The Dam Safety Act, 2021
Duties and Functioning in Relation to Dam Safety
16. Surveillance and inspection.-
(1) Every State Dam Safety Organisation shall, -
(a) keep perpetual surveillance;
(b) carry out inspections; and
(c) monitor the operation and maintenance, of all specified dams falling under their jurisdiction to ensure continued safety of such specified dams and take such measures as may be necessary to address safety concerns that are noticed with a view to achieve satisfactory level of dam safety assurance as per such guidelines, standards and other directions on dam safety as may be specified by the regulations.
(2) The State Dam Safety Organisation, for the purpose of enabling it to make decisions compatible with public safety, shall make or cause to be made such investigations and shall gather or cause to be gathered such data as may be required for proper review and study of the various features of the design, construction, repair and enlargement of dams, reservoirs and appurtenant structures under their jurisdiction.