Central Public Works Department Current Affairs - 2020

Project ‘Bal Basera’ at AIIMS Rishikesh to be inaugrated on 9 Sept

Bal Basera or a Crèche is a project for the welfare of Children of Construction Workers was deployed at AIIMS Rishikesh site. The project is supported by Central Public Works Department (CPWD). It will be inaugurated by Deepa Singh, President CPWD Officers’ Wives Association on 9 September 2019.

Bal Basera shall accommodate about 35 Children and shall be run by CPWD Officers’ Wives Association (OWA). AIIMS Rishikesh Project is being executed by CPWD.

CPWD Officer’s Wives Association

It is a Socio Cultural Organization run by the wives of officers of Central Public Works Department (CPWD). It was founded in 1971 by Late Mrs Rachel Muthachen and is actively involved in social welfare activities of weaker sections of society since last 48 years.

It provides monetary help to families of CPWD employees in distress, donate funds for organizations engaged in humanitarian causes, manage a large number of Bal Baseras and organizing health camps at construction site as well as run a Vocational Training Centre, a Day Care Centre and a Pre nursery School in New Delhi.


CPWD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CPWD Officers’ Wives Association for organising heath camps and managing crèches at construction sites in a formal and organised manner on large scale and on pan India basis so that workers and their children could lead a healthy and productive life.

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Prabhakar Singh, DG, CPWD chosen for Eminent Engineer Award- 2019

Prabhakar Singh, Director General, Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been chosen for elite and prestigious Eminent Engineer Award for Year 2019 by Institution of Engineers (India). He is chosen for his distinguished and exemplary Service in field of Engineering and Technology. The award shall be conferred to him on Engineers Day observed on 15 September 2019 in New Delhi.

About Prabhakar Singh

He is an IIT Graduate and MBA from one of Premier Business Institute of India.

His enormous contributions and dedicated service to nation as an eminent technocrat has been instrumental in transforming Central Public Works Department (CPWD), premier engineering organisation of central government.

About Institution of Engineers (India)

It is the national organization of engineers in India. It was established on 13 September 1920 in Kolkata (West Bengal).

It is acclaimed to have pioneered non-formal education in engineering.

It has over 1 million members in 15 engineering disciplines in 114 centers or chapters in India and overseas. With this many participants it is world’s largest multi-disciplinary engineering professional society in engineering and technology world.

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