Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a scheme that provides maternity benefits to women in India. This program was started by the Government of India by the respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The scheme was launched in the year of 2017. This maternity benefits programme offers a cash incentive of Rs.5000 to the pregnant women and the lactating mothers of age 19 years and above in the country.
The plan is to provide Rs.5000 to an average woman and the remaining Rs.1000 is provided to the woman after her delivery which is under the scheme of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). The cash incentive is offered to the first living child of the family in order to fulfil all the maternity needs and maintain the child’s health conditions.
What are the main objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana?
The Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana comes with objectives that are given below.
- The objective of the scheme is to promote the practice, care and improve the health of the pregnant women and the lactating mothers.
- It also encourages the women to follow the nutritional and the feeding practices which includes the early and exclusive breastfeeding.
- It provides cash incentives to the pregnant and the lactating mothers to improve their health and nutrition.
In the scheme under what conditions is the cash transfer subjected to?
The cash transfer is subjected to the following conditions given below under the scheme of PMMVY
- The first transfer of the cash incentive is of Rs.1000 where the mother first needs to register pregnancy at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) right after the time she comes to know about the conception.
Then the woman needs to attend at least one prenatal care session and also attend one counselling session at the health care centre.
- The second transfer is made in the sixth month of the pregnancy period of Rs.2000 where the woman needs to attend at least one prenatal care session.
- The third transfer is made after three and a half months of the delivery where the sum of Rs.2000 is given to the mother. The mother then needs to register the birth of the child and then immunize the child with OPV and BCG and then needs to attend at least two growth monitoring sessions.
How can one apply for the Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana?
One can apply for this scheme of Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana within 730 days counting from when her last menstrual period took place. Once the last menstrual period is registered in the MCP card then the beneficiary will be treated under the scheme.
One can easily apply online as well as offline to be part of this scheme.
What happens in the condition of miscarriage and stillbirth in this scheme?
In case if the beneficiary faces miscarriage or stillbirth then the beneficiary would be still able to claim for the remaining instalments for the future pregnancy.
For example, if the beneficiary receives the first instalment and then faces miscarriage then she would be only eligible to receive the second and the third instalments in the future pregnancy of hers.
What happens in the case of infant mortality in this scheme?
In the case of infant mortality if the beneficiary has already received all the instalments of maternity benefits under Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana then she would not be eligible to claim for any benefits further under this scheme.
What are the documents that the beneficiary should have in order to avail the maternity benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana scheme?
The documents that the recipient should hold in order to avail for the maternity benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana scheme are
- She should have a Duly filled application form 1A
- Should have the copy of the MCP card
- Copy of the identity proof
- Copy of passbook of the bank account or the post office account
- A consent signed by the applicant and her husband.
In conclusion, one can get the application form from the AWC approved health care centre for free of cost or one can easily download the form from the official website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.