Question : HOSTELS FOR WORKING WOMEN



(a) whether the amount sanctioned for “Hostels for Women Scheme” remained unutilized during the last three years;

(b) if so, the year-wise details thereof alongwith the action taken thereon;

(c) whether the committee set up to revamp the scheme has furnished its report; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

Answer given by the minister


MINISTER OF THE STATE OF THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY)

(a)&(b):

Year		BE (Rs. in Crore)	Actual Expenditure (Rs. in Crore)
2004-2005	10.00			4.82
2005-2006	6.00			2.24
2006-2007	5.00			4.40

The non-utilization of BE was on account of lack of sufficient proposals meeting the Schematic norms and requirements.

(c)&(d) The Committee constituted to make suggestions to revamp the scheme of Assistance for Construction/Expansion of Hostel Building for Working Women with Day Care Centre, Chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development has submitted its suggestions for revamping the scheme. Major points thereof are as shown in the annexure.