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Panaji, September 28, 2018

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, is administering a scheme for construction of building for providing hostel facility to working women in cities, town and rural areas where employment opportunities for women exist.


This scheme was introduced in 1972-73 and provides grant-in-aid for construction of new and expansion of the existing working women hostel. This scheme has been revised to promote availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation for working women who need to live away from their families due to professional commitments.



Agencies ororganizations who can apply  for assistance under the Scheme are State Govt. agencies including Women Development Corporations, Women Finance Corporations etc., Urban Municipal Bodies including Cantonment Boards,  Panchayati Raj Institutions, SHG( Self Help Groups), Recognized Colleges/Universities.  


Similarly Civil Society Organizations having proven track record of working in the fields such organization is registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860 or any relevant State Act, Public Trust registered  under any law for the time being in force and co-operative institutions meeting the following criteria such as It should be either recognized by the State/ UT administration under any existing scheme/law or should be well known with the experience of working in the field for at least 3 years, and its work should be reported to be satisfactory by the State Government/ Union Territory Administration concerned,  It should have a properly constituted Managing Body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down, It should ordinarily have been engaged in the field of women's welfare/ social welfare/ women's education for a minimum period of three years prior to the request for grant- in-aid under the scheme,  Its financial position should be sound and it should have facilities, resources, personnel and experience to undertake the management of such a project, It should run the hostel and the Day-care Centre for pre-school children on a no profit basis. Corporate or associations like CII, ASSOCHAM, FICCI etc., subject to the condition that the other working women are also provided accommodation in the hostel under this scheme in addition to their female employees. Ministry of Women and Child Development and the State Governments may construct hostels on their own, and lease them to organization(s) having experience for such period(s) as deemed sufficient, for managing its operations as per norms of the scheme. State Govt. may seek assistance as per the prescribed norms of the scheme.


For more details about this programme may please contact the Directorate of Women and Child Development, Old Education Bldg., 2nd Floor, 18th June Road, Panaji Goa 403001 during office hours on any working days or on the official website of the Ministry of MWCD, New Delhi  ie. www.wcd.nic.in