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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
29-November-2010 17:35 IST
Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana
The Government on 20


 The Government on 20.10.2010 approved implementation of “Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)” – a Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB) scheme, on a pilot basis in 52 selected districts  to begin with. The scheme aims at improving the health and nutrition status of pregnant & lactating (P&L) women.

        The Scheme envisages providing cash to P&L women of 19 years & above for first two live births (all Governments/PSUs (Central & State) employees will be excluded as they are entitled for paid maternity leave) during pregnancy and lactation period. Each of the beneficiaries will be paid Rs. 4000/- in three installments between the second trimester till the child attains the age of 6 months on fulfilling the following conditions:- 


Cash Transfer


Rs. 1500 (at the end of second trimester)

Registration of pregnancy within 4 months

One ante natal checkup (minimum)

Attending counseling session (minimum one)

Rs. 1500 (three months after delivery)

Child birth registration


Attending growth monitoring and counseling sessions

Rs. 1000 (6 months after delivery)

Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months & introduction of complementary feeding (self certification by mother)


Attending growth monitoring and counseling sessions


Around 13.8 lakh P & L women per annum are expected to be benefited under the scheme.

IGMSY is a centrally sponsored scheme which would be implemented through ICDS infrastructure at the State, District and grassroots level Cells with 100% financial assistance from the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The day to day implementation and administrative matters would be the responsibility of the State Government. Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) under ICDS or Districts Programme Officer (DPO) would transfer the cash in the bank or post office account of every beneficiary.

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