The organization started its activities in 1962 after Indo-China War, and while the primary concern of the Organisation is the welfare of Railway employees and their families, it has always risen to the call of the society and the nation- be it environmental awareness, family welfare drives, disturbances on the borders or the natural calamities. It is one of the fore-runner voluntary Organisations in the country today.
RWWCO also honours the services of selected women employees of Group-C & Group-D for their outstanding services. The purpose was to boost up the morale of those women, who show exemplary dedication, integrity and courage in discharge of their duties and who also work quietly in any other social field viz. Hospital, School, Sports, Blood Donation, Family Welfare Programme, Scouts & Guides etc. This year 30 such women employees were felicitated in a function held at National Rail Museum Auditorium, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 14th March, 2016. During the function, Shri A.K.Mital, Chairman, Railway Board, as Chief Guest, distributed merit certificates & cash awards to outstanding women employees in the presence of Smt. Rashmi Mital, President/RWWCO and Railway Board Members and senior officers from rail fraternity.
Later, a play named ‘Court Martial’ written by Swadesh Deepak was presented by Asmita Theatre. Shri Arvind Gaur is the Director of this theatre and is known is known for his contemporary and thought-provoking plays.