National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency

Functions and Responsibilities (Principal Technical Agencies)

Functions and Responsibilities (Principal Technical Agencies)

  • To oversee the activities of the State Technical Agencies (STAs) in the region and advise/ assist in resolving issues that may arise at the time of the scrutiny of Project Proposals of the States.
  • To carry out random checks of the Proposals scrutinized by STAs.
  • To organize Orientation / Refresher Programmes to the STA Personnel for Proper Scrutiny of Project Proposals.
  • To identify the type of strengthening required for the Laboratories in the Districts (PIUs) and also at STAs.
  • To advise Project Implementing Units (PIUs) on any region specific issues that will have a bearing on the Design, Construction and Performance of Rural Roads.
  • To design and manage Regional Training Programmes for the Engineers of PIUs and Contractors by developing course material for different training modules and acting as Resource persons/ Institutions.
  • To manage Regional Quality Control System and assist NRRDA with the analysis of Quality Monitoring Reports of State Quality Monitors (SQMs) and National Quality Monitors (NQMs). It will also help in identifying and resolving the issues arising out of Quality Monitoring System.
  • To evaluate specifications, practices and the use of locally available materials for making the proposals Cost Effective.
  • To formulate design specifications for new and innovative technologies.
  • To study the gaps in the existing practices in Rural Roads Construction and to identify areas for R&D. The PTA also assists NRRDA in processing the R&D Proposals and entrusting the same to reputed organization
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