DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
Razia Sultana, Minister for Social Welfare and Women & Child Development, Punjab, while chairing the high level review meeting of the department disclosed that Rs.4.7 crore has been credited online directly into the account of the beneficiaries under Pradhan Manti Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).
Sultana directed the officers to launch a consistent campaign to sensitize the general public about the various social welfare schemes being run by the Punjab Government, so as to enable them to avail the benefits. She categorically emphasized on ensuring the smooth implementation of the PMMVY.
She said that under the PMMVY, financial assistance of Rs.5000 is disbursed to all the expectant mothers in three installments, from the period of conception of the baby till his birth. The grant is given in three installments to every expectant mother irrespective of any Income Cap. Divulging the breakup of three installments, she said that the first installment of Rs.1000 is given to the expectant mother from the day of confirmation of her conception. Similarly second Installment of Rs.2000 is being accorded after six month during the first anti-natal examination of the expectant mother. Likewise, the third and final installment of Rs.2000 is handed over to the mother after the delivery and first vaccination of the baby.