Shri. Atul Prasad, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary
Social Welfare Department
Shri Alok Kumar, IFS
Director, ICDS

The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) was introduced by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for pregnant and lactating women, aiming to partly compensate them for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare and also provide conditions for ensuring safe delivery and promote good nutrition and feeding practices for infants and young children. It envisions the achievement of these objectives by:

Promoting appropriate practices, care and institutional service utilisation during pregnancy, delivery and lactation; Encouraging the women to follow (optimal) nutrition and feeding practices for infants and young children, including early and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and Contributing to an enabling environment for the above practices by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and lactating mothers.

IGMSY is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under which financial assistance is provided as grant-in-aid to the State Government.

In financial year 2010-11 Government of India disbursed Rs. 983.53 lakh to implement the scheme in the State.

All pregnant women of 19 years of age and above are eligible for the benefits under the Scheme for the first two live births. However, women who are entitled to paid maternity leave are not eligible for the benefits under this Scheme.

Registration of pregnancy at the anganwadi centre (AWC) within four months of conceiving,

Attending at least one pre-natal care session and taking IFA tablets and TT (tetanus injection), and

Attending at least one counselling session at the AWC or healthcare centre.

The birth of the child is registered,

The child has received OPV and BCG immunisation at birth, at six weeks and again when the child is 10 weeks old, and

The mother has attended at least two growth monitoring sessions within three months of delivery.

Exclusive breastfeeding for six months and introduction of complementary feeding as certified by the mother,

The child receiving OPV and the third dose of DPT immunisation,

The mother attending at least two counselling sessions on growth monitoring and infant and child nutrition and feeding between the third and sixth months after delivery

A cash incentive of Rs. 4,000 is provided under the Scheme to pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age and above, for the first two live births. The cash incentive is provided in three instalments, between the second trimester of pregnancy till the infant completes six months of age

Service Target Service Entitlement / Service Standards Eligibility Place Contact Person

Conditional Cash Incentive for Pregnant and Lactating mothers to bring about significant change in their Health Nutritional Status. The scheme (IGMSY) is running in two districts Vaishali and Saharsa

Pregnant women

Rs 4000/- is provided to the pregnant women in 3 steps on qualifying different condition at each instalment.

Pregnant women enrolled in AWC

AWC AWC/ASHA/CDPO/MO
First-

At the end of second trimester of pregnancy

Conditions :-

Registered at AWC, Govt. hospitals or empanelled private doctors clinic

At-least one Post Natal check-up one dose of TT

Received / consume iron folic acid tablets

Attended one NHED

Rs.1500
Second -

3 months after delivery

Conditions :-

Birth Registration at AWC

First Dose of BCG oral Polio

Second Dose of DPT Oral Polio

Weight of child taken twice at AWC within 3 months of Birth

Two counselling from AWW or ANM about feeding of child

Rs.1500

Third-

6 months after delivery

Conditions :-

Exclusive breastfeeding up-to 6 months

Introduction of Complementary feeding after 6 months

Third dose of DPT and Oral polio

Weight of child taken twice at AWC within 3-6 months of Birth

Two counselling from AWW or ANM about feeding of child within 3-6 month of age

Rs.1000

* All the proof of qualifying to the conditions is to be fulfilled by the AWC.

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