Why in News?
Number of beneficiaries enrolled under PMMVY crossed 22 lakhs.
FACTS FOR PRELIMS
About the Scheme
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. Ministry of Women and child development is the nodal ministry .
i)Providing partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentive s so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first living child.
ii)The cash incentive provided would lead to improved health seeking behaviour amongst the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW& LM).
All Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers, excluding those who are in regular employment with the Central Government or the State Governments or PSUs or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force.
A beneficiary is eligible to receive benefits under the scheme only once. That is, in case of infant mortality, she will not be eligible for claiming benefits under the scheme if she has already received all the instalments of the maternity benefit under PMMVY earlier.
The eligible beneficiaries get Rs. 5,000/- under PMMVY and the remaining cash incentive as per approved norms towards Maternity Benefit under JananiSurakshaYojana (JSY) after institutional delivery so that on an average, a woman gets Rs. 6000/-.