Tamil Nadu Govt Announces Periodic Review Of KMUT Scheme For Women

KMUT (Kalaignar Mahalir Urimai Thittam) provides an assistance of Rs 1,000 per month to women in Tamil Nadu.

DMK chief MK Stalin

The Tamil Nadu government has announced a schedule for reviewing the eligibility of beneficiaries under the Kalaignar Mahalir Urimai Thittam (KMUT).

KMUT, the provides an assistance of Rs 1,000 per month to women in the state.

The periodicity of review will be monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual, according to a government order (G.O.) issued by the Department of Special Programme Implementation.

According to official statistics, the total number of beneficiaries was about 1.05 crore. 

The official said once the scrutiny of appeals filed for re-consideration is over, the tally is expected to be around 1.1 crore.

The review will be done on the basis of updated information, as available with the government. The names of those who are found to be ineligible will be deleted from the database of beneficiaries.

The monthly review will be done with respect to the database of death register; Integrated Financial and Human Resources Management System (IFHRMS); employees of local bodies and public sector enterprises coming under the control of the State government; beneficiaries of unorganised workers’ welfare boards; and social security pensions, besides data concerning the issue of income certificates and registration of four-wheelers and heavy vehicles.

The quarterly exercise will be carried out in relation to the database of beneficiaries under the public distribution system; payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST); and the data available on web portals of different arms of the State government — Tamil Nilam, Registration Department and GRAINS (meant for farmers).

The half-yearly review will deal with the database of those paying professional tax in addition to consumption pattern of electricity, as recorded by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited.

The annual review will take into account the database of those who have filed Income Tax (I-T) returns or paid I-T and property tax.

All departments concerned have been asked to pass on the information to the KMUT website on a real time basis.