District Welfare Officer (DWO)- List of CPF's DWO Officers
District Welfare And Rehabilitation Board Office
The District Welfare Officers would be more than one in each District, depending upon the number of battalions deployed by a CPF or the population residing in the particulars area of state. The DIG/ADIG/COs designated as DWOs of the CPFs offices located in the districts of the States.
While separate staff for DWOs is not recommended as the existing staff working for welfare purpose may be utilized. However, in case of need DWOs be authorized to engage one persons, who could be retired of CPF personnel or NOKs having the requisite qualifications, on payment of honorarium as per rates authorized by the Government with the approval of concern CWO.
FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE OF WARB
i) Maintain upto date status of killed/disabled personnel and widows/dependents of CPFs in the district with the support of CWO.
ii) Timely registration of cases received and initiation of welfare action.
iii) Periodic reporting to SWOs and CWOs in the format of reporting decided by R&W Directorate of MHA.
iv) Field level coordination for programmes and projects implementation.
v) Liaison with District authorities with regard to assistance required for retired CPF personnel/NOKs.
vi) Specific initiative in areas like monitoring of pension disbursement, receipt of retirement benefits to the NOKs, availability of medical facilities, setting up of alternative employment schemes, vocational training for retired personnel/NOKs
vii) Liaison with District authorities with regard to assistance required for retired CPF personnel/NOKs.
viii) Organizing welfare activities in the district and its reporting to CWO.
ix) Monitoring the welfare of the families of ex-personnel of CPFs and assisting them in representing their cases with the local administration or the department authorities/WARB CPFs.
x) Maintain an up-to-date register of widows of personnel killed in action, dependents and those disabled in action with a view to ensure their welfare. Also maintain an up-to-date record of personnel retired from the CPFs with the help of CWO.
xi) Assistance provided to ex-personnel of CPFs (AR, BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB) who after retirement from these forces.
xii) Keep up-to-date welfare measures of all CPFs for guidance of ex-personnel of CPF.
xiii) Monitoring and forwarding of Prime Minister Scholarship cases of wards of ex-CPF personnel.
xiv) Periodic reporting to SWOs and CWOs in the format of reporting decided by WARB CPFs.
xv) Field level coordination for programmes and projects implementation.
xvi) Settlement of financial problems such as pension and other retirement/release benefits/dues to widows/ex-personnel and grants and assistance in kind to ex-personnel beneficiaries and dependents from the Central/State Govts or other Organizations.
xvii) Specific initiative in area like monitoring of pension disbursement, receipt of retirement benefits to the NOKs, availability of medical facilities, setting up of alternative employment schemes, vocational training for retired personnel/NOKs.
xviii) Provide information to the general public regarding the Central Police Forces in the country and constantly endeavouring to promote and maintain a feeling of goodwill between civilians and service personnel and ex-personnel of CPFs.
xix) Ensure timely submission of reports and returns to CWO/SWO/WARB CPFs, if any.
xx) Assist widows/dependents of CPF personnel and retired personnel of CPFs in planning and funding of Self-employment ventures.
xxi) Create additional welfare measures for widows/disabled and retired personnel of CPFs with the consent of WARB/CWO.
xxii) Recommending cases of widows/disabled personnel of CPFs and their families for financial assistance from forces concern and from civil charitable funds if eligible.
xxiii) Maintaining close liaison with the (PAO) Pension Disbursing authorities/agencies to ensure prompt and correct payment of pension and reliefs to widows/dependents and ex-pensioners of CPFs.
xxiv) Providing assistance for settlement of land and other disputes to ex-CPF personnel and their dependents.
xxv) Assist families of serving personnel staying separately during their absence away on duty.
xxvi) Promote and maintain welfare measures in the District for ex-personnel such as old age pensioners’ homes, vocational and other training facilities etc.
xxvii) Mobilize assistance for medical treatment in Govt. Hospital/CPF composite Hospitals and Unit Hospitals.
xxviii) Maintain liaison with other welfare organizations such as the Indian Red Cross Society, etc to enhance additional sources of welfare and concessions for widows and ex-personnel and their families/dependents in the Districts.
xxix) To represent WARB/Ministry of Home Affairs (Govt. of India) in Court cases under their jurisdiction in which these organizations have been made respondent.
xxx) Maintain close and effective liaison for the purpose of resettlement of widows of CPF personnel who killed in action through employment with Local Central/State/Private industrial Organization.
xxxi) Provide all resettlement assistance to widows of personnel killed in action, dependents and disabled as well as to those who died/disabled while in service due to attributable reasons.
The list of DWOs is attached as Annexure-C. Summary of DWOs is as under:-