Guidelines for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana prepared

| Updated: Jul 21, 2017 01:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Jul 20 (ANI): The draft guidelines for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) have been prepared by the Women and Child Development ministry its Minister of State Krishna Raj said on Thursday. The draft guidelines inter-alia provide Aadhaar linkage, Direct Benefit Transfer of Rs. 5000 in beneficiary's bank/post office account in three installments at the stage of early registration of pregnancy, after six months of pregnancy on at least one antenatal check-up and registration of child birth and first cycle of immunisation of the child. The PMMVY is Centrally Sponsored Scheme under which the cost sharing ratio between the Centre and the States & UTs with Legislature is 60:40, for North-Eastern States and three Himalayan States, it is 90:10 and 100 percent Central assistance for Union Territories without Legislature. The minster further stated that 190 more hostels have been proposed for all over the country during year the 2017-18 to 2019-20 for benefit of about 19000 working women. Since its inception in 1972-73, 163 hostels have been sanctioned under the scheme of Working Women Hostel in Maharashtra and National Capital for benefit of more than 13,800 working women. This information was given by Raj in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. (ANI)