Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahayog Yojana

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme
  • Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB) for pregnant and lactating  women to improve their health and nutrition status to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives to pregnant and nursing mothers.
  • It is being implemented using the platform of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme
  • The beneficiaries are paid Rs.6000/ in two instalments through bank accounts or post office accounts.
    • The first instalment is given in third trimester i.e. seven to nine months of pregnancy and
    • The Second installment is given six months after delivery on fulfilling specific conditions.
  • The beneficiaries would be pregnant women of 19 years of age and above for first two live births (benefit for still births will be as per the norms of scheme).
  • All Government/PSUs (Central & State) employees are excluded from the scheme as they are entitled for paid maternity leave.
  • The scheme addresses short term income support objective with long term objective of behavioural and attitudinal changes.
Factual Information:
  • Started in 2010

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