Policy Initiatives

CIDC with its unflinching efforts has successfully facilitated the process to accord Industry Status for Construction in India. CIDC's other major contributions and initiatives are:

  • Advice the government on policy formulation related to construction industry
  • Facilitate Standardization of construction contracts and procedures
  • Interact with international organizations to upgrade technology
  • Capacity building to create a vast pool of trained manpower at skilled worker, and construction management level
  • Devise mechanisms for workers welfare
  • Create an environment which ensures equality of opportunity for all Indian contractors
  • Help evolve policies for financing
  • Help the industry move from the current state of rule bound, lowest -price-based contracting to a more quality -conscious, time-bound, technology-driven improvement for all activities involved in construction.


  • Participation as Member in the Working Group on Irrigation formed by the Planning Commission of India and Chairing the Sub-Group on Capacity Building
  • Member Task Force for Developing Model Contract Documents for Hydro Power Projects in India
  • Steering & Chairing the Working Group for Suggesting Recommendations for Procurement and Contracting Under JNNURM
  • Steering the working group Constituted by the Planning Commission of India to draft the chapter on construction for the Planning Commission to be included in the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12).We have successfully completed the same activity for the 10th Five Year Plan (2002-07).
  • Inclusion of a pre-qualification condition in NHAI’s tender document to employ minimum 5% of trained and certified workers.
  • Introduction of training cess of 0.25% of the contract value by Govt. of A. P.
  • Income tax rebate under section 35 AC for the CIDC recognized training establishments, max. up to INR 4.5 million for assessment years 2004-07.
  • Signed formal Agreements with:
      • Andhra Pradesh Government
      • Bihar Government
      • chhattisgarh
      • Haryana Government
      • Madhya Pradesh Government
      • Rajasthan Government
      • West Bengal Government

The common objective of these Agreements in all the states is to train, test and certify the skills of Construction workmen

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