Official Documents


The National Food Security Act, 2013 guarantees every* pregnant and lactating mother (during pregnancy and six months after childbirth) 

- a free meal at the local anganwadi

- maternity benefits of at least Rs 6,000 in instalments

Ministry of Women and Child Development official documents on Maternity Entitlements:

Letter about cost-sharing for IGMSY upscale (Nov 2013) 

Affidavit in the Supreme Court (30 Oct 2015)

Statement in Lok Sabha (18 Dec 2015)

Minutes of Consultation (22 Feb 2017)

Affidavit in the Supreme Court (3 April 2017) had promised that maternity entitlement of Rs 6000 will be paid to ALL pregnant women with effect from 1st January 2017  

Circular on Maternity Entitlements (19 May 2017) 

Maternity Entitlements NFSA Draft Rules (10 August 2017)  

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY (August 2017)  

Ministry additional affidavit on Maternity Entitlement Rules (August 2017) 

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana

Previously, there were two schemes to support maternity entitlements with nearly identical application procedures:

*Except those pregnant and lactating women who are in regular employment with the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertakings or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law

IGMSY: Implementation Guidelines for State Governments/UT Administrations - English - Hindi

One-Page Information Pamphlet of Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) - English - Hindi 

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