FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF KERALA WATER AUTHORITY
As per the Kerala Water Supply and Sewerage Act-1986, the functions of the Authority are
(i) Preparation, execution, promotion, operation, maintenance and financing of the schemes for the supply of water and for the disposal of waste water;
(ii) Rendering all necessary services in regard to water supply and collection and disposal of wastewater to the Government and on request to private institutions or individuals:
(iii) Preparation of State plans for water supply and collection and disposal of waste water on thedirections of the Government;
(iv) Fixation and revision of tariffs, taxes and charges of water supply and maintenance service in theareas covered by the water supply and waste water systems of the Authority;
(v) Establishment of State standards for water supply and waste water services;
(vi) All functions, not stated herein which were being performed by the Public Health Engineering Department of the Government before the commencement of this Act;
(vii) Assessment of the requirements for power and training in relation to water supply and sewerageservices in the State;
(viii) Carrying out applied research for the efficient discharge of the functions of the Authority;
(ix) Making provision for the supply of wholesome water and efficient sewerage services to thepeople in the State;
(x) Taking such other measures as may be entrusted to the Authority by the Government bynotification in the Gazette.
(xi) Such other functions as may be entrusted to the Authority-by the Government by notification inthe Gazette.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF KWA OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
As per the Powers of Employees Regulation & Duties of Employees Regulation.
DETAILS OF DECISION MAKING PROCEDURE
(a)As per the direction of the Government.
(b)As per the direction of the Authority Board
(c)As per the delegation of powers of employees.
NORMS SET BY KWA FOR THE DISCHARGE OF FUNCTONS
The norms for the discharge of the functions are set by the Kerala Water Supply and Sewerage Act -1986, KWA(WS)-Regulations-1991, Powers of Employees Regulation & Duties of Employees, Citizen’s Charter and KSR and KS&SSR.
RULES,REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS & RECORDS OF KWA
Rule 1: Kerala Water and Waste Water Authority Employees (Reimbursement of Medical Expenditure) Rules, 1985
Rule 2: Kerala Water and Waste Water Authority Administrative, Ministerial and Last Grade Service Rules, 1986
Rule 3: The Kerala Water Authority (Payment of Travelling Allowance, Daily Allowance and Sitting Allowance to the Members of the Authority) Rules, 1991
Rule 4: Kerala Water Authority (Operation of Funds) Rules, 1993
Rule 5: Kerala Water Authority (Powers of Auditor and Publication of Accounts) Rules, 1983
Rule 6: Kerala Water Authority (Depreciation, Reserve and its Utilisation) Rules, 1992
Rule 7: Kerala Water Authority (Water Supply through Public Hydrants) Rules, 1993
Rule 8: Kerala Water Authority (Surcharge) Rules, 1994
Rule 9: Kerala Water Authority Revolving Fund (Land Acquisition by Local Bodies) Rules, 1999
Rule 10: Kerala Water Authority (Administrative, Ministerial and Last Grade) Service Rules 2011
Rule 11: Special Rules for Kerala Public Health Engineering State Service.
Rule 12: Special Rules for Kerala Public Health Engineering Subordinate Service
STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS OF KWA
KWA –Act-1986 & KWA(WS)-Regulations-1991, Powers of Employees Regulation & Duties of Employees , KWA Board Decisions, G.O. s from time to time as issued by the Govt. , Accounts Manual , Annual Reports and Statutory registers.
PARTICULARS OF POLICY MAKING ARRANGEMENTS
Policies of KWA are drafted and formulated by Government and Board in compliance with the prevailing statutes, rules and regulations.
PUBLIC ACCESS TO BOARDS /COUNCILS/COMMITTEES OF KWA
KWA has committees such as High Level Committee, Tender Committee, High Level Technical Committee, Vigilance Committee,Complaints Committee etc…
A statement of the Board and Committees and the minutes of its meetings are open to public.
DIRECTORY OF EMPLOYEES OF KWA
Total Strength of Employees – 8743
Total No. of Technical Staff – 5677
Total No. of Non-Technical Staff – 3066
STATEMENT OF MONTHLY REMUNERATION
The employees of KWA draw salary on the basis of the Pay Revised as per the Order No:G.O(P) No.58/2012/Findated 19/01/2012.
The employees of KWA are covered under the GPF scheme.
The employees of KWA are covered under a Group Medical Insurance Scheme.