The Karnataka state government has a new way of stopping fake astrologers from predicting people’s future. Now, temples run by the Religious Endowment Department are required to house astrologers and vaastu experts who are certified.

This new proposal by the Muzrai department is taken in an effort to curb the number of bogus astrologers and vaastu experts who dupe people. According to the suggestions outlined in the proposal, only certified astrologers can fix an auspicious time.

However, the number of certified astrologers in the state is much lesser than the number of temples in Karnataka. Endowment minister Rudrappa Lamani, who received the request to suggest the proposal, said that there are 20,000 astrologers who’ve received a certificate from the Karnataka Sanskrit University. In comparison, there are 34,573 temples in the state, reported Bangalore Mirror.

Lamani said the appointment of astrologers to various temples will be phased and temples which are in A and B regions will get the certified astrologers. However, they will not work full time and will be appointed by a honorarium.

For a while now, there has been a rise in the number of bogus astrologers and concerns about the veracity of their claims. So far, the state has issued several complaints against those who’ve made false claims.

In contrast, the astrologers the state hopes to hire will practice scientific astrology and their job will be mainly to fix an auspicious time for christening ceremonies and marriages.