How the PMMVY Scheme Empowers Pregnant Women in India

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) was launched on 1 January 2017 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The main objective of the PMMVY scheme is to provide financial assistance to poor pregnant women to protect them from malnutrition during pregnancy.

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PMMVY Scheme Details (In Brief)
Name of the schemePradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
Starting DateJanuary 1, 2017
Started byCentral Government
BeneficiariesPoor pregnant women of India
BenefitUnder this scheme, pregnant women are given financial assistance of ₹5000.
official websitehttps://pmmvy.wcd.gov.in/

Under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, eligible pregnant women are given an amount of ₹5000. This amount is sent directly to their bank account or post office account through Direct Benefit Transfer. This amount of ₹5000 is given in three easy installments.

The first installment of ₹1000 is given when the pregnancy is registered. The second installment of ₹2000 is given after the completion of 6 months of pregnancy, while the third installment of ₹2000 is paid after the birth of the first child. Let us try to understand these three installments through a table.

Serial NumberInstallment AmountCondition for Receiving Installment
Upon registering your pregnancy within 5 months of becoming pregnant at your nearest Anganwadi center or health centre₹1000Upon registering your pregnancy within 5 months of becoming pregnant at your nearest Anganwadi center or health center
Second Installment₹2000To receive this installment, it is mandatory to have at least one ANC check-up. (This installment is given after the completion of 6 months of pregnancy.)
Third Installment₹2000To receive this installment, it is mandatory to register the childbirth, in addition to proof of the child’s vaccination (BCG, OPV, DPT)

If a woman wants to apply for these three installments together, then this facility is also available under this scheme.

The benefit of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana is given only on the birth of the first child. But if the second child is a girl, an additional amount of ₹ 6000 is given under this scheme.

The Objective of PM Matru Vandana Yojana

  • To provide financial assistance to poor women during pregnancy so that there is no nutritional shortfall in their health.
  • Eliminate malnutrition among children and their mothers.
  • Providing some financial help to working women when they lose their wages.

PMMVY Benefits

  • Under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, financial assistance of ₹5000 is provided to poor women.
  • The benefit of this scheme is given only to one child, but if the second child is a girl, then a lump sum amount of ₹6000 is given under the PMMVY Scheme.
  • Through this scheme, malnutrition among women and their children can be eliminated.
  • Apart from this, if a woman delivers her baby in a government institution, an additional amount of ₹1000 is given under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY).

PMMVY Scheme Eligibility

  • The minimum age of a pregnant woman should be 19 years.
  • Pregnant women after 1st January 2017!
  • The benefit of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana is given only on the birth of the first child. But if the second child is a girl, an additional amount of ₹ 6000 is given under this scheme.
  • All women belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST).
  • Women with disabilities.
  • Women who have BPL ration cards.
  • All women are covered under Ayushman Bharat.
  • Women who have e-Shram card.
  • Women who have MGNREGA cards.
  • Anganwadi Worker (AWW), Anganwadi Helper (AWH), ASHA working in Anganwadi Centre.
  • Those women who are eligible for Janani Suraksha Yojana.
  • If any beneficiary has forgotten to apply for this scheme, then eligible beneficiaries can apply for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana within 730 days from the birth of the child.

Women working in central and state governments are not given the benefit of this scheme!

Documents Required for PMMVY Scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana provides benefits in three installments; the requirements of the documentation needed for each installment are given below.

Documents Required for 1st Installment of ₹1000:
  • Aadhar Card (Husband and Wife)
  • Mobile Number
  • Mother-Child Protection Card (MCP Card)
  • Certificate of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (if any)
  • Bank Passbook
  • LMP (Last Menstrual Period) Date
Documents Required for 2nd Installment of ₹2000:
  • Aadhar Card (Husband and Wife)
  • Mother-Child Protection Card (MCP Card)
  • Bank Passbook
  • ANC Check-up Date
Documents Required for 3rd Installment of ₹2000:
  • Aadhar Card (Husband and Wife)
  • Mother-Child Protection Card (MCP Card)
  • Bank Passbook
  • Birth Certificate of the Child
  • Child’s Vaccination Record

If you want to apply for these three installments together, then all the above mentioned documents will be required together.

How to apply for the PMMVY Scheme? | PMMVY Online Registration

Under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY Scheme), the beneficiary woman has to apply separately for the three installments of PMMVY after going to her nearest Anganwadi center or health center, the complete process of these 3 installments is given below.

1. How to Apply for the First Installment of ₹1000?

Step 1: First of all you have to go to the Anganwadi center and get Form 1-A. This form is given free of cost at the Anganwadi Centre. (The beneficiary has to submit this form within 5 months after the pregnancy is confirmed in the Anganwadi center)

Step 2: Now we have to fill out this form carefully. After filling it out with no mistakes, we have to attach the following documents with it.

  • Aadhar Card (Husband and Wife)
  • Mobile Number
  • Mother-Child Protection Card (MCP Card)
  • Certificate of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (if any)
  • Bank Passbook
  • LMP (Last Menstrual Period) Date

Step 3: We must submit this form to our Anganwadi center or Health center! The first installment is sent to the beneficiary’s account within 30 days of the form submission.

2. How to Apply for the Second Installment of ₹2000?

Step 1: For the second installment you need Form 1-B which you can get from your Anganwadi center! (This form is filled only after 6 months of pregnancy)

Step 2: Now we have to fill out Form 1-B. After filling it out carefully, we have to attach the following documents with it.

  • Aadhar Card (Husband and Wife)
  • Mother-Child Protection Card (MCP Card)
  • Bank Passbook
  • ANC Check-up Date

Step 3: We must submit this form to our Anganwadi center or health center! Within 30 days of submission, the second installment is sent to the beneficiary’s account!

3. How to Apply for the 3rd Installment of ₹2000?

Step 1: For the third installment, you need Form 1-C which you can also get from the Anganwadi center! (This form can be filled only after the birth of the child!)

Step 2: Now we have to fill this form carefully! After successfully filling the form, we have to attach the following documents with it!

  • Aadhar Card (Husband and Wife)
  • Mother-Child Protection Card (MCP Card)
  • Bank passbook
  • Birth certificate of children
  • Children’s vaccination record

Step 3: We must submit this form to our Anganwadi center or health center. The third installment is sent to the beneficiary’s account within 30 days of the form submission.

If a beneficiary is unable to apply for this scheme due to any reason, then the eligible beneficiary can apply for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana within 730 days from the birth of the child.

How to update Information in your Application Form

If for any reason you want to update your details in the previously submitted application form, then you have to fill out Form-3. This form can be filled only in the following circumstances.

  • If your permanent address has changed.
  • You have changed your mobile number.
  • The bank account number has changed.
  • If you have corrected your name on your Aadhaar card.

After filling out Form 3, you have to submit it to your Anganwadi center to update your information.

Role of Anganwadi Worker, Helper, Asha/ANM

The most important role in making the PMMVY Scheme successful is played by Anganwadi Workers, Helpers, ASHA, and ANMs. So let’s take a look at the role of these wonder women.

Role of Anganwadi Worker (AWW)
  • Making women aware of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.
  • Identifying the Beneficiary.
  • Assisting beneficiaries in processing the application form.
  • Verification of the filled form by the beneficiary and submission of the same.
  • Ensuring that the form submitted by the beneficiary is sent to the supervisor.
  • Correction in a previously submitted form.
  • Maintenance of PMMVY Register.
Role of Anganwadi Helper (AWH)
  • Assist in promoting the scheme.
  • Assisting the Anganwadi worker in the identification of beneficiaries.
  • Informing the beneficiary about the scheme at home.
  • Providing information to beneficiaries about camps organized at Anganwadi centers for Aadhaar enrolment, opening of bank account, vaccination, etc.
Role of ASHA and ANM
  • Making beneficiaries aware of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
  • Identifying Beneficiaries.
  • Assisting the beneficiary in the application process.
  • Check and submit the application form.
  • Ensuring entries in the PMMVY Scheme register.
  • Correction of an application already received.
  • Maintaining plan records.

Helpline Number for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

If you have any questions related to this scheme, you can find out by calling the number given below or you can also write a letter.

  • Helpline Number for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: 011-23382393
  • Email Id: shwetasehgal1@kpmg.com
  • Permanent Address: Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi 011-23382393

PMMVY Scheme FAQs

  1. What is the Vandana Yojana scheme?

    PMMVY scheme is to provide financial assistance of ₹5000 to poor pregnant women to protect them from malnutrition during pregnancy.

  2. How to get 6000 rupees for pregnant ladies?

    The Government of India provides an amount of ₹6000 to pregnant women under the two schemes.
    1. Under the PMMVY Scheme, an amount of ₹5000 is given to the eligible female beneficiary.
    2. On the other hand, under the Janani Suraksha Yojana, an amount of ₹1000 is given to the eligible female beneficiary.

  3. Is PMMVY available for a second pregnancy?

    The benefit of the PMMVY Scheme is given only on the birth of the first child. But if the second child is a girl, an additional amount of ₹ 6000 is given under this scheme.

  4. When was PMMVY launched?

    Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) was launched on 1 January 2017 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

  5. If a miscarriage occurs after the first installment, will I get the benefit of the next two installments under this scheme?

    If a miscarriage occurs after receiving the first installment, then the benefit of the next two installments can be availed only at the time of the next pregnancy.

  6. If a miscarriage occurs after receiving the first and second installments, will I get the benefit of the third installment?

    The benefit of the third installment will be given only on the delivery of the next child.

  7. If infant mortality occurs after receiving the first, second, and third installment, will I get the benefit in the next pregnancy?

    A beneficiary is eligible to receive benefits under the scheme only once.

  8. What is the total amount of PMMVY?

    Under the PMMVY Scheme, eligible pregnant women are given an amount of ₹5000 in three easy installments.

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