Government Runs Working Women Hostels Scheme for Ensuring Safe Accommodation for Women Working (Download PDF)


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The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing Working Women Hostels scheme for ensuring safe accommodation for women working away from their place of residence. To provide safety for working women, a provision has been made to keep security guard and to install CCTV Cameras in Working Women Hostels.

Image Of Working Women Hostel

Image Of Working Women Hostel

Image Of Working Women Hostel

  • To provide quality of stay for working women, provision has been made in the Scheme guidelines to provide safe and affordable accommodation with clean and well-ventilated day care centre for the children of inmates, medical first-aid and providing washing machines and geysers/solar water heating system.

Funds Allocated and Released During Last Three Years Are as under

Table Of Funds Allocated and Released

Table Of Funds Allocated and Released


Budget Allocation (In crores)

Fund Released (In crores)

2015 - 16



2016 - 17



2017 - 18



2018 - 19


20.14 (As on 26.12. 2018)

Objective of the Scheme

  • The objective of the scheme is to promote availability of safe and conveniently located 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.

  • The scheme is assisting projects for construction of new hostel buildings, expansion of existing hostel buildings and hostel buildings in rented premises.

  • The working women’s hostel projects being assisted under this scheme shall be made available to all working women without any distinction with respect to caste, religion, marital status etc. , subject to norms prescribed under the scheme.

  • While the projects assisted under this scheme are meant for working women, women under training for job may also be accommodated in such hostels subject to the condition that taken together, such trainees should not occupy more than 30 % of the total capacity the hostel and they may be accommodated in the hostels only when adequate numbers of working women are not available.

  • Children of working women, up to the age of 18 years for girls and up to the age of 5 years for boys may be accommodated in such hostels with their mothers.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 6, 2019

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