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1. Ministry of Road Transport and Highway

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has been entrusted primarily with the Planning Development and Maintenance of National Highways,Administration and Management of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Formulation of Policies and Act related to Road Transport and Highways.

2.Central Engineering Services(Roads)

The multifarious activities assigned to the Ministry are undertaken by highly specialized service of Highways Engineers belonging to the Central Engineering Service (Roads). CES (Roads) Cadre is a Group 'A' Organized Service of the Government of India. The cadre was consitituted in the year 1959. The cadre consists of two streams viz. Civil and Mechanical. The classfication of posts in CES (Roads) Cadre is as under:-

S.No. Grade and classfication of posts Pay Band [Grade Pay]
1 Direction General (Road Development) and Special secretary of the government of India Apex Scale Rs. 80000
2 Additional Director General HAG Scale Level 16
Part I Civil Engineering
3 Chief Engineer (Civil) 23 Level 14
4 Superintending Engineering (Civil) 59 Level 13

Executive Engineer(Civil) 76

(Non Functional Selection Grade)

Level 12
6 Executive Engineer (Civil) Level 10
7 Assistant Executive Engineer(Civil)  
Part II Mechanical Engineers
8 Chief Engineer (Mechanical) Level 14
9 Superintending Engineer (Mechanical) Level 13

Executive Engineer (Mechanical)

(Non Functional Selection Grade )

Level 12
11 Executive Engineer (Mechanical) Level 10
12 Assistant Executive Engineer Level 10


The recruitment to the cadre is made trough Union Public Service Commission at the level of Assistant Exececutive Engineer (Civil). Appointment in the Service to the posts of Director General, Additional Director General, Superintending Engineer and Executive Engineer is made by promotion from amongst the officers in the feeder grade grade with minimum qualifying service as specified in the Recruitment Rules of the Cadre.


Every officer on appointment to the Service in the grade of Assistant Executive Engineer(by direct recuitment) shall be on probation for a period of two years.


Directly recurired Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) are deputed for Foundation Training Programme at Indian Acendemy of Highways Engineers (IAHE). IAHE is the apex insitutte under the Ministry to address the traning needs of the Highways Engineers.


Officers appointed to the Service shall be liable to serve anywhere in India or abroad. Officers if required, is liable to serve in any defence Service or post connected with the Defence of India, for a period of not less than four years including the period spent on traning, if any.