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National Creche Scheme (NCS)

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  • March 16, 2020
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National Creche Scheme (NCS)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Governance

In News:

  • As on 11th March 2020, 6453 creches are functional across the country under NCS
  • National Creche Scheme (earlier named as Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme) is being implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • Objective: To provide day care facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers.
  • The salient features of the National Creche Scheme are as follows:
    • 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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