Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana PMMVY is a maternity benefit program offered by the government of India under which a cash incentive of Rs. 5,000 is provided to pregnant women and lactating mothers. The incentive is provided for the first living child of the family for fulfilling the specific maternal and child health conditions!
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Benefits
To provide 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. It is a partial compensation which is a part of a plan to provide a total sum of Rs. 6,000 on average to the woman. The remaining cash incentive (of Rs. 1,000) is provided under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) after institutional delivery.
To improve health-seeking behaviour amongst pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Documents List
- Duly filled Application Form 1A
- Copy of MCP card
- Copy of Identity Proof
- Copy of Bank/Post Office Account Passbook
- Download Forms
- For First Installment
- For Second Installment
- For Third Installment
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: 6000 R.s Help 2020 Undernutrition continues to adversely affect the majority of women in India. In India, every third woman is undernourished and every second woman is anaemic. An undernourished mother almost inevitably gives birth to a low birth-weight baby. When poor nutrition starts in – utero, it extends throughout the life cycle since the changes are largely irreversible. Owing to economic and social distress many women continue to work to earn a living for their family right up to the last days of their pregnancy. Furthermore, they resume working soon after childbirth, even though their bodies might not permit it, thus preventing their bodies from fully recovering on one hand, and also impeding their ability to exclusively breastfeed their young infant in the first six months.
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Objectives
- Providing 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.
- The cash incentive provided would lead to improved health-seeking behavior amongst Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW& LM)
- All Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers, excluding PW&LM who are in regular employment with the Central Government or the State Governments or PSUs or 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 the first child in the family.
- The date and stage of pregnancy for a beneficiary would be counted with respect to her LMP date as mentioned in the MCP card.
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: Case of Miscarriage/StillBirth
A beneficiary is eligible to receive benefits under the scheme only once.
In case of miscarriage/stillbirth, the beneficiary would be eligible to claim the remaining instalment(s) in event of any future pregnancy.
Thus, after receiving the 1st instalment, if the beneficiary has a miscarriage, she would only be eligible for receiving the 2nd and 3rd instalments in event of future pregnancy subject to fulfilment of eligibility criterion and conditionalities of the scheme. Similarly, if the beneficiary has a miscarriage or stillbirth after receiving 1 st and 2nd instalments, she would only be eligible for receiving 3rd instalment in event of future pregnancy subject to fulfilment of eligibility criterion and conditionalities of the scheme.
Case of Infant Mortality: A beneficiary is eligible to receive benefits under the scheme only once. 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.
Pregnant and Lactating AWWs/ AWHs/ ASHA may also avail of the benefits under the PMMVY subject to fulfilment of scheme conditionalities.
Benefits under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
Cash incentive of Rs 5000 in three instalments i.e. 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, the second instalment of Rs 2000/ – after six months of pregnancy on receiving at least one ante-natal check-up (ANC) and the third instalment of Rs 2000/ – after childbirth is registered and the child has received the first cycle of BCG, OPV, DPT and Hepatitis – B, or its equivalent/ substitute.
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 average a woman gets Rs 6000.
Registration under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
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.
For registration, the beneficiary shall submit the prescribed application Form 1 – A, complete in all respects, along with the relevant documents and undertaking/consent duly signed by her and her husband, at the AWC/ approved Health facility. While submitting the form, the beneficiary will be required to submit her and her husband’s Aadhaar details with their written consent, her/husband/family member’s Mobile Number and her Bank/Post Office account details.
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
The prescribed form (s) can be obtained from the AWC/ approved Health facility free of cost. The form(s) can also be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
The beneficiary would be required to fill up the prescribed scheme forms for registration and claim of the instalment and submit the same at the Anganwadi Centre/ approved Health facility. The beneficiary should obtain an acknowledgement from Anganwadi Worker/ASHA/ANM for record and future reference.
For registration and claim of the first instalment, duly filled Form 1 – A along with a copy of the MCP Card (Mother and Child Protection Card), Proof of Identity of Beneficiary and her Husband (Aadhaar Card or permitted Alternate ID Proof of both and Bank/ Post Office Account details of the beneficiary is required to be submitted.
For claiming the second instalment, the beneficiary is required to submit duly filled up Form 1 – B after six months of pregnancy, along with the copy of the MCP Card showing at least one ANC
For claiming the third instalment, the beneficiary is required to submit duly filled up Form 1 – C along with a copy of childbirth registration and a copy of the MCP card showing that the child has received the first cycle of immunization or its equivalent/substitute
In case of any query or issue related to the PMMVY, please contact the below-mentioned helpline number.
PMMVY Helpline Number: 011-23382393
Important Links of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
- Official website: Click Here
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