The Central Government being the largest single employer in the country, bears the major responsibility of looking after the welfare of a large number of employees spread all over the country. This Ministry recognizing that welfare of employees is one of the prime tasks of personnel management, provides and aids a large network of staff welfare programmes, thereby underlining the fact that improvement in the working and living conditions of the employees and their families, leads to efficiency and high morale amongst them.
A brief account of the various welfare programmes/organizations under this Ministry is given below:
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ WELFARE COORDINATION COMMITTEES :
Outside Delhi, at a place where there are at least 5 Central Government Offices and the total number of Central Government employees is not less than 1,000, the Central Government; Employees Welfare Coordination Committee has been formed. These Committees are responsible for coordinating the welfare activities of the Central Government employees serving within their jurisdictions. At present, there are 41 such Coordination Committees located in different parts of the country. Senior most officer in the station is the Chairman of the Committee.
RESIDENTS WELFARE ASSOCIATIONS:
In order to foster a spirit of mutual help and goodwill among the residents of government colonies and to promote amongst them social, cultural and recreational activities, Resident Welfare Associations have been recognized in Delhi and in other parts of the country. At present, there are 66 such Associations. The members of Management Committee of these Associations are elected by holding elections every two years under the provisions of the Model Constitution framed by this Department.
GRANTS TO RESIDENT WELFARE ASSOCIATIONS AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ WELFARE COORDINATION COMMITTEES:
This Ministry has been providing grants to the recognized Residents Welfare Associations and the CGEWCCs as under:
i) Residents Welfare Associations
A maximum of Rs.4500/- per annum
ii) Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee
A maximum of Rs.18750/- per annum for cultural activities and indoor games plus a maximum of Rs.9000/- per annum for Secretarial Assistance. The grants amount is determined on the basis of the staff strength.
AREA WELFARE OFFICERS:
Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) are appointed in residential colonies having a large number of Central Government employees. The AWOs serve as a link between the Government and residents in matters relating to the welfare of Government employees living in various colonies. They also work as field officers coordinating and maintaining liaison with the agencies of Government concerned in matters relating to provision of various civic amenities to the residents, such as CPWD, CGHS, Horticulture, Police, Transport and others. There are at present 64 AWOs' in Delhi and 25 at places outside Delhi.
To provide financial assistance to the Central Government employees in the event of their prolonged illness, premature retirement, death etc. Benevolent Funds have been in operation in the Central Government Departments. In this Ministry, employees who are members of this Fund, have to contribute Rs.20 each per annum. The Government’s contribution to this Fund is Re.1/- per sanctioned staff, per annum.
RECREATION HALLS/CLUBS IN MINISTRIES/DEPARTMENTS:
Clubs have been set up in the Ministries/Departments with the object of organising various welfare activities
For further details, following officers may be contacted :-
Shri Suresh Pal
Director & Chief Welfare Officer,
Phone No.2462 5562
Deputy Secretary (Welfare),
Section Officer (Welfare),
Phone No.2469 4349
OTHER STAFF – WELFARE PROGRAMMES/AGENCIES:
Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board, CSOI, Grih Kalyan Kendra and the Kendriya Bhandar represent other staff welfare activities operating under the aegis of this Ministry. The running of Departmental canteens is another important welfare measure.