(Under M/o Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India)
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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

The organisation has the mandate to:

The goal of the organisation is to provide quality welfare service to Central Government Employees for housing. The organisation’s schemes at Chennai (Phase I), Nerul & Kharghar(Navi Mumbai), Panchkula, Calcutta(Phase I), Noida(Phase I & II), Gurgaon (Phase I & II), Chandigarh, Bangalore, Kochi(Phase-I), Hyderabad(Phase I), Pimpri-Chinchawad(Pune) and Noida(Phase III) have been completed. These comprised a total of 8386 dwelling units. The on-going housing schemes at Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hyderabad(Phase II), Panchkula(Phase II), and Noida(Phase IV & V) have another over 3745 dwelling units under construction.

Constitutional Set-up:

Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation has been registered as a society under the Societies’ Registration Act 1860. It has been formed under the aegis of then Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Govt of India. There are four levels of control in the organisation:

The General Body is a constitutional authority which lays down general policy guidelines and makes or amends Rules and Regulations of the society. Governing Council manages and administers the affairs of the society, approves requirements of staff and lays down policy for investment. Executive Committee looks after the day to day affairs of the organisation. Some of the powers of these bodies have been delegated to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who conducts the business and executes all contracts on behalf of the organisation.

Philosophy of the Organisation:

The Organisation at the Head Office of the CGEWHO functions on the following philosophy:

Organisational Structure:

The range of activities covered by the CGEWHO are multidisciplinary, but the organisation operates under one roof. It is, therefore, prudent to have professional departments each looking after its own field and easily interacting with others. Professional grouping also makes the organisation more compact, effective and responsive. The organisation comprises three directorates, viz., Technical, Administration & Marketing and Finance, all supported by an IT cell. Please click for Organisation Chart


The activities of the organisation encompass the following:

Acquisition of Land
The basis on which land is procured in a particular station and the quantum thereof is dependent upon concentration of the Central Government Employees or the demand pattern for that particular station. In order to make an objective assessment, specific demand surveys are conducted. Such demand surveys are also helpful in determining the ratio of various types of dwelling units (DUs) to be built in a project. Following percentage density of DUs has been adopted in all the initial projects:

Type of DU


Approx Super Area (Sq Ft)

Percentage Density of DUs


1 Bedroom unit




2 Bedrooms unit




3 Bedrooms unit




3 Bedrooms & Study unit



Planning of projects is taken up only after firm allotment of the land has been obtained and the housing scheme is announced, subsequently. Procurement of land is made from the State Land Allotting Agencies or private agencies as considered appropriate, on case to case basis.

Planning of the Projects:

The projects are planned and executed by adopting either of the following two methods:

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’.

Execution of The Projects:

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’.


On receipt of the final payment from the beneficiaries, which includes the escalation and interest components, if any, the Apartment Owners Association charges etc., possession of the dwelling units is handed over to the beneficiaries. A CGEWHO project is expected to be handed over completely within five months of the date of issue of the final call-up letters. An effort is made to adhere to this schedule, including complying with statutory requirements like registration of the respective sale/lease deed etc. On completion of this activity, a project/scheme of the CGEWHO is considered as closed.


An Apartment Owners’ Association is formed from amongst the beneficiaries towards the completion of construction activities and handed over the charge of the residential complex for managing its various affairs. In order to provide this association with an initial fund, an element of 1.5% of the cost of dwelling unit, which is built into the total cost of the dwelling unit, is reserved in the name of ‘Apartment Owners’ Association’ charges and handed over to the association.