CS stresses on importance of economic census

CS stresses on importance  of economic census
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Dimapur, June 11: Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy today stressed on importance of ensuring correct collection of data for the 7th economic census.
Addressing a State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) for 7th Economic Census in the Chief Secretary’s conference room on Tuesday, Toy reminded that economic census is very important as through this GST are calculated and are taken into account for everything from loans right up to finance commission. He asked the field officers not to take the economic census as a routine thing but to give a true picture after enumeration is done. He also appealed to the field officers to have constant check and to work out a mechanism in monitoring every household.
The SLCC meeting discussed matters concerning the payment of honorarium to supervisors and enumerators and the logistic support on arrangement of manpower for implementation on the 7th Economic Census.
Commissioner & Secretary, Information Technology, KD Vizo, ITS, while highlighting the conduct of the 7th Economic Census said the economic census is conducted on all India basis covering all the states and UTs in the country. The economic census is known to be one of the most complex and massive administrative exercises in which all establishments – whether households or non-households, big or small, in the private or public sector – are enumerated.
Economic census provide up-to-date information on operational and other characteristics – number of establishments; number of persons employed; source of finance; type of ownership, etc, which will be used for micro level/ decentralized planning and also for undertaking detailed follow up sample surveys to assess contribution of various sectors of the economy in the Gross Domestic Product.
Vizo added that the main objectives for conducting the 7th Economic Census was to provide detailed information on operational and other variables, activity wise, of all the establishments (excluding crop production, plantation, public administration, defense and compulsory social security) of the country including their distribution at all-India, State, district, village/ward levels for comprehensive analysis of the structure of the economy (macro, micro, regional levels) and for benchmark purposes; to provide updated directory of establishments up to the village/ward level for local level planning purposes and use the same as an input for the development of National Business Register, which would be useful for estimation of District Domestic Product and to provide an up to date frame (list) from which samples could be drawn for collecting detailed information.
Commissioner & Secretary, Economic & Statistic, Kelei Zeliang, IAS said the payment of honorarium to the supervisors and enumerators fixed at Rs 3 per household in the country should be increased to Rs 10 per household due to the inconvenience faced by the supervisors and enumerators since Nagaland is a terrain area. He added that the work will be carried out by three stake holders – Common Service Centre, Department of Economics & Statistic and National Sample Survey Organization (Field Operation Division). (Page News Service)