Indian Roads Congress (IRC)
The Indian Roads Congress (IRC) was set up by the Government of India in consultation with the State Governments in December, 1934. It is the premier body of Highways Engineers in India. The Principal objectives of the India Roads Congress are to provide a national forum for regular pooling of experience and ideas on all matters concerned with the construction and maintenance of highways, to recommend standard specifications and to provide a platform for the expression of professional opinion on matters relating to roads and road transport including those of organizations and administration. It is also publishing Journals, monthly magazines and research bulletins.
IRC is a registered society under the Registration of Society Act and is financed by contribution from Central Government, various State Governments and also contributions from its Members and sale of Publication.
President of India is the Patron of IRC and generally Minister in charge of Road Transport and Highways is vice-Patron of IRC. DG(RD) & SS is the Honorary Treasurer of IRC and also its Administrative Head. A chief Engineer of the Ministry is normally given the additional work of Honorary Secretary of IRC for carrying out the work.
For more details, please visit the website: http://irc.org.in