“TOGETHER WE PREPARE TO CHANGE LIVES”
A resident welfare association (frequently abbreviated as RWA) is a civic body that represents the interests of the residents of a specific urban or suburban locality in Indian cities. Membership is voluntary, and the leadership is usually elected by fee-paying members. Members who do not pay the voluntary subscription fee in any year may not vote in the general body and other meetings of the association since they would be deemed as having opted out of the membership of the voluntary association. In some localities such association bear the word ‘Development” in their nomenclature such as development and welfare association.
It is not an official part of the government. An RWA can work well if there is active participation of the members. They take up issues like lighting on roads, cleanliness of roads, safety measures for residents, stray dog problems, water supply problem, etc. Taking an active part and interest in your RWA is a must for every resident. An efficient RWA is necessary in a society to maintain proper security, solve garbage disposal issues, and take care of utility and other services.
In a colony, people face a lot of teething problems. Coming together to form an organization and doing your bit for the community is not only important but also necessary because you are an integral part of that community. You will also face the problems others face. If the roads are pitiable, water supply erratic and electric supply irregular, everyone living in the locality will face it and so will you and your family. Hence, by taking avid interest and participating in the community services you are also helping yourself and your family.
It is also a latest trend to form such associations to help in the facilitation of your day to day activities. You learn to live in a close knit society. The crime rate also comes down and these localities are safe for your women and children. We are not living in the dark ages; the new era has taught us to live together in a peaceful and harmonious way. This helps you to remain connected. If all of us try to take the initiative we can work together for the betterment of our societies. Such associations cannot force residents to become members and pay annual or other fees but can suspend services to non-paying members. In some localities such associations may bear the word ‘Development” in their nomenclature such as development and welfare association.
Request for RWA Membership:
You may visit RWA office 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Sunday) with duly filled RWA membership form : Membership Fee:
- Registration Fee: Rs. 100/- (One Hundred Only)
- Monthly Subscription Fee: Rs. 150/- (One Hundred Fifty Only)
|For Active Existing Members (Yearly Subscription Based): You can convert your Monthly Subscription into Yearly Subscription by paying of Rs. 1700/- (with a discount of Rs.100/-).
For Lapsed Memberships: Same as above, but for lapsed memberships a reactivation fee of Rs. 100/- will be applicable to convert/reinstate your membership.
For Rented Properties: Same as above for property owners. All RWA related services being extended to owners, will be extended to your current and future tenants provided the matter pertains to RWA.