Before the year 1982, Road Construction, Building Construction and Rural Engineering Organisation were all under the Public Works Dept. (PWD). In the administrative view, Public Works Dept. was split into three different departments named: Road Construction Dept., Building Construction Dept. and Rural Engineering Organisation Dept. by the Cabinet Secretariat and Co-ordination Department's Memorandum No. CS-2-M2-10157/80-878, Patna dated 16th March, 1982.
In this way, the Building Construction Department came into existence in the year 1982. Its head-quarter is located at Visheshwaraiya Bhawan, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Bailey Road, Patna - 800 015.
Technical organisational structure within the HQ is as follows:
The twelve sections responsible for various activities at the head-quarter level are as follows:
|1.||Gazetted Establishment Section including general establishment of Department.||Establishment work of Gazetted Employees.|
|2.||Non-Gazetted Establishment Section||Establishment work of Non-Gazetted Employees.|
|3.||Budget/Accounts||Budget Accounts of Department including matter related to Estimate Committee, Public Accounts Committee.|
|4.||Estate Section||House Allotment work of Government Building.|
|5.||South Bihar Yojna||Sanction of Schemes, Decision of Tender, Court matter etc. of South Bihar wing.|
|6.||North Bihar Yojna||Sanction of Schemes, Decision of Tender, Court matter etc. of North Bihar Wing.|
|7.||Co-ordinations Section||Assembly works, Public Complaints & Right To Information.|
|8.||Vigilance||Investigation & Proceeding against the Gazetted & Non Gazetted Officials of the Complaints.|
|9.||Design||Technical Approval/Sanction of Estimate of New works and Design work.|
|10.||Legal Section||Judiciary work.|
|11.||South Bihar (Establishment)||Establishment work of the South Bihar Wing Employees.|
|12.||SECTION-12||Approval of Schemes under Plan and Non-Plan, Registration and others works.|