Electric Installations

277. (1) All works in connection with the electric installation of the buildings shall be carried out under the sanction of the Deads of departments; provided that no schemes for installations are sanctioned without previous approval of the Government unless both the recurring and non-recurring cost of the installation can be met from the existing allotments at the disposal of the Dead of the department concerned. Funds should be allotted in accordance with the rules laid down in paragraphs 272, 272-A—C and 293.

(2) The following procedure shall be observed in sanctioning and preparation of the estimates for such works :

(i) For purposes of these rules electrical works cost of which does not exceed Rs. 2,000 exclusive of the cost of fans and service lines, shall be classed as "petty" works. Those costing more than Rs. 2,000 exclusive of the cost of fans and service lines, but not more than Rs. 20,000 shall be classed as "minor" works.

(ii) Annual repairs shall be carried out by the departments concerned from the funds at their disposal.

(iii) All orginal petty works and special repairs (not exceeding Rs. 2,000 exclusive of the cost of the fans and service lines in each case) shall be carried out by the departments concerned through approved electrical contractors enlisted with the Public Works Department. Public Works Department, shall be asked to prepare a rent statement (orginal or revised) if the works relate to residential buildings.

NOTES—(1) In the case of special repairs to refrigerators the estimate should be submitted to the Public Works Department for scrutiny and report whether any portion of the proposed expenditure will enhance the capital value of the refrigerator. If an increase in the capital value in involved, the estimate should be submitted to the Government in the Finance Department for sanction, otherwise the Secretary, Board of Revenue, will sanction it.

(2) All electrical installations involving three phase circuits and voltage exceeding 220 Volts irrespective of their value, shall be carried out through the Public Works Department.

(iv) Estimates for orginal minor and special repairs (exceeding Rs. 2,000 exclusive of the cost of fans and service lines, but not exceeding Rs. 20,000) shall be prepared by the Public Works Department and the works will be carried out by them after the estimate has been sanctioned and funds have been allotted by competent authority. The Public Works Department shall attach a rent statement if the works relate to residential buildings borne on the capital and revenue accounts. Estimates for fans and service lines shall not be dealt with by the Public Works Department when the total cost of the work is below Rs. 20,000. Ceiling and table fans shall be purchased by the department concerned direct from the suppliers according to the Uttar Pradesh Stores Purchase Department notifications published in the Uttar Pradesh Government Gazette, from time to time. A detailed service line quotation, shall be obtained by the departments and rates shall be checked against the schedule of rates supplied from time to time by the Public Works Department to Heads of Departments.

(v) The estimates shall be sanctioned by the competent authority in the same manner as other similar estimates relating to buildings are sanctioned.

(vi) The Public Works Department shall render service free of charge to departments other than Commercial Departments.

The following scale of fees shall be charged from the Commercial Departments and credited to revenues of the State under the appropriate head :

 

Percent

(a) For examining and reporting on projects

1

(b) For obtaining and advising on tenders

(c) For supervision

1

Total

3

NOTE—If the detailed estimates and drawings are prepared by the Public Works Department, item (a) will be increased by 1 percent so that the total rate of fees for preparing the detailed estimates and drawings and examining and reporting on projects will be 2 percent.

277-A. Whenever it is considered that a particular building, new or old, should be provided with lightning conductors or the old conductors need repair or renewal, the officer-in-charge should obtain an estimate for the same from the Public Works Department. The work shall be carried out by the Public Works Department. A fee at the following rates shall be charged from Commercial Departments only and credited to revenue of the State under the appropriate head:

(1) For either scrutiny or preparation of an estimate, 1 percent of the estimated cost.

(2) For obtaining and advising on tenders, 1/2 percent of the estimated cost.

(3) For supervision of the work and certifying bills, 1 percent of the estimated cost.

(4) For testing a lighting conductor, whether new, repaired or renewed per earth plate, in accordance with the instructions laid down on the subject in the Buildings and Roads Branch Manual, Volume II, Rs. 20.

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