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PMMVY scheme

 

About the scheme

  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country from 2017.
  • It is in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme and it is implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

 

PMMVY scheme objectives

  • To provide partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first living child.
  • To improve the health seeking behaviour amongst the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW& LM) through cash incentives.

 

PMMVY scheme target beneficiaries

  • All Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers, excluding PW&LM who are in regular employment with
    • Central Government or the State Governments
    • PSUs
    • those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force.
  • All eligible Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers who have their pregnancy on or after 01.01.2017 for first child in family.
  • In case of miscarriage/still birth, the beneficiary would be eligible to claim the remaining instalment(s) in event of any future pregnancy.
  • Case of Infant Mortality: That is, in case of infant mortality, she will not be eligible for claiming benefits under the scheme, if she has already received all the instalments of the maternity benefit under PMMVY earlier.

 

PMMVY scheme Benefits

  • Cash incentive of Rs 5000 in three instalments:
    • First instalment of Rs 1000: on early registration of pregnancy at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) / approved Health facility as may be identified by the respective administering State / UT.
    • Second instalment of Rs 2000: after six months of pregnancy on receiving at least one ante-natal check-up (ANC).
    • Third instalment of Rs 2000: after child birth is registered and the child has received the first cycle of vaccines.
  • The eligible beneficiaries would receive the incentive given under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) for institutional delivery and the incentive received under JSY would be accounted towards maternity benefits so that on an average a woman gets Rs 6000.

 

PMMVY scheme registration

  • The eligible women desirous of availing maternity benefits are required to register under the scheme at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) / approved Health facility depending upon the implementing department for that particular State /UT.

 

Also read: Maternity Benefit Act, 2017

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