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    Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) to Give Rs 5,000 to Pregnant Women

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    Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) to Give Rs 5,000 to Pregnant Women

    Updated on 17 January 2024

    Pregnancy is a joyous journey filled with anticipation and excitement. However, it can also bring financial burdens that may hinder the overall well-being of expectant mothers. To alleviate this concern, the Indian government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), a national scheme aimed at providing financial assistance to pregnant women and lactating mothers. Through this initiative, eligible individuals can receive a cash incentive of Rs 5,000, disbursed in three installments.

    In this article, we will explore the PMMVY scheme details and guide you through the process of applying for this much-needed support. Let's delve into the world of PMMVY yojana and empower mothers-to-be with the financial assistance they deserve.

    What is PM Matru Vandana Yojana?

    Pradhan Mantri Matru Yojana is a national scheme in which the government offers financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to pregnant women and lactating mothers so that they can take good care of themselves and their babies. This scheme was first launched as Indira Gandhi Matru Sahayog Yojana in 2010.

    The BJP government renamed this scheme as Matru Sahaj Yojna in 2014. But, it was formally launched as a central government-sponsored scheme throughout the nation and was renamed as Pradhanmantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). You must know that the Ministry of Women and Child Development implements this scheme through the Anganwadi System.

    The Objective of the Matru Vandana Yojana

    The PMMVY yojana aims:

    • To make women aware of the health issues related to pregnancy, labor, and lactation.
    • To encourage pregnant women and lactating mothers to take proper rest and avoid any sort of hard work. It also aims to provide financial help to fulfill their and their baby’s nutritional needs.
    • To promote mother-child care.

    Who can benefit from PMMVY?

    The following people can benefit from the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:

    • All pregnant women and lactating mothers
    • Pregnant women or lactating mothers who are 19 years or above in age can enjoy the benefits of this scheme
    • The Central or State Government or Public Sector Undertakings employee or anyone who has received benefits similar to this scheme under any law cannot apply for this scheme

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    Benefits of PMMVY Scheme

    The benefits of the PM Matru Vandana Yojana are as follows:

    • Under this scheme, 5,000 rupees are paid out in three installments as a cash incentive.
    • The first installment of 1000 rupees is released at the time of registration of pregnancy.
    • The second installment of 2000 rupees is disbursed after 6 months of pregnancy and before delivery.
    • The third installment of 2000 rupees is released after childbirth, baby’s registration, and when the child has received the first cycle of vaccination and immunization.

    An additional cash incentive of Rs. 1,000 is provided after institutional delivery under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY).

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    Documents Required for Registration

    As per the PMMVY scheme details, you need to furnish the following documents for registration under the PM Matru Vandana Yojana:

    • Copy of Identity proof in the absence of Adhaar Card.
    • A consent form duly signed by the applicant and her spouse.
    • Application form 1 A
    • Copy of MCP card released by PHC or a Government Hospital.

    How to Apply Offline to Avail PMMVY Benefits?

    Here are the steps you can follow to apply offline and avail the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:

    • Eligible pregnant or lactating mothers who want to avail of the benefits of the PMMVY yojana should register themselves at an Anganwadi Centre or any government-approved health center. However, they must register within 150 days of the LMP.
    • They can obtain the registration form from the Anganwadi Centre or government-approved health center free of cost. They can also download this form from the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. They must obtain a receipt of registration.
    • To claim the second installment after 6 months of pregnancy, they will need to properly fill and submit Form 1B at an Anganwadi Centre or a government-approved health center. They must attach a copy of the MCP card that shows a minimum of 1 Antenatal Check-up along with a copy of the acknowledgement receipt of Form 1A. They can claim the second installment after 180 days of their pregnancy.
    • To receive the third installment, they will need to submit a properly filled Form 1C, a copy of child-birth registration, a copy of the MCP card where it is mentioned that their baby has got his first cycle of immunization of DPT, OPV, CG, and Hepatitis B. They will also need to produce a copy of the acknowledgment receipt of Form 1A and Form 1B. Applicants of all states except for Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya need to submit a Copy of their Adhaar Card at this stage.

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    What is the Online Procedure for Availing The Benefits of Matru Vandana Yojana?

    Here are the steps you can follow to apply online and avail the benefits of PM Matru Vandana Yojana:

    • Click on and login into the software of PMMVY online with the help of a scheme facilitator.
    • Fill in the complete information and details that are asked in form 1A and then click on the ‘New Beneficiary’ tab. Follow all the directions mentioned in PMMVY CAS User Manual while filling out the form.
    • Log in to the PMMVY CAS software once again after completing 6 months of pregnancy. Click on the ‘Second Instalment’ tab and fill out the 1B form according to the directions provided in the user manual.
    • For the third installment, log in to the PMMVY CAS software once again after the birth registration and completion of the first cycle of immunization. Click on the installment tab and fill out the 1C form.

    What are the Provisions in Case of Still Birth or Miscarriage?

    In such cases, if the beneficiary has availed of the benefits of the first installment, she can claim for the second and third installments whenever she gets pregnant in the future.

    What is the Procedure in the Case Of Infant Mortality?

    If the beneficiary has already availed of all the installments of maternity benefits under the PMMVY scheme, she won’t be eligible to avail of further benefits in the case of infant mortality.

    Note: If you want to file any complaint or you have any query related to this scheme or you need help to find or locate the nearby health center or scheme then please call at PMMVY helpline number: 011-23382393.

    Key Takeaways

    In conclusion, the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a commendable initiative by the government to alleviate the financial burdens faced by pregnant women and lactating mothers. By providing a financial assistance of Rs 5,000, the scheme aims to ensure a healthy and secure future for both the mother and the child. The step-by-step guide mentioned in this article will enable women to easily apply for this scheme and avail the benefits it offers.

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    Anupama Chadha

    Anupama Chadha, born and raised in Delhi is a content writer who has written extensively for industries such as HR, Healthcare, Finance, Retail and Tech.

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