Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) being implemented with the objective of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women. JSY integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care. The success of the scheme would be determined by the increase in institutional delivery among the poor families.
Each beneficiary registered under this Yojana should have a JSY card along with a MCH card. ASHA / AWW/ any other identified link worker under the overall supervision of the ANM and the MO PHC should mandatorily prepare a micro-birth plan. This will effectively help in monitoring Antenatal Check-up, and the post delivery care.
Eligibility for Cash Assistance under JSY
All pregnant women delivering in Government health centres like Sub-centre, PHC, CHC/ FRU/ General wards of
Sub Divisional, District and State Hospitals and Govt. medical colleges. In case of Accredited Private Institutions,
only those families who have genuine BPL cards(as per last approved BPL census) or SC/ST certificate (issued by
concerned tehsildar) will be eligible for the benefits under JSY. Deliveries taking place in Municipal Hospitals will also get covered under the JSY benefits like any Government institution.
Scale of Cash Assistance for Institutional Delivery:
Mother’s Package : Rs 1400 , ASHA’s Package : Rs 600
Mother’s Package: Rs. 1000, ASHA’s Package: Rs. 200
All mothers irrespective of age, birth order, or income group (BPL & APL) will get a cash assistance of Rs.
1400/- in one go at the time of 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.