Presentation on theme: "Scheme of Assistance for Working Women Hostel MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT GOVERNMENT OF INDIA."— Presentation transcript:
Scheme of Assistance for Working Women Hostel MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Working Women Hostel: An Overview To provide safe, secure and suitable accommodation to working women at a reasonable rate. - The scheme provides assistance for construction of new hostel buildings, expansion of existing hostel buildings and for running hostels in rented premises. Working women: may be single, widowed, divorced, separated, married but whose husband or immediate family does not reside in the same city/area. Particular preference to women from disadvantaged sections Women who are being trained for employment also entitled to seek accommodation 887 hostels have been sanctioned so far with a capacity of around 65000 inmates across the country. Completion reports of 180 hostels not received.
Revision of Scheme in 2009 Financial assistance for construction grant only on public land. Assistance also available for hostels in rented premises. Grant for maintenance of hostel building as well as its furnishings Income Limit for admission in the hostel enhanced from the present limit of Rs.15000-16000. Area norms for hostel building has been revised Eligibility : Panchayati Raj Institutions, Cantonment Boards, Corporate Houses have also been added to the list of eligible organisations State WCD Departments also eligible
Key issues to be addressed with support from State Governments Needs based assessment for exact requirement of hostels – identifying suitable location Earmark of public land for working women’s hostels Encourage suitable organisations to avail the scheme Close monitoring and functioning of existing hostels Report awaited from States/UTs in respect of incomplete hostel projects. Recovery against mis-utilization (CAG para) Report regarding working women hostel reportedly hired out to other agencies / other purposes by certain State Govts. awaited from Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Uttar Pradesh (Parliamentary Assurance)