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7th Economic Census: 5 districts performance ‘very poor’

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Dimapur, February 4: Five districts in Nagaland are performing very poorly in conduct of the 7th Economic Census, and is unlikely to finish the census by the cut-off date of 31st March 2020.
The five districts are namely Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Phek and Peren.
This was revealed by Commissioner & Secretary IT, KD Vizo at the meeting convened by State Chief Secretary and Chairman, State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) Temjen Toy on Tuesday at Kohima.
The meeting was convened to discuss latest district-wise survey updates, erroneous payment of commission by the CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. into the bank accounts of the supervisors of the census and the difficulties faced by the Deputy Commissioners.
Commissioner & Secretary IT, KD Vizo briefing on the status of the ongoing 7th Economic Census in all the districts said that five districts – Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Phek and Peren are performing very poorly. He said since the economic census have to be completed by 31st March 2020 and with the pace the five districts are collecting the data they may not be able to finish it at the stipulated time.
On the other hand, Vizo mentioned that other districts like Mon, Tuensang, Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire and Longleng are performing very well.
On the fund position of the ongoing economic census, Commissioner & Secretary, Economic & Statistics, Kelei Zeliang stated that due to 40% release of fund by the ministry only for residential supervisor and residential enumerators and deduction of income tax, no payment to supervisors and enumerators could be made so far.
He requested the Chief Secretary to write to the non-performing five districts DCs to accelerate the ongoing census work and also to the ministry to release the amount for both commercial and residential and that Nagaland should be exempted for income tax.
Chief Secretary Temjen Toy assured the committee members that necessary action will be taken and letters will be intimated to the ministry and the DCs.
DC Dimapur convenes DLCC meet
Meanwhile the DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, IAS has convened a meeting of the District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) on 7th Economic Census on February 5, at 10:30 am, in the DC’s conference hall to review status coverage of the census in Dimapur District.
All members have been informed to attend the meeting.
(Page News Service)

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