Women and Children Development Corporation to open creches for children of women employed at jails

Patna: Women and Children Development Corporation ( WCDC) would establish creches in 10 jails of 8 chosen districts to provide safe and better quality of care for the children of the women employed or on contractual jobs at jails in Bihar.

The creches would be established in collaboration with Bihar Prison service. 

Speaking about this initiative Managing Director of Women and Children Development corporation Ms. Harjot Kaur Bumrah said here today that, the expenditure to be incurred upon the establishment of creches would be provided by the Women and Child Development Corporation and its maintenance and operation will be the responsibility of the concerned organization.

She said that Children from 0 to 5 years would be taken care of in these creches. In the first phase, creches would be made at Model Central Prison Beur, Patna, Central and Divisional Prison Buxar, Central Prison Motihari, Central Prison Betia, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Central Prison Muzaffarpur, Central Prison Purnia, Shaheed Jubba Sahni Central Prison and Special Prison Bhagalpur, and Central Prison Ara.

 Ms. Bumrah said that under “Mukhyamantri Nari Shakti Yojna’ approved by the state legislature, there is a provision of the establishment of creches. If there are 25 or more women working in an organization and they have children with them, then such creches can be established. 
She said that the commission was dedicated to the cause of womens empowerment and for this many programs are being run in coordination with Women and Children Development Commission and Social Welfare Department.

Ms Bumrah said that creches would be a positive step towards womens empowerment as women often have to leave jobs because they have young children to take care of.

The objective of such creches is to provide day-care, nutrition, and health benefits for children, and overall development of the child in the fields of social, emotional, and physical i.e., overall development of children. 

The establishment of creches would help working women as they won’t be worried about the well-being of children and hence their efficiency would be improved.

In these creches amenities for sleeping and day care of children, pre-school education and training, proper care of appropriate nutrition and entertainment with games would be provided.

 The maximum number of children in such creches would be 25. According to the guidelines, one creches worker and one creche helper would be employed at these creches.