PICME: Login, Number, Registration, Status 2021

PICME: Having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Getting early and regular prenatal care improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy and reduces the risks of infant mortality.

Having come across how the mortality rate among the pregnant women has reduced the human resource quotient of our country, the government is constantly trying to overcome this situation by taking up initiatives for better healthcare systems for expectant mothers and infants.

Herein, at www.sarkarineeti.com we will take you through  the PICME scheme taken up by the Tamil Nadu government for providing various facilities related to healthcare and finances to the pregnant women of the state.

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

The PICME is an acronym which stands for ‘The Pregnancy and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation’.  The esteemed government of Tamil Nadu has initiated this scheme as an online portal under the ‘Directorate of public health and prevention medicine’ department. This Online portal website has been started to provide all the essential services related to healthcare and medicines to the pregnant women.

The main motive of this initiative is to control the pregnant women mortality rate along with the reduction in risks of infant mortality also. From rendering all the healthcare services to providing financial aids, this website works constantly for the registered expectant mothers during their whole pregnancy period till the time of delivery of the child.

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Overview/Highlights : PICME

Name of the portalPICME
Full formPregnancy and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation
Launched inTamil Nadu State
Launched byGovernment of Tamil Nadu
DepartmentDirectorate of public health and prevention medicine
Portal ObjectiveProviding online services
BeneficiariesPregnant women who are citizens of Tamil Nadu
Official websitehttps://picme.tn.gov.in/

PICME Registration Benefits

The government of Tamil Nadu started this portal with a motive of providing numerous benefits to the pregnant women of the state in order to help them with a smooth and comfortable pregnancy period.

Free from any chaos of physically visiting the government offices time and again which would be very tiring and risky in the later stages of pregnancy.

Here, let’s look at some of the benefits an expectant mother receives after registering herself on the official website portal:

  • Access to nearest hospitals and gynae health centres
  • Connection to local nurses and anganwadi center workers
  • Easier to get the birth certificate of the new-born
  • Constant guidance and surveillance from the nurses during the ante-natal stage.
  • Eligible to avail various facilities provided by the government under the RCH (Reproductive and Child Health) scheme which include health check-ups, food supplements, medicines, proper diet intake charts, etc.
  • Access to financial aid facility under the ‘Dr.Muthulakshmi’

Reddy Maternity Benefits’ Scheme for poor expectant mothers.

PICME Registration Procedure [Step by Step]

In order to avail all the healthcare as well as other maternity services during the course of pregnancy period, the expectant mothers are required to get themselves registered at the online portal website of the PICME which is managed by the Tamil Nadu government for the citizens of the Tamil Nadu state.

Follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the official online website portal i.e.,


Step 2: The home page of the website will get displayed on the screen. Now, Click on the ‘Pre-Registration by public’ button present at the top right corner of the page.

Step 3: You will be directed to a new page where the ‘Pre-Registration of pregnancy’ form will get appeared.

Step 4: Fill in all the required necessary applicant details asked like name, permanent address, ID proofs etc. Correctly.

Step 5: Apart from personal details, the applicant needs to select the ‘preferred day ‘and ‘preferred time’ slot to visit the VHN (Village Health Nurse).

Step 6: Now, enter your e-mail id, mobile number and click on the  generate OTP button.

Step 7: Enter the OTP received on the mobile number mentioned above in the form and enter the captcha code.

Step 8: Finally Click on the ‘Save’ button’

As soon as your registration gets completed you will receive your PICME 12-digit number on your registered mobile number and email ID.

After your whole procedure of registration gets completed in the official government records within a month or so, the local healthcare centers and workers will connect to you and a RCH ID will be assigned to you which can be used to avail different services at different places within the state.

PICME Registration Status Online

The online portal allows the applicant to check the status of their registration application by using their unique 12-digit PICME number. Simply follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Go to the official online website portal i.e.


Step 2: On the homepage, click on the ‘Pre-Registration by public’ option at the top right corner.

Step 3: A new page will get appeared on the screen with list of various services mentioned.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Application ID status’ option.

Step 5: A window of ‘Pre Registration App ID Status’ will get opened on the screen.

Step 6: Enter your Application ID which is your 12 digit PICME number received earlier at the time of registration.

Step 7: Now, Click on the submit button and your application status details will get displayed on the screen.

PICME Login Process

The facility of Login option has also been made available to the registered applicants so that they can easily monitor their accounts and keep a check on status of all the financial aids and several other facilities as well. Follow the steps mentioned below to login into your account:

Step 1: Go to the official online website portal i.e.,


Step 2: The user login will get displayed on the home page of the website.

Step 3: Fill in the details like User Id , Password which you must have created earlier by using your PICME number and RCH ID.

Step 4: Enter the Captcha code and click on the submit button.

Step 5: You will get access to your account and all the current status of various services availed.

Maternity Benefit Scheme

The government of Tamil Nadu not only provides healthcare and medical assistance to the pregnant ladies but also take care of them by providing financial aids with the maternity benefit scheme launched under the name of ‘Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefits‘.

All the registered applicants are eligible to avail this scheme.
Under this scheme a financial aid up to Rs.12,000 to Rs.18000 is provided to all the registered pregnant ladies according to the following instalment pattern:

  • First Instalment (Rs.2000): Given to every registered pregnant woman before completing 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Second Instalment (Rs.2000): Given to the registered expectant mothers in the 3rd month of pregnancy for first nutritional kit
  • Third Instalment (Rs.2000): Given in the fourth month.
  • Fourth Instalment (Rs.2000): Second nutritional kit on four-month completion.
  • Fifth Instalment (Rs.4000): Given to the mothers after the delivery only to those who delivers in Government/Local Body institutions.
  • Sixth instalment (Rs.4000): Given to mothers on completion of the third dose of DPT, Hepatitis and Polio vaccine for the child.
  • Last Instalment(Rs.2000): Given only after the final vaccination of Measles-Rubella before the child turns 12 months old.

Documents required for Maternity Benefit Scheme

In order to avail the facility of above mentioned financial aid maternity benefit scheme, the portal requires some legit necessary documents to maintain clarity and transparency.
Following is the list of all the essential documents that are accepted as an ID proof.

  • Photocopy of Bank Passbook with a photograph attached
  • Voter ID Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Job Card of MGNREGS,
  • Health Insurance Card from the Chief Minister Comprehensive Scheme

Apart from the above-mentioned documents, you can also give any other valid ID proof which is recognised by the government.

PICME Pre-Registration and PICME Number

After the applicant gets finished with the PICME pre-Registration procedure, she receives a 12-digit PICME number on her registered mobile number and e-mail ID.

The applicant must ensure to keep this number safe with her in order to avail all the services during the course of her pregnancy and obtain the final RCH ID. This number will also be required to create the username and password for PICME login in future. After you finally receive your RCH ID, you can use this ID at the health centres and accessing nurses for your treatment or also for other important things such as getting the birth certificate of your child etc.

This 12-digit PICME number will make all your procedures related to availing various facilities in future smooth and hassle-free

Documents needed for PICME number verification.

Whenever the applicant visits the nearest healthcare center to avail any facility she must ensure to take all the required necessary valid documents with her. Following is the list of the documents:

  • Aadhar card
  • For residential proof, take your guardian/husband’s Aadhar card
  • Marriage certificate
  • Scan and other relevant medical reports
  • Prescriptions from the gynaecologist
  • Two photographs
  • Bank passbook with a duplicate copy
  • And the records of your last 3 months transaction

After the submission of all the necessary documents the verification of the applicant’s 12-digit PICME number will be done and a green health card will be given by the local nurse. This green health card must be carried by the applicant to the hospital at the time of delivery.

PICME mobile number authentication and acknowledgment

Mobile No Authentication:

The government allows the applicant to authenticate their mobile number on the online portal through the following mentioned steps:

Step 1: Go to the official online website portal i.e.,


Step 2: on the home page click on the ‘Pre-Registration by public’ option at the top right corner.

Step 3: Now, Click on the ‘Mobile No Authentication’ option from the various services mentioned.

Step 4: Enter your RCH ID and registered mobile number and click on generate OTP.

Step 5: Enter the OTP received on mobile no. And click on save button.

Mobile No Acknowledgement:

The portal provides an option to check the mobile no acknowledgement of the successfully submitted application. The applicant can access this service by following the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Go to the official online website portal i.e.,


Step 2: on the home page click on the ‘Pre-Registration by public’ option at the top right corner.

Step 3: Now, Click on the ‘Mobile No Acknowledgement’ option from the various services mentioned.

Step 4: Enter your registered mobile number in the space given and finally click on the ‘Get Details’ button.

PICME Birth Certificate

After the applicant gets registered on the online website of PICME, one of the benefits she gets is to easily access the birth certificate of her new-born.
As soon as the RCH ID registration process gets completed, the applicant receives 12 digit PICME number on registered mobile number.
After submitting this number at the concerned offices, the applicant can collect the birth certificate of the child or the authorities will send the same to the registered address.

PICME Contact Details

The portal provides the facility of contacting the PICME office if any help or follow up required by the applicant in any of the services and aids rendered.

  • Call center number- 102
  • E-mail address- [email protected]
  • Office address: Directorate of Public health & preventive Medicine,359, Anna Salai, DMS complex, Teynampet, Chennai – 600006
  • PBX No – 24335075, 24334818

PICME Helpline Number

24/7 Customer Helpline toll-free number: 102


How do I find my PICME number?

As soon as you fill your Pre-registration application and submit it. You will receive a 12-digit PICME number on your registered mobile number and email id.

How do I check my PICME status?

The PICME application status can be checked by entering the 12-digit PICME number also known as Application ID under the ‘Application ID Status’ option available.

How do I login into PICME with my number?

On the homepage of the website, enter your username and password by using the 12-digit PICME number obtained after the registration completion. Enter captcha and click on login button.

Is PICME Registration mandatory?

Yes, it is an absolute necessity whenever you go for Ante -Natal check-ups and wherever you deliver. It is necessary to register your pregnancy in PICME.

What is the use of PICME number?

It is a unique identification number for each and every registered pregnant lady on the portal which helps in availing various healthcare services and financial aid facilities initiated by the government in a very smooth and comfortable manner.

How do I get my PICME number after giving birth?

Even if the mother does not have her unique PICME number at the time of delivery or after the delivery, she must immediately register herself on the portal and submit the then Generated PICME number to the concerned hospital.

How do I find my user id and password for PICME?

After completing your ‘Pre-Registration Application’ and submitting it successfully, you will receive a 12-digit PICME number on registered mobile number. You can use this to generate your username and password.

What is PICME full form?

PICME stands for The pregnancy and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation scheme. 

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