DOPT ORDERS 2012
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated the 15th October, 2012.
Subject: Nomination of Area Welfare Officers for the calendar years 2013 and 2014 regarding.
The Department of Personnel & Training nominates Gazetted Officers as Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for residential colonies to look after the welfare of Central Govt. 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. 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 (commencing from 1.1.2013) or till the services are required by the Govt. 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/policy authorities for solving the problems of the residents of their localities.
3. The applicant should not be an office bearer of Central Government employees or any other Residents Welfare Association. Further, officers seeking appointment as AWO should preferably have a residential telephone. No telephone/ reimbursement of Telephone rent, facility will be available to AWO nominated by DOPT.
4. Applications from thosb 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 for application is also enclosed.