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Working Women Hostel

Brief Objective

To promote availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation for working women and other women pursuing higher education or training, who need to live away from their families due to professional commitments.

Benefits

Access to subsidised living space where the implementing organisation may charge from the residents of the working women's hostel

  • A reasonable rent not exceeding 15% of their total emoluments/ gross salary in the case of single bedrooms, 10% in case of the double bedrooms and 7 ½ % in the case of the dormitories.
  • Fees charged from the children in the Day Care Centre should not be more than 5% of the emoluments of their mother, or the actual expenditure whichever is less.
  • The rent for women under training for job shall not exceed the lowest rent charged from any of theworking women residing in the same facility. The rent for such trainees may be charged from the institution/ organization sponsoring the training and in case that is not possible from the woman herself. The rent does not include use of the mess and other facilities like washingmachines for which user charges should be collected.

Who can avail the benefits

  • The facility of Shakhi Niwas can be availed by any working women, who may be single, widowed, divorced, separated or married (whose immediate family does not reside in the same city/area).
  • Preference will be given to women from disadvantaged sections of the society. Special preference would be given to beneficiaries with physical disabilities, in case there is shortage of accommodation.
  • Women who are under training for a job will also be considered for accommodation subject to availability and provided that the total training period does not exceed one year. The number of women under training for jobs should not exceed 30% of the total capacity.
  • Girls up to the age of 18 years and boys up to the age of 12 years, accompanying working mothers will be provided accommodation with their mothers.
  • Working mothers may also avail of the services of the Day Care Centre, as provided under the scheme.
  • The gross income of the beneficiaries should not exceed Rs. 50,000/- consolidated (gross) per month in metropolitan cities, and Rs 35,000/-consolidated (gross) per month, in any other  place. The income ceiling can be relaxed by District Magistrate or any other authorised officer based on the local requirement and subject to availability of accommodation. 

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