Maternity and child-birth hold high significance in the life of a family as additional care, comfort, and nutrition are required during this time. The condition of a pregnant woman in the country is not an ideal one. Maternal health is one of the most pressing matters in India, a country that accounts for 1/5 of all births in the world. The government is trying to bring about a change in this condition by redesigning various health schemes. One of such plans is the PMMVY: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana which was redesigned by PM Narendra Modi.

This article discusses various aspects of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana maternity scheme. You will find answers to some frequently asked questions at the bottom of that page that may help resolve a few of your queries. Read on to know more:

PMMVY: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Eligibility, Features and Registration Process - Acko

What is Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)?

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana is the full form of PMMVY. The meaning of these words loosely translate to the Prime Minister’s scheme for mother’s worship. The scheme was launched in the year 2017 to provide monetary compensation to pregnant women who have lost their job owing to the pregnancy. This scheme also aims to improve the nutrition quotient for pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Objectives of PMMVY:

An average Indian woman is considered under-nourished owing to limited access to food due to poverty. The government has always tried to introduce lucrative health schemes with an aim to provide at least basic nutrition to women and children. The PMMVY comes under the Women and Child Development Ministry of India. 

  1. The objective of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is to give partial compensation to pregnant women and lactating mothers who were working and had to experience a wage-loss due to the pregnancy. 
  2. The period of pregnancy requires a woman to take additional nutrition to sustain the pregnancy and deliver a healthy child. 
  3. The cash incentive provided with the help of three installments can be used to meet at least the daily requirement of nourishment solely for the use of pregnant women.

Key Benefits of PMMVY Scheme:

The following are the key benefits of the PMMVY scheme:

The Monetary Benefits

The following table lists scheme details related to the monetary benefits based on installment number as claimed by the beneficiary:

Installment NumberCriteriaIncentive
1Registration of the pregnancy should be done 150 days from the last menstrual date.Rs. 1000
2The claim should be raised around 180 days after the LMP.Rs. 2000
3A lactating mother can make a claim after child birth.Rs. 2000

Nutritional Needs

A pregnant woman and a lactating mother is in need of extra nutrients to be able to provide enough for the baby. She should consume at least 200 calories more than the daily requirement based on her height and weight. 

The World Health Organization suggests that a newborn should be exclusively fed breast milk in the first 180 days of life. Adhering to this requirement needs a mother to consume enough nutrients herself first. Only then it will be possible to provide the required amount of nutrition to the baby. 

The PMMVY scheme helps a woman take care of additional nutritional needs of herself and the baby.

Coverages of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojanar:

The PMMVY scheme is designed to provide cash incentives for lactating women and pregnant women who have lost their job due to the ongoing pregnancy. Apart from the three installments to be claimed within 150 days, 180 days, and at childbirth, the scheme does not offer additional coverages.

Eligibility Criteria for PMMVY:

The main aim of the scheme is to provide at least Rs. 5000 as cash incentive to pregnant women bearing their first child in the country. Following are the eligibility criteria for availing the benefits of PMMVY:

  1. The woman is an Indian citizen.
  2. The woman was employed before she conceived the pregnancy.
  3. The woman conceived on or after 01.01.2017.
  4. The woman has experienced a wage-loss due to the pregnancy.
  5. The woman is not on a paid maternity scheme.

Documents Required for PMMVY:

Different sets of documents are required at different stages of receiving the installments under PMMVY. The beneficiary will have to submit corresponding documents while making a claim for each installment. Following documents will be required as per the number of installments: 

First Installment: Documents to be submitted within 150 days from the last menstrual date:

  • Duly filled application Form 1A
  • Copy of MCP card 
  • Copy of identity proof
  • Copy of bank or post office account passbook

Second Installment: Documents to be submitted within 180 days from the last menstrual date:

  • Duly filled application Form 1 B
  • Copy of MCP Card

Third Installment: Documents to be submitted after registering childbirth.

  • Duly filled application Form 1C
  • Copy of MCP Card
  • Copy of Aadhaar ID
  • Copy of Child
  • Birth Registration Certificate

How to Register for Maternity Benefits Under PMMVY Online?

Following are the steps to apply for the PMMVY online. You will need the login details of the scheme facilitator to apply online and complete the registration through the PMMVY CAS (Common Application Software). Take a look at the process:

Step 1: Opening the website

Visit this web address and log in with the help of email id and password. 

Step 2: New Registration

If the login details are being used for the very first time then the system will prompt the user to change the existing password before proceeding. After entering the system with a new password, the user will be taken to the Beneficiary list. Click on “New Beneficiary” button to create a new beneficiary. you will need any of the following documents to continue the process:

  • Aadhaar Enrollment ID
  • Aadhaar Number
  • Any other document specified by the State Government or UT Admin
  • Any other Photo ID – 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

Now select the corresponding ID from the dropdown and select the location of the beneficiary.

Step 3: Filling basic details

Next step is to complete the registration by filling the basic details of the beneficiary, for example, category, id proof number, LMP date, mobile number, name, number of living children, pregnancy registration date, registration date under PMMVY, etc. in the given fields.  

Step 4: Bank details

Enter bank details for receiving the installments. 

Step 5: Remaining installments

The beneficiary can later make a claim and avail the remaining installments by submitting the documents.

How to Register for Maternity Benefits Under PMMVY Offline?

To register under the PMMVY offline, the expectant mothers can get in touch with Anganwadi workers i.e. ASHA workers. They will guide the potential beneficiaries with the process of registration and documents through the three installments of the maternity benefit scheme.

Does the benefit under PMMVY continue in case of death?

No, in an unfortunate event that the child does not survive, the beneficiary is not eligible for benefits under PMMVY for further pregnancies as she has already claimed the installments.

Will the beneficiary get the benefit in case of miscarriage or stillbirth?

The beneficiary will receive the installments until the pregnancy is active. Since the benefit is paid out in three installments depending upon the pregnancy milestones, the beneficiary will receive at least two installments in case of stillbirth. The date of miscarriage will be a factor in deciding whether the benefit will continue or not.

Which documents are required for enrolling under PMMVY?

The following documents may be required for availing the benefits of the PMMVY scheme for each of the corresponding installments:

First Installment: Documents to be submitted within 150 days from the last menstrual date:

  • Duly filled application Form 1A
  • Copy of MCP card 
  • Copy of identity proof
  • Copy of bank or post office account passbook

Second Installment: Documents to be submitted within 180 days from the last menstrual date:

  • Duly filled application Form 1 B
  • Copy of MCP Card

Third Installment: Documents to be submitted after registering childbirth.

  • Duly filled application Form 1C
  • Copy of MCP Card
  • Copy of Aadhaar ID
  • Copy of Child
  • Birth Registration Certificate

How to Check PMMVY Status Online?

The PMMVY can be checked by logging in to the PMMVY web portal with the help of the credentials of an authorized person. The PMMVY scheme card may be required for searching the status of the beneficiary online. Another method is to use the personal identification number, for example, using the Aadhaar card or PAN card of the beneficiary and then checking the status of each installment, claim, or other details in the system.

How to download your PMMVY Scheme Card Online?

There is no specific need to download a separate PMMVY card as the beneficiary can use the unique ID mentioned on their Mother and Child Protection (MCP) card. The MCP card is used to record various details and check-ups related to the pregnancy. Families can also be educated about the importance of institutional deliveries with the help of this card. It serves as an identification proof as well. The MCP card has various positive images printed on it. These images help the mother and her family to identify nutritional requirements and developmental milestones of a child.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Toll-Free Number and Address:

The PMMVY scheme offers basic monetary benefits to pregnant or lactating women that have experienced a loss of wage owing to the ongoing pregnancy. Here are the contact details for the PMMVY with other details like helpline number and email address:

PMMVY Helpline Number: 

011 – 23380329

PMMVY Postal Address:

Deputy Director PMMVY,

Department of Women and Child Development,

Government of NCT of Delhi, 1, Canning Lane (Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane), Near Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bus Stop, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001.

PMMVY Email Address:

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions:

PMMVY is a health scheme introduced by the Indian Government in 2017 to provide monetary aid to pregnant women who will receive the last installment of the scheme after childbirth i.e. during the period of lactation. Following are some commonly asked questions about PMMVY. Take a look:

Is PMMVY and Ayushman Bharat the same?

No, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana or PMMVY extends monetary aid to expecting mothers irrespective of the annual income of the family. Whereas, the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a health insurance scheme that covers low-income families against the cost of treating a variety of medical emergencies.

What is PMMVY CAS?

PMMVY CAS means Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Common Application Software. This is a web-based computer system that helps a person create entries for the PMMVY database. It is a centralized system that works with a combination of email ID and password given to an authorized person for the registration of beneficiaries under the PMMVY scheme.

What are the benefits covered under PMMVY?

This section explains the benefits covered by PMMVY in detail, please take a look.

Who is eligible for PMMVY?

Please take a look at this section to find more details about the eligibility of the PMMVY scheme.

How do I use PMMVY scheme?

The cash incentive paid by the PMMVY is supposed to be used by a pregnant woman or a lactating mother to take care of her additional nutritional needs.

How do I apply for PMMVY online?

You will find the full process for applying for the PMMVY scheme here.

Who is not eligible for PMMVY?

The following persons are not eligible to avail the benefits of the scheme:
The scheme benefits cannot be extended to women who avail a paid maternity leave from their employer.

What documents are required for PMMVY?

The following documents may be required for availing the benefits of the PMMVY scheme for each of the corresponding installments:

First Installment: Documents to be submitted within 150 days from the last menstrual date:
Duly filled application Form 1A
Copy of MCP card 
Copy of identity proof
Copy of bank or post office account passbook

Second Installment: Documents to be submitted within 180 days from the last menstrual date:
Duly filled application Form 1 B
Copy of MCP Card

Third Installment: Documents to be submitted after registering childbirth.
Duly filled application Form 1C
Copy of MCP Card
Copy of Aadhaar ID
Copy of Child
Birth Registration Certificate

How is PMMVY implemented?

The PMMVY is primarily implemented through the Anganwadi Services as these have deep penetration in the country. ASHA workers are assigned the responsibility of helping the first-time mother to avail the benefits of the PMMVY scheme. They also may help expectant mothers to get registered at the Anganwadi Seva Kendra for receiving the installments from PMMVY scheme.

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