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Beneficiaries under PMMVY

Beneficiaries under PMMVY

NewDelhi: During the calendar year 2020, more than 68.33 lakh beneficiaries were provided maternity benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). The State/UT-wise details are annexed.

The Government implements PMMVY with the objectives of (i) providing partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentive so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first child; and (ii) providing cash incentive to improve health seeking behaviour amongst the Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers.

Further, the Government has carried out amendment in the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 in 2017. The key amendments are as under:

  1. Increased paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks;
  2. Extension of 12 weeks of paid maternity leave to ‘commissioning/adopting mothers’;
  3. Mandatory provision for crèche in respect of establishments having 50 or more employees, including four (4) visits a day to the crèche by the woman;
  4. Depending upon the nature of work assigned to a woman, provision for work from home after availing of the maternity benefit for such period and on such conditions as the employer and the woman may mutually agree;
  5. Mandatory intimation, in writing & electronic form, to every woman at the time of her initial appointment conveying benefits under the Act.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Annexure

State/UT-wise number of beneficiaries provided maternity benefits under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana during the calendar year 2020

STATE/UNION TERRITORYNUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES PAID
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS2,202
ANDHRA PRADESH3,70,456
ARUNACHAL PRADESH8,876
ASSAM2,94,929
BIHAR11,89,333
CHANDIGARH8,037
CHHATTISGARH1,95,676
DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI3,660
DAMAN AND DIU1,634
DELHI1,13,125
GOA6,604
GUJARAT2,78,232
HARYANA1,70,222
HIMACHAL PRADESH69,118
JAMMU AND KASHMIR94,541
JHARKHAND2,62,422
KARNATAKA5,88,167
KERALA2,41,408
LADAKH*1,245
LAKSHADWEEP38
MADHYA PRADESH9,35,921
MAHARASHTRA8,13,571
MANIPUR19,335
MEGHALAYA13,475
MIZORAM7,626
NAGALAND8,667
ODISHA
PUDUCHERRY8,378
PUNJAB1,45,712
RAJASTHAN4,92,042
SIKKIM4,224
TAMIL NADU4,84,815
TELANGANA
TRIPURA28,066
UTTAR PRADESH13,11,349
UTTARAKHAND80,584
WEST BENGAL1,07,401
TOTAL68,33,691

* Beneficiaries paid include beneficiaries paid by Jammu & Kashmir till July, 2020.

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