The Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a centrally sponsored Scheme which is being implemented with the objective of reducing maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women. Under the JSY, eligible pregnant women are entitled for cash assistance irrespective of the age of mother and number of children for giving birth in a government or accredited private health facility.
The scheme focuses on poor pregnant woman with a special dispensation for states that have low institutional delivery rates, namely, the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Rajasthan, Odisha, and Jammu and Kashmir. While these States have been named Low Performing States (LPS) under the scheme, the remaining States/UTs have been named High Performing States (HPS). The scheme also provides performance based incentives to women health volunteers known as ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) for promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women.
Benefits under this scheme
Cash entitlement for different categories of mothers is as follows:Cash Assistance for Institutional Delivery (in Rs.)
Category Rural Area Urban Area Mother’s package ASHA’s package* Mother’s package ASHA’s package** LPS 1400 600 1000 400 HPS 700 600 600 400
*ASHA package of Rs. 600 in rural areas include Rs. 300 for ANC component and Rs. 300 for facilitating institutional delivery
**ASHA package of Rs. 400 in urban areas include Rs. 200 for ANC component and Rs. 200 for facilitating institutional delivery
Cash assistance for home delivery
BPL pregnant women, who prefer to deliver at home, are entitled to a cash assistance of Rs. 500 per delivery regardless of the age of pregnant women and number of children.
Eligible pregnant women are entitled to get JSY benefit directly into their bank accounts.
Where and how to avail-
As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed get yourself registered to the nearest government health facility or meet ANM /ASHA of your area to avail all benefits under this scheme.
Please contact the ANM or the Medical Officer in Charge of the health facility where your pregnancy is registered.
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