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What is PICME (Pregnancy and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation)?

PICME stands for Pregnancy & infant cohort monitoring & evaluation. PICME is a new policy started by Tamil Nadu government for the welfare of pregnant women and their children’s within the state. It is only applicable to the citizens of Tamil Nadu. PICME is a number issued to the pregnant women so that it becomes simple for them to get birth certificate of their child online and to avail other financial benefits.

Pregnancy And Infant Cohort Monitoring And Evaluation (PICME)

New PICME Registration

PICME registration helps women in many ways. After doing registration on PICME, RCH ID is assigned to every pregnant woman,which can be used for any number of births. RCH ID is a unique number asked by Tamil Nadu government at the time of producingbirth certificate of the child. You can easily get birth certificate from the online web portal service which is managed by state health department. In fact, you can easily login to your account from the online website or different government health centers known as Common service centers. Common service centers are established in order to help expected pregnant ladies & to register them in the process easily. You can also contact nurses or anganvadi workers for assistance as well. You just need to fill an easy application form offline or online with the help of username & password given by the authorities.

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme

Under Muthulakshmi Reddy maternity benefit scheme, PICME registration help women in providing financial benefits at different stages. This benefit scheme explains all the important information and the money given to women in installments at ante-natal stage and after delivery stages.

The financial benefits given to women under this scheme are as follows -

  • The total amount of financial support given to a woman per child is Rs.12000.
  • The first installment of the total amount i.e. Rs.4000 is given to the women during their 7 months of pregnancy. She has been offered required health services too.
  • At the stage of second installment i.e. delivery stage. Another amount of Rs.4000 can be availed by the mother after delivery of the child in Government/local body institutions.
  • The last installment of Rs.4000 will be provided to the women after the third dose of DPT, Hepatitis & polio vaccine to the child.

Intake of these doses by the children will reduce the cause of diseases. In order to take all the financial benefits, PICME registration & RCHID number is mandatory for every pregnant woman residing in Tamil Nadu.

New PICME Login Process

In order to claim a birth certificate in Tamil Nadu state, you need to submit RCH ID. The new PICME login process is as follows –

  1. RCH ID is assigned to every woman during the PICME registration on online portal or common service center’s located in the village during the ante-natal stage.
  2. The PICME registration provides various benefits to the women during their pregnancy & after delivery of the child too. These benefits are provided by state government.
  3. The main aim of starting this online portal is to control the maternal & infant mortality rate of Tamil Nadu state.
  4. It is mandatory for every pregnant woman to do registration under PICME at least after delivery if she is not aware of the same before.
  5. The same RCH ID can be used at the time of birth of woman’s second child too. RCH ID is assigned to every married woman - whether she is pregnant or not.

How to Register PICME Online?

  1. Visit the official website of PICME registration i.e. https://picme.tn.gov.in
  2. Click on “Pre-registration by public” showing at the right side of the screen in the below picture –
  3. PICME Pre-Registration by Public
  4. An application form will appear onscreen to fill the details.
  5. You need to input details such as Name, address as shown in the figure below.
  6. Choose the district & administrative unit from the drop down menu.
  7. Enter the pin code
  8. Choose the preferred time of visiting VHN from the drop down list given in the form below.
  9. PICME Pre-Registration of Pregnancy
  10. In the next step, enter e-mail ID & mobile number in the given boxes and click on “Generate OTP”
  11. You will receive one OTP on your registered mobile number, enter the OTP and click on “Save” button below to save the application form.

After PICME registration, you will receive one RCH ID (a unique 12 digit number). Now, you can easily create your username & password to get back to the account again.

How to Login PICME?

After doing PICME registration, you can easily login through the PICME website by following the steps given below –

  1. Go to the official website of PICME i.e. https://picme.tn.gov.in
  2. Enter your user ID & password in the boxes as shown in the figure below
  3. PICME User Login
  4. Enter the Captcha code mentioned in the box and click on submit button to open your account. You can also edit your details or check the status of your financial support by logging into your account.

How to Check PICME Application Status Online?

You can easily check your application status online by following the steps given below –

  1. Go to the official website of PICME i.e. https://picme.tn.gov.in
  2. Click on “Pre-registration” link to check your application status online.
  3. Then, choose “Pre-registration application ID status” which redirects you to the new page.
  4. PICME Pre-Registration Application ID Status
  5. Enter your application ID in the text box as shown in the figure above
  6. Click on “Submit button” to check the status of your PICME application online.

PICME Birth Certificate RCH ID Process

  1. PICME helps you not only in getting birth certificate easily but provide other financial benefits too.
  2. Note down RCH ID is assigned to you during the PICME registration process.
  3. Provide RCH ID to the concerned office which gives all your details to the officer.
  4. Collect the child birth certificate easily from the concerned office or at your doorstep.

How to Contact PICME?

You can contact PICME in case you want any assistance in login, registration or obtaining birth certificate via online process. The contact details of PICME are as follows –

  1. Call center number – 102
  2. E-mail address – picmehelpdesk@gmail.com
  3. Office address Directorate of Public health & preventive Medicine, 359, Anna Salai, DMS complex, Teynampet, Chennai - 600006 PBX No - 24335075, 24334818
You can also read about: Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY)

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