Jannai Suraksha Yojana


Deaprtment: Department of Health and Family Welfare



A healthy start for every mother and child

A healthy start for every mother and child (Photo credit: Gates Foundation)

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). JSY replaces the NATIONAL MATERNITY BENEFIT SCHEME, with the goal of reducing the numbers of maternal and neonatal deaths, the Government of India launched Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), a conditional cash transfer scheme, to incentivise women to give birth in a health facility.




  • To reduce overall maternal mortality ratio and infant mortality rate, and
  • To increase institutional deliveries in BPL families.



–          All BPL pregnant women who are 19 years or above in age will be eligible for this scheme, upto two live birth.


–          Those women who hold a BPL card or BPL ration card holder or enlisted under Annapurna /Antyodaya Yojana or Pavement dwellers will also be entitled for the scheme


–          – Those certified as BPL by the concerned Commissioner/Councillor/MLA/MP will also be entitled for the scheme.


How to avail:


The Janani Suraksha Yojana has identified ASHA, The Accredited Social Health Activist as an effective link between the government health institutions and the poor pregnant woman. Only mothers will be able to avail the cash, not any relative. A separate bank account has to be opened in a nationalized bank for JSY to manage JSY funds under the Rogi Kalyan Samiti.



  • Age Proof
  • Proof of income
  • Declaration of no. of children
  • Proof of pregnancy

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