Kerala Maternity Benefit Program (MBP) Scheme for Pregnant Women
The Kerala Social Justice Department has come up with a new scheme for the pregnant women of the state. The scheme has been named as “Kerala Maternity Benefit Program (MBP)”. Under this scheme, the state government will provide financial assistance (cash assistance) of Rs. 5000 to Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW & LM) on the bierg of the birth.
The situation does not change To offer some respite to such candidates and ensure nutritious food intake, Kerala State Government has implemented the Maternity Benefit Program. Another name of this scheme is Conditional Maternity Benefit Program, It will include pregnant as well as nursing mothers.
|Cash Transfer||Conditions||Amount in Rupees|
|1st. Installment||Early Registration of Pregnancy||1,000/-|
|2nd. Installment||Received atleast one Antenatal checkup (after 6 months of pregnancy)||2,000/-|
|3rd. Installment||Child birth is registered||2,000/-|
Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (Kerala Maternity Benefit Rules 1964)
This is a centrally sponsored scheme whose funds are shared in ratio of 60: 40 for Center: State. This scheme aims to provide partial compensation to the wage loss in terms of cash incentive so that women can take adequate rest before and after delivery of 1st child.
All the candidates can see the Original Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and the Kerala Maternity Benefit Rules, 1964 through the link – Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 / Kerala Maternity Benefit Rules 1964
In the previous year, central government has made an amendment to the existing Maternity Benefit Scheme, see the details of the amendment act, 2017 through the link – Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017
How To Apply|Apply Online|Online Registration|Online Form|Details|Benefit|Eligibility Criteria|Objective|Download Online Application form