The government is planning a citizen data hub to help in the transfer of welfare funds.

Maharashtra government planning to establish a Unified Citizen Data Hub . The state currently uses the Maharashtra Direct Benefit Transfer (MahaDBT) website to transfer funds and subsidies .

Pune: The state government is planning to establish a Unified Citizen Data Hub (UCDH), which will hold a large range of data about individuals in order to streamline the transfer of social insurance and create additional programs, according to Aseem Gupta, secretary IT (additional charge).The goal is to ensure that beneficiaries are not asked to prove their eligibility and that no one is left out of the scheme's operation.After merging 56 databases through 377 departments and localities, the government is expected to have this website.According to Gupta, the hub would help in detecting errors in social security schemes.Maharashtra currently uses the MahaDBT portal to transfer funds and subsidies as well as scholarships, loan waivers, agricultural assistance, etc.

He continued, The aim is to make budgeting and planning more data-driven and not speculative.According to the officer, the hub would screen out intermediaries, ensuring that the schemes do not become gifts but rights.According to another officer, the hub would help eliminate deficiencies in social security operations.The state currently uses the Maharashtra Direct Benefit Transfer (MahaDBT) website to transfer funds and subsidies.

Officials said the system would assist in defining beneficiaries' incomplete information, and that the system would assist in regulating this.