Mother and Child Health – Immunization Program, BPBB, PMJSY, PMMSY, etc.

[pib] National Creche Scheme


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Creche scheme

Mains level: Maternity benefits act

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development have given information about the National Creche Scheme to the Lok Sabha.

Try this PYQ:

Q.Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017?

  1. Pregnant women are entitled to three months pre-delivery and three months post-delivery paid leave.
  2. Enterprises with creches must allow the mother a minimum of six crèche visits daily.
  3. Women with two children get reduced entitlements.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

National Creche Scheme

  • The Ministry of WCD implements the NCS for the children of working mothers as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme through States/ UTs with effect from 01.01.2017.
  • It aims to provide daycare facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers.

The Scheme provides an integrated package of the following services:

  • Daycare 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

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