PMMVY: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana - Eligibility, Features & Registration Process 2024

by SMCIB on Tuesday, 23 April 2024

PMMVY: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana - Eligibility, Features & Registration Process 2024

The PMMVY (Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana) - a special program/scheme by the government is designed to support women during a crucial time in their lives: before and after giving birth to their first child. This initiative offers cash incentives to compensate for the loss of wages, allowing these women to take the rest they need for their well-being and the health of their newborn. This scheme aims to improve the health conditions of pregnant and lactating women across the nation.

What Does The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) Mean?

PMMVY (Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana) is a scheme introduced by the Government on January 1st, 2017, according to the National Food Security Act, 2013. It aims to support pregnant and lactating women by providing them with a cash benefit of Rs.5000 in instalments, subject to specific terms and conditions.

Outline Of The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) provides essential financial aid to women during pregnancy or while nursing, compensating for any income loss during this period. For more information or assistance regarding PMMVY, here are the contact details including helpline number and email address –

Scheme Name

PMMVY ( Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana )

Started by

PM Narendra Modi

Started on



PMMVY Helpline Number


PMMVY Email Address


Department of Women and Child Development

Working Hours

Mondays to Saturdays (09:30 AM - 06:00 PM)

PMMVY Postal Address

Ministry of Women & Child Development, The Government of India - Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, 011-23382393

Objectives Of The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

It is crucial to highlight the significance of good nutrition for maintaining health, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Adequate nutrition not only benefits the mother but also ensures the well-being of the child. Recognizing this, the Government of India introduced the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). Let's delve into the details of this scheme and learn how to apply for it.

Features of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Listed below are some of the key features of PMMVY –

  • Cash Support
    A standout feature of PM Matru Vandana Yojana is its direct cash assistance to women post-delivery to support their health needs. Beneficiaries receive Rs. 5,000 in three instalments. The first Rs. 1,000 is given upon early pregnancy registration, followed by Rs. 2,000 after six months of pregnancy. The final instalment of Rs. 2,000 is provided after childbirth registration, with the remaining Rs. 1,000 given post-delivery.
  • Maternal Healthcare
    PMMVY aims to improve maternal health care, understanding that maternal health significantly impacts the baby's well-being. This scheme emphasises the importance of nutritious diets for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It encourages maintaining proper weight and avoiding strenuous activities during advanced pregnancy or immediately after childbirth.
  • Promoting Baby's Health
    Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana emphasises healthy habits for pregnant women to ensure their babies' well-being. Often, mothers exhaust themselves with work, depleting their nutritional reserves and reducing breast milk production. This scheme encourages such women to take time to relax and prioritise proper breastfeeding, ensuring their infants receive vital nutrients for a healthy start in life.

Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

This scheme offers a cash incentive of Rs. 5000 in three stages. Firstly, Rs. 1000 upon early pregnancy registration at an Anganwadi Centre (AWC) or approved Health facility. Then, Rs. 2000 after six months of pregnancy following at least one ante-natal check-up (ANC). Finally, another Rs. 2000 is disbursed after childbirth registration and after the child receives the first cycle of BCG and OPV vaccines.

Moreover, eligible recipients also receive the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) incentive for institutional delivery. This JSY incentive is credited to maternity benefits, totaling an average of Rs. 6000 for a woman.

Beneficiaries Of The PMMVY Scheme

The PMMVY scheme extends to all Pregnant Women (PW) and Lactating Mothers (LM), with the exception of those employed by the State Government, Central Government, or Public Sector Undertakings, and those already benefiting from similar schemes under other applicable laws. Additionally, Anganwadi Helpers (AWH), Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), and Pregnant and lactating Anganwadi Workers (AWW) are also eligible.

Coverage Of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

The PMMVY scheme aims to provide cash incentives to lactating and pregnant women who have lost their jobs due to pregnancy. Apart from the three instalments disbursed within 150 days/180 days, and after childbirth, the scheme does allow for any other additional coverage.

Eligibility Standard Of PMMVY

The primary goal of the scheme is to offer a cash incentive of at least Rs. 5000 to pregnant women expecting their first child in India. Here are the eligibility criteria to avail benefits under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana –

  1. The woman must be an Indian citizen.
  2. She should have been employed before becoming pregnant.
  3. The pregnancy must have occurred on or after 01.01.2017.
  4. The woman must have experienced a loss of income due to pregnancy.
  5. She should not be covered under a paid maternity scheme.

Required Documents For PMMVY

To apply for this scheme, you will need several essential documents that include –

  1. Aadhaar Card of the pregnant woman/mother/husband of the sister
  2. Proof of the current address
  3. Caste certificates (if applicable)
  4. Certificate confirming the pregnancy
  5. PAN card (if available)
  6. Bank Account Passbook of the Pregnant Woman
  7. Active mobile number
  8. Passport size photograph

Once you have collected these documents, you can proceed with the application process.

Registration Process For PMMVY

Let’s get to know in detail the registration process for PMMVY -

How Do I Register For Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Online?

You have the option to register for PMMVY either online or offline. Here's how you can register online –

Step 1: Visit The Website

Go to and log in using your email ID and password.

Step 2: New Registration

If you are using the login details for the first time, the system will ask you to change the password before continuing. After setting up a new password, you will be directed to the PMMVY beneficiary list. Click on the "New Beneficiary" button to start. You will need one of the following documents to proceed –

  • Aadhaar Number
  • Aadhaar Enrollment ID
  • Any other documents that are determined by the UT or State Government Admin
  • Another Photo ID issued by State Government or UT Admin
  • Bank Photo Passbook
  • Certificate of Identity along with Photograph issued by a Gazetted Officer
  • Driving Licence
  • Employee Photo ID issued by Government of India or Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)
  • Health Card that is issued by PSU or Government Hospital
  • MGNREGS Job Card (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme)
  • Kissan Photo Passbook
  • PAN Card
  • Ration Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card

You can then pick the corresponding ID from the dropdown and specify the beneficiary's location.

Step 3: Filling Basic Details

Next, complete the registration by providing basic details of the beneficiary. This includes category, ID proof number, mobile number, name, LMP date, pregnancy registration date, number of living children, PMMVY registration date, etc. in the respective fields.

Step 4: Bank Details

Provide your bank details to receive the instalments.

Step 5: Claiming Remaining Instalments

Beneficiaries can claim the remaining instalments by submitting the required documents.

How Do I Register For Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Offline?

If you are unable to register yourself online, you can still register for PMMVY offline by following these steps –

Step 1: Make A Visit

Go to the nearest Anganwadi Centre (AWC) or an approved government health facility that executes the PMMVY scheme.

Step 2: Obtain The Form

Get the application form from the AWC or download Form 1A from the official website (

Step 3: Give Details

Provide all necessary details in the form including beneficiary information, husband's details, address, mobile number, Last Menstrual Period (LMP) date, bank account information, etc. Once completed, submit the form at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) or the approved health facility.

Step 4: Verification Process

A supervisor will check and verify the information provided in your application form.

Step 5: Successful Registration

Upon successful verification, you will then receive an acknowledgement copy from the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), Anganwadi Worker (AWW), or Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife (ANM). This confirms that your registration for the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana has been successfully completed.

Documents Required for PMMVY Enrollment

To enrol for PMMVY and receive its benefits, you will need the following documents for each instalment –

  • First Instalment (To be submitted before completion of 150 days from the last menstrual date) –
    • Duly filled application Form 1A
    • Copy of post office account or bank account passbook
    • Copy of identity proof
    • Copy of MCP card
  • Second Instalment (To be submitted within 180 days from the last menstrual date) –
    • Duly filled application Form 1B
    • Copy of MCP Card
  • Third Instalment (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 The Status of Your PMMVY Online?

To check the status of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) online, you can use the beneficiary's personal identification number like PAN or Aadhaar card. Alternatively, you can log in to the PMMVY yojana web portal using valid credentials to access the PMMVY status. The PMMVY programme card might also be required for checking the beneficiary's PMMVY status online.

How to Check PMMVY Payment Status?

To check the status of your PMMVY (Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana) payments online, follow these steps:

Step 1: Head to the website of PFMS (The Public Financial Management System) at

Step 2: Look for the option that says 'Know Your Payment' on the website's page.

Step 3: Input your account number, bank name, and complete the verification process as prompted.

Step 4: Pick the 'Send OTP on Registered Mobile No.' option to receive a One-Time Password (OTP) for verification.

Step 5: Enter the OTP received to access the PMMVY scheme payment status, including details about claimed and received instalments.

When you follow these steps, you can seamlessly check the payment status of PMMVY benefits through the Public Financial Management System’s online portal.

How To Download Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Card?

There is no need to download a separate PMMVY card because beneficiaries can use the unique ID mentioned on their MCP (Mother and Child Protection) card. The MCP card records pregnancy-related details and check-ups. It also helps educate families about the importance of institutional deliveries and serves as identification proof. Additionally, the MCP card features positive images that help mothers and families identify nutritional requirements and developmental milestones of children.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) Helpline

If you encounter any problems with this scheme, do not hesitate to reach out for assistance. You can contact the helpline numbers provided below –

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana helpline numbers: 011 – 23380329 and 011-23382393

To conclude,

The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) stands as a pivotal initiative in promoting maternal and child health in India. With its emphasis on providing financial assistance to pregnant and lactating women, coupled with essential healthcare services, PMMVY plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of both mothers and newborns. By continuing to support and expand programs like PMMVY, India can further progress towards achieving its goals of maternal and child welfare, fostering a healthier and more prosperous society for all.


The beneficiary will continue to receive instalments as long as the pregnancy is active. If a stillbirth occurs, the beneficiary will receive at least two instalments, depending on the pregnancy milestones. However, whether the benefit continues after a miscarriage depends on the date of miscarriage.

No, if the child does not survive, the beneficiary is not eligible for further benefits under PMMVY for subsequent pregnancies as she has already received the instalments.

The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana aims to provide a resourceful cash incentive of at least Rs. 5000 to pregnant women expecting their first child in the country. To qualify for the benefits, the following eligibility criteria must be met –

  • The woman must be an Indian citizen.
  • She must have been employed before becoming pregnant.
  • Pregnancy should have occurred on or after 01.01.2017.
  • The woman must have experienced a loss of wages due to pregnancy.
  • She should not be covered under  a paid maternity scheme.

Women who receive paid maternity leave from their employer are not eligible to benefit from the PMMVY scheme.

The cash incentive provided by the PMMVY is intended for pregnant women or lactating mothers to meet their additional nutritional needs.

To check your PMMVY balance, visit the official PMMVY website or your state/union territory's website. Look for the "Check Balance" section, enter your Aadhaar or PMMVY registration number, submit the request, and view your balance. If you encounter any issues, contact the authorities or visit your local Anganwadi centre for assistance.

PMMVY CAS stands for Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Common Application Software.

The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) now provides maternity benefits to eligible participants for their first living child. The scheme recognizes that women often face additional challenges and stress during their first pregnancy and aims to offer the necessary financial assistance.

ANC stands for antenatal care, which includes prenatal check-ups and care provided to expectant mothers as part of the PMMVY program.

No, the PMMVY scheme requires pregnant women to apply for benefits within 730 days. This is calculated from the date of their Last Menstrual Period (LMP). Applications submitted after giving birth are not accepted.

No, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) provides financial assistance to expectant mothers regardless of their family's annual income. On the other hand, Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Yojana is known to be a health insurance scheme that covers medical expenses for various emergencies for low-income families.

To qualify for payments under the PMMVY scheme, the first round of vaccinations must be completed within 12 weeks after the baby's birth.

The maximum limit for PMMVY claims is for the first live birth only. This means that only the first living child can enjoy the benefits provided under the scheme.

To get the third instalment under the PMMVY scheme, the newborn must receive OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 0 dose, the BCG vaccine, and Hepatitis B vaccine.

A few of the special conditions under the PM Matru Vandana scheme include –

  • The  beneficiary's bank account must be linked with Aadhaar.
  • No other person can claim the same benefits.
  • The specified timelines must be followed for different components of the scheme.

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