Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
The scheme has crossed 1.75 crore eligible women till financial year 2020.
About PMMVY(Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana):
It 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.
● Under PMMVY, pregnant women and lactating mothers (PW&LM) receive ₹5,000 on the birth
of their first child in three instalments, after fulfilling certain conditionalities.
● They receive a cash benefit of Rs. 5,000 in three instalments on fulfilling the respective
conditionality, viz. early registration of pregnancy, ante-natal check-up and registration of the
birth of the child and completion of first cycle of vaccination for the first living child of the
● It excludes those 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.
● The direct benefit cash transfer is to help expectant mothers meet enhanced nutritional
requirements as well as to partially compensate them for wage loss during their pregnancy.
● The scheme was announced on December 31, 2016.
● Funding: The scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under which cost sharing ratio
between the Centre and the States & UTs with Legislature is 60:40 while for North-Eastern
States & three Himalayan States; it is 90:10. It is 100% Central assistance for Union Territories
without Legislature.
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 / – .

For solved

UPSC ESSAYS click here

GS Paper 1 click here

Gs Paper 2 click here

Gs paper 3 click here

GS paper 4 click here

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