The cabinet has also approved the implementation of Scheme for Adolescent Girls for out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years, its phased expansion and phasing out of the on-going Kishori Shakti Yojana for out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years.
The decision also provides for conversion of National Creche Scheme from Central Sector to Centrally Sponsored Scheme with the revised cost sharing between Centre and States as 60:40 for all States and UTs with legislature, 90:10 for NER and Himalayan States and 100% for UTs without legislature and implementation of the Scheme through States/UTs instead of existing implementation agencies.
The sub-schemes are not new schemes but are continuing from the 12th Five Year Plan.
More than 11 crore children, pregnant women & Lactating Mothers and the Adolescent Girls will be benefited through this scheme.
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