Department of Urban Planning consists of two wings (Architecture
wing and Town Planning Wing). The Architecture Wing deals with
the designing of Govt. buildings, Standard designs,
architectural and frame control etc. whereas the Town Planning
Wing prepares scheme for the implementation of Master Plan,
Planning of new areas/Sectors, Zoning Plans, besides identifying
land use zones. The technical advices on the projects like
structural, public health and electrical are forwarded by the
engineering Department to the Chief Architect and overall
coordination of the different Engineering Services is done by
the Architectural Wing both at the drawing board level as well
as in the field. The Department also deals with the concept
approval of different categories of buildings/societies, besides
scrutiny of building plans. The Department plays a pivotal role
in the Plan Advisory Committee (Upper and Lower). The Town
Planning Wing deals with the Planning and earmarking of land for
the allotment to the Institutions/Societies. The Department also
deals with zoning regulations and architectural control and
standard design to the public on payment basis. In addition to
the normal workload of the Capital projects, the Department also
deals with the projects of the others states/Central govt. and
public Sector Undertakings as Deposit works.
Architect in the Union Territory of Chandigarh is the
Professional Head and Administrative Secretary (at present the
powers of ex-officio secy. Rests with the Finance Secy.) of the
Department of Architecture and responsible to the Adviser to the
Administrator, Chandigarh. In the discharge of her duties, the
Chief Architect is assisted by the Senior Architect, Architect,
Assistant Architects besides other gazetted and non-gazetted
technical, Ministerial and Class-IV Staff. She supervises sketch
designs, issued instructions/advice on designs and outlines all
specifications to accompany the sketch designs. She ensures
coordination of Engineering Services i.e. structural, public
health and electrical etc. both at the drawing board level as
well as in the field. In addition to the above, the Chief
Architect is responsible for smooth functioning of the all the
works and duties of the department. The Department of Urban
Planning (Architecture Wing) is responsible for the planning and
designing of the City known as ‘City Beautiful’-Chandigarh.
As per existing norms approved by the Chandigarh
Administration in the year 1982, one Architectural Unit headed
by an Architect, is required to handle workload of Rs. 80 lacs
per annum. Out of these seven Architectural Units, two units are
meant for the following purposes:
- One Architectural Units after every set of five-work
load units for architectural controls of buildings
constructed by the public.
- One Architectural unit for entire range of Municipal
Works concerned with the passing of buildings plans,
maintenance of commercial record etc.
The other wing of the Department is Town Planning wing, which
is headed by the Senior Town Planner. His duties are as under:
Over all supervision for the office and proper discharge of
multifarious technical and administrative functions of the Town
Planning wing. Providing guidance in finalization of the various
cases related to physical planning of the town and its
periphery. The Senior Town Planner also renders proper technical
guidance in setting up and planning of various projects related
to Urban Planning. The preparation of environment scheme and
macro/micro planning of villages falling in the U.T. Chandigarh.
Preparation of integrated planning of rural area and balance
development of the entire U.T. periphery. He also assists the
Chief Architect in administrative as well as technical matters.
Draft Recruitment Rules for Ministerial (Group-B) post in Department of Urban Planning, Town Planning Wing, Chandigarh Administration for inviting comments from stakeholders.
Draft Recruitment Rules for Non-Ministerial (Group-B) post in Department of Urban Planning, Town Planning Wing, Chandigarh Administration for inviting comments from stakeholders.