Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has informed that the Government has set up a Working Group for formulating comprehensive programme/policy/guidelines for National Programme for Creche and Day Care Facilities for children and its funding pattern etc. under the Chairpersonship of Secretary, WCD with participation from Ministry/Department/Organizations and State/UT Governments.
The above proposal envisages the facilities of early childhood care, early stimulation for children below 3 years, pre-school education (3-6 years), health care services including immunization & growth monitoring, supplementary nutrition, sleeping facilities, drinking water & sanitation facilities. The Working Group would also deliberate upon incentives/ facilities to be provided to implementing agencies.
It is expected that the proposed programme would be applicable across the country including unorganized sector/private and public sector organizations.