Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana - Eligibility, Features & Registration Process

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana - Eligibility, Features & Registration Process: The article focuses on the significance of maternity and childbirth in families, emphasizing additional care, comfort, and nutrition. It highlights the pressing issue of maternal health in India, a country with a significant share of global births. The government aims to address this concern by redesigning various health schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi. The article discusses various aspects of this maternity scheme.

 

About PMMVY


The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a scheme launched in 2017, with the whole meaning loosely translating to "Prime Minister's scheme for mother's worship." Its purpose is to provide financial compensation to pregnant women who have lost their jobs due to pregnancy and to enhance the nutritional support for pregnant and lactating mothers.

 

Objectives of PMMVY


The average Indian woman faces undernourishment due to poverty and limited food access. To address this, the government introduces health schemes, like the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), under the Women and Child Development Ministry. 

1) The PMMVY aims to partially compensate working pregnant women and lactating mothers who experienced wage loss due to pregnancy. 
2) Pregnancy requires additional nutrition to sustain a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. 
3) The cash incentive, given in three instalments through PMMVY, can be used to meet the daily nutritional requirements solely for pregnant women's benefit.

Beneficiaries of the PMMVY Scheme


1) The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) covers all pregnant women and lactating mothers except those employed by the State Government, Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings, or receiving similar benefits under another applicable law.
 
2) The scheme also includes pregnant and lactating Anganwadi Workers (AWW), Anganwadi Helpers (AWH), and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA).

 

Coverages of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana


The PMMVY scheme offers cash incentives to lactating and pregnant women who lost their jobs during pregnancy. The incentives are provided in three instalments, to be claimed within specific periods. However, the scheme does not offer any additional coverages beyond these cash incentives.

 

Eligibility Criteria for PMMVY


The main aim of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is to provide a cash incentive of at least Rs. 5000 to pregnant women having their first child in India. To be eligible for the scheme, the following criteria must be met:

1) The woman should be an Indian citizen.
2) The woman should have been employed before conceiving the pregnancy.
3) The pregnancy must have occurred on or after 01.01.2017.
4) The woman should have experienced a wage loss due to the pregnancy.
5) The woman should not be receiving benefits from a paid maternity scheme.

Documents Required:


Different documents are needed at various stages to receive instalments under PMMVY. Beneficiaries must submit corresponding documents when claiming each instalment. The required documents for each instalment are as follows:


First Installment:

For the first instalment (within 150 days from the last menstrual date): 1) Duly filled application Form 1A
2) Copy of the MCP card
3) Copy of identity proof
4) Copy of the bank or post office account passbook

Second Installment

For the second instalment (within 180 days from the last menstrual date): 

1) Duly filled application Form 1B
2) Copy of MCP Card

Third Installment


For the third instalment (after registering childbirth): 1) Duly filled application Form 1C

2) Copy of MCP Card
3) Copy of Aadhaar ID
4) Copy of the Child's Birth Registration Certificate


Steps to apply for PMMVY Online


To apply for PMMVY online, follow these steps: 

1) Visit https://pmmvy.nic.in/ and log in using your email ID and password. 



2) If it's the first login, change the existing password as prompted. Then, click on "New Beneficiary" to create a new beneficiary. You will need any of the following documents: 
  • Aadhaar Enrollment ID
  • Aadhaar Number
  • Any other document specified by State Government or UT Admin
  • Any other Photo ID from State Government or UT Admin
  • Bank Photo Passbook
  • Certificate of Identity with Photograph - Gazetted Officer
  • Driving License
  • Employee Photo ID - GOI or PSUs
  • Health Card Issued by PSU or Government Hospital
  • Kissan Photo Passbook
  • MGNREGS Job Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Voter ID Card
Select the corresponding ID from the dropdown and choose the beneficiary's location.

3) Fill in the basic details of the beneficiary, including category, ID proof number, Last Menstrual Period (LMP) date, mobile number, name, number of living children, pregnancy registration date, and PMMVY registration date in the provided fields.
4) Enter bank details to receive the instalments.
5) The beneficiary can claim and receive the remaining instalments by submitting the necessary documents.

Steps to Apply for PMMVY Offline


To apply offline for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, follow these steps:
 
1) Visit the nearest Anganwadi Centre (AWC) or approved government health facility implementing PMMVY.
2) Obtain the application form from the AWC or download Form 1A from the official website.
3) Fill in the required beneficiary details, husband's information, address, mobile number, Last Menstrual Period (LMP) date, bank account details, etc. Complete and submit the form at the AWC or the approved health facility.
4) The supervisor will verify the information provided.
5) After successful verification, receive an acknowledgement copy from AWW, ASHA, or ANM confirming your PMMVY registration completion.

Following these steps, you can complete the offline registration for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana and avail yourself of the scheme benefits.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana - How to Apply

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