Military Engineer Services

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Military Engineer Services
Formation26 September 1923
TypeGovernment Organisation
Region
India India
Engineer-In-Chief
Lt. Gen. Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava
Websitehttp://mes.gov.in/

Military Engineer Services is one of the oldest and largest government defence infrastructure development agency in India. It is mainly employed in the engineering and construction for the Indian Armed Forces including the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian Ordnance Factories, DRDO and the Indian Coast Guard.

Besides conventional building construction for the Armed Forces, Military Engineer Services is also involved in the execution of sophisticated and complex projects like airfields,buildings,workshops,roads,sports complex,runways, hangars, dockyards, wharves and other marine structures.

Military Engineer Services has also been entrusted with the construction of the National War Memorial (India) and National War Museum.

MES is a military organisation but has both Army and Civilian component of officers and other subordinate staff. While execution of all construction works is through contracts, execution of all maintenance services are both through contracts as well as departmentally employed labour (DEL).[1]

Army officers from The Corps of Engineers, form the Military component of the organisation whereas the IDSE (Indian Defence Service Engineers), IDCMS(Indian Defence Contract Management Service) or Surveyor cadre, Architect cadre and Barrack/Stores cadre. Group 'A'organised service officers, selected through UPSC-Engineering Services Examination form the Civilan Cadre of the organisation. Both the Civilian and the Military components together are responsible for the efficient working of this organisation. MES has Four constituent cadres.

Military Officers (Corps of Engineers)[edit]

Corps of Engineers Officers along with the Military clerical staff form the Military Cadre in the MES. Both officers and JCO's are posted to MES Establishments on Tenures and officers tenate appointments ranging from Assistant Garrison Engineers to Engineer-in-Chief.

Indian Defence Service of Engineers (IDSE)[edit]

Indian Defence Service of Engineers (IDSE) or Engineer Cadre officers are initially posted as Assistant Garrison Engineer and then promoted up to Director General (Pers). These officers, when on an executive appointment, are responsible for overall functioning of their offices. While on staff appointment they are associated with planning, structural design, legal and pers matters.

Indian Defence Contract Management Service(IDCMS)[edit]

Indian Defence Contract Management Service (IDCMS) or surveyor cadre officers are specialists in the field of contract management, arbitration and quantity surveying. These officers are posted as Assistant Garrison Engineer(Contracts) and promoted up to Additional Director General (Contracts)

Architect Cadre[edit]

Architect cadre officers are responsible for producing the architectural drawings of various buildings and other structures. These officers are posted as Assistant Architect and promoted up to Additional Director General (Arch)

Origin[edit]

The Military Engineers was created and brought under the unified control of Engineer-in-Chief by the then Hon'ble Secretary of State of India by unification Royal Corps of Engineers Personnel and Civilian Staff in 26 September 1923.

Since then MES Day is celebrated on 26 September every year.

Zones[edit]

The Military Engineering Services consists of the following zones:[2]-

CCE (ARMY) NO 1 DINJAN CCE (ARMY) NO 2 MISSAMARI CCE (ARMY) NO 3 NARANGI
CCE (COD) NEW DELHI CCE (NEP) CHABUA CE (AF) ALLAHABAD
CE (AF) BANGALORE CE (AF) GANDHINAGAR CE (AF) NAGPUR
CE (AF) SHILLONG CE (AF) UDHAMPUR CE (AF) WAC PALAM
CE (FY) HYDERABAD CE ANDAMAN NICOBAR ZONE CE BAREILLY
CE BATHINDA CE BHOPAL CE CHANDIGARH
CE CHENNAI CE DELHI CE JABALPUR
CE JAIPUR CE JALANDHAR CE JODHPUR
CE KOLKATA CE LEH CE LUCKNOW
CE NAVY KOCHI CE NAVY MUMBAI CE NAVY VIZAG
CE PATHANKOT CE PUNE CE RD DELHI
CE RD SECUNDERABAD CE SE FALLS SHILLONG CE SILIGURI
CE SRINAGAR CE UDHAMPUR DGNP MUMBAI
DGNP VIZAG National War Museum and Memorial

CE- Chief Engineer, CCE- Chief Construction Engineer, AF- Air Force

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MES | Department Of Defence". mod.gov.in. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  2. ^ "Military Engineer Services". mes.gov.in. Retrieved 2017-09-26.