(The Gist of PIB) National Creche Scheme  [MARCH-2020]

(The Gist of PIB)  National Creche Scheme


National Creche Scheme

  • National Creche Scheme (earlier named as Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme) is being implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme through States/UTs with effect from 1.1.2017 to provide day care facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers.

Key features:

  • Day care Facilities including Sleeping Facilities.
  • Early Stimulation for children below 3 years and pre-school Education for 3 to 6 years old children.
  • Supplementary Nutrition (to be locally sourced)
  • Growth Monitoring
  • Health Check-up and Immunization


  • Crèches shall be open for 26 days in a month and for seven and half (7-1/2) hours per day.
  • The number of children in the crèche should not be more than 25 per crèche with 01 Worker and 01 helper respectively.
  • User charges to bring in an element of community ownership and collected as under:
  • BPL families – Rs 20/- per child per month.
  • Families with Income (Both Parents) of upto Rs. 12,000/- per month – Rs. 100/-per child per month
  • Families with Income (Both Parents) of above Rs. 12,000/- per month – Rs. 200/- per child per month.


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