2017 Approved Sub-Schemes Under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) (Important) (Download PDF)

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In 2017 following sub-schemes under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) have been approved for continuation in November 2018: Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, Child Protection Services and National Creche Scheme with an outlay of over Rs. 41,000 crore.

Image of Integrated Child Development Services

Image of Integrated Child Development Services

Image of Integrated Child Development Services

Details of Approved Schemes

Ongoing schemes were rationalized in financial year 2016 - 17 and brought under ICDS as its sub-schemes. Sub-schemes required for delivering the child related services to the intended beneficiaries:

  • Anganwadi Services (ICDS) : Aims at holistic development of children under the age of six years. Beneficiaries include children of this age group and pregnant women & lactating mothers.

  • Scheme for Adolescent Girls: Facilitates, educates, and empowers girls to enable them to become self-reliant and aware citizens through:

    • Improved nutrition and health status

    • Promoting awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition

    • Mainstreaming out of school AGs into formal and non-formal education

    • Providing information and guidance about existing public services.

    • Scheme for Adolescent Girls expanded to include out of school girls in the age group of 11 - 14 years.

    • On–going Kishori Shakti Yojana for out of school girls in the age group of 11 - 14 years is now being phased out.

  • Child Protection Services: Provides:

    • Safe and secure environment for children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection

    • Reduces vulnerabilities through a wide range of social protection measures

    • Prevents actions that lead to abuse, neglect, exploitation, abandonment, and separation of children from families.

    • Bring focus on non-institutional care

    • Develop a platform for partnership between Government & Civil Society

    • Establishes convergence of child related social protection services.

  • National Creche Scheme: Provides a safe place for mothers to leave their children while they are at work as a measure for empowering women allowing their employment. Also provides an opportunity for intervention towards protection and development of children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years.

  • National Creche Scheme converted 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. Implementation of the Scheme now done through States and UTs instead of existing implementation agencies.

Objectives of Integrated Child Development Services

Targeted interventions to

  • Reduce the level of malnutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies

  • Ensure empowerment of adolescent girls

  • Provide protection to the children who are in conflict with law

  • Provide safe place for day-care to the children of working mothers

  • Create synergy; ensure better monitoring, issue negative alerts for timely action

  • Encourage states/UTs to perform, guide and supervise targeted goals and bring more transparency.

Beneficiaries of Integrated Child Development Services

More than 11 crore children, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and the adolescent girls are benefited through this scheme.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 21, 2017

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