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National Creche Scheme

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National Creche Scheme

Posted On: 26 JUL 2019 by PIB Delhi

National Crèche Scheme is being implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme through States/UTs with effect from 01.01.2017 to provide day care facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community. The State Government of Telangana has not taken over any creches which were run under the erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme (RGNCS), a Central Sector Scheme, being implemented through Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) and Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW).  Creche facilities are also provided under the Beedi& Cigar Worker (Conditions    of Employment) Act,1966.

The details of Budget provision and expenditure incurred for the last five years and current year are at Annexure-I. The fund sharing pattern under National Creche Scheme amongst Centre, States/UTs & Non Governmental Organisations/Voluntary Organisations for all recurring components of the scheme is in the ratio of 60:30:10 for States, 80:10:10 for North Eastern States and Himalayan States and 90:0:10 for UTs. The details of funds released for the last three years 2016-17 (w.e.f. 01.01.2017), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are in Annexure-II.

Grants have been released to the State Governments/UT Administration for Creches found functional and taken over by them.

Annexure-I

(Rupees in Crores)

* BE of Rs.150.00 crores had been initially allocated for the erstwhile Central Sector Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for the FY 2016-17 and the same had been carried over for the National Creche Scheme that was implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme through States/UTs w.e.f 01.01.2017.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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