Nomination of Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the calendar years 2019 and 2020

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Nomination of Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the calendar years 2019 and 2020

No. 32/12/2018-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Welfare Division)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 13th August, 2018


Subject: Nomination of Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the calendar years 2019 and 2020-regarding.

The Department of Personnel & Training nominate Gazetted Officers as Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for residential colonies to look after the Welfare of Central Government employees and their families. Area Welfare Officer is only a functional arrangement to provide a link between the Central Government Employees residing in various colonies and the concerned civic and other agencies providing service to them. A list of functions of Area Welfare Officer is enclosed at Annexure-I. Criteria for selection of AWO are enclosed at Annexure-II. The functions of AWOs are official in nature and are performed by them on honorary and voluntary basis. Only those officers who are willing to function as Area Welfare Officer and can spare time for welfare work will be considered for nomination. The Area Welfare Officers serve as a vital link between the Government and residents in various matters relating to the welfare of Government employees residing in various colonies.

2. The tenure of the Area Welfare Officers shall be for a period of two years (w.e.f. 1.01.2019 to 31.12.2020) or till the services are required by the Government whichever is earlier. The Area Welfare Officers are entitled to use office stationery and service postage stamps etc. for discharging their duties as AWO. They are allowed to leave office, with prior permission, for meeting the civic/police authorities for solving the problems of the residents of their localities.

3. The applicant should not be an office bearer of any Central Government Residents Welfare Association or any other Central Government employees Association. Further, officers seeking nomination as AWO should preferably have a residential telephone/mobile number. No facility for re-imbursement of expenditure incurred on account of telephone rent/call chargers etc. will be admissible to the AWO nominated by DoPT.

4. Applications from those officers, who are willing to work in honorary and voluntary capacity, as Area Welfare Officers, duly recommended by the Department/administrative authority concerned may be forwarded and must reach the undersigned within 45 days from the date of issue of this O.M.

A format application is also enclosed at Annexure-III.

Yours faithfully,
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary (RWA)

Source: DOPT