PMMVY, a maternity benefit programme is being run by the department since 01/01/2017. The scheme is implementing in Kerala using the platform of Ankanawadi Services of Umbrella ICDS. The scheme is implemented through a centrally deployed MIS with the aim of compensating partial wage loss, Improve health seeking behaviour, Improve nutritional status and to promote exclusive breast feeding. Cash incentive of Rs.5000/- will be transferred directly to pregnant and lactating women’s adhar seeded bank account.
All pregnant women and lactating mothers, excluding those who are in regular employment with the central government, state government or PSUs or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force. The benefit will be given for the first living child in the family subject to fulfilling the scheme specific conditions. The benefit will be transferred in three instalment such as first instalment Rs.1000/-, second instalment, Rs.2000/- Third instalment Rs.2000/-.
The following table describes the eligibility criteria and instalment details
Conditionalities and instalments
Early registration of pregnancy in Anganawadi Centre or Health facility (Within 150 days of LMP)
Completion of six months of pregnancy and at least one antenatal check up
Registration of child birth
Completion of first cycle of immunisation schedule (BCG, OPV, DPT & Hep B)
Process of claiming benefit
For claiming the benefit the Pregnant woman or Lactating Mother should register at AWC.
First instalment: The applicant is required to submit duly filled form 1 A within 150 days from LMP at AWC along with copy of MCP card or any document from health facility , proof of identity of beneficiary and husband and bank account passbook copy.
Second instalment: The applicant is required to submit duly filled form 1B along with copy of MCP card or any document from health facility (the beneficiary become eligible for the second claim only after completing six months of pregnancy but one can apply for the second instalment along with 1st)
Third instalment: The applicant is required to submit duly filled form 1C along with copy of child birth registration certificate and copy of MCP card or any document from health facility showing first cycle of immunisation details.
Time of application
Registration and claiming 1st Instalment
Early Registration @ Health facility or Anganawadi Centre
(Within 150 days from last menstrual period date)
Claiming 2nd Instalment
Beneficiary can apply for the second instalment along with first.
Claiming 3rd Instalment
After child receives first cycle of immunisation ie BCG, OPV, DPT, Hep.B
The scheme in Kerala is implementing using the platform of ankanawadi services of umbrella ICDS. For availing the benefit please contact nearest Anganawadi centre