National Creche 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.
(Rupees in Crores)
|Year||Fund Allocation||Expenditure incurred||Remarks|
|Budget Estimate (B.E)||Revised Estimate (R.E)|
|2014-15||125.00||100.00||97.68||Released under RGNCS to Implementing Agencies ICCW & CSWB|
|2015-16||205.94||144.00||133.02||Released under RGNCSto Implementing Agencies ICCW & CSWB|
|2016-17||150.00*||150.00*||124.60||(i)Released Rs.78.15 Cr. under RGNCSto Implementing Agencies ICCW & CSWB upto Dec,2016.
(ii)Remaining amount released under NCS to States/UTs for 01.01.17 to 31.03.17
|2017-18||200.00||65.00||48.79||Released to States/UTs|
|2018-19||128.39||30.00||29.77||Released to States/UTs|
|Released to States/UTs|
* 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.