Eligible beneficiaries urged to avail benefits of PM Matru Vandana Yojana

Port Blair
31 Aug 2018

The Department of Social Welfare is implementing the scheme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana from 1st September, 2017. To mark the first anniversary of the scheme, Matru Vandana Saptah will be celebrated from September 1 to 7 across the country. Under the scheme, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers for first child in family, excluding those who are in regular employment with Central/State Government or Public Sector Undertakings or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law, are eligible. The scheme provides a cash incentive of Rs. 5000 in three installments which would be paid to the beneficiaries' bank account in DBT mode through PFMS on the following conditions. First Installment of Rs. 1000 is paid after registration of pregnancy in a Health institution along with registration at the nearest Anganwadi Centre. The Second Installment of Rs. 2000/- is paid after completion of 6 months of pregnancy and at least 1 Antenatal Check-up at the Health Centre and the Third Installment of Rs. 2000  is paid after child birth is registered and the child has received the first cycle of vaccination. All eligible beneficiaries have been requested to enroll themselves in the nearest Anganwadi Centre so as to avail benefit under this scheme. The beneficiaries will have to submit documents such as a copy of Aadhaar document of the beneficiary and her Husband, Antenatal Card, bank account, child birth certificate and immunization card of the child along with the application.