Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Housing and Urban Development

1.  Name of the Administrative Department: Department of Housing and Urban Development

2.  Minister In charge:

Name e-mail Telephone Nos. Photograph
Office Residence Mobile
Capt. Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister Punjab
Sh. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
Minister in Charge 2740119 2540494 9814050171 -


3.  Additional Chief Secretary / Financial Commissioner / Principal Secretary / Secretary of Administrative Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Sh. Sarvjit Singh, IAS

Principal Secretary


- 9417015000


4. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Sh. Sarvjit SIngh, IAS

Principal Secretary


- 9417015000
Dharam Pal Gupta, IAS
Secretary, Housing 0172-2215501
- 9876708008
Ms. Vimmi Bhullar
Directer Housing &
Urban Development Deptt. 0172-2213555
- 9041007171




Town and Country Planning, Punjab

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Town and Country Planning, Punjab
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2. Business Rules of Department:

Technical cases are mainly processed under provisions of PAPRA 1995 & PRTPD Act, 1995 and all other notifications published from time to time and are available on website

3. Service provided by Department:

  • Formulation of regional & urban Development Strategy.
  • Preparation of Regional Plans under "The Punjab Regional & Town Planning and Development Act, 1995" for various towns and cities for their orderly growth and development.
  • Surveying & Mapping of Regional Planning areas of cities & towns including aerial photography by remote sensing techniques.
  • With a view to include private sector for active participation in the urban development State Govt. has approved a number of mega Housing Projects.
  • To simplify and quicken the approval of CLU, the Department of Town and Country planning has been designated as the nodal agency.
  • In order to encourage and provide social and economic infrastructure the state govt. formulated a policy regarding establishment of hospitals, Hotel and Industry, the department also provides assistance for clearance of such projects
  • The department also provides assistance for clearance if sites of industrial units with regard to Master Plan proposals for creating a healthy environment.
  • For setting up of Mobile Network towers site clearance is being accorded to various mobile companies.
  • Scrutiny of Layout Plans of colonies under The Punjab Apartment & Property Regulations Act & Rules 1995 for promoting growth & Development in the private sector.
  • Providing technical assistance to the Department of Industries, Punjab Small Scale Industries & Export Corporation, Punjab Pollution Control Board and the Department of Science, Technology and Environment regarding setting up of Industrial Focal Points and scrutiny from environment angle of cases/projects involving establishment of Industrial units.
  • Selection of sites for projects of various Govt. Departments/Agencies and processing of related cases for consideration by the State Land Acquisition Board.
  • Planning of surplus Govt. land and properties lying unutilized under OUVGL schemes.
  • Preparation of traffic improvement operation schemes of urban areas.
  • Providing technical support to the District Administration and Govt. on matters relating to planning and execution of various schemes and projects.
  • Advice on building applications referred to by the municipal Authority, Development Authorities, and the scrutiny of cases for sitting of brick kilns petrol pumps and cinema houses referred by the District Administration.
  • Approval of building plans of standalone projects falling out side Municipal Committee / Municipal Corporation limits.


4.  Names of Board / Corporations / Commissions / Societies working under the control of the Administrative Department along with information of their Heads as under:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos. Official Website
Office Residence
Dharam Pal Gupta, IAS,
Chief Administrator, PUDA 0172-2215501
Girish Dayalan, IAS,
Chief Administrator, GMADA 0172-2215522 -
Sandeep Rishi, PCS,
Chief Administrator,
ADA, Amritsar 0183-2503276
Sneha Aggarwal, IAS,
Chief Administrator,
JDA, Jalandhar 0181-5040742
Surabhi Malik, IAS,
Additional Chief Administrator,
PDA, Patiala 0175-2285499
Parminder Singh Gill, IAS,
Chief Administrator,
GLADA, Ludhiana 0161-2460804 -
Parminder- Singh Gill, IAS
Chief Administrator,
BDA, Bathinda 0164-5050157


For detailed information:

Department's Website:




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