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PSC of SSCAC :

The Permanent Standing Committee (PSC) of SSCAC was created in order to streamline the arrangements for scrutiny and sanctions of various matters by SSCAC.

 

      Present Composition of the PSC

  1. Executive Members, Narmada Control Authority (Chairman PSC)

  2. Member (HE), Central Electricity Authority, Government of India.

  3. Chief Engineer (CMO), Central Water Commission, Govt. of India.

  4. Financial Advisory, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.

  5. Secretary (Narmada), Narmada & Water Resources and Water Supply Department, Government of Gujarat.

  6. Financial Advisor, SSNNL, Government of Gujarat.

  7. Member (Engg.), Narmada Valley Development Authority, Government of Madhya Pradesh.

  8. Chief Engineer and Joint Secretary, Irrigation Department, Government of Maharashtra.

  9. Additional Chief Engineer, Irrigation Zone, Government of Rajasthan.

  10. Secretary, SSCAC, Government of India (Member Secretary PSC)

Functions of PSC

  1. As per the proposal approved by SSCAC in its 10th meeting, the functions of Permanent Standing Committee are as under:
  2. Scrutiny of all project estimates and getting them modified as considered necessary.
  3. Examination and acceptance on behalf of the SSCAC of estimates beyond the Powers of the General Manager/Chief Engineer up to Rs. 20 crore in each case for recommendation to the concerned Governments for administrative approval, and examination and recommendation of estimates costing more than Rs. 20 crore each to the main Committee for acceptance.
  4. Scrutiny of technical features and designs of the project works referred to the SSCAC and sending its recommendations to the referring authority. In case where the recommendations made by the Standing Committee would cause more than 10% deviation in cost beyond what was earlier approved by the SSCAC, the Standing Committee for approval to the SSCAC shall refer the matter to SSCAC.
  5. Identification of problems to be referred to the Panel of Consultants and/or expert institutions and recommending them to the SSCAC for further necessary action; processing of the Consultants’ suggestions and reporting to the SSCAC the Standing Committee’s recommendations.
  6. Review of Construction Programme of Unit- I & III and review of the monthly progress on all works of the project and making recommendations to the Construction Authority for such modifications / adjustments in the construction programme as may be required.
  7. Recommendations of appropriation of funds to and between Unit- I & III and between one work and another within a unit depending on the review of progress of works, within the overall Annual Outlay approved by the SSCAC.
  8. Examination and recommendations to the concerned Governments on the tenders for the project works beyond the powers of project officers for works up to Rs. 20 crores each. Examination and recommendations on specifications for project works.
  9. Examination and recommendations to the SSCAC on tenders for project works costing more than Rs. 20 crore each.
  10. Recommendations on creation of posts required under the administrative control of the Secretary of the Sardar Sarovar Construction Advisory Committee and sanction to the relevant recruitment rules.
  11. Such other functions as may be delegated to it by the SSCAC from time to time.

As per SSCAC’s decision in its 29th meeting held on 29th September 1987, the PSC also functions as “Claims Committee” to consider the claims of the contractors beyond the delegated powers of project authority. As per the decision of 68th meeting of SSCAC held on 27th June 2002, the consolidated functions of PSC as Claims Committee are as follows:

The PSC shall function as Claims Committee and approve the contractor’s claims: -

  1. for all claims arising out of unforeseen circumstances, pertaining to all contracts approved by the SSCAC;
  2. for all claims arising out of change in quantities of tender items, or due to extra items, where each claim exceeds Rs.5 crore, pertaining to all contracts approved by the SSCAC;
  3. for all claims arising out of change in quantities of tender items, or due to extra items, if total value of the claims settled exceeds 25% of the contract value of the particular work, pertaining to all contracts approved by the SSCAC;
  4. for all claims arising out of change in quantities of tender items, or due to extra items, or for unforeseen reasons, if total claim exceeds 10% of the contract value of the particular work, pertaining to all contracts finalized by project authorities under power delegated to them.
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