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The Roads Wing is headed by a Director General (Road Development), who is assisted by other technical and secretarial staff. The work of Roads Wing has been divided into various Project zones, headed by a Chief Engineer. The project zones look after the work of development and maintenance of National Highways and other centrally sponsored road works, Planning, Monitoring, Standards & Research, administration of Central Road Fund etc
Highways Division- The Highways Wing is headed by Joint Secretary (Highways) and is concerned with Bharat Mala projects in so far as issues relating to PPPAC. CCI/CEA and Cabinet are concerned, all NHAI related issues handled in the Ministry, including projects assigned to NHAI requiring processing at Government level, State Support Agreements, Independent Highways, Highways Regulatory Commission, Setting up of Expressway Authority, Administrative matters of NHAI, Works of Expressways in the Country.
Road Transport Wing
The Road Transport Wing is headed by a Joint Secretary (Transport) and is concerned with the formulation of policies relating to regulation of road transport, legislation relating to road transport including aspects of road safety, environmental issues, automotive norms besides making arrangements for movement of vehicular traffic with neighbouring countries. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 is the main enactment for regulating motor vehicles in the country.
The Finance Wing is headed by the Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser (AS&FA) and is common to both the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and the Ministry of Shipping; and renders financial advice on various matters. It also assists in planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation of schemes/programmes.
The Administration Wing is headed by a Joint Secretary (Estt.) and handles the cadre management of the Central Engineering Services (Roads) Group 'A' and service matters in respect of other categories of posts is dealt with by this Wing. The various cadres are managed as per the instructions and guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel.
Matter relating to Public Grievances and Pensions, Organisation and methods, information technology, right to information under RTI Act, 2005 etc are handled by Joint Secretary (T&C).
International Cooperation Wing
The International Cooperation Wing is under Joint Secretary (IC) and deals with international cooperation in roads, road transport and highways matters. The functions of the Wing include scrutinizing proposals and offers relating to bilateral cooperation and Memorandum of Understanding with various countries, Deliberations and developments in the Road Transport and Highways Sector on behalf of India at International Forums like South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), International Road Federation, International Transport Forum, World Economic Forum, etc, all matters pertaining to United Nations Organizations like United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nationals Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Development Programme, World Trade Organization General Agreement on Trade in Services, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, processing for foreign visits of Minister (RT&H), MOS (RT&H), Secretary (RT&H) and Indian delegations led by them.
Toll & Coordination Wing
This Wing is headed by Joint Secretary (T&C). The Wing handles formulation or amendment of User Fee [Toll policy/rules, Cabinet/EGoM/CCI notes]. Toll Notification matters in respect of National Highways, representations for exemption from user fee by individuals, organisations and State Governments, Processing User Fee issues/grievances raised by various Transport associations such as All India Motor Transport Congress, All India Confederation of Goods Vehicle Owners' Association etc., Implementation of Electronic Toll Collection System, Preparation of various reports/returns on user fee, Co-ordination with NHAl/other Departments/State Govt. on Toll issues, Fee notifications/de-notification, Issuing of guidelines regarding notifications. Policy matters relating to Wayside Amenities and all general coordination matters including preparation of annual reports etc.
Land Acquisition Wing
This Wing is headed by Joint Secretary (LA & Highways).The Wing handles land Acquisition matters, Environment/Forests/Wild Life Clearances in respect of National Highway Development Projects, National Highways Act and related matters, National Highways Tribunals, Monitoring & Review of National Highway Projects.
This Wing is headed by Joint Secretary (T&C) and deals with all coordination work relating to Parliament and Parliamentary matters
Transport Research Wing
The Transport Research Wing (TRW) headed by Senior Adviser (Transport Research) is also common to both the Departments (the Department of Road Transport & Highways and the Department of Shipping). The TRW is responsible for collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics on road and water transport.