Under ‘Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana’ (PMMVY), a cash incentive of Rs. 5000 is provided directly in the account of Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) for first living child of the family subject to their fulfilling specific conditions relating to Maternal and Child Health.
The Scheme envisages providing cash incentives amounting to Rs. 5,000 directly to the Bank or Post Office Account of PW&LM during pregnancy and lactation in response to individual fulfilling specific conditions as detailed below:
- First Installment on Early Registration of Pregnancy – Rs. 1,000
- Second Installment Received at least one antenatal Check-up (after 6 months of pregnancy) – Rs. 2,000
- Third Installment on registration of child birth and immunization of child with first cycle of BCG, OPV, DPT and HepatitisB or its equivalent/substitute: Rs. 2,000
The eligible beneficiaries would receive the remaining cash incentive as per approved norms towards Maternity Benefit under the existing scheme after institutional delivery so that on an average, a woman will get Rs. 6,000.
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 are eligible.