Career Options at CPWD
The operational fields of CPWD are varied. Its services are available for government, defence and embassies. Therefore, the organization offers huge employment opportunities to people with different educational and professional specifications. Recent data suggests that CPWD employs around 2500 professionals. Some of the preferred jobs in CPWD include:
- Civil Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Assistant Director (Planning)
- Assistant Director (Architecture)
- Junior Engineer
- Senior Architect
- Data entry operator
- Assistant Landscape Architect
- Assistant Director (Systems)
Recruitment 2010-2011 at CPWD (Central Public Works Department)
Central Public Works Department recruitment takes place at regular intervals. The organization owns a very comprehensive website (http://cpwd.gov.in) which informs about all kinds of current recruitments and vacancies. CPWD recruitments 2010 can also be viewed at sarkari-naukri.blogspot.com, placementpapers.net, other job sites and local newspapers.
How to Apply for Jobs?
All the jobs and vacancies offered by CPWD require candidates to qualify joint entrance examination. This open competitive examination is administered by SSC (Staff Selection Commission). Candidates who are interested in sitting the examination are required to fill up prescribed forms. Forms for CPWD are made available after the current openings are announced.
Forms are required to be sent by Registered Post to the Regional Office of SSC. The address of the Delhi office is: Delhi, Jaipur, Dehradun : Regional Director (NR), SSC, 5th Floor, Block No.12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Raod, New Delhi-110504.