Aadhaar mandatory to receive cash assistance under Janani Suraksha Yojana -Govt Notification

By | February 14, 2017
(Last Updated On: February 14, 2017)

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 9th February, 2017

S.O. 393 (E).— Whereas, the use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity;

And whereas, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Government of India is supporting Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) as a safe motherhood scheme under National Health Mission, for promotion of safe delivery among pregnant women, which is implemented by the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations through the government health facilities or private accredited health facilities spread across the country and it offers conditional cash assistance to eligible pregnant women;

And whereas, the aforesaid Janani Suraksha Yojana offered at Government health facilities or private accredited health facilities involves recurring expenditure incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of the section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (hereinafter referred to as Act), the Central Government in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare hereby notifies the following, namely:—

1. (1) An individual eligible to receive the cash assistance under the Janani Suraksha Yojana is, hereby, required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

(2) All such eligible beneficiaries entitled to receive the cash assistance under the Janani Suraksha Yojana under National Health Mission, who does not possess the Aadhaar Number or, not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, but desirous of availing the cash assistance under the Janani Suraksha Yojana, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment by 31/03/2017, provided he or she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per Section 3 of the said Act and such individuals may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.

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