Wednesday , October 20 2021

National Creche Scheme

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
2019-20 50.00 —– 8.58

(till 12.07.2019)

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.

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