Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), a flagship scheme of the Government for pregnant women
and lactating mothers has achieved a significant milestone by crossing one crore beneficiaries.
➢ 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.
➢ The scheme is a conditional cash transfer scheme for pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of
age or above for first live birth.
➢ It provides a partial wage compensation to women for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare and
to provide conditions for safe delivery and good nutrition and feeding practices.
➢ 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?ntral assistance for Union Territories without Legislature.
➢ The maternity benefits are available to all Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers(PW&LM) except
those in regular employment with the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector
Undertaking or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force.
➢ Implementation of the scheme is closely monitored by the central and state governments through
PMMVY-CAS, a web based software application. The application is interoperable with UIDAI and Public
Financial Management System (PFMS) for authentication of unique beneficiaries and their Bank Accounts
➢ The cash incentive of Rs 5000 will be provided in three instalments.
➢ The 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 antenatal
➢ Further, the third instalment of Rs 2000/ – after child birth is registered and the child has received
the first cycle of BCG, OPV, DPT and Hepatitis – B, or its equivalent/ substitute.