Bengaluru: As a one-time measure, Karnataka has decided to rope in enumerators to enrol at least five lakh families in the state’s flagship Kutumba database.
This will be used by the government to determine who is eligible for welfare schemes.
According to a recent order, the government has set aside Rs. 1 crore to ensure that at least five lakh families are registered on the Kutumba family ID platform.
Operators or Janasevakas (those who provide citizen services at the doorstep) would be paid Rs. 5 for each member successfully enrolled.
The Kutumba project aims to be a comprehensive database that will be used to create an Integrated Social Protection System (ISPS) which will include a Social Registry and an Entitlement Management System that the government will use to allocate benefits to eligible citizens without them having to apply.
Kutumba now has information on 5.5 crore people from 1.6 crore families.