Saturday, July 31, 2010

Functioning of CPWD Toll Free Number.-1800 114499

  The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) service centres across Delhi has a toll free number to enable residents of the Government quarters to lodge their complaints for repair and other works. To improve the efficiency and quality of maintenance services being provided by CPWD Service Centres across Delhi, a new system of Computerized Registration of Complaints through a Toll-Free No. (1800 114499) has been started.  The new service enables generation of computerized record for registration of complaints, their attendance, report to an feed-back from residents, etc. in an objective manner through a third party call centre.  These records enable the department to generate automatic reports on the efficiency, promptness and the quality of service being provided by the CPWD Service Centres.

In cases of delayed services or unsatisfactory services, the system provides for their onward transmission to senior supervisory officers automatically.  However, since these services have been launched very recently, there are some initial glitches resulting into occasional complaints by the residents. Once the teething troubles are over, the new system is expected to substantially improve the efficiency and quality of services of CPWD Service Centres.  In view of the advantages of the new system, there is no proposal to revert back to the old system.

This information was given by Shri Saugata Roy, Minister of State, Urban Development in reply to a question in Lok Sabha Today.