Naidu said 'after the long and eventful journey of 160 years, CPWD should introspect for charting its way ahead'.
Gupta, DG, CPWD, senior officials and former DGs of CPWD also attended the programme.
Venkaiah Naidu while recalling the contribution of CPWD urged the construction giant to be alive to the emerging challenges.
In his inaugural address at the 160th Annual Day celebration of CPWD here today, President Pranab Mukherjee urged the organization to evolve into 'a smarter, more dynamic and highly professional organisation' by benchmarking itself with the best in the world.
CPWD has made some recommendations, considering functionality of the construction.
But CPWD has recently taken over the responsibility in case of bungalows allotted to Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan and Rashtriya Janata Dal supreme Lalu Prasad Yadav.
If the CPWD
lands the Oman deal, it will coincide with the agency's project to build Afghanistan's new parliament, which began in 2005 but has been delayed by the volatile security situation in the country.
The CPWD said the audit has tried to connect two different aspects and to project an altogether different scenario which is not based on reality.
The CPWD, in its answers to PAC, blamed CAG for not going through the papers and even quoting wrong figures.
According to sources, the PwC document did not mention the date of expiry of its CMMi level- 5 appraisal certificate and hence misled the CPWD authorities into believing that the company was eligible for the bidding process.
CPWD had shortlisted three companies in the pre- qualification round, which included Wipro and VAM Systems, apart from PwC.
CPWD was on the verge of issuing the formal approval for the contract when it received a complaint from a rival company that PwC had been disqualified earlier from a contract in Maharashtra as it did not possess a valid CMMi appraisal certificate.