Thursday, January 25, 2018

Happy Republic Day 2018

Happy Republic Day 2018, with all the best wishes, B S Vohra, President, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation,

Monday, January 22, 2018

RWA Federation for special "pollution control" fund: Hindustan Times

Delhi requests a special Pollution Control Budget this time

Kind Attn.: Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley

Subject: Delhi requests a special Pollution Control Budget this time

Dear Sir,

Notification Dated 12th January 2017, about Delhi, in the Gazette of India, on Page number 7/24 clearly says,”As air quality analysis shows that most of the days during winter, between October 15 and February 15, fall in the AQI categories of Very Poor and Severe, it is appropriate to implement the measures that have been proposed for the AQI categories of Severe and Very Poor all through the winter, to prevent occurrence of severe or emergency situations”.

The situation is not good even for the rest of the period. WHO says, that over 30,000 persons are killed every year due to pollution in DELHI & NCR. Chicago University study says residents of Delhi & NCR are losing up to 6 to 9 years of their life due to pollution. CSE says that every third child has the Lungs problem in Delhi. UNICEF says that pollution in Delhi is badly affecting the brain of our children. Even our pollution standards are not compatible with the WHO norms.

Sir, those EMPOWERED in Delhi are busy in the Blame game and YOU ARE THE ONLY HOPE. Therefore, the RWAs, Activists as well as the residents, without any empowerment, request as below:

Sir, Delhi needs your SPECIAL ATTENTION, a special Fund, to save it from the clutches of Pollution. Delhi needs a specific, separate and a special Pollution Control Budget this time, to convert it into a Green City.

It requires money to decongest the roads, to remove the Encroachments,  to improve & develop new Parking lots, to make a check on the number of polluting vehicles, to install latest Air Quality monitoring systems, to install modern traffic lighting, to manage the Landfill sites, to remove the Pot holes, to mechanically clean the roads, to stop the Water Logging, to clean the river Yamuna, to launch plantation drives, to promote Solar Energy, as well to improve the Health facilities to save the residents from the Brain Stroke, Heart Attacks, Cancer & other Respiratory problems, due to the bad affects of Pollution.

We the RWAs, Activists & the residents of Delhi will be thankful to you if you could consider this very specific & very serious REQUEST to check & control the Pollution in Delhi & NCR.

Sir, Looking forward to your Budget Speech, with a hope for the City, that is not only the National Capital but also known as the MINI INDIA.

With best regards,
B S Vohra
Environment Activist, President,
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front – Federation

Friday, January 19, 2018

Formation of new RWAs by Delhi Government ?

Dainik Bhaskar: It's strange! While the existing RWAs of Delhi don't get any response from the CM, while CM has not called any RWAs meet in the last 3 years, while RWAs of Delhi are feeling neglected & ignored by the CM, how he has asked for the formation of New RWAs? How can all the existing RWAs of Delhi be treated as defunct? Don't you think that there is something fishy? 

My issue is that what problem they have with the existing RWAs? why no communication with the existing RWAs? How they can treat all the existing RWAs as defunct? If the election is an issue, they can ask the RWAs to do it in 30 days and submit new list of office bearers. how they can ignore the existing RWAs? How they are trying to officially convert the apolitical bodies into the political ones?

Please revert. Thanks. B S Vohra

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Apolitical RWAs Vs. the Political RWAs of Delhi ?

We have the confirmed news that our Delhi Government has asked for the names of 7 persons from each ward for making the new RWAs. But we just can not understand that why they are ignoring the earlier Registered RWAs of Delhi that are working for the city for the last so many years?

We just can not understand that while we, the existing RWAs of Delhi, do not get any reply to our Emails from the CM's office and we do not get any time to meet him, how & why they are forming new RWAs in this city?

हैरानगी इस बात की भी है कि जिन RWAs के साथ, आप पार्टी के नेता और वर्तमान CM ने बड़े बड़े वायदे किए थे, आख़िर उन RWAs से दिल्ली सरकार को परेशानी क्या है?  
क्या परेशानी का सबब सिर्फ़ इतना है कि दिल्ली की सेवा मे जुटी ये निष्काम और निष्पक्ष RWAs, किसी व्यक्ति या किसी पार्टी विशेष की चमचागिरी ना करते हुए, ग़लत को ग़लत कहने का हौसला रखती हैं?

Does it mean that they do not like the RWAs that are the CRITICS and want to add their own cadres to form their own RWAs, to get the ADVANTAGE in the next elections?

It's really sad and shocking that APOLITICAL bodies are being converted into the Political outfits by our state Government. But one thing is sure that we will strongly oppose any such move.

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

मोहल्ला सभा के बाद अब सरकारी RWAs ?

सुनने मे आया है कि दिल्ली सरकार ने अपने सभी MLAs से हर वॉर्ड से 7 लोगों के नाम माँगे हैं, आधार कार्ड के साथ, ताकि उनको लेकर नई RWAs बनाई जा सकें, और जो काम, मोहल्ला सभा ना बनने के कारण नही हो पाए हैं, उनको अंजाम तक लाया जाए, क्योंकि चुनाव अब सिर्फ़ 2 साल ही दूर हैं. 

अगर आप मे से किसी के पास भी इस बारे मे कोई जानकारी है तो हमारे साथ तुरंत शेयर करें. अगर इस तरह से अपने कॅडर्स को लेकर नई RWA बनवाकर उनको तरजीह दी जाती है तो यह पिछले 20 सालों से भी ज़्यादा समय से काम करने वाली RWAs के साथ ना इंसाफी होगी. 

हैरानगी इस बात की भी है कि जिन RWAs के साथ, आप पार्टी के नेता और वर्तमान CM ने बड़े बड़े वायदे किए थे, आख़िर उन RWAs से दिल्ली सरकार को परेशानी क्या है, और जीतने के बाद, क्यों दिल्ली के CM उन निष्काम और निष्पक्ष RWAs से मिलने से भी कुरेज करते हैं?

क्या परेशानी का सबब सिर्फ़ इतना है कि दिल्ली की सेवा मे जुटी ये निष्काम और निष्पक्ष RWAs, किसी व्यक्ति या किसी पार्टी विशेष की चमचागिरी ना करते हुए, ग़लत को ग़लत कहने का हौसला रखती हैं?

खैर, मंशा चाहे जो भी हो, दिल्ली की RWAs अपनी आवाज़ उठाने मे कोई भी कसर नही छोड़ेंगी और अगर दिल्ली सरकार के किसी ऐसे कदम की ठोस जानकारी मिलती है, तो उसका डट कर विरोध भी करेंगी.

MTAs / RWAs : Do you require an Outdoor Air Purifying Equipment absolutely Free for your Society ?

All of us have seen the worst few days of Smog & Pollution in Delhi. The levels of PM 10, as well as PM 2.5, were many times more than the prescribed norms. These PM 10, as well as PM 2.5, are very harmful to everyone, especially the Children & Elderly persons.

The Director of AIIMS has stated a few days ago, that almost 25000 - 30000 persons are killed every year, by the effects of Pollutants, in Delhi & NCR, though its an estimate as it is the silent killer. The Chicago University has mentioned in one of its studies, that the residents of Delhi & NCR are losing up to 6 - 9 years of their life due to pollution.

Keeping in mind the above facts, a company is now offering an Outdoor Air Purifying Equipment at very nominal cost. In case you don't want to pay anything, you can get itAbsolutely Free, i.e. at No Cost to you, as in that case, it will carry an Advertisement of the Sponsoring company. The overall dimensions are height 4.5 Ft & Dia 3 Ft only.

In fact, once the cost is recovered, you will start even making a small earning out of it, without investing anything. The Electricity consumption is very little and you have to keep the Equipment at any crowded place, in any market location, at any religious place, hospital, community center etc, for the benefit of the visitors as well as to cover the Advertisement costs.

If interested, please Email us with your complete contact details, mobile number, as well the Address of the desired location for the feasibility analysis and it will be forwarded to the manufacturers of the equipment for further action. RWAs/MTAs/NGOs may plan for such equipment for their localities/markets for making the GREEN ZONE for the benefit of residents/visitors.

For more details, please email us at

RWAs: Do you want a Micro ATM for your society?

Greetings from Oxigen Services !

It was a pleasure talking to you. As discussed during our telephonic conversation, Oxigen is keen in associating with RWAs of Delhi / NCR to introduce several solutions for Resident Welfare Associations through our flagship product i.e. Micro ATM machines. 

Our micro ATM machines offer a gamut of services, which can be used to cater to the following needs of an RWA resident:

  1. Maintenance Bill Payments
  2. Society Bill Payments
  3. Utility Bill Payments
  4. Recharges
  5. Money Transfer Needs
  6. Wallet Loading 
  7. Cash Deposit/Withdrawal
    *and much more

Through these services, we envision to strengthen the role of RWAs and make Society Offices a one stop solution for multiple payment needs of a resident. 

Sharing a detailed presentation of our Micro ATM in the attachment to this mail. Please find the same

We eagerly look forward to your response and for an opportunity to discuss this product in greater detail with you. 

Thanks and Regards
Atul Krishnan
Assistant  Manager- Business Development

RWAs: If you have any interest in the MICRO ATM for your Societies, please feel free to mail us & it will be forwarded to the concerned Oxigen Team.  Our Email id is 

Roof Top Solar Energy installations with a 30% Subsidy from Delhi Government

In a positive move directed towards making the capital more reliant on Renewable & more specifically Solar energy, New Delhi was tasked with generating 1,000 MW of solar power out of the national quota of 40,000 MW in 2016. Now with the right subsidies in place, the target that was set by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) to be achieved by 2020 from residential and institutional rooftops, is well on its way.

An Elevated Rooftop Installation of 5kW in the busy neighborhood of “Pitampura”

“The Solar Experience” Roof:
Even though 1,000 MW is only part of Delhi’s total solar potential of 2,500 MW with a residential potential of 1,250 MW; Solar Universe India is helping drive the larger movement, which was initially kick-started by Greenpeace India – instrumental in getting the Delhi Government to draft its own Solar Policy in June 2016. Some of the highlights of that policy include:
• Concept of Virtual Net Metering for roofs with limited Solar potential
• Group Net Metering for societies and RWA's
• Generation Based Incentive of Rs 2 PER UNIT for up to 3 years
• Building bylaws amendment for Rooftop Solar Installations
• Tax breaks, benefits, and subsidies

The “Solar Universe India” reasons for Going Solar

How Going Solar Helps You:
The Delhi Government, with the help of its implementing agency and empanelled vendors, is providing UPFRONT SUBSIDY on Rooftop Solar Installations across New Delhi and Solar Universe India (Success Impex Pvt Ltd) is one of those, that provides a subsidy to the end consumers worth up to 30% of the cost of the Solar Plant. More importantly, through a concept called Net Metering, one can earn for the power they generate even when it is not being used, which is especially beneficial for large buildings like educational and religious institutions, hospitals, farmhouses and RWA's.

How Net Metering Works

How Solar Net metering Works:
Upfront Subsidy of up to 30% is available for the following type of buildings:

Institutional Buildings
  • Educational Institutions
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Health Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Colleges
         Social Sector
  • Community Centres
  • Welfare Homes
  • Orphanages & Old Age Homes
  • Common Service Centres & Workshops
  • Trusts, NGOs & Voluntary Organizations
Residential Buildings
  • All types including RWA’s

Thanks to the introduction of UPFRONT SUBSIDY (doing away with the old practice of direct disbursement to client bank account after plant commissioning), the payback period of Rooftop Solar Installations has been reduced to less than 42 months. In comparison to industry standards, Solar Universe India (Success Impex Pvt Ltd) is also offering 15% more energy through their installations titled "The Solar Experience".

The Solar Experience:
In New Delhi, most of the houses with roof ownership have a sanctioned load of 11kV and open roof space of 80 sqm which equates to a Solar potential of 8kW. An 8kW Rooftop Solar Installation can earn you Rs 1.05 lakhs every year for up to 25 years and is equivalent to planting 960 trees over the lifetime of the installation.

“20kW Installation Solar Plant with Net Metering”

RWA’s usually have a sanctioned load of 40kVa for common area lighting & energy and can install a solar plant of up to 32kW that will generate approximately 51,000 units per annum (as per the “Solar Experience of Solar Universe India”) for an investment of Rs 14.75 lacs that can be recouped in 30 months and save up to Rs 90 lacs over the lifetime of the Solar Plant.

Schools & larger institutions can export excess energy to the grid for more than 140 days in a year on account of various holidays and recoup their investment in less than 30 months owing to the various monetary benefits being offered.

Going Solar is now as easy as getting a home entertainment system. An 8kW Solar System can be set up in 15-20 days. You can schedule a site feasibility analysis by simply sending a WhatsApp message to +91-9810288787. If you're looking for such an installation (with SUBSIDY) in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, J&K and Maharashtra or are just curious to know more, contact the above number for more details and go solar today! Solar Universe India, a brand of Success Impex Pvt Ltd have been the pioneers of Solar PV installations in India since 2003. For any more details, please log on to 

The next blog post will address "How Simple It Is to Make Your Home Go Solar" and will answer to all of your questions regarding Finance, Space, and Cleaning of Rooftop Solar Installations.

Having received a Solar Grading of “SP1B” (only 8 out of 551 companies in India have this grading) from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (Government of India) symbolizing “Highest Solar Potential & Moderate Financial Capability”, the company has directly or indirectly touched more than 150,000 lives with their solar installations. In New Delhi alone they have carried out more than 60 installations of 1kW to 140kW at residences, schools, gurudwaras and RWA’s.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks

Nairobi - UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year.

Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improve coordination on waste and chemicals management, water quality, and food and nutrition issues. The collaboration also includes joint management of the BreatheLife advocacy campaign to reduce air pollution for multiple climate, environment and health benefits.

This represents the most significant formal agreement on joint action across the spectrum of environmental and health issues in over 15 years.

"There is an urgent need for our two agencies to work more closely together to address the critical threats to environmental sustainability and climate – which are the foundations for life on this planet. This new agreement recognizes that sober reality," said UN Environment’s Solheim.

"Our health is directly related to the health of the environment we live in. Together, air, water and chemical hazards kill more than 12.6 million people a year. This must not continue," said WHO’s Tedros.

He added: "Most of these deaths occur in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America where environmental pollution takes its biggest health toll."

The new collaboration creates a more systematic framework for joint research, development of tools and guidance, capacity building, monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals, global and regional partnerships, and support to regional health and environment fora.

The two agencies will develop a joint work programme and hold an annual high-level meeting to evaluate progress and make recommendations for continued collaboration.

The WHO-UN Environment collaboration follows a Ministerial Declaration on Health, Environment and Climate Change calling for the creation of a global "Health, Environment and Climate Change" Coalition, at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco in 2016.

Just last month, under the overarching topic "Towards a Pollution-Free Planet", the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which convenes environment ministers worldwide, adopted a resolution on Environment and Health, called for expanded partnerships with relevant UN agencies and partners, and for an implementation plan to tackle pollution.   With Thanks to WHO.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Status of RWAs in the eyes of Delhi Government?

4th January 2018

Mr Satyender Jain,
Hon'ble Minister Urban Development,
Govt of NCT Delhi

Subject: Status of RWAs in the eyes of Delhi Government: Please go through the ATTACHED order of the Delhi Government, F.18 (101)/UD/Pig./DUDA/2015-16/Voi-II/ 878-902 dated 7.6.2016 regarding Release of funds for Execution of the Plan Scheme "Strg. and Augmentation of Infrastructure i.e. Roads, Streets Localities Streets Lights etc. in each Assembly Constituencies for the year 2016-17.

Dear Sir,

We have been asked by the office of the Hon'ble CM to contact you. Please view the trailing emails.

Before contesting the Delhi Assembly elections, at an RWA meet, on 18th October 2014, at the Rose Avenue, at 2 pm, CM had made huge promises with the RWAs that they will be empowered, RWA Act will be made, Funds will be at the disposal of RWAs for the localized works, but after winning the Elections, you have sidelined the RWAs to such an extent, that your above order for the day to day requirements of localities, does not contain the term RWA, anywhere.

Though the order does not contain the term RWA anywhere, SHOCKINGLY, it contains the term Mohalla Sabha, as below:

4. Beforexecuting the works under MLALAD, DUDA shall be required to open separate bank accounts for each MLA Constituency. The amount of balance fund worked out by UD Deptt. in the current proposal is to be accounted for against MLA Constituency wise by DUDA prior to the start of implementation. The works proposed to be executed under MLALAD Scheme and those proposed to be taken up through Swaraj Fund as recommended by Mohalla Sabhas should not be in conflict with each other and DUDA is to ensure that no duplicity of works is there.

5Separate Assets registers/accounts against works of MLALAD and Mohalla Sabhas are tbe maintained and needs to be continuously updated by DUDA online so that the assets created through MLALAD scheme could be distinguished. This will bring transparency in the execution of works and submission of utilization certificates.

Does it mean that you have sidelined those RWAs, whom you had promised a lot, before the Delhi Assembly elections?

Does it mean, that you do not recognize the RWAs anymore as they are the true critics & not the own party personals in the garb of Mohalla Sabha?

Now almost three years of your Government are nearing completion & we the RWAs of Delhi want to meet you to discuss this issue very seriously. Please, let us know when we can meet you. Our delegation of RWAs will include almost all the Top RWA personalities of Delhi to know about the Status of RWAs in the eyes of Delhi Government.

Looking forward to your most valued communication with the confirmation of Day, Date, Time & Venue.

With best regards,

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation

RWAs willing to attend any such meet may share the contact details on We will try our best to call you, depending upon the number of persons allowed by Delhi Government.