|About Guwahati Jal Board|
The Guwahati Jal Board (GJB) was established as a single organisation responsible for Water Supply & Sewerage services to the residents of the Guwahati Metropolitan Area (GMA). Upon completion, the water supply facilities now under implementation will be taken over by the Guwahati Jal Board, which will be responsible for operating and maintaining them on a sustainable basis.
To provide continuous and uninterrupted, hygienic, piped drinking water and to promote hygienic environment for public by removing and treating waste water and sewage in the Guwahati Metropolitan area.
Functions of the Board:
The Board will plan, design, construct, maintain, operate & manage the Water Supply system and the sewerage and sewage treatment works in GMA.
The Board will plan for, regulate and manage the exploitation of ground water.
The Board will promote measures for conservation, recycling and reuse of water.
The same legislation provides for the constitution of a Guwahati Water Regulatory Authority (GWRA) to oversee the activities of GJB, and with specific responsibilities for consumer protection and regulation of tariffs charged for water supply and sewerage services within Guwahati Metropolitan Area.
The Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water and Sewerage Board consist of the following members:
Minister in-charge of GDD - Chairman
Mayor of GMC - Vice Chairman
Secretary to Government of Assam, Finance Department – Ex-officio Director
Secretary to Government of Assam, GDD – Ex-officio Director
Secretary to Government of Assam, PHED – Ex-officio Director
Commissioner, GMC- Ex-officio Director
Chief Executive Officer - Ex-officio Director
Managing Director, Guwahati Jal Board - Ex-officio Director
Commissioner & Secretary, PWD
Senior most Secretary, UDD
The Guwahati Jal Board Act also provides for constituting a three member Water Regulatory Authority to ensure more transparent tariff management system, which will approve the tariff proposals from the Jal Board (with or without modifications), verify water quality periodically, scrutinize metering and adjudicate on consumer complaints.