MY WORK EXPERIENCE  
 
Assignment/Employment Record
     
Period : From May 2006 to date
Organization : Working as Consultant with different developers/builders on retainer ship basis.
Description of work : Involved in Business Development Studies, Infrastructure planning and financial viability studies of different proposals for construction of multistoried commercial / residential buildings including scrutiny of Tender papers, construction, specifications coordination with reference to exercising ISO quality control norms etc. Development of Tourism projects in areas 100 - 300 Acres with hotels, cottages, amusement parks, shops and stalls, Community Halls and Centers including preparation of necessary landscaping concepts.

 

         

Associated with Municipal Corporation of Delhi as member in the committee of experts to streamline and monitor the preparation of Re-development plans for Special Area as per Master Plan for Delhi -

2021.

 
             
      Period  : From February 2004 to April 2006  
      Employment with : Craphts Consultants (India) Private Limited.  
      Position Held : Senior Highway Engineer.  
      Description of duties : Involved in the following DPR Projects as "Team Leader" for carrying out Feasibility Study and preparation of DPR for 6 lane access controlled highway (NH-31) in the portion from Bakhtiarpur to Khagaria in the State of Bihar (116km).


Feasibility Study and DPR for 6 lane access controlled highway connecting NH8 to NH10 (30km)


Preparation of Detailed Project Report for 4 laning of urban arterials in Agra Under Integrated Road Development Plan (IRDP) - 35 kms.

 
             
      Period  : From February 2004 to April 2006  
      Organization : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position held : Arbitrator. as appointed by Delhi Hon'ble High Court.   
      Description of work : Attending arbitration proceedings and hearings in dispute between MCD and its Contractors for giving Arbitration Award.  
             
      Period : From August 2000 to September 2003.  
      Employment with : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position Held : Engineer - in - Chief  
      Description of duties :

1. Overall responsibility for planning, design, award of contracts and
    construction and maintenance of buildings and roads of the
   Municipal Corporation Of Delhi including review of progress of works.

 

2. Appointment of Arbitrators for settlement of claims etc and acting
    as Arbitrator in a number cases of contractual disputes between
    contractors and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi in the contracts
    of Roads and Buildings and giving awards in these cases.

 

3. Preparation of Plan documents under different sectors for obtaining
   Plan grants and loans from Govt. of India through Planning

   Commission.

 

4. Overall responsibility for maintenance of about 30,000 km length of
    roads (in terms of single lane width) under the jurisdiction of MCD

 

5. Policy formulations for construction of buildings by the private as
   well as other bodies with reference to building bye-laws,
   sanctioning of building plans in foe certain categories of buildings,
   Scrutiny of ayouts of residential / commercial complexes.

6. Special Achievements as Engineer - in - Chief :
 

-Introduction of the concept of Earthquake designing of structures in
  MCD.
-Introduction of use of Modified Crumb Rubber Bitumen in bituminous
  mixes for surfacing of MCD roads.
-Use of ready-mixed concrete in MCD works introduced.
-Introduced the use of modern road making machines like
  Computerized Hot Mix Plants, Vibratory Road rollers, Sensor pavers,
  in MCD.
-Third party quality checking by outside expert institutes, for MCD
  works got started.

-Policy formulations for the quickest possible restoration of road cuts
  by the utilities or service providers, by virtue of which the utilities /
  service providers may also restore the roads subject to certain
  conditions.
- Policy formulations for the quickest possible restoration of road cuts
  by the utilities or service providers, by virtue of which the utilities /

  service providers may also restore the roads subject to certain

  conditions.
-Introduction of new policy of issue of stores to contractors by MCD.
-Completion of 2-lane fly over at Janakpuri District Center and 4-lane
  Railway Under bridge at Madhuban, Shahdra and completion of a
  large number of School buildings, Community Halls and Hospital
  buildings.

 
             
      Period : From September 1997 to July 2000.  
      Employment with : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position Held : Chief Engineer  
      Description of duties :

Overall planning and supervision of works of  4 zones of MCD .
 

Acting as Arbitrator in a number of cases of contractual disputes between contractors and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi in the contracts of Roads and Buildings and giving awards in these  cases.


Looking after preparation of technical proposal evolving design and specifications, finalization of drawings and awarding of contracts and settlement of claims of the contending parties.

 

Design, approval of construction methodology and supervision of strengthening and four laning of north-west arterial in Delhi (87 km).

 
             
      Period  : From May 1995 to September 1997.  
      Employment with : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position Held : Director Conservancy cum Sanitation  
      Description of duties : 1. Overall responsibility for Solid Waste disposal of the city of Delhi
    with daily generation of 6000 MT of garbage, maintenance of 4400
    km length of sewers, Desalting of open drains and sewers before
    monsoon, upkeep of municipal auto workshops with Trucks,
    loaders, bulldozers, maintenance of compost plants and sanitary
    land fill sites.
2. Special Achievements as Director Conservancy cum sanitation :
-Formulated for the first time the municipal policy for House to House
  garbage removal system.
-Introduced the policy of solid waste disposal arrangement with the
  help of NEERI, Nagpur.
-Could successfully involve the NGOs and RWAs in maintaining
  cleanliness within the colonies.
-Introduced the scheme of segregation of garbage In differently
  colored bags
 
             
      Period : From April 1989 to May 1995.  
      Employment with : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position Held : Superintending Engineer (Civil)  
      Description of duties : General supervision and planning of works of Najafgarh and Narela Zones, Preparation of Project Reports for construction of Outfall Drains, Filling of Ponds in Rural areas, Construction of Rural Roads, Development of Plots allotted to Landless people, Preparation of Rural Budget of MCD etc.
 
Project Management of four laning of more than 43 km of roads by widening and strengthening of existing carriageway.
 
             
      Period : From February 1987 to April 1989.  
      Employment with : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position Held  : Director (Horticulture)  
      Description of duties : 1. Development and Maintenance of Ornamental Parks, Ordinary
   Parks, Nurseries, Fruit Gardens, Nalla Side Plantations, Road Side
   Plantations, Preparation of Budget proposals and matters related to
   appointment of Horticulture Staff and looking after general
   administration of the Department
2. Special achievements as Director (Horticulture) :
   Introduced the involvement of Resident Welfare Associations /
   NGOs  / MNCs in maintaining the parks / gardens / Traffic Islands.
 
             
      Period : From April 1978 to February 1987.  
      Employment with : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position Held  : Executive Engineer  
      Description of duties : Responsible for planning, estimating, and monitoring the works of construction and supervision of Road and Building Projects as per standards and specifications. Also carried out structural design of multistoried framed structure strong enough to resist the specified seismic forces as applicable for Delhi. Experience also includes drafting of tender documents and working out the reasonability of the quoted offers with reference to the prevailing market rates. As a built-in part of responsibilities the experience included preparation of survey maps of the roads and to determine the extent of compensation to be paid for land acquisition. Experience also includes preparation of various monthly, quarterly and annual reports, both financial and physical, and preparation of Plan documents for the purpose of obtaining Plan grant from Govt. of India through Planning Commission.  
             
      Period  : From August 1975 to April 1978.  
      Employment with : Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  
      Position Held : Assistant Engineer  
      Description of duties : Carried out planning, estimating and structural designs for construction of buildings such as schools, dispensary and residential houses in the Capital including designing of pavements as per IRC methods.  
             
      Period : From August 1974 to August 1975.  
      Employment with : National Projects Construction Corporation Ltd.  
      Position Held : Assistant Engineer  
      Description of duties : Supervision of construction of 65 megawatt Hydro Electric Power House Project under Bihar State Electricity Board, at Hundru near Ranchi presently in the State of Jharkhand.  
             
      Period : From April 1964 to August 1974.  
      Employment with : Military Engineer Services, Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India.  
      Position Held : Superintendent Buildings / Roads Grade I.  
      Description of duties : 1. Associated with the work of Planning, Estimating and preparation of
   Technical sanctions for Various Civil Works and Structural designing
    of Buildings, and Workshops, Hospitals etc.


2. Supervision of Civil Engineering works related to construction of
    buildings, roads, water tanks, bunkers, defence installations etc
    within the Air Force Stations.
 
3. Experience also includes war-field duties during \Bangladesh War in
   1971.
 
             
      Summary of the CV :

Dipak Mukhopadhyay has more than 44 years of professional experience in Civil Engineering works( Buildings, Roads, Drains, Hydroelectric Power Houses, Sanitation and environmental engineering) in various capacities and more than Ten years experience in deciding arbitration cases in contractual disputes. He received his degree in Civil Engineering with Honors from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1964. He was associated with planning of Buildings, Roads and Drains and also worked in project works of construction and maintenance of Air force Airports, and residential quarters including Roads and Drains and construction of Overhead Water Reservoirs. He was associated with the construction of 65 megawatt hydroelectric power house of Subernrekha Hydroelectric Project of Bihar State Electricity Board. He appeared in Union Public Service Commission interview in the year 1973 for selection as Assistant Engineer ( Civil ) in Municipal Corporation of Delhi ( hereinafter called as "MCD"), and stood first and topped the merit list. He was in planning department for a period of 12 years in MCD as Assistant Engineer and Executive Engineer and was associated with preparation of estimates, tenders, structural designs and drawings, scrutiny of tenders, and preparation of financial papers required for obtaining funds from the Government. In 1987 he was posted as Director of Horticulture department having more than 10,000 parks and gardens and road side as well as nalla plantations. From 1989 to 2000 he worked as Superintending Engineer and Chief Engineer in MCD and was associated with the development and maintenance of Civil Works of MCD like Delhi City Roads of width varying from 12ft to 250 ft single or multiple carriageway, village roads, CC paths, Brick Pavements, Foot paths, Drains, Buildings like  community Halls, Hospitals, Dispensaries, Schools, Offices, Parks, Gardens, Fountains etc. In August 2000 he was promoted to the post of Engineer-in-Chief of MCD, which is the post of the Head of the Engineering Department of MCD in the technical side. He streamlined the procedures of procurement of steel and cement by contractors from manufacturers, started principle based payment to contractors, use of Ready mixed concrete and crumb rubber modified bitumen in works of MCD. He has made awards in about fifteen cases of contractual disputes between Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the contractors during his service as Chief Engineer and Engineer-in-Chief in MCD.

After retirement from MCD on 30.9.2003, Shri Mukhopadhyay was also appointed as Arbitrator by the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi for deciding a case of Contractual dispute and the award for the same has already been declared by him. He has also worked as Senior Highway Engineer and was associated with the feasibility study and preparation of Detailed Project Report for different highways including National Highways. He is also working as a Consultant on retainership basis with a number of Civil Engineering Consultancy firms and developers cum builders.

 
             
      Languages known      
     
       
Languages speak read write
Bengali (Mother Tongue) excellent excellent excellent
English excellent excellent excellent
Hindi excellent good fair
Sanskrit fair good fair
 
             
      Technical papers published : "Study of policies on farm Houses in Delhi and its effect on
   Environment"
   -paper published in the journal of Indian Buildings Congress Volume
   Seven, Number Two 2000 for Seminar on Built Environment - Laws,
   Rules and Regulations held at Pondicherry during December 8-9,
   2000
"Guidelines for Earthquake Disaster Plan for Rescue Service for the
   NCT of Delhi" - paper published in the journal of Indian Buildings
   Congress Volume Eight, Number One, 2001, for Seminar on
   Earthquake in Built Environment held at New Delhi during May 24-
   26, 2001
"Sustainable Consumption Strategy for Sustainable Environment" -
   paper published in the journal of Indian Buildings Congress Volume
   Eight, Number Two, 2001, for Seminar on Sustainable Development
   in Built Environment held at Bhopal during December 8-9, 2001
"Guidelines for Maintenance Management System in India" - paper
   published in the journal of Indian Buildings Congress Volume Ten,
   Number One, 2003, for Seminar on Management and Maintenance of
   Built Environment held at Chandigarh during January 17-18, 2003
"Storm Water and Solid Waste Management in a Metropolitan City"
   paper published in the journal of Indian Buildings Congress Volume
   Ten, Number One, 2003, for Seminar on Management and
   Maintenance of Built Environment held at Chandigarh during January
   17-18, 2003