:: NATIONAL CRECHE FUND SCHEME ::


The National Creche Fund was set up by Govt. of India in 1994 with the objective to meet the growing demand for crèches and to provide day care facilities to the children in the age group of 0-5 years.

  Target

To administer and apply the funds of the Fund to pay grants-in-aid to registered voluntary organizations, Mahila Mandals and State Governments to implement crèche programmes specially in rural areas and rural slums for welfare and development of children below the age of 5 years, whose parents income does not exceed Rs. 1800/- per mensem, children of agricultural labourers, scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and of women employed in employment generating schemes such as Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) and Norwegian Agency ;for International Development (NORAD) and Children of families who were victims of communal violence;

  Implementing Agency

The State Governments voluntary organization or Mahila Mandal with a known record of service in the field of child welfare and registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) or Registered as a Public Trust at least for the last two years will be eligible for applying for financial assistance from the Fund.

  ROLE OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The State Government's major role  is to recommend proposals of implementing agencies.The Haryana State Social Welfare Board has been declared Nodal agency for examination and recommending the proposal to GOI. 

  Pattern of Assistance

         APPENDIX-III        

NATIONAL CRECHE FUND

:: Schematic Pattern of assistance for General Category Creches ::

   

Sr. No.

Grand admissible

Ceiling of expenditure

Grant

I.

Recurring Grant

 

 

1.

Honorarium to two crèche workers per crèche

Rs. 800 p.m.

Rs. 800 p.m.        (100%)

2.

Supplementary nutrition per creche (for 25 children @ 105 paise per day) for 26 days

Rs. 687 p.m.

Rs. 615 p.m.          (90%)

3.

Contingencies and emergency medicines per month per crèche

Rs. 139 p.m.

Rs.125  p.m.   

 (90%)

TOTAL

 

 

1540    p.m.

II.

Non-Recurring Grant

4.000 to  meet the initial cost of establishing the crèche.

 

        APPENDIX-IV    

NATIONAL CRECHE FUND

:: Schematic Pattern of assistance for Anganwadi-cum-Creche Centres ::

   

Sr. No.

Recurring grant admissible for grant

Grant

I.

Recurring Grant

 

1.

Honorarium to two crèche workers per crèche

Rs. 600 p.m.(100%)

2.

Contingencies and emergency medicines per month

Rs. 75 p.m.(100%)

TOTAL

 

Rs. 675 p.m.

II.

Non-Recurring Grant

Rs. 4,000 to meet the initial cost of establishing the crèche.


 

APPENDIX-V    

 

 TRAINING OF CRECHE WORKERS BUDGET ESTIMATES PER COURSE OF 40 CRECHE WORKERS

 

RECURRING

 

(in Rs.)

1.

Traveling Allowance to Trainees

100 X 40 – 4000.00

2.

Stipend & Honorarium to trainees

350 X 40 – 14000.00

3.

Trainees Kit Rs. 100 per participant

100 X 40 – 4000.00

4.

Conveyance charges for field visits/placement

1000.00

5.

Honorarium to Guest Speakers / part-time staff

1000.00

6.

Stationery, postage, telegram and other administrative expenses

500.00

7.

Books, play materials and Newspapers

200.00

8.

Contingencies

500.00

  TOTAL

  25,200.00

 

 


Guidelines :

APPENDIX I    

Guidelines for preparing proposals under Creche Fund

(See Para 35)

 

            National Creche Fund aims at sanctioning grants to voluntary organisations, Mahila Mandals and State Governments largely out of interest accrued on the corpus of the Fund and partially out of a small portion of the corpus Fund.

2.            Assistance under the Creche Fund will be given for the children belonging to the poorer sections of society.  Children of the parents whose monthly income does not exceed Rs. 1800 per month will be eligible for coverage.

3.            Assistance under the Funds is not available for the children of those parents who are already getting such facilities under the various labour laws and where crèches exist under the existing Creche Scheme.

4.            Assistance shall be given for two types of Creches under the Scheme i.e.      (i) General Creche Centres (ii) Anganwadi-cum-Creche Centres and for training and refresher courses of Crèche Workers as per schematic pattern at Appendices III, IV and V annexed to this Scheme.

5.            (1) Voluntary organisations and Mahila Mandals selected for opening of Creches will be sanctioned a grant of Rs. 18,480 per Creche per annum (maximum 25 children) towards recurring expenditure under General Category and Rs. 8,100 per crèche per annum for running Anganwadi-cum-Creche Centres.

            (2) A non-recurring grant of Rs. 4,000 to meet the initial cost of establishing the Creche will also be sanctioned.

6.            (1) The assistance for the Creches opened under General Category will be limited to 90 per cent of the schematic pattern (except honorarium of Creche Workers) or the actual expenditure whichever is less.

            (2) In case of Anganwadi-cum-Creche Centre, 100 per cent financial assistance will be provided to the concerned agency.

7.            Creches opened under General Category will be required to provide day care facilities, nutrition, pre-school education, entertainment and medical facilities and they will normally work for 8 hours a day.

8.            (1) The existing Anganwadi Centres proposed to be converted into Anganwadi-cum-Creche Centres presently working for 4 hours would also be working for           hours.

            (2) Additional worker will be provided for running the Anganwadi Centres for the remaining 4 hours.

9.   Applications for grant in the proforma annexed hereto and accompanied by the following documents should be sent to the Member-Secretary, National Creche Fund, c/o Department of Women and Child Development, 1st Floor, Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001:

                                            I.      A copy  (preferably photo copy) of the registration certificate duly attested by a Gazetted Officer,

                                         II.      A copy of Memorandum of Association/ Bye-Laws of the Organisation duly sined/attested by the application.

                                       III.      List of members of the managing committee with their qualifications and occupations.

                                      IV.      Copies of annual report and audited statements of accounts for the last two years duly singed/ attested by the applicant.

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For further details of the Scheme, the website www.wcd.nic.in of Women & Child Development Department Government of India may be consulted.