Ministry of Women and Child Development

More than 9.5 lakhs women avail benefit under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2014-15 and 2015-16

Scheme to be implemented on a Pan India basis w.e.f. 01.01.2017

Posted On: 23 MAR 2017 6:57PM by PIB Delhi

 The Maternity Benefit Programme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme being implemented through the State Governments/UT Administrations. The Ministry issues guidelines for implementation of the Programme, releases funds in the prescribed cost sharing ratio and monitors implementation of the scheme. Whenever, any incident of non-payment of benefits under the Programme is brought to the notice of the Ministry, the concerned State Government/UT Administration is requested to take necessary action in this regard. Adequate fund have been placed at the disposal of States/UTs for providing maternity benefit to the eligible beneficiaries.

 

            Earlier this scheme was implemented in selected 53 districts of the country, the Government has approved pan-India Implementation of Maternity Benefit Programme to cover all the districts of the country with effect from 01.01.2017. Year-wise details of funds allotted to the scheme are as under:

 

Year

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Allocations

(Rupees in Crore)

BE-520.00

RE-403.00

BE-520.00

RE-93.87

BE-500.00

RE-300.00

BE-400.00

RE-358.00

BE-438.00

RE-233.50

BE-400.00

RE-617.00*

 

 

 

 

 

* For implementation of Maternity Benefit Programme.

 

Details of funds released under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2011-12 to 2016-17 (Up to 06.03.2017) and number of beneficiaries across the country is as follows:

 

Year

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Funds Released (Rs. In Crores)

293.83

82.57

232.05

343.13

233.46

Beneficiaries

309749

644167

588971

616420

336910

No. Of States not reported data of beneficiaries

4

0

3

8

10 


         

This information was given by Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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