Economic Census 2019
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) will be conducting the 7th Economic Census of India. For this purpose the following Committees have been formed for guidance, directions & approvals:
Common Services Centers (CSC) e-Governance Services Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle company) formed under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has been selected as the implementation agency for the development of desired ICT platform system and conduct fieldwork for 7th Economic Census.
CSC-SPV has a network of CSCs created under National; e-Governance Plan (NeGP) as core front end infrastructure at the Gram Panchayat level (called Village Level Entrepreneur – VLE). CSCs are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.
It is a pan-India network catering to regional, geographic, linguistic and cultural diversity of the country, thus enabling the Government’s mandate of a socially, financially and digitally inclusive society.
CSC shall mobilize and engage required manpower for a successful conduct of the 7th EC. Following major activities are to be undertaken by CSC-SPV
Development of IT Application for accomplishing the conduct of 7th EC
Data Preparation – to ensure best usage of administrative datasets and information available with central / state government enterprise registers
Deployment of field enumerators and supervisors
Train the VLE staff/additional resources deployed by CSC for the enumeration and supervision work. This trained manpower will be undertaking examination to qualify as enumerator or supervisor for the 7th EC. The shortlisted candidates would be certified and they would be eligible for conducting 7th EC survey and/or supervision
Deploy certified manpower and provide access to CSC network/mobile application for data collection. Subsequently augment manpower for data collection & supervision and ensure quality & coverage, wherever necessary
Continuous training and capacity building of enumerators / supervisors through audio / video tutorials, FAQs, helpdesk support, webinar, etc
Data Collection – to collect 7th EC household and establishment information along with their geo coordinates through mobile application, developed by CSC
Data Validation – to ensure that the 7th EC data quality and coverage is conforming to benchmarks and norms
Monitoring and supervision Dashboard – to monitor the progress of 7th EC activities and release of milestones
Data Dissemination – to make available the 7th EC data to stakeholders for information and analysis
Technical Support Group (TSG) to support MOSPI in the smooth rollout of the 7th EC project, coordination with various stakeholders, monitoring & management of the project