Family Planning :

Pattern of Central assistance for payment of compensation for Sterilization (Tubectomy/Vasectomy) – Revision. 2008

India is the first country that launched a National Family Planning Programme in 1952, emphasizing fertility regulation for reducing birth rates to the extent necessary to stabilize the population at a level consistent with the socio-economic development and environment protection.Since then the demographic and health profiles of India have steadily improved.

Under this Scheme, the Govt. of India released compensation for Sterilization acceptors to both Female and Women. Women who had undergo Sterilization operation (Tubectomy) in the Government Hospital can get Rs. 600/- and Men who had undergo Sterilization Operation (Vasectomy) can get Rs. 1100/-.

Further, Women who had undergo failure sterilization (pregnant after sterilization) can also get Rs.30,000

With a view to do away with the complicated process of payment of ex-gratia to the acceptors of Sterilization for treatment of post operative complications, incapacitation or death attributable to the procedure of sterilization, the Family Planning Insurance Scheme was revised and improved w.e.f. 01.01.2008 to take care of the cases of failure of Sterilization, medical complications or death resulting from Sterilization, and also provide indemnity cover to the doctor / health facility performing Sterilization procedure, as follows:-





Death following sterilization in hospital or within 7 days from the date of discharge from the hospital.

Rs. 2.00 lacs


Death following sterilization within 8 - 30 days from the date of discharge from the hospital.

Rs. 50,000/-


Failure of Sterilisation

Rs. 30,000/-


Cost of treatment upto 60 days arising out of complication from the date of discharge.

Actual not exceeding Rs. 25,000/-


Indemnity Insurance per Doctor/facility but not more then 4 cases in a year.

Upto Rs. 2.00 lacs per claim

( Contact Directorate of Health Services, Dinthar, Aiawl for more information)