A spokesman of the State Government said that the Assistant Engineers would now be competent to evaluate the technical suitability of the proposal for sanctioning private water connection in their jurisdiction. This is done with a view to facilitate the people who have direct and easy access to the Sub Divisional office of IPH located in their vicinity. He said that it would not only avoid unnecessary loss of time presently involved in making the correspondence to and from between Divisional and Sub Divisional offices regarding sanction of private water connections but with the curtailment of sanction process, the beneficiaries would get immediate relief.