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Ministry of Women and Child Development

Scheme For Working Women Hostel

Day Care
Women Accomodation
Working Women
Application Process
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Frequently Asked Questions
A scheme to promote accommodation for working women, with day care facility for their children, wherever possible, in urban, semi urban, or even rural areas where employment opportunity for women exist.

Working women, women under training for job may also be accommodated. Particular preference may be given to women from disadvantaged sections of the society. There are also provision for reservation of seats for physically challenged beneficiaries.


  • For Single BED Rooms – Maximum 15% of total gross salary
  • For Double Bed Rooms – Maximum 10% of total gross salary
  • For Dormitories – Maximum 7.5 % of total gross salary
  • For Availing Day Care Centre facilities for children – Maximum 5% of the mothers’ gross salary or, the actual expenditure whichever is less.

The rent does not include use of the mess and other facilities like washing machines for which user charges should be collected.

For women Under Training

  • The rent for women under training for job shall not exceed the rent to be charged from the working women.
  • The rent for such trainees may be charged from the institution/ organization sponsoring the training or from the woman herself.

Tenure of Stay

No working woman is allowed to stay in a hostel, assisted under this scheme for more than 3 years. In exceptional circumstances, the District Administration may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, allow working women to stay in a hostel, beyond the 3 year period, subject to the condition that the period of extension, shall not exceed 6 months at one time, and that the total stay of the woman, with extensions, shall not exceed 5 years.

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