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Amended MAMTA scheme notified

11 Jan 2019 06:36am IST

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11 Jan 2019 06:36am IST

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Amount increased to Rs 10,000 as financial incentive for those who deliver a girl child

Panjim:  The State government has notified the amended MAMTA Scheme that provides financial incentives to mothers who deliver a girl child. The Department of Women & Child Development has stated that the amended scheme, which has doubled the amount from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000, is effective with retrospective from April 1, 2015.    

Under the scheme, woman giving birth to a live baby girl is eligible to get one time financial incentive of Rs 10000. Beneficiaries need to apply within 45 days of giving birth to the child to avail the scheme, amount of which is transferred electronically.  

The department has stated that beneficiaries who were paid the first installment of Rs 5000 under the existing scheme will be eligible for only balance amount of Rs 5000, for which a fresh application has to be submitted within 45 days from the date of the amended scheme published in the official gazette. 

Those beneficiaries who had applied for first Installment as on the date of this amended scheme will be eligible for Rs 10,000. 

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