Aims and Objectives
The main objective of the Kendra is to help the needy Central Government employees, especially covering the women and children, belonging to lower income groups, who are in genuine financial and psychological need of temporary rehabilitation, by giving them training and experience during their leisure time in certain Crafts, Crèche, Nursery class activities run by the Kendra which would enable them to supplement their meagre domestic income and help them to acquire skill and experience for seeking better avenues of employment elsewhere. The objective of the Kendra was not to open or establish another wing of the Government in which full-fledged employment would be offered according to qualification. It is expected only to be a stepping stone and training ground for more and more needy dependants of Central Government employees but not to give them any regular employment. The dependants of low paid Central Government employees were drafted from various Central Government Residential colonies for the scheme. There were no rigid criteria for age and educational qualifications for drafting such people and this flexibility helped the Kendra to draft workers who are in the genuine financial or psychological need of temporary rehabilitation. If any worker could get a better job outside, he/she is freely allowed and encouraged to leave and improve his/her position by getting employment outside. Keeping this in view the workers are paid honorarium only and they are not entitled to any service benefits. Thus the beneficiaries engaged for running various scheme of the Kendra are not part of the Grih Kalyan Kendra but they are the target group under the scheme of the Grih Kalyan Kendra for promoting staff welfare in the residential colonies of the Central Government employees.
As per the MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION of the Grih Kalyan Kendra Board, the following shall be the aims and objectives of the Board applicable only to the Central Government employees and their dependant family members:
- To promote social, economic, cultural and educational activities for the betterment of the Central Government employees and their families.
- To impart technical and vocational training in home crafts and other household arts for useful utilisation of leisure time and for better and efficient housekeeping.
- To bring out latent artistic, histrionic and cultural talents of women and children and other family members of Central Government employees by organising suitable programmes.
- To encourage and organise recreational activities both for adults and young for their physical development.
- To promote integrated community life in Central Government Residential colonies through programme of urban community development organised on self-help and community basis.
- To organise extensive social education through visual aids both for men and women according to their needs.
- To organise and promote economic activities that may provide opportunities of gainful employment to families of Central Government employees for supplementing family income.
- To educate and assist the families of Central Government employees in raising their standard of living.
- To help propagate among the families of Central Government employees, the social welfare schemes administered by the Central Government Ministries/Departments.
- To prepare and publish news bulletins, brochures, journals and other such literature as are incidental to the promotion of the above objectives.
- To negotiate and enter into work contracts to provide opportunities to the dependants and family members of Central Government employees to supplement their family incomes.
- To open and organise Grih Kalyan Kendra units in Central Government Residential colonies in Delhi and other places in India.
- To do and undertake all other allied and similar activities arising out of the implementation of the aims and objects hereinabove laid down.