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Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees Section 4 (1) (b) (ii)

Managing Director
Designation Principal Secretary/Managing Director
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Promotions : All Employees in Group-B
Declaration of Probation: Grade-III to VII
Additional Charge: Grade-II and III
Retirement: Grade-IV
Financial Project proposal (Admv. sanction): From Rs.10 Lakhs to Rs.25 Lakhs.
Acceptance of Tenders: Rs.25 lakhs
Purchase of Materials: Upto Rs.20 Lakhs
Others Competent to authorise opening of Bank account and make deposits
Duties 1. Chief Executive authority of the Board and incharge of day to day Administration of the Board.
2. Exercises supervision and control over the employees of the Board.
Executive Director
Designation Executive Director
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Placing Addl. Charge: Grade-IV and V
Retirement: Grade-V & VI.
Grant of leave: Grade-III
Financial Approval of purchase request:
1. Stock items: Rs.5 lakhs to 10 lakhs
2. Non stock items: Rs.50,000 to 1 lakh
Approving purchase orders: Upto Rs.5 lakhs
Others Furnitures and fixtures: Rs.10,000 to Rs.50,000.
Purchase of Books : Above Rs.1,500/- at a time.
Entertainment Expenses : Above Rs.5,000 at a time.
Duties 1. Chief Executive authority of the Board and incharge of day to day Administration of the Board.
2. Exercises supervision and control over the employees of the Board.
Finance Director
Designation Finance Director
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Placing full additional charge: Grade-VI and VII.
Incharge of Administration of Finance Department.
Financial Fresh purchase of materials: Upto Rs.3 lakhs
Advance payment: Upto Rs.5 lakhs.
Authorising imprests: Full Power.
Transfer of funds from one Bank to another: Full Power.
Others Furnitures and fixtures : Rs.2,000 to Rs.10,000.
Purchase of Books : Rs.1,000 to Rs.3,000/- p.a.
Legal charges : Rs.5,000 to 1.00 lakh.
Duties Head of Finance Department which is responsible for financial administration and matters relating to finance and audit.
Engineering Director
Designation Engineering Director
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Incharge of Administration of Engineering Wing.
Financial Project proposal (Admv. sanction) : From Rs. 5 Lakhs to Rs.10 Lakhs.
Project Estimates (Tech.sanction) : Above Rs.75/- lakhs.
Approval of purchase request : Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000/-
Others Disposal of unserviceable materials.
Duties Head of Department of Engineering Wing. The Construction Sewerage Wing, Training and Data Centre and P&D Wing.
Chief Engineer (Operation & Maintenance)
Designation Chief Engineer (Operation & Maintenance)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Incharge for Administration of Operation and Maintenance Wing.
Financial Works on Nomination : Above Rs.25,000 and below Rs.2 lakhs.
Works (Admv. sanction) : Rs.5 lakhs to Rs.10 lakhs.
Works (Tech. sanction) : Above Rs.10 lakhs.
Others Deletion or Additional of items : Above Rs.10,000/- for each item.
Alteration in quantities : In excess of Rs.40,000/-
Duties Over all control of Operation and Maintenance of City water supply and sewerage system/Various projects.
Chief Engineer (Second Chennai Project)
Designation Chief Engineer (Second Chennai Project)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Incharge for Administration of Second Chennai Project Wing.
Financial Project proposals (Admv. sanction) : Upto Rs.5 lakhs
Project Estimate (Tech. sanction) : Rs.25 lakhs to 75 lakhs.
Works on nomination : Above Rs.25,000 and below Rs.2 lakhs.
Others Entertainment expenses : Upto Rs.2,000 p.a.
Purchase of fixed assets : Rs.50,000 to Rs.l.00 lakh
Duties Over all control of the works executed under Second Chennai Project funded by the World Bank.
Chief Engineer (CWSAP)
Designation Chief Engineer (CWSAP)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative for Administration of CWSAP
Financial Project proposals (Admv. sanction) : Upto Rs.5 lakhs
Project Estimate (Tech.sanction) : Rs.25 lakhs to 75 lakhs.
Works on nomination : Above Rs.25,000 and below Rs.2 lakhs.
Others Entertainment expenses : Upto Rs.2,000 p.a.
Purchase of fixed assets : Rs.50,000 to Rs.l.00 lakh
Duties Over all control of the works relating to New Veeranam Project.
Chief Engineer (CCRCP)
Designation Chief Engineer (CCRCP)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Incharge for Administration of CCRCP Wing.
Financial Project proposals (Admv. sanction) : Upto Rs.5 lakhs
Project Estimate (Tech.sanction) : Rs.25 lakhs to 75 lakhs.
Works on nomination : Above Rs.25,000 and below Rs.2 lakhs.
Others Entertainment expenses : Upto Rs.2,000 p.a.
Purchase of fixed assets : Rs.50,000 to Rs.l.00 lakh
Duties Over all control of the works relating to Chennai City Rivers conservation project and also incharge for schemes executed in various cities of Tamil Nadu under this project.
General Manager
Designation General Manager
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Administrative Declaration of probation: Grade-VIII to XIV.
Transfer and Posting : Grade-V to XIV.
Grant of Leave : Grade-IV to VII.
Sanction of LTC : Grade-II to IV.
Financial News paper Advertisement : Rs.4001 to Rs.10,000/-
Tender Advertisement : Upto Rs.5 lakhs
Expenditure on Photography : Upto Rs.1,000 on each occasion.
Others Legal charges : Rs.2,500 for each suit or item.
Entertainment Expenses : Upto Rs.5,000 at a time.
Refreshment expenses (Meetings) : Upto Rs. 2,000 each time.
Duties 1. Head of the Department for Personnel and Administration.
2. Responsible for functioning recruitment of personnel, Disciplinary proceedings, Employees Records, Man power Development, Industrial Relations, Public Relations, Office Services and Maintenance of Records.
Superintending Engineer
Designation Superintending Engineer.
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Financial Project proposals (Admv. sanction) : Upto Rs.1.00 lakh .
Acceptance of Tenders: Rs.2 lakhs to Rs.5 lakhs.
Nomination works : Upto Rs.25,000/-.
Others Emergency purchase : Over Rs.3,000/- Upto Rs.5,000/-
Furnitures and fixtures : Rs.500/- on each occasion.
Duties 1. Incharge of Technical/Administrative Assistance relating to Operation and Maintenance of Water Treatment Plants, Well Fields and Transmission system.
2. Executive Authority on Operations & Maintenance divisions in the jurisdiction.
3. Incharge of technical and administrative supervision, monitoring and control in planning, programming and implementing the polices, procedures, standards, schedules as enunciated by the Board.
Superintending Engineer (North)
Designation Superintending Engineer (North)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative General Administration of Areas-I to IV
Financial Acceptance of Tenders
i) Any minus percentage or excess upto 5% - Rs.10.00 lakhs.
ii) Excess upto 5% - Rs.5.00 lakhs
iii) Excess over 5% upto 10% - Rs.2 lakhs
iv) Excess over 10% upto 15%-Rs.40,000
v) Excess over 15% - Rs.10,000/-.
Others Emergency purchase : Over Rs.3,000/- Upto Rs.5,000/-
Furnitures and fixtures : Rs.500/- on each occasion.
Duties 1. Incharge of Technical/Administrative Assistance relating to Operation and Maintenance of Water Treatment Plants, Well Fields and Transmission system.
2. Executive Authority on Operation & Maintenance divisions in Areas-I to IV.
3. Incharge of technical and administrative supervision, monitoring and control in planning, programming and implementing the polices, procedures, standards, schedules as enunciated by the Board.
Superintending Engineer (South)
Designation Superintending Engineer (South)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative General Administration of Areas-VIII to X
Financial Acceptance of Tenders
i) Any minus percentage or excess upto 5% - Rs.10.00 lakhs.
ii) Excess upto 5% - Rs.5.00 lakhs
iii) Excess over 5% upto 10% - Rs.2 lakhs
iv) Excess over 10% upto 15%-Rs.40,000
v) Excess over 15% - Rs.10,000/-.

Estimates for works
i) Admv. sanction - Above Rs.2 lakh upto Rs.5.00 lakhs.
ii) Tech. sanction - Above Rs.5 lakh upto Rs.10.00 lakh
Others Emergency purchase : Over Rs.3,000/- Upto Rs.5,000/-
Furnitures and fixtures : Rs.500/- on each occasion.
Duties 1. Incharge of Technical/Administrative Assistance relating to Operation and Maintenance of Water Treatment Plants, Well Fields and Transmission system.
2. Executive Authority on Operation & Maintenance divisions in Areas-VIII to X.
3. Incharge of technical and administrative supervision, monitoring and control in planning, programming and implementing the polices, procedures, standards, schedules as enunciated by the Board.
Superintending Engineer (Central)
Designation Superintending Engineer (Central)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative General Administration of Areas-V to VII, R.O.I and A.O.B.M Wing.
Financial Acceptance of Tenders
i) Any minus percentage or excess upto 5% - Rs.10.00 lakhs.
ii) Excess upto 5% - Rs.5.00 lakhs
iii) Excess over 5% upto 10% - Rs.2 lakhs
iv) Excess over 10% upto 15%-Rs.40,000
v) Excess over 15% - Rs.10,000/-.

Estimates for works
i) Admv. sanction - Above Rs.2 lakh upto Rs.5.00 lakhs.
ii) Tech. sanction - Above Rs.5 lakh upto Rs.10.00 lakh
Others Emergency purchase : Over Rs.3,000/- Upto Rs.5,000/-
Furnitures and fixtures : Rs.500/- on each occasion.
Duties 1. Incharge of Technical/Administrative Assistance relating to Operation and Maintenance of Water Treatment Plants, Well Fields and Transmission system.
2. Executive Authority on Operation & Maintenance divisions in Areas-VIII to X.
3. Incharge of technical and administrative supervision, monitoring and control in planning, programming and implementing the polices, procedures, standards, schedules as enunciated by the Board.
Executive Engineer
Designation Executive Engineer
Powers -
Administrative As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Financial As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Others As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Duties 1. Over all control of Technical/Administrative Assistance relating to Operation and Maintenance/Sewerage system of the Areas in the jurisdiction.
2. Over all control of Technical/Administrative and Financial functions in respect of the entire O&M of Water Treatment Plants, Source Reservoirs, Canals, raw water & clear water transmission mains, head works and distribution stations.
Area Engineer
Designation Area Engineer
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative General Administration of Area Office
Financial Acceptance of Tenders
i) Any minus percentage or excess upto 5% - Rs.5.00 lakhs.
ii) Excess upto 5% - Rs.2.00 lakhs
iii) Excess over 5% upto 10% - Rs.5000 iv)Excess over 10% upto 15%-Rs.20000

Estimates for works
i) Admv. sanction - Above Rs.5,000 upto Rs.2.00 lakhs.
ii) Tech. sanction - Above Rs.2 lakh upto Rs.5.00 lakh
Others -
Duties 1. Over all control of Technical/Administrative Assistance relating to Operation and Maintenance/Sewerage system of the Areas in the jurisdiction.
2. Responsible for Revenue Collection in their jurisdiction.
Public Relations Manager
Designation Public Relations Manager
Powers -
Administrative General Administration of Public Relations Section.
Financial -
Others News Paper Advertisement excluding Tenders: Upto Rs.4,000/-.
Duties 1. Liaison with press, incharge of customer relations, consumer research (formal survey & uniformal meetings).
2. Publicising service statements and other relevant data meant for public knowledge. Upkeep of all common facilities (Vehicles, Phone & Wireless).
3. Protocol, Internal & External Communications.
Deputy General Manager
Designation Deputy General Manager
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative General Administration of the sections under his control.
Financial Sanction of Conveyance Advance : Grade-III & IV.
Sanction of Computer Advance : Grade-III to V.
Sanction of Marriage/Education Advance : All Grades.
Others Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity : Grade-III & IV.
Family benefit fund : Grade-III & IV.
Signing agreement on behalf of Board.
Duties 1. Assist the General Manager in proposing and implementing appropriate policy pertaining to personnel. Ensure timely sanction of advances and other claims of the staff and labour.
2. Assume responsibility for timely settlement of employee benefits on retirement/death. Co-ordinate with field/unit offices to ensure labour welfare measures are implemented fairly & quickly.
3. Co-ordinate with institutions such as Labour Court, Commissionertate of Labour and Provident Fund Office in connection with the Welfare measures of the Labour. Liase with unions and Management for maintaining Cordial relations.
Assistant Industrial Relations Manager
Designation Assistant Industrial Relations Manager
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative Enquiry on the request of Alteration of Date of Birth.
Sanction of increment : Grade-V to XIV
Sanction of increment : Grade-V to XIV
Financial -
Others Signing of Agreement on behalf of the Board for conveyance advance sanctioned.
Duties 1. Sanction of Additional charge Allowance (below Grade-V), Sanction of leave including SLS (Head Office) in respect of Grade-VIII to XIV.
2. Sanction of increment in respect of Employees below Grade-V, Jointly incharge for Legal Cell in respect of all cases pertaining to Area-VI to X, R.O.II and other unit of officers Board.
3. Sanction of Selection grade for both Staff and Labour category, Setting right the pay anomalies.
Chief Controller of Finance
Designation Chief Controller of Finance
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative General Administration of Finance Department.
Financial Sanction of Investigation estimates:
To SEs - upto Rs.25,000.
To CEs - upto Rs.50,000
Emergency purchase : Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000/-
Others Signing of Agreement on behalf of the Board for conveyance advance sanctioned.
Duties 1. Sanction of Additional charge Allowance (below Grade-V), Sanction of leave including SLS (Head Office) in respect of Grade-VIII to XIV.
2. Sanction of increment in respect of Employees below Grade-V, Jointly incharge for Legal Cell in respect of all cases pertaining to Area-VI to X, R.O.II and other unit of officers Board.
3. Sanction of Selection grade for both Staff and Labour category, Setting right the pay anomalies.
Controller of Finance (Revenue)
Designation Controller of Finance (Revenue)
Powers As per the approved Delegation of powers as in CMWSSB Hand Book of Delegation of powers.
Administrative General Administration of Sections of Finance Department under his control.
Financial Purchase of fixed assets :
To SEs/PM : Rs.50,000 and below.
Disposal of Movable properties :
To Grade-III Officers: Upto scrap worth of Rs.10,000/-
Others Power to withdraw incorrect / excess demand - Upto Rs.10,000/-.
Duties 1. Search and secure systems and procedures for enhancing revenue, collection. Install systems for on-line monitoring and co-ordination of revenue collection and conceptualise methods for improvement.
2. Undertake periodic review of tariff structure vis-avis operating expenses and assist in formulating pricing policy.
Controller of Finance (Internal Auditor)
Designation Controller of Finance (Internal Auditor)
Powers -
Administrative As per the approved Delegation of powers.
Financial As per the approved Delegation of powers.
Others As per the approved Delegation of powers.
Duties Incharge for conducting Internal Audit, Management Audit and settlement of Audit objections.