Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme for Working Women with Children

Name of the scheme: Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers

Purpose: The main purpose of this scheme is to help working mothers by providing crèche system for their children.

  • To provide day-care facilities for children (6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community.
  • To improve nutrition and health status of children.
  • To promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development thereby promoting a holistic development of children.
  • To educate and empower parents /caregivers for better childcare.


  • A crèche is a facility which enables parents to leave their children while they are at work and where children are provided stimulating environment for their holistic development.
  • Crèches are designed to provide group care to children, who have working parents, usually up to 6 years of age, who need care, guidance and supervision away from their home during the day.


  • 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
  • Growth Monitoring
  • Health Check-up and Immunization facilities.


For families Below Poverty Line (BPL) Rs. 20/- per child per month
Families with Income (Both Parents) of up to 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

 Financial Assistance/Recurring Grant (For a Crèche of 25 children):

SL No Item Ceiling of expenditure Sharing ratio Expenditure per annum Implementing Agencies/ NGOs share per annum Govt. share per annum (Grant)
1. Honorarium
a) Crèche worker Rs. 3000/- per month 90:10 Rs.36000/- Rs.3600/- Rs.32400/-
b) Crèche helper Rs. 1500/- per month 90:10 Rs. 18000/- Rs. 1800/- Rs. 16200/-
c) Doctor Rs.250/ – per visit per quarter 90:10 Rs.1000/ Rs.100/ Rs.900/-
2. Supplementary nutrition for 26 days in a month
  Rs. 12.00 per child per day for 25 children Rs 7800/- per month 90:10 Rs.93600/- Rs.9360/- Rs.84240/-
3. Other Items
a) Medicine Kit Rs. 500/- six monthly 90:10 Rs.1000/- Rs.100/- Rs. 900/-
b) PSE Kit Rs. 2000/- per year 90:10 Rs.2000/- Rs.200/- Rs.1800/
c) Monitoring by independent agencies (once in a year) Rs.100 0/- per crèche per visit 100% Rs.1000/- Rs.1000/-
4. Total Expenditure Rs.152600/- Rs.15160/- Rs.137440/

 Non-Recurring Grant (For a crèche of 25 children):

SL No Item Ceiling of expenditure Sharing ratio Expenditure Implementing Agencies/ NGOs share per annum Govt. share (Grant)
1 Non-recurring grant for a period of five years Rs 10,000/- once in the beginning of every new crèche and a subsequent grant of Rs. 5000/- at an interval of 5 years towards replacement/ purchase of equipment/ furniture, water filter, etc. 90:10 (i) Rs.10,000/- (ii) Rs 5,000/- (i) Rs 1000/-  (ii) Rs 500/- (i) Rs 9000/- (ii) Rs 4500/-
2 One time grant for Monitoring Agencies Rs.10,000/- once 100% Rs.10,000/- Rs 10000/-
3 One time grant for Mobile/web based monitoring Rs 5.00 crore (For implementation on pilot basis) 100% Rs 5 crore Rs 5 crore

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