CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES WELFARE HOUSING ORGANISATION (CGEWHO)
About the Organisation:
Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation (CGEWHO) has been established to promote, control and co-ordinate the development of houses at selected places, across India, on no profit-no loss basis as a welfare measure.
CGEWHO is a registered body under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It operates from its headquarters at Janpath Bhavan, Janpath, New Delhi. There are no regional offices. The organisation maintains skeleton project teams at construction sites which look after day to day operations of construction and development.
Philosophy of the Organisation:
The Organisation at the Head Office of the CGEWHO functions on the following philosophy: 1. All the works, be it civil construction, electrical, mechanical, developmental or planning, are contracted out to outside parties.
2. Firms of Architects are engaged for providing professional services.
3. Central procurement of materials for projects is confined to cement and steel only.
4. Field Committee/Project Teams are set up for each project, to supervise the work. These teams are responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of the CGEWHO.
5. Other professionals, like legal advisor, structural consultants, soil consultants etc. are engaged on part time basis or piece meal basis, as the situation demands.
6. A reputed firm of Auditors is appointed to undertake concurrent audit of accounts of the organisation.
Housing Scheme: A housing project, when planned and duly costed for different type of dwelling units, is offered to the eligible Central Government Employees as a `Housing Scheme’.
Announcement: The housing scheme so formulated is announced through newspapers, inviting applications from the interested and eligible Central Government Employees. For better dissemination of information regarding the housing schemes, other methods of communication used are CGEWHO’s newsletter, letters addressed to various offices of Central Government in India as well as abroad
i) Central Government Employees: Serving or retired Central Govt employees who are covered by the above definition will be eligible.
ii) Spouses of the deceased employees: Spouses of the deceased Central Government employees or deceased retired employees would be eligible, if the deceased employees would have qualified by criteria 3 (i) above.
iii) Employees of the CGEWHO, with a minimum of one year of service, will be eligible.
Cost of dwelling units:
The cost of dwelling units, with or without garages, for each Scheme will be worked out by the CGEWHO and intimated at the time of announcing the Scheme. The cost will, interalia, include interest on investment in land purchased for a scheme, common amenities, cost of reserve funds, charges towards registration of land etc.
The costs will be reviewed at different stages of construction and will be subject to escalation, on account of market prices, labour wages, Cooperative Society/Apartments Owners’ Association’s charges,essential alterations, additions etc. All revisions of cost will be charged to the beneficiaries and they will be liable to pay the same.